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... Lithuania. However once we got through it was only a 30 minute drive to Vilnius, the capital city. Our hotel is conveniently located right next to a shopping centre. We went for a short walk, the weather alternating from brilliant sunshine to heavy showers. We sheltered in a shop when it was raining and managed to make it back without getting wet. In the evening we drove to the old city and went to ...
... away. They had to capitulate and the entire country became Catholic. Now they're too Catholic and in the city of Vilnius alone, there are 30 active churches. All in the name of good old JC.
Some of the elder members of our group have a bit of trouble with the long walks that are taken in the old towns because the bus is not allowed in the narrow streets. The uneven cobblestones certainly don't help the aching joints and the popping ...
... Old Town is packed with historical well restored buildings however stepping outside the walls paints a different picture. It's more chaotic, run down in places and feels somewhat unsafe in areas. My worries are somewhat suppressed when we come across a statue of Frank Zappa! We decide to call it a day on sightseeing and get some food from the supermarket for the next few days and head back to the hostel to relax. A local Lithunian restaurant doesn't sound particularly appetizing ...
... their history, they drop everything and get together and write a folk song, and everyone joins hands and beings singing. It must be what Nimbin would be like if it were organised on a grand scale.
In the late 1980s, with the Soviet Union crumbling, the Baltic countries' response was to organise the Singing Revolution, culminating in 1989 with 2 million people joining hands along the 600km Baltic Highway between Tallinn and Vilnius ...
... start of the Old Town and returned in time
for breakfast. Everything looked a little dodgy so I dragged out
my vegemite tube and had that on toast. Thankfully I sighted some
Danish pastries before it was too late so I was able to have one
We then joined the included tour of the city and our guide was very
good. More old buildings, cobbled streets and old churches. We then
went to Trakai Castle which was quite ...