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Druskininkai: Spa Town of the Tsar

Druskininkai

Visiting Druskininkai is good for your health. Photo by Juliux   Druskininkai, in the very South of Lithuania, has long been regarded as one of the most prestigious spa towns in the Baltic Region. We stop here on the Baltic Run, and it really is the perfect place to relax. You […]

Beautiful Latvia: Gauja National Park

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The photos that prove you simply must visit Gauja National Park. Photo by Laima Gūtmane   Latvia may be small, but the Baltic state is home to more than its fair share of glorious nature. And some of the country’s finest scenery is reserved for Gauja National Park, in the Northern region of […]

Why You Need to Visit Tallinn

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You really should visit Tallinn. Tallinn might be the best city in the Baltics, with an unparalleled combination of history, beauty, and charm. Located on the Baltic Sea, in the North of Estonia, this is the final destination of the Baltic Run minimal assistance rally. The city has become famous in recent […]

Kazimierz Dolny: Poland’s Most Picturesque Town?

kazimierz Dolny

We explain why Kazimierz Dolny is one Poland’s must-see destinations. Photo by Fotonews   Participants on the Baltic Run minimal assistance rally always rave about Kazimierz Dolny, and it’s easy to see why. The town is a perfectly preserved historical relic, snugly placed amid the lush Polish countryside. On Summer weekends Kazimierz Dolny […]

Meet Team Oachkatzl, This Year’s Baltic Run Winners!

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This year’s Baltic Run winners answer our questions. The Baltic Run is over for another year, so we took the chance to interview this year’s champions: Team Oachkatzl. They excelled at the various challenges set throughout the Baltic Run, and for their victory were presented with a remote-controlled car. We caught up with Christina and […]

AHHAA… the Best Named Museum in the World

best named museum in the world

Tartu in Estonia is home to AHHAA, probably the best named museum in the world. If you’re planning a trip to Estonia and you see “AHHAA” written in your guidebook, don’t worry: the writer isn’t screaming. AHHAA is actually the biggest and best science museum in the Baltics, and is […]

Grutas Park, a 20-Hectare Soviet-Era Timewarp

Grutas park

Grutas park is your Dazed in Druskininkai diary option, on the off-chance that, in theory, you’d be thrilled to kick off the New Year in the Centre of Europe a mere couple of hours’ drive away, neither/none of you have, uhh, lost that loving feeling since the previous night, and […]

Lithuanian Adventures: Europos Parkas, the Center of Europe

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You might have already had an inkling that celebrating New Year’s Day in the Lithuanian winter wonderland was to be nothing short of magical; one of those rare occasions when we’re wrapped up in a soft-focus post-party bubble that seems as perfect as it is ethereally transient, marking the midway […]

Lithuanian Adventures: the Republic of Uzupis

Uzupis

If your run of the mill eye test chart had a wacky sub-edition featuring just countries, arranged by size in descending order, spotting the Republic of Uzupis would vault you into bionic eagle territory. Created by a throng of artists and freethinkers in 1997 inside Vilnius, this micro nation is […]

Lithuanian Adventures: Hill of Witches

hill of witches

If the thought of woodland magic, sorcerers and wizardry quicken your pulse and put a mischievous twinkle in your eye, you could do worse than pop over to the Hill of Witches on day four of your Baltic Run. Just off the main street in Juodkrante in Lithuania, the public […]