Golden Days in Trakai Castle

Autumn has finally come. Blink, and the palette utterly changed. Beautiful days, aren’t they?

This reminded me about charming autumn in Lithuania, the country loved by many Ukrainians for its political loyalty and support for the country; as well as for magic spirit of Vilnius, sea breeze in Palanga, delightful cuisine and great variety of craft beers.

For me, one of the loveliest and romantic places in Lithuania is Trakai – medieval gothic  castle not far from Vilnius. Trakai is the only castle in Eastern Europe built on the island in the middle of a lake. As the former capital of the country and home for nobles, it’s history is covered with legends and poems. Though now it’s only a museum open to all.

I’ve been to Trakai twice: this summer and years earlier in autumn.

Just wanted to show you the magic touch of the season. The glow.

Trakai castle

Trakai Castle in June

Trakai Castle in Lithuania

Trakai Castle in October

Enjoy the days, friends.


How to get the best of London in 2 days (part 2)


For me, when it comes to visiting London for short periods the most complicated part is not to get lost in a broad choice of world famous attractions, various activities and numerous restaurants and bars. This is not the situation when you should trust yourself to fate and let all happen by itself. You need a plan. Thanks to my friend Marina and her passion for planning we managed to see some of the most beautiful spots and get into world famous restaurants and bars within only 2 days.

Lat week I started telling you about how to spend 2 days in London and shared our self-invented entertainment plan for Day 1 including the shortlist of must-see’s and a couple of dining choices. Today I am happily sharing a plan for Day 2! Continue reading