descubre lituania 22 de jul. de 2013

ignalina day 4

New day, new adventures.

After having an unsuccessful day in the second biggest city in Latvia, we planned to visit the places that my friends knew better in their home town,聽Ignalina.聽

What a place! Lots of lakes surrounding the small town聽(8,000 people)聽and many more around all the region. But those lakes 芦ain’t normal lakes son禄(read with a Virginian accent better), they are聽clear-water-nature-miracles with a refreshing water that makes you feel in heaven. There are also many forests surrounding the place to get the perfect contrast of the baltic wildness.

From my point of view, Ignalina is by far one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited here in Lithuania.

Also, important to mention is that I was working on my phobias. I have a terrible Acrophobia(a.k.a. fear of heights). I first found about it when I was 10 years old and my parents decided to go on top of the聽Pisa towerin聽Italy. Jesus-holy-Christ.聽The floor was so slippery and I didn’t have the best shoes with an ultimate grip power. Also add to this equation the fact that the tower is a bit bent and you have one of my worst experiences ever. I was scared as聽fuck.聽

So, after giving you a small hint about my experience with the heights, my friends (if you can call those malicious people like that)聽took me to a tower, that was about聽80m聽high but through my eyes looked a bit more like聽2,000m聽tall. Damn scaring and swinging structure. Even though it was a bit hard to get to the top聽(hard because my muscles were blocking after every step I was taking upwards and also because my hands were so sweaty, not because of it’s architecture)聽finally I made it to the top and felt a bit better once I was upstairs. I guess the fresh air and the feeling that you were beating a bit your phobias on the ass helped. (Check the picture above to see the tower I’m talking about).

There are many of those towers around the region聽(Ignalinos Rajonas)聽and it’s really worth the view you can get after the suffering of going upstairs.

towerita reducida

One of the pictures that I took from the tower. I’m really proud about this pic 馃檪

One interesting fact about this picture is that it was featured in the聽Facebook聽group聽We Love Lithuaniawhere they share the best pictures about the baltic country. Check the photo here and give it a like! 馃榾


Pau Mateo

M茅dico veinti-algo-a帽ero con una pasi贸n por la fotograf铆a y la aventura que es f谩cilmente contagiable.