The Baltics: Sigulda, Latvia

I am sure I'm not the only one out there who sometimes needs to run away. A lighter "drop out of society" situation (by the way, did you know there's a whole guide about it on Wikihow?! It's hilarious!) I know I could never drop out of society completely. I would die of boredom and … Continue reading The Baltics: Sigulda, Latvia

The Baltics: Helsinki, Finland – the closest I’ve been to Santa Claus

After trotting through the Baltic capitals, I ended my trip in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. After walking in the narrow streets of some of the best preserved European old towns, stepping in cobblestone roads for about a week, Helsinki welcomed in its own metropolitan greatness. A modern city, with a hint of class and … Continue reading The Baltics: Helsinki, Finland – the closest I’ve been to Santa Claus

The Baltics: Tallinn, Estonia – the real-life medieval fair

When arriving in Estonia, I was feeling pretty exhausted. It was already late in the day and I had been travelling non-stop for five days already (not that I'm complaining). Plus, to make things a bit worse, the weather looked awful. I could see the heavy and dark clouds getting closer as we approached Tallin. … Continue reading The Baltics: Tallinn, Estonia – the real-life medieval fair

The Baltics: Riga, the flamboyant Art Nouveau District

-- ART NOUVEAU IN RIGA -- I have already posted about Riga, the biggest metropole of the Baltics. I wished I had spent more time there, but I have unsteady feet and well, I wanted to see as much as I could. Riga is particularly special because it is the city with the biggest number … Continue reading The Baltics: Riga, the flamboyant Art Nouveau District

The Baltics: Riga, Latvia – the queen capital of the Baltics

Oh Riga, Riga, Riga... I knew I was going to like this city once I read it contains over 800 buildings in Art Nouveau style. The biggest metropolis of the Baltics has tradition and on-trend settings, memorable walks will make you want to stay. Riga is perhaps the only capital in the Baltics I could … Continue reading The Baltics: Riga, Latvia – the queen capital of the Baltics

The Baltics: Trakai, Lithuania – a dreamy stop for tired eyes

Not too far from Vilnius (a 30 minutes train ride west), you'll find an idyllic place called Trakai. It has only about 6,000 inhabitants, but it was once the capital of the country in medieval times. Its main attraction is the Trakai castle. In Gothic style, it is definitely in the right place, picture-perfect, lying … Continue reading The Baltics: Trakai, Lithuania – a dreamy stop for tired eyes