For three weeks, I was backpacking in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
On my recent trip through the Baltics, I had the impression that there are two types of backpackers: the "regular" backpackers – and me. Whereas the former typically concentrate on the three capitals, I have spent most of my time exploring the nature, which is (in my opinion) the true gem of this region. Continue reading Backpacking in the Baltics
In the meantime, I have arrived in Tallinn, the last stop of my trip through the Baltics. From there, I went on two day trips to the quite diverse, and very beautiful Lahemaa-Nationalpark. Continue reading Bay and Bog
In Soviet times, the island of Saaremaa was a military area to which access was restricted even for Estonians. Today, no signs of that remain – other than lots of untouched nature. Continue reading In the Soviet Military Area
During a four-hour layover in Pärnu, I had a short stroll through this nice seaside town. Continue reading Stop-Over in Pärnu
This weekend, I had to plan around the rainy periods. In the end, however, I had enough time for exploring Gauja National Park with its both attractions: river and castles. Continue reading Rainy, Cloudy, Go!
In the night from June 23 to June 24, all of Latvia celebrates the summer solstice – a very interesting celebration! Continue reading Jāņi, the Midsummer Celebration
My third capital on this trip – sightseeing is slowly getting hard work! Therefore, I chose a rather relaxed itinerary. Nonetheless, I have seen a bit of the city. Continue reading Riga, or: Art Nouveau and Wood
The train going from Lithuania to Latvia stops in Daugavpils, which in turn is close to the nature park "Daugavas Loki". Therefore, I went on a short visit. Continue reading Daugava River Bends