Feel the former Eastern Bloc shrug off its dour image in the Latvian capital city, where a demure facade gives way to a place of surprising life and energy.
Flat terrain, ancient castles and picturesque lakes and forests: Few cycling routes offer as much as the Baltics.
Ute Junker looks back on the hottest destinations of 2014 and explains why they are the sizzling places to be.
With a song in his heart, Adrian Bridge revisits Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia 20 years after independence.
Cathrin Schaer dodges the tourist traps and ends upon the wrong side of the tracks.