A Baltic Bargain: History & Nature In Trakai, Lithuania

From a thin slice of fertile land that extends into the lakes of Lithuania’s southeast, wooden jetties push into the still water dangling narrow fishing boats and colourful pedalos. Wide paths splashed with autumn colours throw bright yellows and umbers against old fortress walls. The beady eyes of mallard ducks are often the only others…

In Pictures: Vilnius In Shades Of Grey

During a walking tour of Lithuania’s capital, our guide produced a statistic: 60% of the time in the country it’s either snowing, raining or overcast. My short time in Vilnius didn’t disappoint and there was a solitary hour during which I glimpsed the pale blue of a sky that remained covered for the rest of…