Project 365: Day 292 – The Trakai castle of Vilnius 2

19th April 2015 – Vilnius, Lithuania

We braved the cold winds, and crossed
A narrow bridge. So much for spring time!
And ran into a castle on an island, where
The red bricks and dark sky, were in a chime.
Trakai Island castle in Vilnius Lithuania

The island castle – Vilnius, Lithuania


The morning was still cold. So, I choose to stay inside almost halfway through it.

By afternoon, I left with Vaida, Margarita, and another friend towards Trakai, which was 30 KMs from Vilnius. Margarita – with her daredevil skills on a steering – got us there in record time!

The Trakai castle is located on an island in Lake Galve in Trakai. Completed by the father-son royal duo of Kestutis and Vytautas, the castle was rebuilt in a 15th century style.

Oh, I have to say this. Almost everybody in Lithuania – at least every guy – has his name ending with S. So much to the point that I have been introducing myself as Abhis to people, instead of saying that my name was Abhi.

After braving the cold winds for sometime, and taking a walk around the castle, we rushed to get some warmth. And warmth we did find, in a little restaurant close to the castle. Actually, one of many restaurants that served Kibinai, the local food of Trakai, which is very similar to Cornish pastry.

I washed down two of those bad boys, with half a pint of Svyturis Beer.

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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