EUROTRIP DAY 2: KLAIPĖDA + NIDA
Second day of our Eurotrip. Last night we slept in Šventoji (a really calm town next to Palanga) after having a long and interesting day.
The first thing we did this morning was drive to Palanga to get some breakfast and some souvenirs. One really typical thing from the Baltic Sea area is the amber. They have lots of stuff made with this thingie, earrings, necklaces, lighters… If you visit Lithuania you should bring back some amber.
After we were done with our shopping and with our eating (we love eating so much) we took the car and drove to Klaipėda. This is the third biggest city in Lithuania. I had been there twice before, but I love coming back. You really feel the fisherman vibes all around the place.
In Klaipėda we took the ferry and got to the Curonian Spit (Kuršių nerija). This spit is shared by two countries, Lithuania (Neringa municipality) and Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast). Three years ago, the first time that I visited Lithuania I also took this ferry and rented some bikes to ride along the beach. Something important to mention is that the Curonian Spit is a UNESCO World heritage site. If you ever have the chance to come to the Baltic part of Lithuania, taking the ferry is a must.
Once there, and for the first time in my life, we got to Nida, the main city of the municipality. It’s not a big town (1,650 inhabitants) but it’s so lovely and peacefully. After having a long walk alongside the coast, we wanted to visit the Russian border. So we just got there, saw it and came back. End.
I really wish we could have visited the neighbour country, but the fee to enter inside of the Mother Russia is 80€ if you haven’t done your VISA. And well, we have a low budget for the trip and it’s just the beginning, so we decided to visit it any other time.
Finally, time to come back. Stopped in Klaipėda to have dinner and got to the road to get to Kaunas as soon as possible.
One really cool thing to mention is that I’m writing this post from the car. How cool is that?