Strength had been regained after a night’s rest with the lovely couple that had taken me in, showing love and care, on my first days of heavy shoulders. Nervous, the day of the festival I had come back to politely request to unburden myself of some weight. Upon arrival, the words “It is Danus!” came … More My WORST day of Hitchhiking
In my few weeks of Vilnius exploration, I had gotten to know the capital quite well. Being able to roam a day without getting lost, having shot pictures left and right, befriending a homeless singer and overstaying my welcome. At least, that is how I felt. Thus time had arrived to continue my journey onwards. … More Ending the chapter of Lithuania with the sound of Metal!
A cool breeze was on my face and a soft, warm sunbeam graced my skin. I was heading towards town, as always near an hour walk. Twas almost noon and the sky gave no sign of feeding the plants today. Don’t go on a rainy day, Reinhardt had told me before I had departed. Lauris was … More A grim day
“This is as far as I can take you, kid. You can take the bus from here to the centrum”, the driver who had just given me a lift from Klaipeda to Vilnius, a road that stretches over the 300 kilometers. The bus was full, making my large backpack quite inconvenient. Uncomfortable I squeezed my way … More Capital of Lithuania. Why are titles difficult?
A heavy wind was blowing in my face, rushing through my hair as I stood on the dock. With narrowed eyes, shielding them from wind and sun, I gazed at the small village that was Nida. I felt rested and calm, calm as the village seemed. My gaze diverged to the dunes on the left … More A Lithuanian Treasure
The sweet waitress placed the plate in front of me with a smile that could knock away any grime cloud. Her voice was filled with kindness as she wished us a great meal. “A small place with outstanding service and traditional meals”, he had promised, “and that for an affordable price!”. I would never have … More Cycling, hitchhiking and.. sailing?
“Here it is”, he began, “the drama theatre school!” I looked up at the building. My eyes began atop, slowly gliding down. A simple building, built with modern techniques. Nothing that stood out. I would soon learn, that the inside is where the architectural work caught the fascination. I glanced back at him,where he stood … More The tale of Klaipeda
The sand was wriggling between my toes, nestling on the wet surface of my feet. I had freshened myself in the cool water known as the Baltic Sea. With the hot sun high up, staring down with a vicious glare, this salty liquid made for a great escape. With my backpack as support, I sat down and … More A stroll on the beach
I could see it now, the border to Lithuania. My two-wheeled friend had almost made it, it had come down to four kilometers. Instead, I was drumming the dashboard, as we, the Polish guy and I, raced over to the first Baltic country. This man was heading to Vilnius and coked up on Red Bull, … More Beginning of a new era; starting in Lithuania