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Stalin World, Druskininkai, Lithuania travel blog

Stalin World

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... were deported via cattle cargo train as free slave labor in Siberia to help develope the infrastructures. Military personel of Lithuania were killed to prevent any chance of rebellion. All the people in Lithuania were stripped of their freedom of speech ...

Trakai National Park, Vilnius, Lithuania travel blog

Trakai National Park

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... a glimps into the prison slife under KGB. The KGB used bugging devise to eavdrop on foreign tourists and citizens of Lithuania SSR to prevent any negative comment against the Soviets. The prisons shows confinement room, tourture room with padded walls ...

I dreamt of tractors and donkey carts..., Vilnius, Lithuania travel blog

I dreamt of tractors and donkey carts...

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Out of the three capitals we visited during this trip, I probably expected the least from Vilnius. In fact I think I dreamt of no more than tractors and donkey carts roaming the streets on a grey snowless December day. That just shows how ignorant I can ...

Baroque Old Town, Vilnius, Lithuania travel blog

Baroque Old Town

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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     I have arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania since last night. Didn't really have too much time for sightseeing before sunset. So I checked into my hostel and had a nice chat with several fellow travellers from around the world and shared ...

Hill of Crosses, Lithuania, Krysiu Kalnas, Lithuania travel blog

Hill of Crosses, Lithuania

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... the whole complex with our heavy bags of groceries. We were sure the boys moved the cars! The stork nests in Lithuania are gargantuan, a huge feat of feathered engineering. The people actually put up large discs on appropriate poles for the storks to ...

Vilnius, Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania travel blog

Vilnius, Lithuania

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... , but that was on the east side of the Bosphorus so technically she was in Asia. All the way from Bulgaria to Lithuania, I cannot remember ever seeing a single bean, pea or sprout. Touristically speaking, Vilnius is in a rather poor spot. With Latvia to ...

Taurage Adventure, Vilnius, Lithuania travel blog

Taurage Adventure

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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A quick update on my search for relatives in the town of Taurage ... Despite having to run after my bus, I was relieved to know I would make it to Taurage before nightfall.  This town of 28,000 is not listed in the guidebook so I had no idea where I ...

Warsaw to Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania travel blog

Warsaw to Vilnius

A travel blog entry by charity_cycle

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... Augustow a tourist destination. It feels like a tourist destination with a large square and outdoor cafes. I crossed the border into Lithuania on Monday. The Polish police nodded at me through the window and I was meet at the Lithuanian border by a ...

5 long nights in Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania travel blog

5 long nights in Lithuania

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... pleasant but probably would have been better if I'd been feeling abit sharper. Klaipeda was promptly followed through with Vilnius, Lithuania's capital and home to the turbulence in the early 90's. Being the only city in the Baltic states (Estonia, ...

The 'New Prague'.. There goes the neighbourhood.., Vilnius, Lithuania travel blog

The 'New Prague'.. There goes the neighbourhood..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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The 'New Prague'? Vilnius Vilnius, well another day and another Baltic Country's capital. And it's another pearler. Without wanting to sound like a broken record, what are the good folk of these three Baltic countries doing right ? It's another city ...

Warsaw to Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania travel blog

Warsaw to Vilnius

A travel blog entry by charity_cycle

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... Augustow a tourist destination. It feels like a tourist destination with a large square and outdoor cafes. I crossed the border into Lithuania on Monday. The Polish police nodded at me through the window and I was meet at the Lithuanian border by a ...

Walking in a winter wonderland, Trakai, Lithuania travel blog

Walking in a winter wonderland

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost - J. R. R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings Trakai, Lithuania Prague time +1hr Days to get to Prague - 4 Lakes, castles and snow. Loads of snow We wanted to do a side ...

Holy holy Vilnius (Old Town 3 of 6), Vilnius, Lithuania travel blog

Holy holy Vilnius (Old Town 3 of 6)

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home - Dagobert D. Runes, US writer Vilinus, Lithuania. Prague time +1hr Days to get to Prague - 4 The difference of Vilnius So here's a question for ya. ...

East Still, Vilnius, Lithuania travel blog

East Still

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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And then we attempted to drive to Vilnius. We opened the GPS up, it new Vilnius, but not via the way we wanted to go, so we gave it the flick, pulled out the map, and away we went. A couple hours later, we were fighting the traffic in Vilnius, and ...

