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Old 05-17-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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The Baltic countries are the 3 countries East of the Baltic sea, i.e. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Thus this excludes Scandinavia and Finland. It is Gorbatchov's glastnost that enabled the Baltic countries to start fighting for their independence, but they only became independent very recently (1991?) Estonian belongs to the same language group as Finnish, but Latvian and Lithuanian belong to indo-european languages ; all 3 languages use the latin alphabet. One of the 3 countries is more catholic whilst the 2 others are more protestant countries, but I am not sure which. The countries have many forests and lakes. That's about all I know I think.
Yeah, and I remember a waitress at a restaurant my parents used to go to and she REALLY disliked Russians...that would be the nice way of saying it.
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:03 PM
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If you just want a "taste" of the Baltics there are day cruises from Helsinki to Talinn returning the same day.
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