Travel Blogs from Vilnius
... Uzupis. Finally we bought breakfast in the local supermarket Iki; we chose 3 large pastries. As we approached the church it began to rain- perfect timing! This was the first Russian Orthodox Church either of us have ever visited and we were very impressed with how fancy and ornate it was. It was very quiet and there was a woman in praying, moving between each alter, lighting candles and kissing the pictures- very unusual for us! The sun was thankfully back out and we set ...
... years and come back since nobody's allowed to change it. We then wandered into the site of the Vilnius ghetto, which had a statue of a Lietvak (LIthuanian Jewish) doctor that was apparently very generous and beloved in his time, particularly among children. Turns out, he was the one who inspired Korney Chukovsky to create Dr. Aybolit! We also learned that there used to be a problem in the city with people parking their cars in bike lanes, preventing cyclists ...
We did not know what to expect from the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius. As the bus came into the city we saw that it was nestled in hills around the confluence of the Neris and Vilnia rivers. Our taxi whisked us from the bus station to our Old Town hotel very quickly through the thin Sunday traffic.
Our first exploratory walk through the Old Town seemed to reveal a church on every ...
... victim to growling and head-biting. This is certainly not very helpful for the tourist industry and those who work in this area should really attend a few classes on how to treat paying customers with respect, courtesy and all around good cheer.
Our city tour turned out quite lovely, walking about the old town with its cobblestoned streets, its balconies lined with blooming flowers and its baroque churches filled with severe faces of ...
... in memory of their loved ones, including Pope John Paul II. It was fitting that Katie and I were the only people there, and that the place was blanketed in snow and silence, for I couldn't imagine experiencing it any other way. As for how we got there.....yes. I hitchhiked. We had taken a 2.5 hour bus ride to the city, and gotten on a smaller bus to take us to the Hill. We told the bus driver where we were going and paid accordingly. The bus stops have ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking