"For us, there has not been much liberation," says our guide, with characteristic Baltic understatement.
Lovely old Europe, once vibrant, feels dog-tired, swamped by tourists and in need of a good lie down. But not the Baltic States.
Flat terrain, ancient castles and picturesque lakes and forests: Few cycling routes offer as much as the Baltics.
Julia Zemiro, queen of the world’s quirkiest song fest, counts down her hit parade of Europe’s best places.
The Estonian capital is much better value for money than the more familiar historic centres of Western Europe.
With a song in his heart, Adrian Bridge revisits Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia 20 years after independence.
Done Venice, Paris and London? Ticked off Prague, Budapest, Berlin and Dubrovnik? It may be time to delve a little deeper on your next European adventure.
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