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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Riga

Riga. Photo by Bryan Ledgard. Riga, capital and largest city of Latvia, is often underrated by travelers when searching for a new destination. However, this perception couldn’t be more wrong. Riga is not only a European cultural capital, but a beautiful city to visit, full of lovely corners, awesome architecture, […]

The Ruins of the Cesis Castle

Castle of Cesis. Photo by Kyle Taylor. The old town of Cesis has been looking over Latvia on the valley of the Gauja River, in the northern region of Central Vidzeme, since the 13th century. And watching over the town of Cesis, on the Riekstu hill, lies the fortified castle […]

12 Fun Facts about the Baltic States

The Baltic States, formed by three countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, topping Europe and sharing elements from the east, west and Nordic countries, are often overlooked, even though there are so many interesting things to discover about them. And so, we bring you twelve fun facts about the Baltic States […]

The Baltic Mythology

Baltic Mythology was formed by the pagan gods, beliefs and traditions that were popular among the many Baltic tribes that lived in the territories occupied today by Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, part of Poland and part of the Prussian Germany.  Nature is a main element in this mythology, as the gods […]

Top 7 Soviet Sites in Latvia

The Soviet era ended only a little more than two decades ago and has left many traces all over the Baltic States. Here is a little guide to some of the most interesting relics from the recent past and the top Soviet sites in Latvia, which will tell you the story of […]

Traffic Rules to Remember on the Baltic Run

Traffic rules in Estonia snowchains

Driving is fun! Driving along the Baltic Run is a true winter adventure indeed. But we can’t forget we’re driving along public roads, so traffic rules must be observed. Are they any different? There are a few things you need to remember. But all in all, traffic rules are pretty […]

Top 8 Soviet sites in Lithuania

Like the other Baltic states, Lithuania felt the deadly embrace of the giant Eastern neighbor for centuries. A few decades after they regained their independence the country is still full of mementos of the Soviet regime. Some preserved, some crumbling, some built to commemorate the courage of the small nation […]

Top 8 Soviet Sites in Estonia

The Soviet era ended only a little more than two decades ago and has left many traces all over the Baltic States. Here is a little guide to some of the most interesting relics from the recent past and the top Soviet sites in Estonia, which will tell you the story of […]