Being washed over by the memories
Saturday, 30 August 2014
Life in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania has been connected to the Baltic Sea for ages, and it was so good to travel through their coastlines - the beauty was subtle and we found it in the smell of the sea, in the views, in the winds and clouds, in the sun that burned brightly for most of the time, in the rich natural and cultural heritage, and in the people we met on our way.
Day 14: Flying back home
Monday, 26 May 2014
When we are traveling with small children, the priorities change completely, the schedules brake, the life becomes chaotic and messy from time to time, and there is not much we can do about that than take all these things into consideration while planning the trip, and then be patient, flexible and accept them as they come. When Klara or Laura wants to go to the toilet, or needs a rest, that’s that - the trip halts.
Day 13: From Klaipėda to Nida
Sunday, 25 May 2014
One by one the kilometres slipped by and today we reached the Curonian Spit - a 98 km long piece of land that stretches southward to the Russia’s Kaliningrad region, and separates the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon. The spit averages just over 1.5 km in width, with the main city on the Lithuanian side being Neringa which consists of the resort settlements of Juodkrantė, Pervalka, Preila and Nida. The Lonely Planet, one of world’s most read travel guides, ranks this part of the Curonian Spit as the second best beach in the world. Since the year 2000, the region is also included on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Day 12: From Liepāja to Klaipėda
Saturday, 24 May 2014
As midnight passed into the early hours of the morning, people started bustling on the running alongside the Trading Canal Liepāja’s promenade. They were all over the place getting themselves ready for the annual “Līvas Ciems” festival, which over the years has grown into one of the largest traditional culture events in Latvia. During the two-day event folk groups perform their music and dance, while more than 200 craftsmen from around the country expose and sell their arts and handicrafts - paintings, textiles, pottery, amber jewellery, wood works, as well as Latvian food products such as breads baked using traditional receipts, candies, waffles and many others.