Lithuania

Trakai and the Island Fortress on Lake Galve

With Vilnius having little to offer me after a couple of days of exploring, I was looking into going somewhere for a day trip. The country is not very big and public transport is extremely cheap,  so if I started early anywhere in the country would be within reach. Most cities would probably just have […]

Lithuania

A visit to the Republic of Užupis

On April Fools Day in 1997 something interesting happened in Vilnius where a group of people living in the artistic neighborhood of Uzupis decided that they would announce that they wanted to declare their neighborhood as its own Republic. The Republic of Uzupis. Walking around in Vilnius you might even walk through it, without noticing […]

Lithuania

Vilnius with its Fortresses and Churches

When I arrived Vilnius, my couchsurfing hosts Rokas and Agne picked me up from the train station and took me to the Beer Tower right next to their home. Prices were super low and the traditional food they served was good. When walking on my own I managed to find a similar pub called Snekutis which […]