December 2021
Hanging bridges of the Minija River

Hanging bridges of the Minija River

The difference between standard bridges and hanging ones is that hanging bridges are moving. When you try to cross them it feels like they are alive. The Minija River is 202-kilometer long and it has a few of these beauties. While my daughter was having some fun time with her dad, I visited 4 of them. All of these bridges are located in Klaipėda co

Lithuania: The ancient mound of Apuolė

Lithuania: The ancient mound of Apuolė

SUMMER AND WINTER The ancient mound of Apuolė is located in Apuolė village, Lithuania. More than a thousand years ago Apuolė belonged to the Swedes, but residents got rid of them. Taking advantage of this the Danes attacked Apuolė but were defeated. In 853-845, Swedish King Olaf with a large army attacked a Curonian town called Apulia protected by

Mosėdis: The Museum of Rare Stones & The garden of Intas

Mosėdis: The Museum of Rare Stones & The garden of Intas

Long story short, Mosėdis is a town in Western Lithuania that has just over 1 thousand residents. It is 17km away from my hometown Narvydžiai, 17.4km from Lenkimai, 52.6km from Palanga, and 15.9km from the ancient Mound of Apuole, places my husband and I have mentioned before.   Tour guides like to introduce Mosėdis as 'the Capital of Stones'. The

Undiscovered Lithuania: Embracing the Nature!

Undiscovered Lithuania: Embracing the Nature!

As strange as it may sound, nothing feels as cozy as the good old tent. I remember when my husband and I lived in Denmark for over 6 months. We stayed in a big old house with nine bedrooms, but something did not feel right. One evening Tautvydas and I decided to spend a night in the garden under the stars. Never felt better... Nights here are cold.

Lithuanian wooden architecture: The remains of the last century

Lithuanian wooden architecture: The remains of the last century

This 'Klėtelė' is located a few kilometers away from the town of Lenkimai. Word 'klėtelė' is just one of the old ways to say 'little barn'. This particular one is quite special as it used to be a part of now dilapidated homestead, which belonged to the parents of famous Lithuanian historian, writer and educator Simonas Daukantas. Simonas was born i

Narvision: The sea of sow thistles

Narvision: The sea of sow thistles

You might have two questions: where is this Harry-Potter-sounding place called Narvision located and how the heck did she find the drone controller after filming herself in such a wast field. Short answer: officially such name of a place doesn't exist and no, I could not find the drone controller. Well, at least for a while... The real name of the