"Simple life is the best!" Rudamina by matcrazy1
Rudamina Travel Guide: 34 reviews and 77 photos
Please even do not try to look for any information on Rudamina in any travel books or in the web. Hmm... you can eventually ask locals if you want to know more and if you know Lithuanian (sometimes Russian or Polish).
It's definetely off the beaten path village in southern Lithuania, close to Poland.
My page is about more than Rudamina itself. It's about typical Lithuanian countryside and its lazy life, about the past days which are still alive there.
Old, Roman catholic churches luckily survived Soviet occupation in many villages and small towns of Lithuania. Well, some of them were not renovated for years, neglected and closed when I visited them.
Grave of a priest killed by KGB in 1986, which I found in Rudamina, and his story, inspired me to read about unbelievable religious intolerance in the heart of Europe... a few years ago. Well, I look a little bit futher East now, with some sadness and hope as well. More: in my travelogues.
There were lovely wooden houses and not so lovely brick/cement houses, put in no order along main highway or sometimes unpaved track in typical Lithuanian village.
- Pros:No tourists
- Cons:No tourist facilities
- In a nutshell:Simple life is the best!
Well, except no information and some information given in Lithuanian I found this commemorative plaque fixed to a wall... more travel advice
I found this wooden cottage on the right (southern) side of highway 134 from Rudamina to Lazdijai. Notice stork nest... more travel advice
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