Posts Tagged With: Lithuania

A Place Called Vilnius

Lithuania, I wouldn’t be surprised if quite a few of my readers would struggle to find it on a map.  Yet it wasn’t so long ago (a scant 600 years) that Lithuania was the largest country in Europe, covering Belarus, Ukraine, and parts of Poland and Russia.  Of course a lot has happened in the meantime – Teutonic nights, world wars and Russian annexation, just to name a few – but even so I was looking forward to exploring what has recently been a rather neglected destination.

The Belfry of Vilnius Cathedral

The Belfry of Vilnius Cathedral

My base for exploring Lithuania was Vilnius, the nation’s Continue reading

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Lesser Known Europe – The Baltics

Even before I started out on my life as a nomad I didn’t watch much television.  Still, when a friend of mine recommended I watch the new show “Vikings”, a surprise hit for the History Channel, I couldn’t resist the chance to get some free entertainment that I could pass off as education.  I was even more delighted when the first scene of the first episode featured mass carnage in what it described as the Eastern Baltic, the part of Europe I’m exploring now.

Far from the busy streets of Paris...

Few signs of the past Viking carnage…

The Baltics have come a long way in the last thousand years, but the region – now made up of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – is still largely unknown to the rest of the world.  I’ve been lucky enough to Continue reading

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