Party Port - Drinking and dancing in Klaipeda

  • 2008-01-31
  • Story by Philip Birzulis
Tossed back and forth between rulers and playing host to everyone from Hitler to Soviet defectors, Klaipeda was one of Europe's jumpiest geopolitical yoyos in the 20thcentury. In the 21st, Lithuania's only port is a bustling place with pungent whiffs of sea salt and money in the air. If you’re there for pleasure, the charming Curonian Spit and an improbable dolphin park will keep you busy by day, while at night there are plenty of places to tipple rum with the local sailors and mermaids. Naturally, though, there are plenty of surprises in stall....
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