Life Travel

Mother’s Day

Mother's Day. Mamos diena. Snapped in Vilnius, Lithuania. Skirmantas PetraitisMother's Day. Mamos diena. Snapped in Vilnius, Lithuania. Skirmantas Petraitis

Happy Mother’s Day to the most fabulous woman in the entire world!

Last week, I flew to Lithuania to see my family and spend some quality time with my lovely mother. I don’t really travel back home much. Therefore seeing everyone for a cup of coffee is always a treat.

This time, I got to see my grandfather who recently moved back from Chicago, after living there for 18 years. He was the only male figure when I was growing up: he taught me how to ride a bicycle and build my own tent. On Saturday, we spent all afternoon talking about politics, American culture and my life in London. We both agreed that there’s not much going on in Lithuania, especially for those who lived abroad for a long period of time.

On Sunday, we drove to Vilnius to do some sightseeing and get a little bit cultural. We went to my favourite bar in Užupis – Šnekutis. They do the best Lithuanian cuisine and everything is extremely cheap. You can have a starter, main (potato dumplings!!!), snack and a pint of beer for about €6. I mean… Quite ridiculous!

Visiting Lithuania is always an eye-opener for me. I realise how far I have come and how different my life could’ve been if I stayed there. Back in the day, I used to be veeery shy. I felt like I couldn’t be myself or be different. My mother raised me and my brother all by herself.

When I was 12, my mother told me that there’s only one place on earth where all my dreams will come true. That place is called London. Mothers can sense everything about their child and she was absolutely right!

Mother's Day. Mamos diena. Snapped in Vilnius, Lithuania. Skirmantas Petraitis

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