Vilnius, Lithuania is full of surprises. I was totally charmed. It's not touristy, the mayor intentionally ran over a car parked in the bicycle lane with a tank, I may have eaten pigs ear voluntarily, and an entire neighborhood of artists and weirdos declared so-called tongue-in cheek-independence.
1. Flea market
2. This mythology of this church tells that it was built as a contest between a young lover and the father of his beloved. The man asked for the daughter's hand in marriage, but father said that he could marry his daughter only if he built the better church, and they both set to work. When the churches were completed everyone said the young man's was better. The father invited him up to the steeple of the church to celebrate, and then pushed the young man to his death.
3. Uzupis is an artist founded "free" republic in Vilnius where they have their own constitution and independence day where beer pours from the fountains
4. 'Stebulakas' miracle square, where in 1989 the start of a 2 million-person human chain political protest against Soviet occupation was located, linking the Baltic states through their capitals. It stretched 650km from this spot to Tallinn.
5. Flag of Uzupis