A family picture from in front of Trakai castle June 2009. The first visit to Lithuania for Oli, Mum & Belinda.
We had lunch at the excellent Kybynlar restaraunt and then walked around the castle pushing a pram. Trakai at one point was the capital of Lithuania and was obviously a strong defensive location for a castle being in the middle of a lake, though I’m not sure what they did in winter when the frozen lake was easy to walk on? Now Trakai is a popular tourist destination with bus loads of Polish and German tourists visiting to browse the souvenir stands which are a good place to collect trinkets made out of amber. The walk to the castle takes you over two bridges where you can rent a boat, buy wild strawberries or donate to the various buskers.
Later on we visited Gruto Parkas and got back to Vilnius for a late dinner.