It is commonly known that the Baltic region located in the north of Europe has so many remarkable elements to offer. Encompassing many contrasts there are a lot of well-preserved medieval cities and crumbling castles, wild forests and beautiful nature, modern spa centers and adventure parks. But the Baltics are also a special sourсe of inspiration that helps you to find the wonderful world of beauty, history and mixed culture.
1. The four seasons make the Baltic region diversified
It really doesn’t matter when you are going to visit the Baltic states because it is interesting all year round. During the summertime you can relax near the lakes of Trakai, walk slowly along the velvety beaches of Jurmala or enjoy white nights in Estonia when the sun can be in the sky for a 18-hour period and a darkness never falls. The Baltic autumn is usually very colorful – you can admire it taking the cable car near the Sigulda castle to the other side of the Gauja River in Latvia or visiting the beautiful Kadriorg park in Tallinn.You can spend a fantastic winter holiday in the Baltic states getting into the spirit of Christmas fairy tale. So it is not by chance that the first Christmas tree appeared precisely in the Baltics. There are a lot of traditional Christmas markets filled with the sweet smell of glögg (mulled wine) and piparkook (gingerbread cookies). During the spring the whole Baltic region is dressed in green and all the flowers are blooming. It is a very good and nice time for revitalizing in Baltic resorts and spa centers known for their wide range of services, low prices and exceptional quality.
2. Medieval fairy tale of modern cities
Stepping once onto the narrow, winding street paved in granite in Tallinn, Riga or Vilnius, seeing red-stoned roofs and spiers of old churches, you will immediately feel the medieval atmosphere of this region. The Balts are proud that their modern cities in medieval clothing can delight even the most demanding tourist from any country. Every building tells an interesting story and silently whispers the tales of these beautiful cities included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
3. Plenty of places to catch your breath
In the Baltic states, there are no long distances, though it is by no means an uninteresting places: this land is full of castles, lively seaports, national parks, fascinating manor houses, beautiful landscapes, sand caves and velvet beaches. All of this will surely enchant anyone!
4. A land of opportunities
Swim, ride, walk, play, climb! The Baltic countries offer a huge range of possibilities. It doesn´t matter which means of transportation you finally choose, because you definitely will have a great time and get acquainted with this amazing region in such entertaining way. You can travel by canoe, boat or yacht on the Baltic rivers and lakes, try horse riding in the national parks, rent a bike and cycle through the most beautiful places of the Baltic coast. You can play golf, fly a hot air balloon and make a parachute jump. A lot of obstacles are waiting you in the funny adventure parks, which will quench your thirst for adrenaline.
5. Tips For Taking Better Travel Photos
Travelling throughout the Baltic states is like an unforgettable virtual tour exploring its medieval museum-towns, discovering the wild nature and the traditions of the Baltic states, experiencing the breathtaking nightlife of the capitals. If you like to make photos either of nature of architecture, you don´t need to choose between them, because you can easily have both. You travel photos will show a fantastic story about the magnificent, small, but so diverse Baltic region.
6. So Awesome at Technology
Baltic environment always inspires innovation: 4G mobile broadband covers nearly the entire region, wireless internet is available not only on buses or museums, but in Estonia it is possible to access wireless internet even in the forest or swamps. It is a land where SKYPE, the world famous free internet service, was invented.
7. Taste the colors of nature
As well as its culture, history and beautiful medieval buildings, the cuisine of the Baltic countries will be a real surprise for every tourist. Local produce and a modern outlook has combined to produce some of the most exciting cuisine in Europe. Every Baltic country is proud of its cuisine: Estonia is known for its Black rye bread with a thin crispy crust, Sauerkraut stew (Mulgikapsad), Black pudding (Verivorst) and Boiled pork in jelly (sült). Latvia is a real paradise for gourmands – here you can enjoy a traditional meal as well as modern cuisine. Have you ever tried Grey peas with bacon or caraway-seed cheese that symbolizes the sun? Order them with Riga Black balsam and you will see what you have been missing! The oldest traditional Lithuanian dishes are cepelinai – large boiled potato dumplings (made from grated raw potato) with fillings of minced meat or cottage cheese. Taste it all and you will enjoy a gastronomic heritage of the Baltic states.