We spent last week in Lithuania. The first day we did a quick tour of the capital, Vilnius then headed over to Trakai Castle. The majority of the time, we spent in Kaunos with an awesome host family. Here are a few iphone pictures of things we did while there.
I have never been the person to take photos in the airport. I don’t know why, but this is a start. Somehow it’s much easier with my phone than dragging out my DSLR.
The main square in Vilnius, and one of the reasons it has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This trip, Jim and I were on a tour/host family type of trip, so our time was not our own. I would have spent at least two more days in Vilnius if it were up to me. One interesting thing to note about Vilnius is that there is still a lot of Russian spoken here, as opposed to other parts of the country. In Kaunos, for example, they are much more interested in only speaking Lithuanian.
Vilnius is a very picturesque town, although I would expect to be even more so in the spring or summer. I love this shot Jim captured of a back alley.
Probably the most iconic sight in Lithuania, this is the Trakai Castle. It has been built, destroyed, and rebuilt so many times, but hey, you get the idea.
Then for the last couple of shots, what better than to show some of the awesome food we ate. Our very first breakfast feast, because a feast it was, in our host family’s house highlighted these gorgeous little smoked salmon sandwiches as well as these typical Lithuanian potato dumplings. It was all very filling and very delicious.
Our trip was a once in a lifetime experience…the good kind, the great kind! However, just the five days we spent in Lithuania was far from enough, so we plan to go back. Luckily, we’ve met some wonderful friends.
Have you ever been to Lithuania? What did you think? What was your favorite spot?