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Probably the most interesting city in the country. A visit to Trakai might be worth it if the weathers are nice. All things worth seeing are covered in a couple of days. Some text about the visit at Traveler Willem.
... was absolutely STUNNING. Every square inch had been used for stucco of over 2,000 figures - we'll take their word for it!
The lowlight was the museum of the NKVD/Gestapo/KGB - they all had need to use the facilities contained therein. The accompanying history from 1938-1990 was particularly sad for the thousands who were forcibly deported to the back ends of Russia - along the ...
... old city is surrounded by a horseshoe shaped canal which joins the river at each end and is crossed by many bridges. It was originally the city moat, as in all these towns there was a castle, but Riga castle in the old town was closed for renovations at the time we were there. The highlight of our stay in Riga was a night time kayak across the river, through the canal and back to base. We left at 10.30pm and didn't get ...
... on interest and beauty stakes, but the region around Vilnius is certainly really beautiful and very picturesque.
And for our last day in Lithuania, we did some exploring in the local Trakai area. Apparently, this area used to be very big, in the 14th Century and as a result, there is a whacking great castle that has been restored in the local town. Now, because the town is on a lakeshore, the castle is actually built on a ...
... was fine. The bus was fairly comfortable, but you never get a great sleep on a bus unfortunately!
We arrived into Warsaw at about 5.40, and made our way to the hostel. I managed to lead us a completely wrong way for a good 20 minutes, which was lovely, considering it was -1degree, snowing, dark and we had our heavy bags with us! So after our slight detour, we made it to our hostel, and had a well needed nap!
Delivered less than promised. Okay experience otherwise. Far away from downtown but very close to the airport, which is a good thing.
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