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Travel Blogs from Vilnius
A quirky city with a beautiful old town. This place even has an island near the centre named Uzupis that has claimed itself as an independent republic on April Fools Day 1997, complete with a constitution that includes 'a dog has the right to be a dog' - why ...
... eyes. Seeing her carrying a bag around, i asked if she got some shopping done and she said "yes! yes! I have no moh mohney, i have to stoppe!!!"... If we lose her, we just have to check the closest souvenir shop and there she is, haggling away for fridge magnets and glass coasters. And if i can train Pierre the way she did her American husband, i would be a happy camper.
We had a typical Lithuanian lunch on a terrace, washed down with ...
... chill out for the afternoon planning and booking transport and accommodation for the next few destinations. The evening is spent with our new Ukranian friend Dimo, who speak little English. A girl working at Pogo acts as translator. He is friendly, full of (Russian) conversation and drunk. He's disgusted with our choice of cheap noddle packets for dinner and immediately disappears upstairs. His friend with better English enters and apologises for his behaviour. Dimo then reappears ...
... songs that had been outlawed by the Soviets. As it turns out, it was a successful strategy, albeit it one which had every chance of coming horribly unstuck.
And sure enough, as our bus pulls into the hotel in Vilnius, there is a festival under way in the main street - complete with singers and dancers dressed in national costume, and there is a stage set up just across the road from the hotel.
After finally we have a ...
constructed in the 14 century.
We are about to head out for an authentic Lithuanian dinner so that
should be great fun!
Love Bec xx
Information from Sue:
Vilnius has 200 wet days a year.and the expression "grow like a mushroom is common."
Vilnius has 13 bridges to cross the river.
Basketball is their first love and they are currently hosting some European Basketball finals.
There are 30 working churches ...