Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars
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... did that, and found about four all lined up, the drivers gathered around the front one chewing the fat. Some discussion around where the hotel might be, and eventually the driver of the front taxi said, "Okay, 5 Lat!" LAT?!? What the hell are those?? "Euros?" we asked. No, no Euros, had to be Lat. So I parked Gray and the suitcases in a scrap of shade nearby, and set off to acquire Lat in the nearby train station.... which turned out to be a gigantic market. One huge hall ...
... it's a huge building with lots of spires and such and looks cake and tier like.
My guide offered me a chance to go through the central market which is encased in four large former aircraft hangers. There were photos of the market outside of these hangers in earlier days but no one liked going to the market then because of the smells and the flies and ...
... be cheap we had about 7kg worth, bugger. As she spoke little English it would have been quite difficult change what we had done, and anyway we had no more clean clothes so we wore the ridiculous price although I can tell you Mea was not happy!
We then headed into the city for a quick walking tour. It was here that we noticed the massive difference from Russia. There were actually buskers in the street playing nice happy music, people were walking around chatting ...
... the walking tour with a difference - it's FREE and all you have to do is get to St Peters Church for 12 noon (operates every day) and look out for someone with a yellow suitcase and then just tag along. It is run by volunteers who are extremely informative and although it's free you would feel heartless not tipping them well at the end as they avoid the standard tour of the the Old Town and take you places you wouldn't normally visit. Here are a few ...
... they have started something awesome in Kaunas. Hele took us out on a night tour of old town in search for a bar which was open but as we found wasnt easy. Had an interesing dark lithuanian ale at the only bar we found open and was off to bed.
We all woke up and did a similar walkin tour during the day and started planning for Trakai b4 we hit Vilnius that ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center