Travel Month: November 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

Each month I like to reflect upon my monthly travel and explorations in my current city. I love remembering past trips and enjoy looking ahead to future plans. These monthly reflections help me to do just that.

Did you have a great Thanksgiving? I spent the day with some expat friends eating some delicious foods. Hey expats, I'm curious if you get the day off of work or took it off? This year J has a long weekend but I don't get any time off. Luckily, I don't work on Thursdays so was able to enjoy the holiday.

This weekend in Vilnius is the Christmas tree lighting and the Holiday Charity Bazaar. I'm looking forward to having a fun weekend around town.

This month I've enjoyed the coming winter around Vilnius. We just had our first snow here and it looks lovely. J, my friend, and I started taking a pottery class, which is such a fun way to spend the dark winter nights (it gets dark at 3:30!).

snowfall and bird houses in a park

a snow covered hill of three crosses in Vilnius


On the travel front, I was in Denmark for the first two days of this month. I visited the amazing Helsingor (blog post coming up soon) and loved it so much that J and I are plotting a return visit. A few teaser photos are below!


cannons at the Helsignor castle


Helsignor town


In December, I'm going to Budapest and potentially having an unexpected visit with my parents (still TBD). If you have any tips for Budapest I'd love to hear them. I am also planning a little road trip to visit the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania.


Posts from this month:

The Danes and Their Licorice

An Introduction to Copenhagen

Creative Lithuania: Beer Marathon

Packing for Bad Weather

You Will Not Go Hungry in Prague

J's Views on our Trip in China


A Dash of Wanderlust on the web:

EcoTripSoS Traveling Beauties

The Top 5 Places I'd like to Visit in 2015

I'm linking up with #SundayTraveler


How was your month? What are your plans for December?

14 comments:

  1. Can't wait to read about Budapest!! We are hoping to make it there soon as well!!

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    1. I'm looking forward to it. I'll be sure to post about it :)

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  2. Can't wait to read your posts on Budapest. Happy post-Thanksgiving! x

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    1. Thank you! I hope you had a relaxing Thanksgiving!

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  3. I love how you're really exploring your city - it's so important! I can't wait to see your Budapest posts, it's been on my wishlists for too long!

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    1. I find that it is best to make the most of where you live. I'm really wanting to see other areas of Lithuania as well!

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  4. Oh I have heard SO many great things about Budapest. I'm a little jeal!

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  5. Looking forward to the Denmark post! In the meantime, Budapest is so stellar! Hit up the kerts and be sure to soak in a Turkish bath. We weren't amazed by the royal palace, but the views from Buda Hill are awesome. Central market is nice if you like markets. Lots of great vintage stores if you're into that, too!

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    1. Thanks for the tips about Budapest! Do you have any posts I can check out? I'm planning on making a reservation for a Turkish bath this week. I just made a reservation for tea at the New York Cafe, so I'm hoping that our reservation will be confirmed because that place looked incredible.

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  6. I have SO many tips for Budapest. I lived there for two years. I realize I'm sorely lacking in coverage of it all on my blog though. Here are my favourites: http://packmeto.com/10-favourite-things-to-do-in-budapest/.

    For sure you need to go to the thermal baths (you actually don't need a reservation - just show up and pay), go grab a drink or two at a ruin bar, visit the central market and eat from the hot food stands upstairs and see if you can visit inside the parliament building. It's stunning! Also, be prepared for it to be super cold.

    You can see all my Budapest stuff here: http://packmeto.com/destinations/hungary/ & give me a shout if you need any help!

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    1. Thank you so much for all of this information!! I'm really excited to visit. I'm going to go look at your posts now. Did you go on any food tours in Budapest? Were you there over Christmas? Thanks :)

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  7. Good luck with your pottery class. I'd love to see more about the place with those cannons!

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    1. Thanks! I'll be talking about Helsingor soon (the place with the cannons). It was such a wonderful place!

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