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Travel in the Baltics: from the Crusaders after secession

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Grouping the three Baltic countries have shared a rich history full of Crusader castles, national parks and forgotten villages. Meet travelers paradise on the Baltic coast.

The Baltic states do not require for entry into its territory of any mandatory vaccinations . Doctors still recommend undergo at least basic travel vaccination against diseases that occur all over the world.
Viral hepatitis A. The infection is most often transmitted by contaminated hands, contaminated water and food. In addition to vaccination it is necessary to observe basic rules of hygiene and avoiding risky activities, such as the consumption of food in catering facilities of dubious quality.
Viral hepatitis B. Protection against this disease is part of the compulsory vaccination calendar since 2001. Most adult travelers, however, apparently did not receive the vaccine, although it is recommended to everyone. The risk of infection with hepatitis B worldwide danger. Transfer is accomplished through the bloodstream or sexual intercourse. Vaccinations against hepatitis A and B guarantees lifelong protection.
Tetanus. The bacterial infection occurs most often when injuries. This vaccination is part of the compulsory vaccination calendar. Protecting but not continuous, after 10 to 15 years is required to undergo booster. Before departure, which makes it suitable for tetanus check the current force.
Tick-borne encephalitis. Baltics are among the risk area for transmission of this viral disease. Vaccination is carried out with three portions, while the necessary protection occurs two weeks after the second dose. Booster immunization is performed by age traveler after 3 or 5 years.

When traveling by plane and by public transport it is also appropriate to undergo vaccination against droplet infections. So against meningococcal and pneumococcal infections, influenza, measles or chickenpox. If necessary, he advises a vaccination specialist in travel medicine.

Lithuania - the land of lakes and crosses

Lithuanian landscape is riddled with more than 3 thousand lakes of varying sizes, which offer breathtaking scenery and an incentive for romantic walks. Vilnius is the capital city of Prague as well as the intricate network of streets with old houses and a dozen squares with many churches and cathedrals. Historical landmark of the city's majestic Gedimininasův castle, located on the adjacent hill in the center of the city. A huge attraction for travelers but it is undoubtedly the most sacred place across the country - Hill of Crosses. Artificial mound heavy with countless numbers of various crisis highlights the strong Catholic country's history. A practical advice?
Hotels, shops and restaurants have a comparable level with the Czech Republic, it is necessary to count with about 30% higher prices.
For goods and services in most cases you pay by credit card. It is therefore not necessary to carry a very large supply of cash.
The level of the road network is relatively good, in rural and remote areas to be reckoned with driving on dusty roads.
The security situation is currently stable and there is no tourists, no significant
risks .

Expensive, but beautiful Latvia

The country has been since ancient times an important crossroad. The proud history demonstrates the capital Riga, which boasts the nickname Paris Baltics. Riga is a magical place full of art nouveau streets, Gothic churches and old merchant houses. Latvia also offers other attractions, such as the Gauja National Park. He again earned the nickname Latvian Switzerland. Other places that are worth visiting include the coastal town Salacgriva or supposedly most beautiful city Cesis, which was built around an ancient knight's castle. Even in Latvia there is no tourists, no significant danger. In larger cities, however, should be wary. In public transport, at markets and stores in danger of pickpocketing. Motorists should anticipate the worsening of traffic. Food prices are higher in Latvia, sometimes almost twice as high as those in the Czech Republic. Due to the poor quality of water from the municipal water supply networks are advised to drink only bottled water.

Estonia as a living outdoor museum

The capital city of this country Tallinn is known as open-air museum. The old Hanseatic city is teeming with historic buildings directly. Another treasure of this country is the ancient university city of Tartu. Estonia is not a popular destination for its breathtaking nature. The dense river network of the country stands to kitschy picturesque and eastern border with Russia dominated a vast Čudské lake. The security situation in Estonia is among the three countries for tourists least favorable. In large cities, it is necessary to pay attention to the risk of pickpocketing and while traveling around the country to observe basic safety precautions. Therefore restrict movement outside at night and carefully preserved for money and documents. Not only for this reason it is not appropriate to carry with them a large supply of cash. Credit cards are widespread and can apply them practically everywhere.

In the Baltics to their lovers of nature, history and modern life. Before visiting any of these countries, however, do not forget to take out travel insurance to protect in case of need not only your health but also your property.

Source: Travel

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