Quite why people from Chilly Jockoland (or Scotland to you or me) should tease Baltics people about the cold is anyone’s guess.
But tease them we do with every cold day referred to as ‘Baltic’.
I guess we’ll just have to find out for ourselves, particularly as Air Baltic have a fantastic sale on.
How about Tallinn from €59 and Riga from €69?
Those cities will be familiar to us as being part of the Baltic States.
But that also applies, of course, to Scandinavia, and Stockholm and Helsinki are also pitched at the same price.
And to St Petersburg. From €85. And Moscow which is nowhere near the sea (but we’re not going to tell) from €89.
The sale finishes at 23:59 on Thursday. For travel until December 17. Visit www.airbaltic.com.
Now it’s where you kick off your Baltic cruises The call of the fjords.
And from where you’ll jump off en route to Hamburg Hamburgers and ships.
Camel ye to Abu Dhabi
Right, I’ve done the goat racing in Tobago. Now for the camel racing.
So that means Abu Dhabi although I might leave that to the experts as you can see.
I’m a bit shoogly on Humpy here in the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan The water of life, Petra, and the sands of time.
Etihad www.etihad.com has Abu Dhabi as your sole destination or as a stop-off.
Return tickets from €947.
And if you go further afield as part of a multi-city flight deal then Etihad will put you up in an Abu Fab premium hotel for free.
Aer Lingus www.aerlingus.com has been going on a sentimental journey of its own with its first new uniforms in 22 years.
So I guess that was what was behind the musical background for their January Sales deal.
It has 30% off Europe and North America from €188 as part of a return deal.
Planes or trains
I can’t, and won’t, as a Travel writer preach on flygskam ‘flying shame’.
But I will say that as a cruise fan that FlyBe www.flybe.com has always provided an invaluable route from Ireland to Southampton.
Amid the navel-gazing over FlyBe’s problems one thought: make trains cheaper!