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Baltic States, Art and Coming War


During my stay in Vilnius, I was shocked by how present the threat of war is in the Baltic States.

While traveling, it’s amazing to see how the world looks so much different depending on where you are. Speaking to people in Berlin or in Paris, I had not the idea that Europe is heading for war. But the conversations I had with people in Vilnius, Lithuania, were giving me a much different view. An exposition in the center about the impact of war, NATO flags at the official buildings, and conscription (draft) being reinstated give a different view.

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Vilnius, with Valentyn Odnoviun

The Baltic states were pretty unknown to me. I looked forward to my first visit to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. She didn’t disappoint. The first post about this charming little city, but definitely not the last! Famous photographer Valentyn Odnoviun as my guide to visit Vilnius.

This leg of my Trans Europe and Trans Asia project brings me from Poland to Lithuania.

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Europe & Asia via the Trans Siberia Route

Koen’s new journey is about to start. This time it’s all about exploring Europe and Asia. Wherever possible, I’ll be trying to travel by train or ferry. A slower way of traveling should bring a nice pace to collect some impressions and meet some people.

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