St Petersburg: From Russia with Love…

Mother Russia and my Mum: A Holiday in St Petersburg A lot has changed in St Petersburg since Miranda Sawyer’s mother first visited in 1965 – for a start the vultures have all disappeared, and nobody wants her jeans. St Petersburg has stately boulevards, frou-frou churches, pretty canals and loads of art displayed in vast […]

Roads to Revolution….

Twenty years ago this month three countries reappeared on the map of Europe: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, grateful beneficiaries of a sudden collapse of authority in the Soviet Union. Little was known about them, but the three, collectively termed the Baltic states, represented a new challenge for British travellers keen to explore part of the […]