And though the mountains may not be the Himalayas, there was snow on the tops of the Carpathians and the Julian Alps in the middle of summer.
The book is made up from my diary notes, with one exception. For the first time on any of my travels I had my shoulder bag stolen. It happened on my arrival in Budapest and though I lost phone and money neither mattered a damn compared to the loss of my little black book containing all my notes on the Baltic states. There was nothing I could do but sit in my hotel room overlooking the Danube and recreate it all from memory and from muttered observations on my voice recorder. It's a tribute to the Baltics that so much came back so vividly. If some days are missed out, it's because they were rest days.
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- Series: New Europe
- Chapter: Introduction
- Country/sea: England
- Place: London
- Book page no: 7
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