Vilnius, Lithuania. As our weekend trips continue to take us further and further from home, this time just north of the border of Belarus and almost as far as Russia we arrived in the capital. Vilnius is all about the characterful old town which is the largest surviving medieval old town in Northern Europe and is listed a UNESCO world heritage site.
We only had about a day and a half to explore the city but that seemed adequate to get around most places of interest. An abundance of churches, winding cobbled streets and after a walk through the park and up the hill, great stretching views over the city. We even managed to squeeze in a time travelling escape room which was a very enjoyable end to our first day.
Inside the city is a breakaway republic called Užupis, which means “the other side of the river”. it has its own flag, anthem and president, and it feels like an artists paradise with sculptures and street art around every corner. It even has it’s own rules which are engraved on the wall as you walk in.
See all my photos from our trip below.