Traditions should be respected. For the third year in a row I have been celebrating my birthday at one of the former Soviet Union member country's capital city. Year ago, I spent awesome birthday in Tallinn (Estonia) and two years ago in Yerevan, Armenia. 

It was planned to visit Minsk (Belarus) for this year, but instead of Minsk, my better part took me on a lovely three day ride across Lithuania, reaching Vilnius (capital of Lithuania) in a second day.

Now, another year, another awesome birthday - rural tourism with urban dressing! Not to speak more, here are TOP 17 sites we visited during my 31st birthday trip

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St. Michael Archangel Church in Mosėdis

This church is located in the town of Mosėdis, Lithuania. St. Michael Archangel Church represents late Baroque style. I visited this church in frames of my three days birthday trip across Lithua...

Idol Hill (Alkakalnis) near Salantai, Li...

God's path are untraceable, without a strong reason we made our first stop in Lithuania at Mosedis catholic church, then left Mosedis and continued our road just straight (without any directions yet i...

Žemaitė Memorial Museum, Bukantė Manor H...

If you love rural tourism, you will love this place, which name is really hard to even spell - but here is the name: Žemaitė Memorial Museum, Bukantė Manor Homestead Located in the Zemaitoj...

Restaurant 'Porto' Near Plunge...

Restaurant 'Porto' near town of Plunge in Lithuania is place were we stopped for about an hour to book a nearby hotel, using restaurants Wi-Fi and of course tried local cuisine.  It turned...

Guesthouse Sinchronas in Telšiai, Lithua...

It was on the eve of my birthday (August 2016), and we decided to celebrate it in Vilnius, Lithuania. We took our Honda CRV car, crossed Latvia / Lithuania border through Priekule, made few remarkable...

Mastis Lake in Telšiai, Lithuania

Mastis lake is located in the town of Telšiai, Lithuania. There is a dwelling houses located in the shores of lake Mastis, and seems there is a nice recreational area built closer to the Te...

Rural Tourism in Lithuania - Karpyne

Right, I actually wanted to write a short review about restaurant Karpyne located in the middle of country, but finding a translation of this place (Kaimo Turizmo Sodyba Karpyne) and browsing trough...

Viva Kaunas - City Under Your Feet

I remember from a trip to Italy, once we were in Florence - we specially searched Michelangelo Square as it promised to give the most stunning views of city. In fact it did - see: Michelange...

Lithuanian Wedding

I originally wanted to create a post - Postcards from Kaunas, for Postcards from series, but when browsed through the images I captured back in Kaunas, Lithuania this Summer I...

Country House 'Guronys' Near P...

Guronys is located on a 7 hectare area and offers rooms and historic, wooden cottages with authentic décor of a Lithuanian village house. It is located on the bank of the lake, 8 km from Vilnius - Kau...

Postcards from Vilnius

Piece of Life has already featured postcards from two other Baltic state's capital cities, see Postcards from Tallinn and Postcards from Riga. In today's postcards from series - cards from Vilni...

Literatu street in Vilnius

The chances are you will love this narrow street in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania if you are an avid reader, writer or just a true hipster (OK, just joking).  "Literatu street project" - formall...

The Republic of Užupis (Vilnius, Lithuan...

I have traveled to Vilnius, Lithuania a lot, for most of the times using Vilnius just as a transit stop. I decided to change this. It was my 31st birthday, and I opted for celebrations in Vi...

Osteria de Luca Italian Restaurant in Vi...

Osteria de Luca is an Italian restaurant located in the Old town of Vilnius, Lithuania. During my latest visit here in August 2016, they served delicious Italian cuisine, I tried a wrapped pizza - in...

IKEA Shopping in Vilnius, Lithuania

IKEA store has been opened in Vilnius city already in 2013. This place is very popular among local and neighboring shopping travelers - Belarus and Latvia. There is no surprise seeing shoppers from B...

Motel Istros Aviaparkas

Motel Istros Aviaparkas is among the strangest and definitely the most solitary hotel I have ever stayed. Located some 4 kilometers from town of Panevezys in Lithuania. It was the evening of my 31st...

Lithuania rocks, cheap holiday gateway - best enjoyed in Summer. Speaking about my next birthday destinations - Minsk, Kiev or Chisnau is on next year's list.