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Helo. Me and Ciaran took a morning bus to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. It was a 4 hour bus ride where I fell asleep and woke up at the end with a massive headache and feeling like i was going to throw up. I had to sit at the bus station for a good 20 minutes before I could go into town. I was certain i was going to throw up, but somehow didnt …
We took a night train from Warsaw to Vilnius.
Vilnius is the largest city and the capital of Lithuania.
Like most medieval towns, Vilnius was developed around its Town Hall.
Many of those cities have beautiful Old Towns and Market Squares.
After being occupied by German, Russia, being perceived as Polish city for years …
... cities I've been in on this trip, nothing much over 3 stories. The view of the hot air balloons over the city was nice.
I found the magic tile outside the cathedral where the human chain to Tallinn started, this was part of the 1989 protests that lead to the removal of the USSR in the Baltic states.
Me and the tour leader Kristina are having a competition to find the weirdest signs I think I'm in ...
... hotel on the edge of both the modern and old sections of what was seemingly an enormous and highly developed town.
Anxious to see this beautiful city, I quickly checked into my 4 star hotel, where I was immediately greeted at the door by no less than 2 people, ready to accommodate my every need. I then made my way directly down the central road, making a circle back toward my hotel without even knowing it, but taking the time to stop in a lovely deli ...
... for the laptop and doing several Sudoku! We saw beautiful Polish countryside flitting past every so often and at one stage, we looked out of the train to see a beautiful lake surrounded by trees and Andrew managed to take a few quick snaps.
As you can imagine there is a bit of a language barrier in Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania etc. as many do not speak English well and some don’t speak any at all. So, it was an amusing ...