A short history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991. A guide for those travellers to the former USSR who want to learn about the history of the region.
Street art in abandoned buildings. Often urban exploration and street art go together. A photo essay featuring graffiti and street art in abandoned places.
A guide to lesser-visit places in the Baltic States for independent travellers. Suggestions of Off the Beaten Track places in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Viivikonna is a quasi-abandoned former mining town up in the far northeast of Estonia. Our post includes what to expect, how to get there and where to stay.
Our experience of urban exploration at Hara Submarine Base including advice for visiting, how to get there, entrance fee and where to stay nearby.
Off-the-Beaten-Track Estonia – Amari Pilot Cemetery. In a remote corner of the Baltics, is a small cemetery with some rather unusual tail fin gravestones.
Visiting Rummu prison, an underwater abandoned jail in Estonia. How to get there independently and information on whether you can get inside.
Alternative things to see on our Baltic States and the Caucasus trip included street art, abandoned places, Soviet-era architecture, mosaics and monuments.
This suggested two to three week Baltics itinerary travelling to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on an overland journey from Vilnius to Tallinn.
A photo essay of doors and doorways from around the world. We like to photograph doors – they can be full of character and don’t move out of shot.
2014 in Photographs: twenty-six countries across three continents, it’s going down as the year that we packed in the most travel destinations.
In Estonia, we spent a couple of days exploring the street art in Tartu. Scattered all over the city, much of it is a legacy of the Stencibility festival.