On my Baltic biking itinerary is an overnight stay in Nida, Lithuania—a small beach town on the Lithuanian half of the Curonian Spit. The Germans called it Nidden, and it was the summer retreat of Thomas Mann. His books were later banned by the Third Reich—in spite of being a recipient of the 1929 Nobel Award for Literature—and he left by 1933. Supposedly the Nazi government mailed him a charred copy of his novel, Buddenbrooks, and he quickly got the message.
|JonasS at Lithuanian Wikipedia|
In my WIP, my character—Katya—loves it, too. And I’m on pins and needles with anticipation to experience what I have until now only imagined.
I always think anticipating and planning for a trip is almost as exciting as actually going on it. You will have a wonderful time.
Hi Gabe, I just spent some enjoyable time catching up on your posts. So happy to hear about the bike tour and the WIP! The book recommends intrigue me too. I'm currently reading (and looking at, it's a kind of graphic book) Nora Krug's "Belonging." Have you seen it? Eleanor Wachtel interviewed her not so long ago. Krug is trying to come to terms with her Germanness, i.e. grandparents involvement in Second World War. Etc. Anyway, thanks for the posts!
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