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1. Posted by adam3809 (Budding Member 47 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


I am thinking about backpacking some of the Baltic States mainly Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. I was just wondering if any one has backpacked the area and was it enjoyable? Is it better to travel the baltic States by bus or train?

2. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I did some of Estonia about three years ago and did all of my travelling by bus as it was really cheap and the buses seemed to go everywhere. I really enjoyed myself in rural Estonia and met some great people there - the beer ain't bad either. Tartu is a university town with a good student buzz about the place and I stayed there longer than I intended to. Having said all of that, the thing is I speak ok Russian so if I ever had a problem I could 'quietly' speak to an older citizen and ask advice. Language can be a bit of a barrier in the Baltics, even with some of the younger people.
But, as I've mention I had a great journey around a very pretty and rural country and the people made it even more special.