The Baltic States

Travel-worthiness verdict: Not a must-see, but worth seeing

Cultural Icons: Dark memories of Soviet times, large ethnic Russian minority, old towns, forested national parks, drinking culture

Top Destinations: Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius

Prices: Cheaper than western Europe, but catching up.

You’ll love: The rural charm, the old town architecture

You’ll hate: The ugly soviet blocs, the increasing prices

Language(s): Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian

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