Vilnius Old Town Hostel
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... has declared itself an independent republic with a list of silly rules. It actually has an interesting history but we didn't spend too much time there. We checked out a thousand churches throughout the day, there is actually the 'walk of Jesus' religious tourists come and do due to the huge number of churches in this small city. We went up to Gediminas tower on a hill with good views of the city before getting completely lost walking to the ...
... was a statue dedicated to Japanese man Chijune Sugihara who issued 2139 visas to jewish refugees, against the policy of the government, saving their lives. Back in Tokyo he was fired from diplomatic service but later recognised for his deeds. We walked back to the hotel, slept, and then had dinner at the same restaurant. It was delicious. A pan for 2 piled with wedges and sauerkraut and sausages and pork and turkey and chicken. We sat in the bar for a while, sampling the local beer and ...
... of the day to do this, before crowds of tourists come and make it impossible. So early in the morning and with the skies threatening to rain. I wanted to get my panoramic view of the entire town in, while I still could!
The walk along the river was a relaxing 5 minutes until I arrived at the former "Armory," which now houses one of the many museums that stores relics of the long and interesting history that's here. In the main square of this large complex is ...
... I almost missed the main feature of the bridge: its hundreds of locks.
I received this information from Sasha about the locks, quoting: "Paul, you should try to read what is written on the locks;). I bet it
will be something like - Jonas and Agne love for ever or something
It is the new tradition, that during the wedding you put the lock
(normally with some nice words on it) on the bridge handrails and you ...
... the way back to the hostel, I get hijacked by a stag party fisherman who is sentenced to taking photos with girls.
I am really tired and sleep for 2-3 hours. At night I go out to bar Artistai with Jon to meet some people from the tour. We don't find them there but get good entertainment from watching a group of young Lithuanians and Germans perform songs on stage. Jon is a bit disturbed by their free-style interpretation of Mika.