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... The old town was walled but only one small remnant remains & it has about 50+ churches within the old city. Luckily we only saw about 6 in the end. Lithuania was the last place in Europe to become Christian in the 13th century having been invaded by the Teutonic Knights from Germany with limited success. The eventual conversion owed more to the Poles so that the predominant religion is RC although the periods of Russian domination have left some ...
... bus. I am even the proud new owner of an Ecolines loyalty card!
So a quick summary of our trip this weekend:
Riga - Vilnius: 4 hours
Vilnius - Druskininkai: 2 hours
Druskininkai - Vilnius: 2 hours
Vilnius - Kaunas: 2 hours (by train!!)
Kaunas - Riga: 4 hours
And in between we saw some sights.
The passivest couchsurfer on the planet
Always minding our budget, we decided to couchsurf in Vilnius. Besides a free place to ...
... solstice. Among the pines we found an area of old forest that has a huge cormorant and grey heron colony. There are almost 4000 cormorants and about 400 herons in the area and they were interesting to watch from the lookout tower. They nest high up in the old dead trees, and the noise and smell reminded us of the gannet colony at Muriwai.
Our next port of call was the legendary Hill of Crosses near ...
I took a city tour again, the free tours are turning out to be very good, just give them a tip. Some great stories.
Uzupis, a city district, declares itself an independent artistic country. They are all quite mad, see the picture of the student project of a picnic table on the roof. In their constitution they have stuff like they have the, "right to be a dog" and "a cat is not obliged to love ...
... now Polish Zagan) the camp was designed to hold thousands of captured allied airmen, including the most persistent escapees inside the Reich's network of prisons. Undeterred by tight security a hardcore band of 250 POWs, led by Squadron Leader Roger Bushell, planned to tunnel out of the complex, before setting off independently for neutral territory. Even though the chances of success were slim, Bushell hoped that the very notion of 250 allied airman loose inside ...
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