Category Archives: Lithuania

Top 10 Ethical Travel Destinations? I doubt that.

I don’t know why people need lists with suggestions for travel destinations. Do people really sit at home without any idea and wait for “the top 10 travel destinations in 2015″, “the most underrated travel destinations this year” and “the … Continue reading

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What do Love Locks say about your Relationship?

Why do people use love locks as a symbol for their relationship? They symbolize lack of freedom. Prisoners and kidnapped children are rotting behind doors closed with locks like these. You use them for your basement to store stuff that you never need anymore, but … Continue reading

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Medininkai

Most people only visit the small village of Medininkai to climb Lithuania’s two highest mountains. I didn’t stay long either after my mountain tour, but I still paid a visit to the wooden church and the castle. The church was closed. From the … Continue reading

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Why I don’t play the Lottery

Because it’s a Soviet scam, a Communist charade: In the novel Twelve Chairs, Ilja Ilf and Evgeny Petrov provide a very good description of the Soviet Union organizing steamship tours, accompanied by orchestras and dance groups, whose goal it was to … Continue reading

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Horse in the Snow

Horses are tough. At least in Lithuania, where they have to live in the snow for half of the year. (Photographed during my hike to Lithuania’s highest mountain.)

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In the Lithuanian Alps

Boyan Stoyanov is a mountaineer from Bulgaria who is on a mission to climb the highest mountain in each European country. This includes tough nuts like Mont Blanc, Triglav or Elbrus. Luckily, Boyan visited me when I lived in Lithuania. The highest point of the country … Continue reading

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The Revolutions of 1989

1989, those were the times! With each broadcast of the evening news, the world changed so quickly that most people already lost track back then. Now, 25 years later, only a vague recollection of falling walls, fired shots and popping champagne … Continue reading

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