Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

There is a part of Russia that finds itself curiously isolated from the Motherland. hidden europe reflects on the Kaliningrad puzzle.

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Consider, for a moment, the Kaliningrad puzzle! Here is a small detached area of Russia on the Baltic coast. It is about half the size of Belgium. In the days of the old Soviet Union, Kaliningrad citizens could travel overland to ‘Russia proper' with relative ease.

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hidden europe

and Susanne Kries manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 12.