The old town of Tallinn is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. It felt good to be back and wander along the twisting streets once more.
Just north of the town Šiauliai, a strange sight can be seen. A small hill is filled to the brim with a hundred thousand crosses. This is the infamous Kryžiu Kalnas, or simply Hill of Crosses.
What better way to enjoy the autumn days of September than to make a tour across the Baltic states. First stop is Riga. It feels good to be back, a decade later.
The area of modern day Bulgaria has been a cultural crossroad since ancient times, while Sofia is the second-oldest capital in Europe (after Athens). Even Constantine the Great considered making it the capital of the Byzantine Empire instead of Constantinople.
Kosovo. A mere mention of the name is enough to start a debate wherever you go in this part of the world. The war ended almost 20 years ago, but the scars still appear to be fresh.