11 Aug 2015

Our Own Odysseys: Soviet state holiday camp

From Nights, 7:12 pm on 11 August 2015

In 1998 Natalie Wilson traveled from Berlin to Kaliningrad going through Lithuania, Latvia ,Estonia and back into Russia, crossing from Narva-Joesu.

After a “little bit of planning” she, along with her two-year-old son and husband, boarded a late night train and headed into the heart of post-unification Eastern Europe.

She says evidence of the rebuild after the Cold War was obvious everywhere and she admits feeling “a little bit nervous” during their travels.

Natalie talks to Bryan Crump about the journey -  the aftermath of Soviet rule, the lingering presence of the Cold War and spending a night at a former Soviet state holiday camp.

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