I am now in the Old Town of Tallinn Estonia. It is beautiful fairytale city because of its well preserved medieval buildings and colourful, gabled façades. The cobblestoned streets add to the ambiance of this city that is enclosed by a great old wall. This wall was protection against greater powers like the Danish, Swedish, Polish, Germans and, Read More

Latvia is the second of the Baltic States on my itinerary. Latvia shares its border with Estonia and Lithuania from where I’ve arrived after a 4-hour bus ride. The country also shares a border with Russia on the east, Belarus on the south east and the Baltic Sea on the west. Latvia’s capital, 800-year old Riga, is best known for, Read More

It’s 7 a.m. and too early to check in to my hotel. So, the next best thing is to walk down the street to the most famous Cathedral Square in Vilnius Lithuania. At the very centre is the stately and stunning Vilnius Cathedral in all its white neoclassical beauty.   Formally known as the Basilica of St. Stanislaus this is, Read More