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.
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.