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Europe » Lithuania » Klaipeda June 27th 2011

At 5:30 Saturday morning we set out for our outdoor adventure! Our group of 11 very different people made for quite an interesting weekend. In total we kayaked 22 kilometers (about 14 miles) within 8 hours, taking occasional breaks to talk, eat & enjoy the sights. We traveled down Minijos river in Klaipeda - a beautiful area with cleaner and fresher air then the 3 of us city girls were use to. Surprisingly, kayaking was the easy part of the trip. Our camping experience was a little more challenging. As soon as we reached land it started raining, the outhouse consisted of a smelly hole in the ground and our summer sweatshirts weren't quite warm enough. But with good company, delicious sandwiches and lots and lots of blankets, we managed to have a great time! The ... read more
kayak
Julija & Ziba
Camping

Europe » Lithuania » Klaipeda July 13th 2010

July 13 - Today was an average day. I woke up early and went to the bus station for my 8:30am bus to Klaipeda, Lithuania. The ride was ok, but I was super productive. I checked out all the pictures from Latvia and decided what to put on the blog. In Klaipeda, the hostel was super easy to find as it is just outside the bus station. It seems ok. Once I got settled, I went for a walk to the downtown area and to the info office. Surprised? I got a map of the town and a walking tour map, as well as information about the Curonian Spit, where I will go tomorrow and how to get away from here later. Super productive. After grabbing a sandwich and eating it at the river, I started ... read more
Restaurant at harbor
Boats in rover
At river

Europe » Lithuania » Klaipeda August 31st 2009

We woke early today in prep for our trip to Klaipėda -- especially me, as my sore throat kept me from sleeping past 3:30. We grabbed a quick breakfast at home and made our way to the airport. Riga International is a pretty nice airport; they had a drugstore, which was important for acquiring some ibuprofen, and a post office, where we mailed a bunch of postcards, and a souvenir shop with some of the things we’d not been able to find elsewhere (a Latvia patch for me, a small bottle of Black Balzsams liqueur for Graham), and a cafe that had milkshakes, though Graham wouldn’t let me get one and made me eat mushy fries instead. Mean, mean Graham. Our AirBaltic flight to Palanga was smooth -- again, the plane was nicer and the service ... read more

Europe » Lithuania » Klaipeda May 16th 2009

Today we went to the Curonian Spit. This involved us having to get up relatively early to make sure that we had breakfast and were at the ferry terminal in time for the 9am ferry. The hotel that we were staying at actually delivers breakfast to your room in a little wicker basket, so we had all asked for our breakfasts to be delivered at 8am to make sure that we had lots of time to eat and get ready to meet our tour guide at 8:45am. Unfortunately the breakfasts still hadn't arrived at 8:30am. MK and I have a strange door just beside the entrance to our room that has been locked since we got here and we couldn't work out what would be in the room. Well we found out at 8:35am when ... read more
Me and the Hag
MK and I surfing
MK on the bike ride

Europe » Lithuania » Klaipeda May 15th 2009

Today was a bit of a travel day. But the good news was that the travel day only started at 11:45 so we had most of the morning free. MK, Jen and I decided to head off to the Coffee House for breakfast, where I had the most delicious bowl of porridge. The only hitch in the plan was the fact that we had to walk past 3 of the stores to find one that was open. Apparently they all only open at 9am - not sure what all the office workers who want coffee before work do. After our delicious breakfast we headed off to walk around the old town for a little while. This turned out to be a slightly expensive morning as I bought a lovely amber necklace and matching set of earrings ... read more
Blowing the dandelion time
MKs new hat
Pugsy waiting for the bus

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Europe » Lithuania » Klaipeda » Trakai May 8th 2009

Day 6-7 (May 8-9) The following day was another bus journey to our next destination, Klaipeda on the Curonian spit in Lithuania, but not such an early start. We travelled through more amazingly green countryside. We arrived to find that we had a converted guest house which had two adjoining rooms sharing a small lounge area. More importantly it had a kettle so we were able to make our own coffee. Kettle’s in rooms is not the norm in Europe, apparently, so this was a real treat. (it’s funny how small things please when you don’t have them). Dinner was local sausage, potatoes and sauerkraut - a favourite for me. Klaipeda was a jumping off point for visiting the Curonian spit, which is a 15 minute ferry ride from town. We set out the following day ... read more
Bay side of Curonian Spit 2
Local guide telling us fairy stories
Demon disguised as mushroom

Europe » Lithuania » Klaipeda April 21st 2009

Klaipéda, 3e ville de Lithuanie apres Vilnius et Kaunas et premier port du pays. On peine a croire que pres de 200'000 personnes vivent ici. Dimanche apres-midi, le soleil brille et les rues du centre ville sont presque désertes. Il est vrai qu'il fait frisquet, mais il y a plus d'ambiance au centre ville de Monthey un apres-midi de semaine qu'ici ! Au point qu'on dirait que tous les bistrots et restos sont fermés. Eh non ! Il faut simplement oser pousser la porte et entrer. Tenez ! Je suis passé devant un resto au nom évocateur : Taverna Ferdinandas. Sans pouvoir y résister, je pousse la porte et entre. Un serveur blondinet jovial m'accueille et, devant mon incapacité a lui répondre autre chose que "labadina" (bonjour) en lithuanien, nous poursuivons la conversation en anglais, qu'il ... read more
Visiblement la crise ne frappe pas tout le monde
Les forets de l'Isthme de Courlande : un petit air scandinave
Les sables de l'Isthme de Courlande

Europe » Lithuania » Klaipeda June 6th 2008

Europe » Lithuania » Klaipeda May 6th 2008

Hola después de 15 días tengo otra historia que contar, bueno por aquí también se celebra el día del trabajo entonces desde el 1 hasta 4 tuvimos libre y quería aprovechar el tiempo para conocer algo nuevo estaba pensando ir a Estonia y Finlandia pero finalmente decidí quedarme en lithuania y conocer mas de este país porque ese es el principal objetivo de este viaje conocer lo que pocos me pueden contar o leer en las guías turísticas y que yo les estoy compartiendo ahora!!! Bueno estuve en las playas de Lituania y en una península, la ciudad que tiene las playas se llama Klaipeda queda a 5 horas de Vilnius, esta es la tercera ciudad más grande e importante de lithuania que cuenta con 189 mil habitantes. Klaipeda es el puerto más nórdico del mar ... read more
Rytas un amigo de Vilnius que nos llevo a klaipeda en su carro
Playas de Klaipeda
Playas de Klaipeda

Europe » Lithuania » Klaipeda » Trakai April 20th 2008

Bueno creo que es tiempo ya de contarles mas experiencias, hace días fui a un castillo muy famoso llamado Trakai que queda en un pueblo con el mismo nombre y es muy visitado por turistas de todo el mundo esta situado en medio de 2 montañitas pequeñas, bosques y lagos, este castillo fue un importante centro político y militar de los grandes duques y reyes de este país, el pueblo de Trakai es también conocido porque allí viven los karaimes (gente que habla el lenguaje turco) y que todavía viven en este pueblo y preservan sus tradiciones, también pude probar la comida turca que es muy rica, este pueblo es súper bonito y tiene una particularidad en sus casas todas ellas poseen 3 ventanas, conocer el castillo me tomo casi toda la mañana es muy grande ... read more
Foto en el tren rumbo a Trakai con 2 amigas Slovakas, Christina y Deny, mi amigos chinos y yo!!!
ya en trakai
las casas de tres ventanas




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