Lithuania might not have the prettiest capital city of the Baltic States, but the rest of the country does have a few stars.
Trakai is a beautiful spot on a lake with lots of little wooden house and an castle on an island. I was lucky to be there on a beautiful sunny day when the castle really did shine. However in the evening a huge thunderstorm rolled in and at one point the rain was so heavy that the castle couldn't be seen from the lake shore.
Getting a room in Trakai wasn't easy - a lot of places were rather expensive, but I tried a local bar that had a sign saying "rooms". I was told there were no rooms, but I should wait for 15 minutes. I couldn't quite work out what was going on, but did what I told. After a few minutes an elderly woman appeared and lead me out of the pub into her house a few metres down the road. I got a room in the eaves of the house with a shared bathroom and a shower in the kitchen. Yes the kitchen. But the price was excellent!
Trakai is a typical tourist town, packed during the day but in the evening I had the place to myself.
On the west coast of the country is the Curonian Spit a huge sand dune that 98km long, and at its most about 4km wide. To the west of the Curonian Spit is the Baltic Sea, and to the west is the Curonian Lagoon. To get on the Spit you can take the ferry from Klaipeda, which takes about 90 seconds to get there.
I stayed in Nida about half way down the Spit very close to the Russian border. It's a very pretty village with some very picturesque wooden dwellings.