Tag: Eastern Europe

Day trip to former capitals of Lithuania – Karnave and Trakai

KARNAVE and TRAKAI, LITHUANIA: Visiting Karnave and Trakai was a tempting day-trip for us during our trip to Vilnius, Lithuania. Both of the towns were so close to Vilnius that we decided to get out of the capital for a day and enjoy some…

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Bloody history and current look of Vilnius, Lithuania

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA: Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and definitely one of the most vibrant and unique cities of former Soviet Union. Historically, it was formed in 1236 by Lithuania’s first and last king, King Mindaugas. Lithuania has about less than 3 million people,…

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Bits and pieces on Kiev, Ukraine

KIEV, UKRAINE: Situated by River Dnieper, Kiev is the largest city in Ukraine. After the fall of Soviet Union in 1991, Kiev became the capital of Ukraine. This is also ONE OF THE OLDEST cities in Eastern Europe dating back to 5th century. The…

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1st day in Kiev, Ukraine

It’s freezing cold here in Kiev, Ukraine. But we were packed and ready to roll on our first day in one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe. I am loving the wintry look here, although wish it was little warmer. Nevertheless, Kiev is…

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