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appears, that in Eastern Europe you need 11 hours to drive 650 kilometers. Those crazy Polish roads, but I can't say much about it, I liked Poland a lot (: At least this time we were sitting on the back seat just two of us! yeaaah! Trip was awesome
We got picked up at 10 after the supreme breakfast buffet and were soon on our way to Trakai Castle, about an hour and 15 minute ride from Kaunas. We switched up the passenger order so that Barb and Irena could spend more time together along with Diana and Rokas, our faithful and talented translator.
Soon we found ourselves headed toward an island castle, walking across boardwalk bridges and past numerous ...
... s church. This sacred place had been converted into a warehouse by the Soviets and fallen into great physical neglect. Still, there was something beautiful about the place. We all purchased and overpaid for souvenirs to help with the restoration. Deterioration aside, there was a baptismal ceremony going on while we visited.
Departing from St. George’s, we headed toward the Old Town Square, where there was a one-on-one ...
... chicken. All were delicious.
We are now gathering our thoughts on the rooftop sky terrace at Hotel Daguridus, looking out over the basketball courts of the neighboring Jezuitu Gimnazija and looking forward to sleep.
Tomorrow morning we are meeting Barb’s family for a tour of Old Town followed by dinner at their house. This will be our second time meeting with ...
... former soviet empire on this place. Sandwiched between the russian satellite state of Kalingrad and the
former soviet state of Belarussia, both places requiring expensive and
bureaucratic entry visas, Lithuania seems to be struggling to find its
way. The weather is the cold, dark, and blowing rain which tortures people before the white snow comes.
As I ran in the morning I noticed ...