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... on a combination of A16/2/19.
We passed through some forests with a sad history. Many people were buried there in Soviet times; many Jews killed, in Nazi times. Off the highways by 1515.
The legend of the founding of Vilnius was something like this. Vytautus the Great had hunted down a great bison near a hill. He then rested. There was a large wolf in the dream, making the sound of a thousand wolves. He asked a pagan priest what it ...
... and went in search of a bus to Trakai.
Tourist guides to Lithuania are probably pretty good, but I have to confess that I have never studied any of them, so I just wanted to go to that one big attraction that you see on all the posters: Trakai castle. About an hour away from Vilnius, Trakai is a cute little town surrounded by lots of water, with lots of islands. And on one of these islands, the Grand Dukes of ...
# of bus rides: 14
# of taxis: 2
# of trains: 136
# of flights: 3
... people, who are shy and reserved but ultimately helpful and pleasant, will not blow you away, but equally, will never bore you.
To be fair, Lithuania will not make any "See Before You Die" or “Ultimate Top ...
... to show how people used to live.
We only saw a small number of them but we had a very good local guide who made it interesting. It was warm and sunny in the woods - idyllic.
We went on to have a three course traditional Latvian dinner which was delicious. I have to learn how to make that soup...
While we ate we hadn't noticed that it had been raining but it had stopped by the time we emerged from the traditional building. Back at ...