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The Self Declared Republic of Uzupis – A Country within A City within a Country

by Johnny Ward

Pounding the pavements of Vilnius, admiring all the Gothic churches, and impressive squares, I was surprised to hear that there was a self-declared Republic nearby. Where? I asked, expecting them to tell me about some neighbouring country. Oh about 5 minutes from here, they replied. Huh?! Welcome to Uzupis, a neighbourhood in Vilnius, that on Continue Reading »

Backpacking through Lithuania: Best things to See in Vilnius

by Johnny Ward

My third and final country in the Baltics was Lithuania, and to be perfectly honest, it was probably the best of the 3 Baltic countries, certainly offering more to see and do than both Latvia and Estonia. Also, it doesn’t have all the stag/bachelor parties that blight the other capitals!   Anyways, I arrived in Continue Reading »

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