Archive for the ‘Baltic states’ Category

A day at Juodkranté

In Baltic states, Europe, Photography, Places, Travel on September 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm


When we decided to take a trip to the Baltic states, we decided on a road trip covering all the capitals, starting from Tallinn in Estonia to Riga in Latvia to Vilnius in Lithuania. We had no plans initially of taking a detour to visit a place we had not heard of till then….the Curonian Spit, a 98km long sand dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea, a UNESCO heritage site shared by Russia in the south and Lithuania in the north. Read the rest of this entry »


Strawberry Soup!

In Baltic states, Europe, Food, Travel, World Cuisine on March 7, 2012 at 12:59 am

Strawberry Soup in Riga,Latvia.

In India for a long time, anything strawberry was something disgustingly sweet, thanks to what was available at the time in the market which was primarily chemical flavours. I remember strawberry jam as something bright red with lots of chemicals in it and strawberry ice-cream which was bright pink with lots of chemicals in it. Neither had an iota of strawberry in it. Read the rest of this entry »

Magic in the Air!

In Baltic states, Europe, Places, Travel on February 29, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Raganu Kalnas or the Hill of Witches

When we asked about whether there was any place we should visit in Juodkranté in Lithuania and we were told, “Yes, there is the Hill of Witches. It’s quite close to here.”, I wasn’t very enthusiastic. The Hill of Witches? What kind of spooky place was this? Read the rest of this entry »

Museum madness!

In Baltic states, Europe, France, Germany, India, Places, Random, Travel on February 27, 2012 at 3:28 am

What do you think of when you think “Museum”. Chances are that if you are British, you would be thinking of the British Museum, if you are French, then the Louvre and the other 1,000 odd museums in Paris and if you are Indian, like me, Read the rest of this entry »