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Klaipeda, 19th & 20th.
As we were leaving Riga the sun started to come out, but after a 5 hour bus drive into Lithuania the weather not only turned back into heavy clouds and early teen-temperatures but it also started bucketing down. Thank goodness it let up by the time we had to do the fifteen minute walk to the hotel, Litinterp.
There's a lot to be said for travelling in the off season.
That first day we got in at about ...
... us to see. Either way, it was a beautiful day and I enjoyed it very much.
What the future holds: Tomorrow morning, we travel by train to Warsaw, Poland, the capital. It is a 6 hour trip so I am planning on sleeping/reading/listening to music. I am reading or I should say going to start reading The Book Thief which I hope will have some tie ins to Poland because it is based on World War II. We have no plans so I will explore the city a little but then go straight to ...
... were going in and out. The chief export was grains. I can't remember the exact percentage, but trust me when I say they provided a lot of grain to a lot of countries. What was economically awesome about the grain is that is was grown by nobles but sold to citizens who then exported it so everyone profited. Gdansk stayed the most powerful city for a long time until World War II. We went to Westerplatte which is the place said to be the start of the war in ...
... RAF’s programme of Urban-Renewal that ran from 1941-1945, was extremely efficient. They managed to destroy anything of any interest and the Soviets either didn’t rebuilt it or if they did, it was done poorly!
So, back to our itinerary – we visited the Catherdral, which was rebuilt (except for the windows, which were replaced with painted boards) and is no longer a ...
... very little international travel. New language, new food, new vistas etc. The people are fantastically generous. We look forward to keeping you posted with our posts.
Liliya & Curtis
* Moscow Rules # 2 Technology will always let you down
* Moscow Rules # 3 Murphy was right