Europa City Hotel
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Up after 0600. Couldn't figure out the lights so turned the big one on; just close your eyes a bit more, roomie.Down for brekkie at 0705. Only the driver was down by the time I left after 0730. This has to be the laziest group I've traveled with. They would ***** and moan if this was a 'busy'--rather than 'moderate'--pace.
Walked back into …
... 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 ...
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