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How much does a weekend in Lithuania cost?

How much does a weekend in Lithuania cost?

Everyone thinks travel is really, really expensive. The shocking truth is… it depends. Travel can be really expensive, if you stay in luxury hotels in expensive countries and only eat gourmet food. It can also be really cheap, if you stash yourself away on a cargo ship, sleep in rooms full of cockroaches with twenty other people and subsist solely on food you’ve foraged yourself. Or, you know, somewhere between these two extremes. To be clear, travel is not, fundamentally,…

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Vilnius’ independent republic – understanding Užupis

Vilnius’ independent republic – understanding Užupis

When we flew to Lithuania on a whim in the middle of January 2018, people already though it was a rogue move. While I was excited to explore a new place, especially somewhere so few people have been, people reacted somewhere between “that’s… interesting” and “are you being punished for something?” Lithuania, in winter no less, is already a confusing destination. So imagine my surprise when we managed to stumble upon an even more unusual, unknown location buried deep within…

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48 hours in: Vilnius, Lithuania

48 hours in: Vilnius, Lithuania

I really love the ‘anywhere’ function on Skyscanner. One of my favourite ways to procrastinate at work is to put in a random weekend, choose anywhere as the destination and see what adventures are there for me, waiting to be planned. This is how I ended up in Lithuania. At £40 return, this remains my best flight deal yet. Turns out visiting unpopular Eastern European countries in the dead of winter, where the average monthly temperature in January is -5C,…

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