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It was a fairly long drive to Vilnius, which is the capital of Lithuania. It has a long history, going back to the C14, and of course occupation by both Germany and the Soviets. We stayed in an apartment about 10 mins walk from the centre of the old town. This city seems to be teeming with churches of all faiths. Being Sunday, a number had services in progress, and we didn't go inside. We walked through parts of the old ...
On Monday afternoon we crossed the border into Lithuania and visited the Hill of Crosses. Legend has it that crosses have been placed there since the 14th century. It was bulldozed by the Soviets but people immediately started replacing them. It's just amazing to see - from large crosses to really small ones - there must be thousands and thousands of crosses there. We put a little cross there for our granddaughter, Angel, who would have ...
... 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.
... During Soviet occupation many were used as warehouses, an atheist museum, cinema and so on. Since independence many have been reconsecrated as churches again. As in most of these old cities castle ruins overlook the old town and Gediminas Tower was no exception. Gediminas was a great leader who brought together all the tribes of the area to create Lithuania, which at one stage stretched from the Baltic to the Black Sea. ...
... pizza offer can't wait another day, so we head there for the second time in a day for dinner and a pint of Utenos. Same table, same waitress - we're officially regulars there now. The next day we have blue skies and some sun for the first time in a week. So we decide to take advantage and do a short trek up a steep hill to Gediminas Tower which gives us a nice view over the city. After some wandering around the streets and Hales market, we head back to the hostel for a late ...