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The Palin effect

Tour operators who are predicting a boom in travel to the Baltics created by the phenomenon that has become known as the ‘Palin effect’. have been disappointed.

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A Tale of Two Cities - Valga and Valka celebrating reunification

It may not have shaken the world like the fall of the Berlin Wall, but the elation felt by the people was just as genuine.

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What's on in Dec/Jan

ESTONIA Dec 5 Brian Adams, Saku Suurhall www....

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The Sound of Success - One Latvian’s innovative spirit

Guests in Soviet hotels used to turn the music up loud if they wanted a private conversation, and a discovery a few years ago proved that this paranoia was justified.

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Hitting the Small Slopes

You may not expect much alpine action in one of Europe’s flattest piece of real estate, and when you do strap on the skis here, the trip down is so quick that you spend as much time in line for the T-bar as on the exhilarating run.

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Real Estate: Tallinn - A Seaside City

Tallinn is working on strengthening its connection with the sea with plans to make it a real maritime city, attracting both tourists and locals.

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Real Estate: Upmarket Industry

In Latvia the decrease of industrial production started in the late 20th century, coinciding with major political and economic changes. Consequently Riga is packed full of empty, redundant industrial sites and buildings that are no longer necessary but are remnants of the large scale economic system of the Soviet era.

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Pokaini - There's something out there

Last month Jevgeny Sidorov, a physicist and paranormal investigator, shared some extraordinary stories and photos with me (see November issue of City Paper).

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Made in Lithuania

Model wears clothes by Lelija. Men and women’s day wear, suits and jackets located throughout Lithuania and Lelija stores are also found in Riga and Tallinn. Model drinks Lithuanian Stumbras herbal bitter “Trejos devynerios” (“Three times nine”), followed by a Karuna chocolate chaser.

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Made in Latvia

Model wears clothes by Zaza Couture, childrenswear, Raina Bulv. 21, Riga. Hat by Nordwear. Fifi wears Latvian traditional sweater by Nordwear. Sweaters come in various sizes and for various pooch breeds, stocked at many Riga Old Town souvenir shops and the airport duty free store. Fifi drinks Riga’s Black Balsams and is trying to eat model’s Laima chocolate.

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