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... and onto another waiting on an adjacent platform this taking you onwards to Vilnius the capital of Lithuania (the reason for the change is distance between the tracks are different in the two countries).
The Warsaw – Sestokai train takes 7 hours then the Sestokai – Vilnius train takes a further 3, hence the train oriented slant of this blog.
The Warsaw train seems to be kitted out exactly like a slam door network south east commuter train from the late ...
... and get on the first train you see, which is a bit nervewrecking when you don't know what to expect. Fortunately, the name Sestokai appeared above a bit of platform just a few minutes before a train stopped infront of it. I assumed that was my train, and got on.
Train carriages had the compartment layout that seems quite common in this part of the world. Dozed for an hour or so (it was early still...) ...
... with the boring stuff, like washing the kids and clothes.
We have crossed Europe, shedding socks as we go. I know we left a pair in northern Poland, and one on a beach in Latvia. I'm pretty sure we lost two more in Tallinn. Now, in Lithuania, I discovered I have gained a pair of Nick's boxers, which somehow failed to fly home ...
... in a mixture of languages not including English, but relying heavily on hand signals. He made it quite clear that the route chosen was wriggly and slow. He even used that internationally understood description "Scheiße".
I chose a new route with my new friend's help and set off. I had plenty of time, but I was still un-nerved when a few minutes later my phone bleeped to tell me I'd gone through a new time zone and I had one hour less to get to Kaunus airport to ...
... to have lost our order a couple of times:-( The 18-hole mini golf course turned out to be really, quite challenging at 9:30pm with the nearest street light not working and the light failing. Reassuringly Gavin won so that had to be celebrated with a quick ice-cream from the cafe. This time we opted for something quick that I could select from the freezer as opposed to the lunch earlier in the day - they were meant to be shutting in 10 ...