Vilnius

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Back when I was a teenager, I restricted myself to only travelling to well known and highly acclaimed destinations. I felt that these places had the most “quality assurance” for tourists. As I grew older, I became more inclined to explore off-the-map destinations in search of greater adventures. I feel that having the courage to travel off-beaten paths is what defines you as a traveler. It is this mindset that led me to discovering the city of Vilnius.

In between travelling from Latvia to Poland I made a stop at Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. I must shamefully admit that I knew next to nothing about Lithuania prior to my arrival. Although I didn’t do much research beforehand, I had no trouble navigating around the city because it is very compact. The joy of travelling in a smaller city is that it’s not necessary to plan too much and there’s no pressure to rush from site to site. In the couple of days that I spent in Vilnius, I thoroughly enjoyed using a slower pace to absorb this city’s wonderful culture and history.

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Vilnius was a bit chilly upon my arrival, so I put on my leather jacket to keep me warm. A leather jacket, a v-neck tee, and distressed jeans are a foolproof combination.

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Entering the Old Town of Vilnius from the Gate of Dawn.

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The Vilnius Bell Tower.

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The Vilnia River.

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Lithuanian food completely caught me by surprise – it is super delicious! I enjoyed Lithuanian dumplings so much that I ended it having them for almost every meal during my stay.

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On my last day in Vilnius I made a day trip to Trakai, the original capital of Lithuania. The Trakai castle and its surrounding lakes are absolutely stunning.

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I’m wearing:

Tee : Old Navy | Jacket : DNA (from New York) | Jeans : Zara | Shoes  : New Balance | Sunglasses : Opening Ceremony (c/o East Dane, now on sale)


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  • Love the quality of your photos. Nice shots.

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    • Justin L

      Thanks a lot Chama!

  • amo

    very nice pics

    i love new balance sneakers

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    • Justin L

      Thank you Amo :)

  • Jane
    • Justin L

      Thank you Jane!

  • Deborah Poh

    Whenever I read your Europe posts, I drink in all of the pictures and take note of places I would love to visit one day myself! I love the food, the architecture, and the outfit in this post– you are the master of travel posts! I think I personally am still a little reluctant to go too far from the mainstream areas unless I have a guide I trust to take me around safely (I don’t want to have horror stories to tell about the time I once got lost for a night or something haha). Luckily I have some friends in Europe who would be more than happy to show me around! So one day soon I hope!

    Thanks so much for the congratulations, we’ll be taking it slow for now because I still have so much to do before I can think about a wedding haha! And yes, being in HK made it even more meaningful 😛

    Even though travelling is such a privilege and a good experience for young ‘uns like us, it’s always nice to be back home in Vancouver! Until we get bitten by the travel bug again haha…

    Keep on being so inspiring!

    xx Debbie

    http://www.whatdoffydoes.com

    • Justin L

      Wow thanks SO much for the kind words, Debbie!

      It’s neat that you got married in HK because I’m actually moving there next month! If you travel there again in the future, let me know! Perhaps we can do a blogger meetup sometime in Van before I leave?

  • Nice proposal , Ripped jeans leather jacket !!

    xx

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    • Justin L

      Thanks Ivan – it’s an easy proposal!

  • The Fashion Panda

    Love the new Balance shoes and the place looks so nice !

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    • Justin L

      Thanks a lot!

  • Franko Dean

    Beautiful Place , Rocking that Jacket ✌

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