As you may know, my wife is originally from Lithuania and still has family there. We try to go back to visit as often as we can, so when she got two months off last summer to travel, naturally it was our first destination.
We spent about a week in Lithuania before heading off to the rest of our European journey, which included Geneva, the Swiss Alps, the French Riviera, and Spain. This was my fourth trip to Lithuania, so I’ve pretty much seen everything there is to see in Vilnius. But it’s always nice to walk around Old Town, especially in the summertime.
I had never been to Kaunas before, which is the second largest city in the country, so we took a day trip there. Here are some photos of Kaunas:
And it wouldn’t be a trip to Lithuania without the food!
I absolutely love visiting Lithuania. It doesn’t have the huge attractions or sights of Western European cities, but it’s an underrated cultural gem tucked away in Northeastern Europe that has a lot to offer. If you’ve already explored a lot of the major European cities, then you should definitely give Vilnius a try next time. You’ll be pleasantly surprised!