Europa City Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- TV Channel One Russia
- Fitness/Health center
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... moved in to Lithuania a partisan movement started and remained in action until 1995. What touched us most I think was the brutality and fear that existed in our life time. What was most amazing was the 2000kilometre human chain formed by people of the Baltic states wanting independence in 1995. From Vilnius to Tallin, across 3 countries people joined hands and formed a chain against the USSR. Amazing. The signs of the fight for ...
... largely an unknown. I know they're not rich and I know it's been not much over twenty years since they declared independence and the Soviet Union collapsed. So I didn't know what to expect or how safe it would be.
Before I even arrived there was a small complication to take into account. To get from Poland to Lithuania there is only a small strip of border between the two countries, maybe fifty miles wide. Otherwise the route would have to go through either Belarus ...
... a lock, engrave their names on the side of the lock and go to a bridge or a bridge where this is traditionally done and place the lock on the bridge. Then they throw the key over their shoulder into the river below. (This tradition said to come from Italy) The idea is that they throw away the key to ensure that they will stay together. According to the guide this system does not work too well is the divorce rate of Lithuania is just as high as in other countries
... the service, maybe, MAYBE a fourth of them received communion. The priests either stayed at the front alter, or did a quick walk up and down the isle, where parishioners had to act like seagulls...on CHRISTMAS EVE...to try and get to the front space where they could receive communion. I'm not entirely clear as to why this bothers me so much, given that I clearly don't deserve to demand anything from a holy person or institution. I just feel ...
... the Nazis invaded, they shot and killed about 80% of the Jewish population. The rest were kept in Ghettos sectioned off from the rest of the city and were used as slave labour for German industry. Most were eventually killed, some sent to concentration camps, and many others died from disease. Children had no value to the Nazis and were the first to be killed. I was moved by a wall of pictures ...