Holiday Inn Vilnius
Travel Blogs from Vilnius
... houses next door but one of the most striking features is the onion dome churches showing the Russian influences.
Vilnius in general is like a run-down Warsaw which is in itself a run-down Berlin in that the buildings & the vehicles all look to be very lived in.
Wednesday 11th June
Set out with Lukas, our guide, on a walking tour of Vilnius. Luckily we caught a trolley bus into town to save Dick’s legs but it was still quite ...
... and student town Kaunas, to be exact.
I still vividly remember the holidays I used to take with my parents. The long drives to France or Germany. Me and my brother happily fighting and playing games on the back seat. The little fridge crammed in between us. Oh.. and the vomit bags!
Luckily, I managed to get over most of my car sickness by the second week of bussing to secondary school. Which is a good thing, because traveling in the Baltics is ...
... to Russia. The spit is a 4km wide national park and the Lithuanian half is about 50km long. There are several fishing villages, otherwise it is covered with sand dunes, long beaches and pine forests. We climbed up the main dune where there was a huge sun dial that catches the first rays of sun over the lagoon and the last rays when it sets over the Baltic sea. The stone surrounds show the hours, months and the summer ...
Coming into a new country can be.....scratch that....is totally...something. I'm not sure what that something is yet. Because its not terrifying for everyone. I'm not scared. Maybe I should be. But for now the thing that scares me the most is the sun coming up an hour later than it should. Why am I so uncomfortable going down the hall and knocking on the party dorms door? Probably because I'm scared of my grammar and high school experiences. Those should ...
... cities I've been in on this trip, nothing much over 3 storeys. The view of the hot air balloons over the city was nice.
I found the magic tile outside the cathedral where the human chain to Tallinn started. This was part of the 1989 protests that lead to the removal of the USSR in the Baltic states.
The tour leader, Kristina, and I are having a competition to find the weirdest signs. I think I'm ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center