Saturday night in Warsaw was fun but I was up before anyone else in the hostel. I had a Lublin-bound train to catch. On my way out, the receptionist and I bantered. ‘What’s the hurry? Stay here a little longer, there’s nothing much there.’ Both of us knew that she was joking, of course. It’s an old city […]
The May Park in Cēsis was the last place I was expecting to be dragged into a speech on “democracy”. Being 3 hours from Latvia‘s capital, Rīga, there weren’t many people in this tidy and pretty town when I was there, let alone tourists. Perfect for minding my own business, or so I thought.
If Tallinn is the popular face of Estonia, then Tartu is its heart and soul, steeped in history and tradition. Situated between the former and Riga, and with plenty of connections to both, it offers something different from the glamorous walled old towns of the Baltic capital cities. More than 80 per cent of the […]