Travelling is a real passion of mine and one which I could talk about endlessly. This passion of mine is a solo one; so, I want to inspire you to travel and make these solo journeys less daunting, more thrilling and ensure that you and I get so much out of these trips we take.
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Monday, 18 June 2012
Latvia and Lithuania...Conquered!
A shot of the tower in Cathedral Square, Vilnius
I am back on British soil! Well, I've been back a week and a bit now and from a really cool trip to Latvia and Lithuania! Both Riga and Vilnius, although similar cities; having an historical centre along with a great expanse of green, forest land surrounding both capitals, were great fun. I highly recommend a visit to both. The fears I expressed in my last post were completely unfounded (as I had predicted) and I managed to meet some cool people as part of my explorations somewhere new to me! Once again, the trepidation I felt prior to my trip was completely unnecessary.
Me and the view from the top of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga
Favourite bits, you ask? In Riga, I enjoyed the views from the Academy of Sciences (AKA Stalin's Birthday Cake). It was so strange visiting a tourist attraction, in a capital city, where I was the only person there, but for a couple of giggling Latvian girls. I also loved creating some impromptu art at Galeria Darbnīcā - www.grafikaskola.lv, where I was helped by two patient ladies who put up with my wavering artistic temperament during the hour and a half I spent at their workshop. In Vilnius, the main highlight for me was heading out for the afternoon to Trakai; a castle on an island in Lake Galvė - www.trakai.lt. Overall, a top trip!