Have a look at the British journalist Matthew Engel’s current series of travelogues in The New Statesman
The most recent is Slovenia – the happy country that should be even happier. The previous two in the series are
Travels in Belgium, the dysfunctional, fractured state at the heart of the EU and The slow train to Tallinn, about Estonia.
(Photo is Tallinn, capital of Estonia. Click to enlarge.)