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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 […]

Druskininkai: Spa Town of the Tsar

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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 […]

Prizewinning Baltic Architecture

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Photo via DGT   We review recent prizewinning Baltic Architecture, including Liepaja Baths and Estonia’s National Museum Glorious countryside, picturesque old cities, and the region’s complex history, make the Baltic States fascinating to visit. However, nowadays any trip to area is incomplete without appreciating prizewinning Baltic architecture. A new generation of […]

The Baltic Run 2017 Photo Competition!

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Photo by Team Hakuna Matata   We celebrate the winners of the Baltic Run 2017 photo competition. The Baltic Run 2017 wasn’t just about driving through blizzards, drinking vodka in saunas, and exploring old nuclear bunkers… there was also a photo competition. Pictures were rated for inventiveness, humour, but also […]

Meet Team Wildsome Volvo

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We talk to Johnny, from Team Wildsome Volvo, who participated in this year’s Baltic Run. Now the Baltic Run is over, it’s time to relive the memories with some of the contestants. After interviewing the overall winners, we caught up with Johnny from Team Wildsome Volvo. This team were involved in […]

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 […]

The Baltic Run Days 8 & 9!

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Days 8 & 9 of the Baltic Run began with hangovers and ended with celebrations. In between … it was very cold!

Baltic Run Day 4 & 5

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The Baltic Run continued apace on days 4 & 5, as participants celebrated the end of 2016 in Lithuania, before setting off for Latvia.