On this tour of the Baltics plus Poland, only Lithuania was a new destination for me. I was in Poland in 2012, and Tallinn and Riga back in 2007. It was a solo trip then, covering a few cities in Northern Europe by myself. That was the time Tallinn impressed me tremendously with its well-kept medieval city walls and watch towers. And Riga, the various kinds of stunning architecture are simply fascinating. Eight years later, I still found these places very attractive.