Traki Island Castle is a castle on an island. Sometimes the name tells you all you need to know! Situated on Lake Galve in south-east Lithuania, the construction began in the 14th century by Kęstutis and finished by his son Vytautas the Great. I recommend having a read about this Lithuanian legend particularly if you […]
Read More A 360º tour of Traki Island Castle
The first in a new regular series, the photo of the week. A new image each Sunday. Today, a view of the Lithuanian and Russian Border on the Curonian Spit. A geopolitical oddity that make little sense geographically as a Russian annex sandwiched between Lithuania and Poland.
Read More Photo of the week: Lithuanian/Russian Border
Six flights, one train, two coaches, three boats and one gondola later and I’m sat back where I started – home. It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks with what feels like a little bit of everything thrown in. I’ve been to three beautiful countries, each of which taught me a little something about keeping […]
Read More Closing the Circle
This morning we left Klaipeda and drove into the pine forest of the Žemaitija National Park. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty filled with quiet sleepy villages , dense forested areas and the occasional cow or sheep. But for forty years. deep in the forest, a few KM up a gravel road, his […]
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Kaunas, Lithuania Click for larger image.
Read More Photo: Statue of Vytis
Wow things have progressed at pace over the last few days. Somehow I now find myself in Lithuania when it seems only yesterday we were leaving Tartu for Latvia. The days have been jam-packed and there has been so much to take in. From climbing medieval fortifications up spiral staircases, candle lantern in hand to […]
Read More Time moves quickly, and so do we