Crowne Plaza Vilnius
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... on a peninsular in a system of freshwater lakes. In the 13th-15th centuries, it was one of the most important towns in all of Lithuania. The Grand Dukes used Trakai as their personal residence. Hence the existence of not one, but two castles in Trakai. The town became an important trading centre and was the main defensive line before the city of Vilnius. Trakai was attacked numerous times by the Teutonic Order and the castle on the peninsular destroyed.
There are also two ...
... little village to another, from those of the lowland people (west coast) to those of the highland people (east side of Lithuania) viewing their houses, sheds, implements and watching some people at work on crafts in some cottages. Had our picnic lunch at one of the village displays and were bothered by those pesky European wasps, in fact Vytaute (the youngest one) was bitten on the hand by a wasp. PM - Then ...
... island on the approach one could tell the setting was going to be special.
Parked the bus and walked past some souvenir shops and restaurants to the causeway linking the mainland to the castle. It had been largely destroyed but the Soviets actually did most of the reconstruction. Only 20% of the castle is original. Paid a camera fee , again well worth it.
The first floor dealt with the life and times of Vytautus the Great, including ...
... to a view point of the city, admiring from a distance. Deciding to go a different route back, we cut through back alleys that had even more restaurants and cafes, but looked more like where the local people went to eat. Getting out of the City was fun with road works everywhere, no one including our satnav knew what was going on. By dark we found a nice place to park for the night next to a lake surrounded by fields, just unfortunate people here don't know how to use ...
... currency behind in the hotel, I remember counting it and putting it to one side, it wouldn't have helped me though as I only had about 3700 Roubles (25p)
So that left me with either a credit card or Euros, I won't go into details but without the Euros I'd have been stuffed....and they only 92 RON petrol as well, It doesn't appear to make any difference to how the bike runs, pity we can't get it in the UK...
The journey from Minsk ...