Lock in, Vilnus, Lithuania travel blog

Lock in

A travel blog entry by jag

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I had to get up at three bloody o'clock to catch my bus to Lithuania. I panicked a bit when I discovered that the doors to the hotel were locked solid shut with no one at reception. Luckily I managed to wake someone up and then was rushing in the dark ...

Labas from Lithuania, Nida, Lithuania travel blog

Labas from Lithuania

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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... ; As a little girl I have always wanted to know more about these roots and watched the news fascinated by the pivotal role Lithuania played during the collapse of the Soviet Union.  Upon arriving, an old friend picked me up from the airport.  I ...

The Cornerstones Of Hock / Cat Travel, Vilnius, Lithuania travel blog

The Cornerstones Of Hock / Cat Travel

A travel blog entry by catters

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Well in three days Chris and I have managed only one of the six reccomended sights of Vilnius, a pretty poor sculpture of some rocker called Frank Zappa. We did manage to stop at the "Hill of Crosses" a few kilometres out of Siauliai on the way down ...

Crosses, Siauliai, Lithuania travel blog

Crosses

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... trying at least to see the capitals, and as we had earlier in the year compared Riga to Ukraine, it was time to see what Lithuania had to offer. My friends who had been said that it was the Jewboy price that you like, and luckily for us, Flyandscare fly ...

Curonian Spit & Computer

Curonian Spit & Computer "Spits" It.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... World Heritage Site of the Curonian Spit we had come to see. The Spit is a tiny long strip of land owned in the North by Lithuania and in the South by the Kaliningrad Region of Russia, and is a haven for bird, animal and plant life and has some of the ...

Visiting Vilnius., Vilnius, Lithuania travel blog

Visiting Vilnius.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... visit with our friends in Warsaw, Poland (see last entry) we took an overnight bus to Vilnius the capital of Lithuania. Arriving around 7am, with a desperate need for the toilet, we discovered Lithuania hasn't quite shrugged off the past. Squat ...

My first Baltic stop, Vilnius, Lithuania travel blog

My first Baltic stop

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... from home. Lina is busy applying for jobs in the city. She tells me that the population has reduced from 3.6 million to 3.1 million. With Lithuania open to the EU, people can be paid more in say the UK or France so in some respects that may help her with ...

Stalin World, Druskininkai, Lithuania travel blog

Stalin World

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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After leaving Trakai, we headed off South. We had 115 K's to reach what could possibly be Liths best kept secret. Some know it as Gruto Parkas, but I only knew of it as Stalin World !!!   Stalin World   Think of Stalin, and you think of how ...

Another Castle, Kaunas, Lithuania travel blog

Another Castle

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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As usual we were driving blind, but before we went, Lucy was told by a local Lith girl who she works with, "if you are in Liths, make sure you go to Trakai Castle". And being the tourists that we both are, how could we resist !!!   Trakai Castle ...

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A travel blog entry by amullett

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Student central, Kaunas, Lithuania travel blog

Student central

A travel blog entry by amullett

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It was from Vilnius to Kaunas that I embarked on a maiden voyage. The important thing about going to Kaunas was that I would be hitchhiking for the first time. I was always a little wary about hitchhiking (HH), not because I was scared of meeting a ...

HC party central, Vilnius, Lithuania travel blog

HC party central

A travel blog entry by amullett

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... to the north of the city that looks like it is twisted, but it is meant to be like that obviously. The genocide museum of Lithuania is situated in Vilnius and I went there alone which turned out to be quite a creepy experience. The top was like many ...

Lithuania, Lithuania, Lithuania travel blog

Lithuania

A travel blog entry by jag

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Kernave, December 27, 2005 - Tuesday, Kernave, Lithuania travel blog

Kernave, December 27, 2005 - Tuesday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer

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... one that skimmed local glory. According to some sources, in 1253 a certain Mindaugas, who for the first time unified entire Lithuania, was crowned the king there. According to other sources, if fewer in number, that same Mindaugas never even came close ...

Druskininkai, January 2, 2006 - Monday, Druskininkai, Lithuania travel blog

Druskininkai, January 2, 2006 - Monday

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... and last visited here. So she may not have remembered every detail any more. But precisely for that. That was then. Lithuania today is an independent country, a European Union member, proponent of free market economy and everything that goes along with ...

The end of the Baltics, Vilnius, Lithuania travel blog

The end of the Baltics

A travel blog entry by tworedshoes

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Our Hero found the deadliest combination in the world. Beer for 1.40 a pint and a vodka shot that actually goes down well. Needless to say the rest of the time spent in Latvia was very drunken, bt none of the nights lived up to the thrill that was bungee ...

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