About the blog
Have you ever looked at a city, a street or a monument, asking yourself why’s it here? Did you ever get a feeling you’re scratching the surface of a fascinating story that nobody’s telling? Have you ever visited a country knowing little more than a couple of popular dishes and some tourist-infested destinations, unconvinced if they’re even worth it?
This blog is your remedy.
About A Spot is a travel blog dedicated to the culture, history, geography and politics of countries around the world. The purpose is to give readers necessary context, so they know WHERE and WHAT to look for. Once there, you have more than just a clue why the country is organized the way it is and why people behave the way they do.
It‘s a reaction to the shallow, overhyped travel blogs that repeat tired tropes and present no depth to the locations you want to visit. With a healthy dose of realism, a dash of cynicism and a foundation of honesty, the site aims to more than just a checklist.
Here history, anthropology, politics, sociology and geography meet to exchange cookie recipes. The end result is a little more context and a little more satisfaction.
Hopefully you‘ll like it. But even more hopefully you‘ll learn from it.
My name is Tomas and I’m a blogger, filmmaker and content creator. I like pushing myself into the unknown, connecting different disciplines and soaking in facts and factoids like a hexagonal sponge.
Although I‘ve started About A Spot in 2020, it‘s been around in one form or another since 2013. Because I enjoy writing almost as much as I enjoy having written, I decided to channel my efforts for people who are as hungry for interesting, entertaining and educational content as I am.
My goal is to help you avoid the traps I fell into on my travels, inspire you with stories of great people and wash off the all-too-sweet aftertaste that comes from too much social media.
All of this for the glory and benefit of the magnificent Lithuanian community of Punskas.