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Travel Blogs from Vilnius
Aside the status of the Lithuanian capital city of Vilnius as European capital city of culture for 2009, its' relative obscurity is always a plus sign for myself, as any place shrouded in a status of relative mystery is always going to intrigue me right from the word go. Background reading on Vilnius served to suggest that if you weren't fond of …
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After getting unpacked it was off to have a look around.
After having a look around the Old Town we went to the KGB Museum. Unluckily we got there only 30 minutes ...
... worked for International Young Nature Friends in Prague - truly a close colleague. Vika and her girlfriend Giedra were a lot more enthusiastic about their own town than Paulius had been, and they showed us a cool alternative bar with home-baked crisps, we tried out the fitness-machines in the park, they introduced us to their not-so-hysterical-compared-to-Lotte dachshunde Brusis and Bite, and we played card games and drank home-made apricot schnapps before bed.
... which has given us a breath of fresh air before we embark on the journey home - a journey through Poland, Germany and the Netherlands - from Vilnius and back again and enough of a taste of Lithuania to suggest that there is more to see (as is ever the case). TTFN folks.
Beer rating - 7
Cat rating - 7 (not by amount but by size)
Cheese rating - 8
Tintin rating n/a
... the independent Republic of Uzupis. This is a mock republic in a small enclave surrounded by a horseshoe shaped river and was founded by Lithuanian artists. The area has a lot of interesting art and they have their own constitution and flag, with "parliament" meeting in the local riverside pub. There are at least forty churches in Vilnius which has a population of around 600,000, and the oldest dates back to the ...