Viljandi: A Jewel of a Town in Deepest Estonia

Viljandi: A Jewel of a Town in Deepest Estonia

Viljandi would be my choice for the most attractive country town in Estonia, a nation that rather specialises in attractive country townsContinue Reading →

“The Capital of Empty Spaces”: Dealing with the Shrinking of the Great Baltic City

“The Capital of Empty Spaces”: Dealing with the Shrinking of the Great Baltic City

Since the restoration of Latvia’s independence in 1991, Riga has shrunk by more than 25%.Continue Reading →

Proof of Existence: Discovering Latvia through Exile Literature

Proof of Existence: Discovering Latvia through Exile Literature

This book was an attempt at a cogito ergo sum for the free Latvian nation: proof to the outside world that there was a country called Latvia, that Russia did…Continue Reading →

The Strange Story of Walk – United by the Soviets, Divided by Freedom

The Strange Story of Walk – United by the Soviets, Divided by Freedom

It certainly doesn’t look like a national border – a forgotten, slightly gloomy pedestrianised backstreet...Continue Reading →