Trakai Island Castle
Built in the late 14th century, the gothic Trakai Castle is the largest in Lithuania. It’s actually composed of two castles; one is situated on an island and the other on the peninsula. The incredible contrast between the castle bricks’ bright orange hues and the deep blue tones of the lake makes you think that you are looking at a page of a fairytale book. Not to mention the surrounding forest which is also inviting to wander in.
Lithuanian Mead degustation in Stakliškės
Mead is known to be the world’s oldest alcoholic drink with its origins coming from the Golden Age of Ancient Greece. It is made by fermenting honey with water and occasionally with different fruits, spices, or grains.
We popped by this mead factory in Stakliškės which produces variations of the drink that has been given the status of Culinary Heritage in Lithuania. Apart from joining the tour which took us through the interesting history of mead and its production, we also opted for the degustation wherein we sampled the various kinds of products they offer. We started with the most natural one and progressed towards the most spirited (75% in alcohol content), which was captured in the video below. We unexpectedly did get a little tipsy, but it turned out to be a brilliant idea considering what we were about to do at our next stop.
Skydiving in Pociūnai
I was a first timer and I honestly still don’t know which was more terrifying: skydiving at 10,000 feet or hopping on an old ass Russian plane. All I know is I’d wanna do it again. That’s one off my bucket list thanks to liquid courage