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Finally, I returned to the vegetarian restaurant called Vegafe and NOT Raw Raw which is a more formal and vegan restaurant next to it. I made a mistake yesterday with the name yesterday. Vegcafe is a casual, vegetarian restaurant.
... it left at precisely 10:00am, I do like the precise timetables the public transport keep here in Europe. Monika is a great cook, we will miss that and also Henris, he's a great little character. PM - Four hours later, at 2pm, we arrived at the Vilnius bus station for the second time, it seemed like a homecoming as we know this Old Town part of the city quite well. The countryside on the ...
... The old town was walled but only one small remnant remains & it has about 50+ churches within the old city. Luckily we only saw about 6 in the end. Lithuania was the last place in Europe to become Christian in the 13th century having been invaded by the Teutonic Knights from Germany with limited success. The eventual conversion owed more to the Poles so that the predominant religion is RC although the periods of Russian domination have left some ...
... as we had to check out of the hotel by 12.30 and catch a train back to the capital, Vilnius. We pushed and shoved to get an entry ticket and then fanged around the castle at break neck speed, shooting photos, trying to read interpretive signs, going up staircases against the flow, sneaking through crowded doorways and being heckled by the tourists (Steve's least favourite person is a crowd pusher).
Steve managed to fulfill ...
... Lithuania, which was a real eye opener. It is two small hills blanketed with hundreds of thousands of crosses of every size and design imaginable. According to legend, the planting of crosses began in the 14th C, and continues today - some devotional, some memorials, with many beautifully carved works of art. In Soviet times, the hill was bulldozed, but every night people risked their lives to creep in and re-plant new ...