Sport & Leisure

Sport & Leisure
According to the local Russian Orthodox priest, the mud used for therapeutic purposes in Druskininkai is, unlike most mud used in the West, pure, and therefore much, much better for you. This may or may not be true, but what is for certain is that like just about everywhere else in the world, Druskininkai is being forced to adopt a more modern approach in order to survive as a tourist destination. Where once the town offered nothing but fresh air, exercise, mineral baths and a peaceful, natural environment, it now sees a modernistic vision of nature complete with spaceship-looking buildings concealing scores of tired executives and their wives in nylon underpants receiving electronic therapy under fluorescent lights to the sound of MTV. Nature is fighting back however, and the balance is being rightfully restored. If your idea of a relaxing weekend isn’t lying by the side of an indoor swimming pool and listening to the screams of 500 children, be assured that there are more than enough peaceful options on offer as well.

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