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We had just 26 hours to enjoy Vilnius- due to the time of year we are travelling we had to move through Europe quickly, we're hoping to avoid a very cold Siberia!
So we travelled over night from Warsaw to Vilnius by bus. Not much sleep was had. We pulled up somewhere industrial looking early morning. The bus driver was speaking to us (in Lithuanian possibly??!) but obviously we had no idea what was going ...
... travel tomorrow. Mike came in about an hour later. He had no immediate success about his ancestry search.
Readied for dinner. Simona returned the trip manifold and tip got sorted. Most lazily opted to take a streetcar to near the old town so off we went. We walked into the old town through a residential area.
It was a nice restaurant befitting a final dinner. Had the boar and a beer. Cybil's drawing book made the rounds. No further mead ...
... they had and read the stories that were associated with them. The second half of the museum, in the upper fort, was quite interesting mostly because of the creepy passages leading deep into the hillside, it really gave a sense of the level of fear that would have been present at the time. From there I made by way to Trakai Island Castle, which is 14th Century red castle in the middle of Lake Galve. I didn't plan on going inside, but I at ...
... town it drove across that same river and I remember looking at the people sitting down on the big grassy banks, enjoying the late summer sunshine. It was not what I'd pictured of Lithuania at all. It was way nicer. And the few days I spent there were a pleasant surprise.
I guess the point of this chapter - the moral of the story, if you will - is that even after three years of this, I'm still learning and appreciating, still discovering new things - and good things at that.
... and a date plaque. On the 23rd of august 1989 the peoples of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia formed a 650 km long human chain holding hands from the town square of Vilnius all the way to Tallinn on the north coast of Estonia in protest to Russian dominance in their country. It worked as some time later the Russians did leave and all three countries gained their independence. ...