During our trip to part of the Baltics and Lithuania, the town of Kaunas became our base for visiting Kaliningrad. The morning we returned from Kaliningrad, we had a few moments to explore the main square of Kaunas before heading on to the Curonian Spit.
Arriving at the Curonian Spit, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We finally reached the actual protected area. The winds were strong, but the views were amazing.
As we drove on, we came very close to the Russian border (Kaliningrad). At that point, we thought it would be wise to turn back and head to Klaipeda for a night’s rest.
We enjoyed our time in Klaipeda. We arrived around dinner time in the dark so we didn’t have much of a chance to take pictures. We found an area of old warehouses converted into an entertainment district not far from our hotel along the riverbank. The map below shows the hotel where we stayed with a red pin drop. Along the river is the “Beer Garden.” If one turns onto the street where the Beer Garden is, one will find other restaurants as well. We had a great Italian meal at one of the restaurants and stayed until we were asked to leave so they could close up for the evening.
We explored the city the next morning by car making it difficult to take pictures. Please do not let the lack of photos discourage you from visiting this city. It is truly beautiful.
As we drove around Lithuania, we saw big rocks on display at times. We never could figure out what they were for. If you have any idea, please leave a comment.