i visit Druskininkai (direct translation: City of Salt)
for over 12 years now, almost once a month,
so i see the town getting more and more of make-up,
tourists from the nearby countries
and a bunch of new hotels and restaurants, popping up like mushrooms.
people here started speaking more and more in Russian
and Druskininkai itself heads towards entertainment for others
rather than locals.
despite all the buzz, i love Druskininkai
for its nature and beautiful,
beautiful parks and forest paths.
wide river Nemunas and SPAs,
lakes and... mushrooms.
it also has skiing arena for the winter
and fully arranged bike lanes for the summer.
in the picture - lake Druskonis & river Nemunas.
location on Google Maps