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On the Trail of Consul Ewouds

On the Trail of Consul Ewouds

Our guests have a variety of reasons for making their trips to the 23 countries in Central & Eastern Europe that we cover, Pam Ewouds traveled with us in 2016 to the Baltic States in part to track down some information about her grandfather and his connection to Latvia. Here’s her letter of thanks for

Kittens & Cappuccino: Central Europe’s Cat Cafes

Kittens & Cappuccino: Central Europe’s Cat Cafes

One of the most intriguing destinations for European travel, Central Europe is very inviting for tourists looking for a combination of gorgeous cities, pristine nature, and delicious regional cuisine. But cities as far-flung as Vienna, Budapest and Tallinn are specifically inviting for cat lovers, as the phenomenon of cat cafes becomes increasingly popular. These are comfy places with live-in

Food of the Baltics

Food of the Baltics

This guest post is by Laura Longwell, half of travel blogging couple Travel Addicts who joined us on a 10 Day Tour of the Baltic States as part of the #JayWayBaltics blogger project. The cuisine of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania is heavily based on seasonality and the countries’ location in Northern Europe. Traditionally, food in

Hot Air Ballooning over Trakai

Hot Air Ballooning over Trakai

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With some of the lowest prices in the world for hot-air ballooning as well as being one of the few cities in Europe that you’re allowed to fly over in a hot air balloon, Vilnius is possibly one of the best places to tick off that particular bucket list item. You can choose between flying

Kaziukas Folk Fair in Vilnius

Kaziukas Folk Fair in Vilnius

Held in Vilnius annually in early March, the Kaziukas folk arts and crafts fair dates back to the early 17th century. The fair occupies a large part of the city center, from Gediminas Avenue, Cathedral Square, Pilies Street, all the way to the Orthodox Cathedral and almost to the borders of the Uzupis neighborhood. Whoever

KGB Museum Vilnius

KGB Museum Vilnius

The official name of the museum is The Museum of Genocide Victims but locals refer to it as the KGB Museum. Regarded by most guidebooks as a must-see, we tend to agree, with the proviso that some will have a problem with the chilling nature of such an exhibition. The KGB Museum is housed in