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Lithuanian Adventures: the Republic of Uzupis

Uzupis

If your run of the mill eye test chart had a wacky sub-edition featuring just countries, arranged by size in descending order, spotting the Republic of Uzupis would vault you into bionic eagle territory. Created by a throng of artists and freethinkers in 1997 inside Vilnius, this micro nation is […]

Lithuanian Adventures: Hill of Witches

hill of witches

If the thought of woodland magic, sorcerers and wizardry quicken your pulse and put a mischievous twinkle in your eye, you could do worse than pop over to the Hill of Witches on day four of your Baltic Run. Just off the main street in Juodkrante in Lithuania, the public […]

Lithuanian Adventures: Devil’s Museum, Kaunas

Attention Baltic Run – taking adventurers: Do you pine for all the pleasures known to mere mortals? Do you have a soul? Do you have a deep desire to keep said soul, or are you perchance game for a deal? If the latter, do stop by the Žmuidzinavičius Museum in […]

Extraordinary Women from Lithuania

Although in Lithuania there are more women than men, patriarchal history tends to forget to remember women who had a great influence and importance since ancient times. While society tries today to achieve true gender equality, let’s have a look to a few of the most historically relevant Lithuanian women. […]

The most interesting and funny Lithuanian Traditions

As a country with a long history, pagan roots and a very rich folklore, Lithuania has many traditions that are still practiced today. Whether they are about the change of seasons, the celebration of nature, or Christmas and Easter superstitions, what is for sure is that Lithuanians know how to […]

The Most Delicious Lithuanian Desserts

Recently we’ve written about delicious desserts from Estonia, but this is not the only Baltic country where you can easily top your meal if you have a thing for sweets. You should definitely give Lithuania’s long list of typical cakes, pastries and chocolates a try. And to make the choice a […]

The Northern Lights of Lithuania

The Aurora Borealis, the mysterious stunning lights that appear occasionally in the sky when the sun is gone, have been a source for myths and stories since the first time they were spotted by human eyes. Also known as Northern Lights, sometimes they even reach the skies of Lithuania expanded […]

5 Lithuanian Towns You Shouldn’t Miss

You are going to cross a number of cities and towns during your Baltic trip through Lithuania- but, besides the famous Vilnius and Kaunas, there are many other small Lithuanian towns that are worth the visit. So, here are some of the most beautiful and special spots of Lithuania: 5 […]

8 Internationally Popular Baltic Actors and Actresses

Maybe there are some names you recognize in this list, but, if you are a cinema fan, then you will know the faces for sure. Behold the most popular (according to IMDB) actors and actresses from the Baltic States: the ones that made it big and went internationally popular! Estonian […]

The Legend of Jūratė and Kastytis

Jūratė and Kastytis is a traditional legend from Lithuania which has its roots in the Baltic mythology, but is written for the first time in the romantic narrative of the XIX century. It is a story of fearless love and godly power that tries to explain the origins of natural elements […]