Forget those quotes about journeys mattering more than destinations. Unless the drive is worth staying awake throughout, a destination becomes less attractive if I have to spend far more time travelling and queuing than actually enjoying the place itself. (For me, this ratio is 3:1) Lithuania’s Hill of Crosses (Kryžių kalnas) was unique enough for me to make an exception, however.
In the name of budget travel, V and I travelled three hours from Kaunas to Siauliai, took public buses, walked a lot and endured the elements to explore a site barely larger than a football field. No one said that getting there would be easy but we spent just 13 euros per person.