LITHUANIA

Lesser-visited places in the Baltic States

Getting Off the Beaten Track in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia The three countries that constitute the Baltic States - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - are very popular tourist destinations these days. This is particularly true of the capitals. If you visit either...

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Off-the-Beaten-Track Lithuania: Antakalnis Cemetery in Vilnius

Be a Tombstone Tourist in Lithuania Antakalnis (Antakalnio in Lithuanian) Cemetery is one of the most interesting graveyards we have visited in a long while (Budapest’s Kerepesi and adjoining Kozma Street cemeteries are also high on the list but neither Kirsty nor I...

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What we got up to in the Baltic States and the Caucasus

Not the typical tourist attractions: Alternative sightseeing on our travels In no particular order, our priorities on our recent 2½ month trip to the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and Armenia, Georgia and Abkhazia in the Caucasus were as follows:...

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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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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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