Europa City Hotel
Travel Blogs from Vilnius
... has declared itself an independent republic with a list of silly rules. It actually has an interesting history but we didn't spend too much time there. We checked out a thousand churches throughout the day, there is actually the 'walk of Jesus' religious tourists come and do due to the huge number of churches in this small city. We went up to Gediminas tower on a hill with good views of the city before getting completely lost walking to the ...
... open the door! He was very informative and guided us all the way around the museum, explaining all the exhibits. It was very interesting learning about the Forest Brothers, a partisan group who fought the Soviet occupiers after the Second World War. The museum also documented the deportation of many Lithuanians during the Stalin era to other parts of the USSR. He apologised for his English, but we thought it was fantastic and certainly far ...
... br> Next stop was downtown where we walked through the old gate to the old town centre. It is here in Europe that you find those lovely narrow coblestone streets. Our guide Irena was excellent and gave us plenty of local information, we also visited Cathedral Square and at the end of the tour spent some time wandering around the city and enjoyed lunch in a small local restaurant which was priced very reasonable.
Lithuania was the first country to seperate from ...
... on the topic of genocide - we visited the KGB Museum of Lithuanian Genocide expecting to learn a bit about Vilnius's missing Jewish citizens and - surprise! - there was virtually no mention of the Holocaust at all. The museum, housed in the former KGB headquarters, told the story of thousands of executions and deportations of members of the Resistance, displayed spy and torture instruments from Soviet times, photographs of gulags in Siberia and opened the doors to the prison ...
... who we hung out with all night and again I left Eugene at around 3am and went home. I caught up with Rob and Ed on our last night in Dublin. I met them in Miami earlier in the year and it was good to see them in Dublin. It was a pretty low key drink and I headed back to the hostel around 10pm to get some sleep for a big day of travel the next day.
We woke up at 4am to fly to Stansted London and then sleep in the airport for 8 hours for our connecting ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Swimming pool
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