Vilnius, Lithuania | In the Republic of Užupis2 min read . Updated: 20 Jul 2013, 12:10 AM IST
This self-declared independent republic promises easy-to-get passports, a quixotic constitution, and a hopeful worldview
Part charade, part philosophy, part bohemian rhapsody, the Republic of Užupis is Lithuanian capital Vilnius’ answer to Paris’ Montmartre, and Copenhagen’s Christiania. A self-proclaimed independent republic, Užupis lies just outside the walls of Vilnius’ historic city centre, the Old Town, with only the Vilnele river and a small footbridge strung with rusting love locks separating its good-humoured idealism from the city it seceded from 15 years ago.
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