Category: Towns, Villages, Districts

The Port Baikal [Russia]

The Port Baikal in Russia is a settlement located near the Lake Baikal on the left bank of the Angara River. Rare ferry connections mean that Port Baikal remains largely uncommercialised, lacking tourist attractions and also crowds. At the same time it makes the place popular with more meditative visitors. First thing which you see there after getting out of the ferry is rusting watercrafts which make this place look a bit industrial. The view around changes when you leave the port—going further you’ll see a settlement of old wooden houses. Describing this area it’s also hard not to mention the nature there, which together with the great Lake Baikal makes this place especially beautiful.

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Verkiai [Vilnius, Lithuania]

Verkiai is a nothern district in Vilnius (Lithuania). Forests, lakes surrounded by wild bushes, a beautiful old palace with a huge park and some cosy village houses around make you feel as if you were far away from the modern world, no matter this place is a part of the capital city of Lithuania.

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Lindiniškės [Lithuania]

Lindiniškės is a small village around 10 kilometres from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Passing through this place you can find some old wooden houses and gardens nearby. The village is surrounded by forests and fields which make this place very calm and a bit remote.

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Bukiškis [Lithuania]

Bukiškis is a village around 10 kilometres from the capital of Lithuania Vilnius. There is an agricultural school, church, old farmstead and a few grocery stores in this village. There is also a huge lake in Bukiškis—probably the most impressive place there.

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Jaśliska, or in the Middle of Nowhere [Poland]

Sometimes it is enough just to watch a movie to feel that the place which you saw there is the one where you simply have to go. That is what can happen to you after seeing ‘Strawberry Wine’ which shows a magic life of a small village in Southeastern Poland.

The most amazing thing about Jaśliska, the village where the movie was shot, is that it is so remote from everything and seems that the life here stopped long time ago.

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