Tallinn can be compared to Dubrovnik – as far as the number of tourists is concerned. When I visited the Old Town for the first time three days ago, it was that crowded that I almost turned around again. Continue reading Tourist Crush in Tallinn
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
My last stop in Lithuania was Aukštaitija National Park, which boasts more than 100 lakes that are mostly interconnected by small streams. Therefore, the best way to explore this region is by an (overnight) canoe trip. Unfortunately, I did not have enough time for that, so I simply rented a bike. Continue reading The Aukštaitija Bicycle Chain Massacre
As I got rid of my cold, I had time to explore Vilnius and its surroundings a bit. Today, I went on a half-day trip to Trakai. Continue reading Vilnius without a Cold
Today, I left Vilnius behind and went on a day trip to Dzūkija National Park. There, I went on a hike through the forest, passing by the meanders of the stream Grūda, wading through grass, and enjoying the unspoilt nature. Continue reading A Day in the Lithuanian Countryside
Today's excursion to the Curonia Spit was a very memorable one: The mixture of more sand dunes, which are over 50 meters high, and dense forest makes this area rather unique (at least in my experience). Continue reading Today’s Special Combo: Forest, Sand, and Sea!
On my way to the coast, I stopped in Šiauliai which is close to a very unique sight: the Hill of Crosses. Continue reading Lithuanian Pilgrimage
The last two days I spent in Bialowieża which is home to the (allegedly) last primeval forest in all of Europe. I do not know whether this is true or not, but it is definitely a very beautiful region. Continue reading The Last Primeval Forest in Europe
Today, I spent some hours in Warsaw on my way to my final destination. Even though the opening of the European Soccer Championship will be tomorrow, the city was not too crowded. In fact, at some points you would not even have noticed the upcoming competition. Continue reading Warsaw in Football Fever?