The mysterious neighbour from the East: a short escape to Belarus

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Belarus is often called „the last dictatorship in Europe“. The image of this country is surrounded by dozens of prejudices and the media always shows it in the negative light. Violations of the rights to freedom of speech, poverty and a president who is in the office since 1994 doesn’t sound very tempting to me as well. But still, it’s the neighbour of Lithuania with whom we have the longest border. So me and Viktorija headed to Belarus to create our own opinion.  Continue reading

The final chords of Morocco: ocean and blueness

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When we just stepped off the bus into a windy weather of Essaouira, it immediately felt that we are next to the Atlantic ocean. Viktorija as always showed some good smell of orientation and found a cheap hostel on the first random turn as soon as we hitted Medina. I love off season. Our hostel was empty with only three Workawayers hanging around. We took a dormitory room, but nobody came in those two days, so we stayed alone. The price was quite decent – 5 € per person.      Continue reading

From Atlas mountains to Sahara or how to bargain in Morocco

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After few hours ride through spectacular mountains and little villages with some Arabic music on the radio, we reached Ait Benhaddou. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. But it is well known, not because of UNESCO. Several films, including Gladiator, Babel and The Mummy, were filmed here. As me and Viktorija are both movie freaks, we couldn’t resist the temptation to make a stop here.   Continue reading

Is my quater-life crisis over?

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Back in 2014, I was a complete mess: I didn’t have any clue, what to do with my life, what are my goals and where I am heading. I was biting the bullet from Monday to Friday in a job that I wasn’t even remotely interested in. Travelling seemed as a good way to escape from this reality and start something new. So I did.       Continue reading

2015 year in review: from India to Croatia and beyond

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A year ago, during Christmas time, I was having a long, bumpy ride to Kerala. I rode an elephant, swam in the Arabic sea and used to start my mornings with a cup of chai. As I‘m writing this post, I sit in my childhood room back in Lithuania, the sky is grey, it‘s raining and cold outside. What a contrast! The days are running like crazy to the end and it‘s time to sum up what happened to me in 2015. I spent 9 out of 12 months abroad and added 6 new countries to my travel list.         Continue reading

Volunteering in a refugee camp. Vol. 2.

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After a short break, I came back to the refugee camp in Slavonski Brod for the second time. Some crucial changes were made since my last visit: the asylum seekers now didn‘t spend any time in the camp, after the registration they were lead straight to the buses and sent away. That means no time for resting and less opportunities to deliver clothes for them. What remained the same is uncertainty – many people didn‘t even know, where exactly are they as nobody informed them.      Continue reading