At the end of the 1980s, the people of the Baltic States no longer wanted to be east, but west. No longer beeing part of the Soviet Union, but of modern Europe. Since then, they have accomplished everything they set out to do. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are now members of NATO, Schengen countries and have adopted the EURO. On the way to modernity, people have made some sacrifices. In particular, the small state of Latvia and the capital Rīga fascinates me again and again. This city has undergone a complete transformation from large industry to a banking and service location and is today the economic engine of Latvia and the Baltic States, the heartbeat of the region. Vilnius as the capital of Lithuania and Tallinn as the capital of Estonia are cities of my dreams too. On this website, under "Blog" and "Photos" you can go on virtual forays through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and see places that tourists rarely or never see. This website offers all this and much more, for example excursions into the history or stories from the business and politics of the Baltic States.