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The Vikings of the Baltic Sea

Although Vikings are known to have come in their majority from the Scandinavian region, Norway, Denmark and Sweden are not the only places these fearless sailor warriors came from. Vikings of the Baltic Sea, some tribes with great traditions of fighting and sailing could easily overshadow the most famous Scandinavian Vikings. […]

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 […]