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... t meant to. The Estonian flag was raised for the first time since 1944 in February of 1989, almost 9 months before the Berlin Wall came down. We drove out to the National Park and called at the Visitors centre to start with. Again it was quite well set up but this time there wasn’t much information in English and even the video that was in English decided to seize up halfway through.The lady at the visitors centre took a bit of a shine to me despite my ...
... most of the roads unbeknownst to me are under construction making my travels really slow going. Good thing I really don't have anywhere to be.
I arrive in town and head for the former WWI fort “The Ninth Gate”. During WWII it played a grisly role for the Germans in the extermination of the countries Jews. It then served as a transit camp for people being sent to Siberia. This site has seen it's fair share ...
... had been following.
We walked around the old town, which as usual was beautiful. Whilst enjoying the local culture tho the funniest thing was when Dimitri, who liked a local beer, went into a shop, and being Russian, asked in English,, can I have your best local Latvian beer?
Now I'm not bright but hey!
We went back to the bikes and Vilnius get ...
... tourist office said would do GF bread, and they do, but had run out for today!
Breakfast in the hotel felt rather like lunch, with offerings including chicken broth, cheese, ham, salad, pancakes with meat or cheese and waffles.
Lithuania has less colourful housing than Poland. Still has sandy soil, still has mistletoe, but not everywhere. People are less tied to crossing the road only in the places ...
... it had many uses over the years. Today it is the local marriage registry venue. A nice breeze negated some of the heat. The square in front of Town Hall used to be a market.
To the right of Town Hall is Perkunas House, named after the pagan god of thunder. It was the meeting house for merchants of the Hanseatic League. It is owned by the Jesuits today.
Over to the Cathedral of Sts Peter and Paul. The exterior is Gothic; the interior, ...