The Baltic States

Just over a week ago, I got back from a ten day orchestra tour in the Baltic States; Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Photography is my second form of art (after food) so I took tons of pictures everywhere we visited. At the end of the post I also linked a short video about the experience. Hope you enjoy!

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Tower in the main square of Vilnius, Lithuania.
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Bricks matching my outfit in Vilnius.
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Accidentally crashed a college commencement in this building in Vilnius.
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Affogato at lunch with some friends. I ate one bite, but more would’ve been a mistake.
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Castle in the town of Trakai, where things are measured in storks instead of stars (e.g. five stork restaurant, two stork hotel). Lithuania was only a kingdom for 10 years, so this castle was occupied by grand dukes instead.
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Hill of Crosses, Lithuania.
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Former guild headquarters, Riga, Latvia.
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Friend and fellow violinist Hae Joo, wearing a traditional Latvian flower crown for St. John’s Eve and the celebration of the summer solstice.
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Cat House, Riga. (Alternate caption: the floor is men)
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On point dessert selection at a rooftop restaurant in Riga.
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View from St. Olav’s Church tower, Tallinn, Estonia. Over 200 steps up, but I’ve done worse.
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Lahemaa National Park, Estonia.
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Sweater Wall, Tallinn. Apparently this is a way to make sure socks fit.

I had so much fun in the Baltics, even though I didn’t feel so great most of the time. I’m so glad I decided to go, even if it did mean I had my violin as a carry-on.

To see more photos from the trip, especially what I ate, check out my Instagram @sugarandsitups where you’ll find commentary on the food and more of my everyday life. Thanks!

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