ESTONIA

Off-the-Beaten-Track Estonia: Visiting Hara Submarine Base

In spite of its dramatic setting, when it comes to rummaging around abandoned places, the decommissioned, and once top secret, Hara Submarine Base is a fairly tame experience. Unless you have access to a boat, you’re limited to the section of the base that is...

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Off-the-Beaten-Track Estonia: Amari Pilot Cemetery

Not far from the partly submerged and now abandoned Rummu Prison, there is a small cemetery containing some rather unusual tail fin gravestones. The area is home to a large airbase which hosts the NATO-backed Baltic air-policing mission, an air defence system put in...

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Abandoned Estonia: Rummu Prison

Urban Exploration at an Underwater Abandoned Jail in Estonia The bulk of the now-abandoned Rummu prison is best seen from under the water. Funnily enough, we don’t carry diving gear with us on a road trip. In fact, neither of us can actually dive so we had to be...

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What we got up to in the Baltic States and the Caucasus

Not the typical tourist attractions: Alternative sightseeing on our travels In no particular order, our priorities on our recent 2½ month trip to the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and Armenia, Georgia and Abkhazia in the Caucasus were as follows:...

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The Baltic States itinerary: Vilnius to Tallinn Overland

ITINERARY SUMMARY  (Lithuania) Vilnius - Kaunas - Siauliai (Latvia) - Riga - Sigulda (Estonia) - Tartu - Tallinn Position yourself somewhere between the railway/bus station and the Old Town in Vilnius as there are a surprising number of day trips out of the city...

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Twelve Doors and Doorways Around the World

A Photo Essay featuring Doors and Doorways from Around the World We like doors and doorways, they are easy to photograph, they don’t move out of your shot unexpectedly, they are happy to pose for as long as it takes and they don't ask for any money after you have...

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2014 in Photographs

It’s not in my nature to use words like awesome or epic but looking back at our 2014, less-enthusiastic words just don't do our travelling year justice. Hammerfest, Norway June 2014 Twenty-six countries across three continents, it’s certainly going down as the year we...

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Street Art in Tartu, Estonia

Exploring the Street Art in Estonia's second city: Tartu The current craze for street art is definitely on the rise and many local authorities are celebrating it, rather than removing it as soon as it appears. On our recent trip to Estonia we spent a couple of days in...

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