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... the river back to the hostel, where I had a treat in store for myself! Cheap pork chops picked up from the supermarket, living the dream!
The following morning, we were all packed and set to leave. Our bus wasn't until the evening however, so we still had the day to kill. We were quite enjoying relaxing in Kaunas and had another leisurely day.
Our bus arrived in Warsaw very early the following morning. Sophie had an onwards bus to ...
Waking up at 5:45 isn't my idea of fun although in some cases, it is justified.
Rusher's need to be hours early for flights in case the airport has all of a sudden increased security to red alert, does not count as a good excuse.
Airport arrival 7:00.
Boarding time: 9:10.
Now this is why I love the UK, it is the only country in the world that I have been to that ALWAYS has at least 1 bar open 24/7 so if you happen to arrive over 2 hours ...
... for a bit. But now I wasn’t so sure. I thought maybe it had gotten stuck under my eyelid so I started walking around the town blinking like mad trying to dislodge it. But it was to no avail. Trying to take photos with a blurry right eye was interesting. It was a bit annoying but there was nothing I could do except keep blinking.
I made my way down the main pedestrian street, all the way down to Kaunas’ old town. Some beautiful buildings there, but ...
... was 6 o'clock and we gathered in the lobby. Our first visitors were the Nijoles. It had been two years since our last meeting. It was time for catch up and sharing of pictures. Absent a translator, Barb did quite well. Her hours and hours of studying Lithuanian were worth the effort. The rest of us sat in amazement at this heartfelt cultural exchange.
Shortly thereafter, the rest of the relatives arrived and it was ...
... are leaving Lithuania in droves. There is a national joke which says, "will the last person out please turn off the lights"? He explained how working conditions were difficult and harsh with often abusive tendencies possibly stemming back to Soviet times. Pay was also low, some 10,000 Euro per capita annually, compared with Denamrk's 40,000 Euro per capita. The stark difference in economic conditions over such ...