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The Baltics… Not the Balkans!

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If you’ve ever mistaken the Baltics and the Balkans, this is the guide for you.   At the Travel Scientists, we know the difference between the Baltics and the Balkans. We have to, since we organise both the Baltic Run and the Great Balkan Ride! However, you’d be surprised at how […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Neringa and the Curonian Split: the Lithuanian Sahara?

Often dubbed the Lithuanian Sahara, the Curonian Spit is a 0.4-3.8 km wide and 98 km long UNESCO world heritage site and nature reserve. It separates the Baltic Sea from the Curonian lagoon, and its ever-shifting dunes are home to the Nagliai Nature Reserve (a.k.a. the Dead Dunes), the Hill of […]

Grutas Park, a 20-Hectare Soviet-Era Timewarp

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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 […]