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The Curious Curonian Spit

The Curious Curonian Spit

You’ll have to zoom in pretty close on Google Maps to see the Curonian Spit, a thin, curved strip of sand in the Baltic Sea that is just 450 yards wide at its narrowest point. But that small size is in distinct contrast to the big reputation of this unique area, which has enticed famous writers and

Nida & the Curonian Spit – a day trip from Klaipeda

Nida & the Curonian Spit – a day trip from Klaipeda

You’ve got to zoom in pretty close on Google Maps to see the Curonian Spit, a thin, curved strip of sandbank in the Baltic Sea that is just 450 yards wide at its narrowest point. On the landward side is the Curonian Lagoon. The Spit is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is divided between

Lithuania Goes Large

Lithuania Goes Large

2014 was our first season arranging travel in the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Our first few visits to the region since 2011 concentrated on the capital cities: cutesy Tallinn with its cobbled streets, medieval walls and red-roofed old town. Big-city Latvia, a restored old town, art nouveau district and massive airship-hangar market halls.