Skemiai is a village located along Lithuanian secondary highway 144, 35 km (22 mi) north of Kedainiai, 81 km (50 mi) north of Kaunas and 55 km (34 mi) southeast of Siaulai. I stopped there on a shoulder for a while to take a few pictures for you :-).
Well, I didn't notice any bus stops there but maybe they were hidden somewhere. Generally almost each, even the smallest, Lithuanian village was reachable by scheduled buses.
I parked my car on a shoulder by a road sign Skemiai. There was nothing interesting and great there. Just country landscape, meadows, cows...There were no parking lots (not mention rest areas) along highway 144, no hard shoulder, no tourist facilities, few gas stations. But... look at my picture, there was a road parallel to the highway. But it was...more
I drove highway 144 in June 2004. First I drove from Kaunas northwards A1 (E67), the main international north-south highway of the Baltic states. It was called Via Baltica and run from Poland northwards, via Kaunas, Lithuania, Riga, Latvia to Tallin, Estonia (ferry to Helsinki, Finland). 37 km north of Kaunas I turned just to highway 144 and drove...more
Grazing lands along highway 144 were never fenced. Instead, each cow was chained to the ground with longer or shorter, metal chain. Do European Union with its numerous so called "animal's right activists" tolarate such situation of poor cows? Isn't there any law about how long the chain must be? :-))) Don't look for any long-haired cattle, not...more