Skip Stockholm, Visit Tallinn.  Estonia’s capital city boasts a fascinating melding of Russian and Scandinavian influences. The supremely walkable Tallinn is also home to one of the best-preserved medieval sectors of the Baltic region, thanks to its inclusion as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Skip Stockholm, Visit Tallinn. Estonia’s capital city boasts a fascinating melding of Russian and Scandinavian influences. The supremely walkable Tallinn is also home to one of the best-preserved medieval sectors of the Baltic region, thanks to its inclusion as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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"“White,” of course, is a a social designation. The question really is, “Why are northern Europeans depigmented?” Here is a map of human skin tone. The natives of northern Europe are oddly light-skinned. They are paler than anyone else on earth." Interesting investigation into the light-skinned/blue-eyed origins of the Baltic region

"“White,” of course, is a a social designation. The question really is, “Why are northern Europeans depigmented?” Here is a map of human skin tone. The natives of northern Europe are oddly light-skinned. They are paler than anyone else on earth." Interesting investigation into the light-skinned/blue-eyed origins of the Baltic region

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In July 2012, we and grandson, Joshua, toured the Scandinavian cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki and then took an overnight ferry to St. Petersburg, Russia.

In July 2012, we and grandson, Joshua, toured the Scandinavian cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki and then took an overnight ferry to St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Amber jewellery was much favoured by the Vikings, and it was also made in workshops at Jorvik. The natural material, which is fossilized woo...

Amber jewellery was much favoured by the Vikings, and it was also made in workshops at Jorvik. The natural material, which is fossilized woo...

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Park of New Sigulda - Castle Sigulda - Latvia - Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia , is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia, to the south by Lithuania , to the east by the Russian Federation

Park of New Sigulda - Castle Sigulda - Latvia - Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia , is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia, to the south by Lithuania , to the east by the Russian Federation

Latvia, Baltic Region of Northern Europe

Latvia, Baltic Region of Northern Europe

When stopped at these cruise ports in the Baltic region, here's where to find 10 delicious regional specialties.

When stopped at these cruise ports in the Baltic region, here's where to find 10 delicious regional specialties.

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Young Volodya Lukin talks to a Red Army soldier somewhere in the Baltic region in 1944. Volodya, whose parents were both drafted into the army and was thus left with no home, was exposed to winter cold and lost both of his feet to frostbite -- a little price to pay, according to the original propaganda caption, since his parents belonged to those who "drove the Germans back to Germany."

Young Volodya Lukin talks to a Red Army soldier somewhere in the Baltic region in 1944. Volodya, whose parents were both drafted into the army and was thus left with no home, was exposed to winter cold and lost both of his feet to frostbite -- a little price to pay, according to the original propaganda caption, since his parents belonged to those who "drove the Germans back to Germany."

Park of New Sigulda - Castle Sigulda - Latvia - Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia , is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia, to the south by Lithuania , to the east by the Russian Federation

Park of New Sigulda - Castle Sigulda - Latvia - Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia , is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia, to the south by Lithuania , to the east by the Russian Federation

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Baltic Region AmberVintage Pendatnt 875 Siver  Russian Hallmark Mid Century 9.3g

Baltic Region AmberVintage Pendatnt 875 Siver Russian Hallmark Mid Century 9.3g

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