One of the easiest ways to know a country is by eating its food, and the places we’re going to visit on the Baltic Run are no exception. Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are located deep in the beer, vodka, rye bread and pork culinary belt. The food in the region is influenced by Russia, Scandinavia and even German cuisine, but each country has its own flavour profile and local specials.
Ever fancied spending the night in a prison? Have you been bad and deserve a good locking up? Then come to Latvia! Karosta prison just outside the town of Liepāja provides the authentic soviet severity you’re craving on this trip, and whether or not you’ll spend the night, you’ll still get a good taste for life as an inmate back then.
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Perched on the top of the Baltic States, a stone’s throw across the sea from Helsinki, Tallinn is one of Europe’s most obscure capitals. While the Baltic countries like Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have only recently started to make it onto the bucket list belonging to the world’s most seasoned travelers, there are many out there who couldn’t place Estonia on the map.
In the north-eastern part of Poland, on the Russian and Lithuanian border, the Great Masurian Lake District is one of the natural wonders of the region. Depending on the source, the Polish lake district has between 2000 to 4000 lakes occupying more than 50,000 square kilometers.
Legend has it that Krakow was founded after a dragon got defeated. We might not be able to provide you with any Polish dragons on the Baltic Run, but we do plan to puff out of Krakow across Poland and onto the Baltic States on our rally.
Back at college I had a Latvian friend, and each time anyone asked her where she was from she’d get out the map to show them. Unfortunately, years later, most people would struggle to locate the Baltic States on the map.