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I've finally made it far enough off the beaten track to escape from the tourist trail, which was getting a bit tiring (although I was part of it!). In Lithuania McDonald's (I know I shouldn't have gone in there!) I talk to a guy from Minsk who has hitch-hiked over to Vilnius to watch a band that aren't allowed to play in Belarus because he says they are the 'last dictatorship of Europe' and the band are pro-democracy. He's also a referee in the third division of ...
... with signets that bite, pumpkins in the garden and blooming flowers,,, oh and a raspberry bush with ripe fruit on it.
Rita had ankle-biter dogs which were harmless. The other dogs of town barked your progress at every turn so there was no peaceful little walk to the cemetery.
On our free day I set off alone and walked through the forest to two different lakes, given some directions from locals in broken Russia and Lithuanian, where I could meditate and relax without ...
... in the kitchen cooking breakfast and they were very careful not to disclose the secrets of their omelette technique.
We jumped a train from Ignalina back to Vilnius where we changed our left of Lita into Polish Zloty. Then another train to Sestokai on the Lithuanian/Polish border. The rail gauge is different after the border so we changed to one last train for the remaining 6 hour journey from Seskotai to Warsaw. Interesting historical note on why ...
... was being dismantled below a small village of mobile food stalls.
The leather-clad, hardened Rockers, who had been bopping to thrash metal all night, had stripped off their Metallica T-shirts and gone for a dip in the lake, tattoos glistening in the sun. Several, in that wild and nihilistic way, that Rockers have, were using their death metal air-beds as make-shift lilos, whilst trying not to let any spiky body piercings actually puncture them.
We watched two lads for ...
... there, trying to look intelligent, and understanding nothing of the conversation in Lithuanian. They must have made us out to be complete charity cases, because the next thing I got, was that the local they had accosted, was willing to offer us use of her summer house, providing we had our own bedding (which we did). Her name was Virginia, and she lives in Leeds with her English husband.
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