About 80 % of the world's known amber resources are located in the Baltic region. Amber came into being some million years ago from the sap of various pine trees which became fossilized.
One of the most popular souvenirs from the Baltic region are therefore all sorts of amber jewely or amber decorations. You find them in souvenir shops or at market stalls. The price can often be negotiated.
If you are lucky enough you might even find little pieces of amber at the shore of the Baltic Sea. So keep your eyes open when wandering along the beach ....
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What to buy: Once in Nida, make sure to pick some Lithuanian amber up. It is sold in small designer shops or simply in the street. You can get big pieces, fossils, jewelry, amber dice, chess and bunch of other kinds of souvenirs.
What to pay: Pretty inexpensive compared to what you would pay once it's exported. For about $20 you can pick out something really nice. If you buy it in the street make sure to negotiate!
A little bit of everything: Don't expect shopping malls here ;-)
So you don't want to waist money eating in restourants, but rather would prepear something at home yourself.There are two or three small shops where you can get main things,i mean , basic products, nothing really fancy.All of these shops are in the centre of Nida.You also can buy cigarettes there or top up your phone card if needed.
Cigarettes and phone topup cards can be found in newspapers kiosk, in drinks and food shops.
Clothers-something basic and small like t-shirts,shorts, socks... can be found in the very centre next to one of the food shop.
Medicine you will find a bit up the hill( the main road leading to the sea), next to the post office.Its a small drugstore with one or two ladies working only.So i recomand such things as suncream or higien pakets you get in the normal shop, becouse its really not funny to wait for about 20mins in a small crouded place with some crying children....
What to buy: There are some very nice souveniers you can buy in the tourist information center, in the small squere in from of it , in the small street going to the habour and some museums.It is mostly things made of amber (very nice rings with amber and silver), wood, honey( sometimes you can try fresh honey in the place), real bees wax candless, cloth or clothers from linen.
What to pay: I always thought it would be the most expencive place to buy souveniers, but actually,this year i noticed its even more expencive to get them in Vilnius, especially in Pilies street and all these special amber and linen shops there.
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