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On the Edge of Estonia: Narva Castle

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One of Estonia’s prettiest castles has a remarkable location. Photo via Creative Commons   The endpoint of the Baltic Run minimal assistance adventure challenge is Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. We don’t continue on to Russia, although some of our participants do. If we did, we’d reach Narva, right on […]

Estonia and Poland Among World’s Best Value Destinations

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The prestigious Lonely Planet guide has recognised the Baltic States’ value for money. While visiting Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Poland on the Baltic Run would be great fun regardless of the price, we can’t deny that we love the great value that travelling in the region provides. And now, the Lonely […]

The Incredible Beauty of Vilnius Old Town

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We love Vilnius Old Town. Photo via Creative Commons Vilnius old town is not merely one of the prettiest sights on the Baltic Run. It’s one of the most stunning, and underrated, historic city centers in all of Northern Europe. A medieval masterpiece, here are some of the reasons we […]

The Baltics: Now in Northern Europe?

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Northern or Eastern… and does it matter? It doesn’t really matter what the Baltic States are, we love them, and on the Baltic Run we aim to get to the heart of the region, rather than relying on stereotypes. However, it can still be interesting whether, and why, places are perceived […]

Jūrmala: Latvia’s Soviet Sun-Spot

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The city in Latvia where famous Communists once sunbathed.  Photo by Dezidor Tucked away in the Gulf of Riga, just west of Latvia’s capital, is a holiday resort with a very unique history. During the Communist era, Jūrmala was regarded as one of the Soviet Union’s top vacation spots. It once attracted the […]

Tallinn Among World’s Least Polluted Cities

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Tallinn, isn’t just beautiful, it’s also clean. Photo by Ville Hyvönen One reason the Baltic Run is such a great event is for its purity: the untouched landscapes, the undiluted vodka, and the freshness of the air. And nowhere in the Baltics is the air fresher than in Tallinn, which has […]

Beautiful Photos of Latvia and its Nature

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See these photos of Latvia and you’ll be dying to visit. We love visiting Latvia on the Baltic Run. It’s home to fantastic nature, in every season. With forests, lakes, and a stunning coastline, photographers are spoilt for choice. And that’s before mentioning Latvia’s gorgeous capital Riga. Here are some […]

Our Favourite Photos of Beautiful Lithuania

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Lithuania is home to incredible nature. We love to visit Lithuania each year on the Baltic Ride. It’s a great place to party, and it’s home to some fascinating historical sights. However, it’s the nature we really love. A spectacular coastline, frozen lakes, and rich forests make for some fantastic […]

Why We Love Estonia

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Bringing you the beauty of Estonia. Photo by Mike Beales   Estonia is a small country with a rich history, a varied landscape, and incredible beauty. On the Baltic Run each year we get a fantastic taste of what makes Estonia so special: forests, lakes, medieval Tallinn… and much else besides. Here are […]

The ‘Vodka Belt’ of Europe

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We explain why the Baltic Region is known as Europe’s ‘Vodka Belt’.   So, what is the Vodka Belt? Well, for starters, it’s not something that Eastern Europeans wear when they go to the pub. “Alcohol Belts” are actually an interesting way of dividing up Europe, and beyond. Though some […]