You’re probably familiar with a popular superstition that a black cat crossing your path brings you bad luck? Well, but what if it’s a deer we’re talking about? ONE. I was out and about for my jogging (aka trotting) session … Continue reading
I remember. I was just a kiddo, when history was happening all around me. As a second grader I’ve witnessed Lithuania declare it’s independence and its subsequent struggle to maintain this freedom as a Soviet monster wasn’t yet ready to … Continue reading
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Autumn is all about mushroom picking for the majority of Lithuanian population who can walk or crawl on their own to the nearest woods. Then a hunt for boletus, honey fungi, Saffron milk caps and other edible ‘shroom begin.
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There’s a small cemetery just right outside the village. It’s just like many other in the Lithuanian countryside – situated on a small hill, with plenty of shadows cast by trees, and with an ancient looking mossy stone wall around … Continue reading
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After a night in the worst campsite I’ve been to ever we were in a hurry to leave. So we gulped our sandwiches as fast we could, packed our drenched tents, and off we went in search of some coffee, … Continue reading
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So after a long and careful planning a time to go to Lithuania’s Žemaitija region and a bit of Latvian seaside finally has dawned. Come Friday morning we were up and ready for a three day car trip adventure (an … Continue reading
Tagged Auksinis berniukas, camping, campsites, car trip, Hill of Crosses, Kryžių kalnas, Lithuania, little joys, Pakruojis, Pakruojis manor, photo blog, photos, places to visit, Plateliai, summer, tents, tourism, travel, weekend, Šiauliai, Šiaulių lapė
2014 is quite a special year. I’m a historian by education, though I’ve never worked a day as such. And I just can’t help but post this here now. 100yrs ago a war to end all wars aka WW1 began. … Continue reading