September 22, 2014
Review about Norwegian Fjords with Baltic Highlights & St. Petersburg by Wendy and Rick Gervine
It’s Wendy, writing to you from my home office. I wanted to send a quick note about the tour to Scandinavia and Russia back in July. There were many highlights along the way of course, but my personal favorite spot was probably Balestrand. Exploring the fjords and that town on our own was relaxing and perfect for us. The cruise to Helsinki was beautiful, but unfortunately, Rick was terribly ill and spent most of the night in the lavatory. I don’t know if it was food related or perhaps a bit of motion sickness, but I felt just so awful for him. I spoke to one of the workers onboard but there wasn’t much he could do to help, either. We brought Rick fresh water and crackers and I tried to stay near him as much as I could. He did eventually fall asleep, but wasn’t feeling too hot the next day. The train ride was also rough for him but he was able to nap part of the way… Once we got to the hotel in St. Petersburg, I think he slept 12 hours. He missed out on some things, but at least it was nothing too serious and he was able to rest once we got to the hotel. Our guide, Celia, was very sweet and tried her best to make sure he was always comfortable. She was constantly checking up on him. Other than that bout of sickness, everything was great. Thanks again for your help, I’d have no problem recommending you for anyone hoping to travel to Scandinavia.
Wendy and Rick Gervine