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Eyewitness: Reminiscing Baltic Summers

This summer our editors have been busy crossing the Baltic Sea…  

Tales of happiness, salty licorice and gender equality: Michael Booth’s The Almost Nearly Perfect People – The Truth About The Nordic Miracle

by Anna-Cara Keim When asking a person outside of Scandinavia what they know about the Nordic lands people’s associations seldom reach beyond Vikings, the welfare state, Danish television crime epics, Ikea and popular music. ‘But why is that?’ asks British journalist Michael Booth, himself a resident of Denmark, when he sets out on a trip […]

Crossing the Baltic 2013 & 2014

The Crossing the Baltic team would like to thank everyone who has contributed to a successful year 2013. In addition to having a published some excellent blog posts and articles we have also been able to do a number of other activities. Two of our editors visited the BASEES European Congress at the University of […]

Eyewitness: Beautiful Copenhagen

Various Baltic cities, such as Riga, Tallinn or even Kiel and the Polish capital Warsaw have been featured in our eyewitness section – but so far we have overlooked Denmark’s impressive capital. Cycling city, home to the world’s best cinnamon buns and a lot more. A detailed report from this vibrant Nordic metropolis will follow […]

From Our Baltic Logbook: A Glimpse Of Tuscany From A Post-Communist Perspective

Our editor Mateusz Zatonski travels to Tuscany in order to prepare for a language exam and discovers the peculiarities of crisis-stricken Italy, which seems rather similar to Poland – at least to some extent. Speaking Italian can make you depressed. This is a conclusion you come to after spending two weeks preparing for a language […]

From Our Baltic Logbook: Riga, Eurovision, Cybercrime and Stag Nights

Our editor-in-chief Anna-Cara Keim intends to write about the Eurovision Song Contest and finds herself travelling to Riga instead. The original topic of this article was this year’s Eurovision song contest. And the plan was to write about the performance of the Baltic Sea Region countries – why Poland and Latvia have not made it […]

No More High Tea – The Fall of the Flag Carriers and the Rise of Budget Airlines

Anna-Cara Keim looks at the state of air travel in Northern Europe I begun to write this piece on the plane from London to Washington D.C., travelling for the first time in quite a while with what some people would call a ‘real’ airline. With friendly staff, a generous luggage allowance, and hot meals and […]

Eyewitness: Travelling South from Warsaw

Our photographer Piotr Herbec has been travelling south from Warsaw over Poland’s wintery roads. He caught in his lense not only a glimpse of a central Poland turned winter wonderland, but also the restaurants and hotels lining the roads connecting the country’s major cities. Frequently, these are built in a style reminiscent of the traditional houses of the […]

Eyewitness: Kiel – Germany’s Gate to the Baltic?

Kiel is a German port city and capital of Germany’s most northern state Schleswig-Holstein. Originally founded in 1233 it became a member of the Hanseatic League soon after. However, it was expelled in the 16th century as the city was accused of harbouring pirates. From the late 18th century until 1864 Kiel was part of […]

Eyewitness: Baltic Summers in Tallinn

The Estonian capital of Tallinn has become one of Crossing the Baltic’s most loved European capitals. Recently, our Finland correspondant Leena-Mari Laukkanen took the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn to experience this beautiful city during summertime.

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