Last year I was cruising around the Baltic region in Northern Europe and it was lovely as we went to ports I had never stepped foot on. I love new ports and countries to explore!
Klaipeda in Lithuania was one of these. Klaipeda is in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.
Lithuania was a part of the Soviet Union until 1993. It became part of the European Union in 2004.
The town was very interesting and I went on a walking tour of the city. It is beautiful and a lovely place explore.
The day we were there of course it rained! This was the story of my life last summer. I was so fed up with wearing a rain jacket and using my umbrella.
The tour made up for the rain as the stories about this quaint city were great. The one I remember, as it meant to bring good luck.
There was a small mouse statue with very big ears and if you whisper to it your wish will come true! So, I will let you know when that happens!
There were lots of Amber jewellery shops, due to being in the Baltic region and this is where it is from.
After walking around the city we went for a wine and cheese tasting at the Cheese DZIUGAS House. The set up was really nice and cosy inside and there was a guide talking us through the cheese and wine.
The cheese was like parmesan but their version called Dziugas, very nice and a lot cheaper than Italian parmesan.
We tried different ages of cheese and I love cheese! This is a great attraction to visit if you do you too.
The wine was a little strange as it was made from raspberries for the red and quince for the white, not my personal taste, give me wine made of grapes any day!
My packing tips for Klaipeda are to bring comfortable walking shoes as there are cobbled streets in the town centre and wear a rain jacket, layers and bring an umbrella.
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- Weather: Summer months between 10*C – 20*C
- Language: Lithuanian and some English spoken
- Currency: Euro
- Top Tips: Bring an umbrella and rain jacket
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Love Lucy xxx
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