A 360º tour of Traki Island Castle

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 […]

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Closing the Circle

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 […]

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Plokstine Cold War Museum

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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Time moves quickly, and so do we

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 […]

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