The Baltic States itinerary: Vilnius to Tallinn Overland

ITINERARY SUMMARY  (Lithuania) Vilnius - Kaunas - Siauliai (Latvia) - Riga - Sigulda (Estonia) - Tartu - Tallinn Position yourself somewhere between the railway/bus station and the Old Town in Vilnius as there are a surprising number of day trips out of the city...

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Ninth Fort Museum & Monument in Kaunas | Lithuania

Visiting the Memorial to the Victims of Nazism at Ninth Fort  Our primary motivation for visiting the Ninth Fort stronghold in Kaunas was to see the gargantuan Soviet-era concrete monument that sits on a hill overlooking the city. The 32-metre tall memorial was...

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Llamas & Lenin at Grutas Park in Lithuania

A Mini-Guide to Visiting Grutas Park in Lithuania for Independent Travellers We joked that it was my birthday treat but truthfully it was Mark's interest in abandoned Communist-era statues and memorabilia that took us to Grutas Park that day. That's not to say I...

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The Incredible Hill of Crosses near Šiauliai in Lithuania

The Hill of Crosses is a place of national pilgrimage for Lithuanians. Located about 12km north of the city of Šiauliai, the reason why people started leaving crosses on this small hill is not known but it is believed that the practice dates back to the November...

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Twelve Forts and Castles from Around the World

A photo essay featuring twelve forts, castles and palaces that we have explored on our travels There are forts and castles of some description in many countries the world over. We are never going to see them all but when we know there is either a castle or fort nearby...

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Twelve Doors and Doorways Around the World

A Photo Essay featuring Doors and Doorways from Around the World We like doors and doorways, they are easy to photograph, they don’t move out of your shot unexpectedly, they are happy to pose for as long as it takes and they don't ask for any money after you have...

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How to spend a few days in Vilnius | Lithuania

What to do on a short break to Vilnius, Lithuania After Riga in Latvia, Vilnius was the city we enjoyed the most in the Baltic States. With the largest baroque Old Town in Europe and some interesting excursions within easy reach of the city, there was more than enough...

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2014 in Photographs

It’s not in my nature to use words like awesome or epic but looking back at our 2014, less-enthusiastic words just don't do our travelling year justice. Hammerfest, Norway June 2014 Twenty-six countries across three continents, it’s certainly going down as the year we...

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