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How to Take Great Photos in the Snow – Pt.1: Gear

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Winter is a beautiful time of year and offers many opportunities for pros and amateurs alike to hone their photography skills and take great photos. Whether you have a simple point-and-shoot camera, or an advanced piece of kit, there is bound to be something here to kick your pics up […]

More Noms in Tallinn: Coffee, Cakes, and Clubs and Bars

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If you liked hearing about Tallinn’s top eateries, representing every rung on the burgers-to-fine dining gastro ladder, here’s a teaspoonful of gastric chink-fillers and list of liquid lunches to round off your Baltic Run in fittingly high spirits. Photo by Tom Pavel

Tallinn Restaurants: Where to Eat and Drink

Tallinn restaurants

Tallinn, destination of Baltic Run, is full of good restaurants and more are popping up all the time! Here’s part one of two on the top places to celebrate having completed the challenge. Photo by Dale Cruse

Liepaja, Latvia: a Laid-Back City of Contrasts

Liepaja

The fourth day of your Baltic Run will see you in beautiful Liepaja, Latvia, “The city where the wind is born”. Liepaja is dotted with more sights and attractions than can be crammed in a day; here are the ones that make it the most unique. Enjoy. Photo by Helmuts […]

Lithuanian Adventures: Devil’s Museum, Kaunas

Attention Baltic Run – taking adventurers: Do you pine for all the pleasures known to mere mortals? Do you have a soul? Do you have a deep desire to keep said soul, or are you perchance game for a deal? If the latter, do stop by the Žmuidzinavičius Museum in […]

Four Things You’ll Only See in Riga

Winner of the title Cultural Capital of Europe in 2014, Riga has remained at the forefront of cultural endeavors ever since; it has continued to foster all manner of artistic expressions, traditional and brand new, serious and tongue-in-cheek, and everything in between. Some of these will hit you as soon […]

Ligatne Secret Soviet Bunker

The Baltics, of course, courtesy of the latter part of the 20th century, abound with post-Soviet memorabilia that beg to be roamed around in, gawped at, and, possibly, ‘grammed into oblivion – we have already written about a few, here, here and here. Ligatne Secret Soviet Bunker now completes our […]

Hidden Gems of Latvia: Daugavpils Fortress

If you liked the idea of a whole city to yourself, here’s a twin adventure of a similar magnitude, because – yes – you could (drum roll) take a long stroll back to the aeon of Napoleon and be the hero of Daugavpils Fortress, just for one day. Photo by […]

Hidden gems of Latvia: Cinevilla Movie Studio

Cinevilla

As you rebound from your spell in the middle ages, your second time travel adventure awaits you on your way: here in Cinevilla, you have the chance to spend the night in a town from 1920s Latvia. Photo by wikimedia commons

Hidden Gems of Latvia: Āraiši Lake Fortress

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Ever wished you could simply walk way back trough time into another era and lose yourself in the sights and sounds there? If so, Āraiši lake fortress in Latvia is the place for you. This wooden island fortress is the perfect destination to simply stroll back to the 9th Century, […]