Ayutthaya

There was one slightly silly reason why I wanted to go to Ayutthaya – Wat Mahathat’s root-covered Buddha head. The picture of it was hanging on my wall when I was at uni and I never thought I would get to see the real thing. The head is probably the most common reason why people … More Ayutthaya

Batumi

Going to Batumi was like going back in time. I remember seeing some of my parents’ photos from years ago when they used to travel in the Soviet Union. Almost everything in Batumi felt like being transferred to the scenes of the old photos and the feeling was really rather strange. My parents agreed with … More Batumi

Ushguli

Going to Ushguli in Georgia was quite an experience. It’s a UNESCO world heritage site and is said to be the highest (approx. 2100m above sea level) permanently inhabited village in Europe. You can walk to Ushguli from Mestia in about four days if you want to stay in guesthouses or three days if you … More Ushguli

Mestia

I remember I saw some photos of Svaneti region in Georgia and I instantly imagined myself wandering around some snowy peaks of the Caucasus Mountains. I won’t surprise you by saying that I headed there straight after landing in Kutaisi a day earlier. My parents and I jumped into a mini bus and a few … More Mestia

Gran Canaria

Fifteen years or so ago there was a TV show in Lithuania that sent an old lady on holiday to Gran Canaria. I don’t remember now all the details, but she put together a ridiculous song that, unfortunately, is still in my head. Apart from petting all the cats on the island and singing random … More Gran Canaria