Travel Blogs from Vilnius
Today we visited the orphanage in Jonava where the boys spent 3 1/2 years of their life. Firstly however it was a small matter of taking Raymond to the doctor in Klaipeda. Wow what a performance. Certainly different to NZ. Anyway upshot is that Raymond has a broken finger, a split finger, couple of stitches and a week of resting it. Plus once we get to London we need to have it dressed daily. Anyone know ...
... Uzupis. Finally we bought breakfast in the local supermarket Iki; we chose 3 large pastries. As we approached the church it began to rain- perfect timing! This was the first Russian Orthodox Church either of us have ever visited and we were very impressed with how fancy and ornate it was. It was very quiet and there was a woman in praying, moving between each alter, lighting candles and kissing the pictures- very unusual for us! The sun was thankfully back out and we set ...
... had a personal stake in this history as both of his grandfathers had been arrested. His passionate delivery managed to convey the atmosphere of terror that permeated Lithuania during this awful time.
After the museum, we were more than ready for a change of pace. Outside, the air was warm and the sun was shining. It was a perfect day for a ride in the country; fortunately a trip to Trakai Island, a pretty resort area and the site ...
... and the man right next to me was from Georgia and the policeman looked at his visa for a good five minutes and I was getting nervous for him! Luckily, he was clear and then we proceeded on to Riga.
When we arrived in Riga, I just wanted to try and find Liva as soon as possible and after several minutes of walking around the station, we found each other and luckily for both of us, we were having off days so it worked out for both of us!!!!
... I can't think of any other momument that Ive wanted to see in my life more than this castle, and I had a moment up there when I wanted to do that jump in the air with my fist raised up high and a freeze frame happened..."YEAAAHHH! I MADE IT!" So that was a good life moment. It was a bit difficult at first to make friends because everyone is studying for their exams and writing final papers, but sure enough things turned around. As I was feeling sad one of my first ...
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