My travel companion Tobias Ulbrich and I made it our quest to check out at least one corner of Eastern Europe each upcoming summer. Since the region is quite large, we broke it into to four smaller corners. After zigzagging our way through half of the Balkans back in 2014, we were sure we had to break the ice with the Baltic for 2015. The Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) are compromised of three countries once ruled by the Germans and later annexed by the Soviet Union. All vary in sense of culture and traditions and are beautiful to be out outdoors during the warmth of the summer. Besides exploring, berry picking, skating and riding bikes through Latvia, we decided to add Belarus to the mix. Even though Belarus dictated by Alexander Lukashenko wouldn't mix well with the visuals of the Baltics for the piece I was filming, they both at least start with the letter B and would have been foolish to not at least say hello if we were already in that region. The last dictated country standing in Europe seemed quite clean and colorful at first. After meeting the locals and having been told that clapping of two or more people has been banned by Lukashenko, because it was symbolizing protest against him, we instantly had the taste of an ex-communistic country lingering on our tongue.