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Travel Blogs from Zarasai
... to plonk itself down and proceeded to eat us out of house and home!
Vilnius is now only 160 kms so we are going to head there next, then on to Poland, Germany and the Hoek of Holland to get the ferry.
The weather has been wet and grey since leaving Mongolia on 5th August and it's raining now. Still good practice for coming home.!!
Latvia and Lithuania are very much worth a visit.
... plum in the centre, stuffed roast peppers and roast potatoes. Not having had a home-cooked meal in a while we dug in and all ended the meal completely stuffed.
We started the next day with a huge feast of pancakes with home-made apple fillings and jams. That gave us plenty of fuel for the 1 hour hike through the national park to get to the Bee Museum. It was a beautiful walk and we were the only group on the trails. The Bee Museum was small and basic, but ...
... a lot of fish as well.
And another food, which is new to Belarus but quite popular:
Suluguni cheese (slightly salty, between feta and cheddar, maybe mozzarella would be good), wrapped in a thin lavash bread and BBQed. Very tasty!
I feel I am gaining weight fast in Belarus! :)
I had a blast - lots of fun, fishing, swimming, drinking and riding power boats!
Now I need rest from this "rest" trip :)
Zarasai has an annual Nights of Rock festival on the island. The summerhouse we were staying in is opposite the bridge to the island, so we had the benefit of the music from the closing acts on Saturday night, drifting across the lake to us.
In the morning, we took our swimming costumes and wandered across to the island, unaware at that time, of quite how large the festival had been. There were tired looking Rockers everywhere. A sea of pod-like tents covered the hillside and a ...
... me. They asked again if I had anywhere to spend the night, and suggested the hotel in the centre of town. Naturally, I turned this down, as the cost for six of us is not even worth enquiring about. I made noises about finding one of the wooden huts that seem to be dotted about for hire. The Lithuanian couple started accosting passers-by, asking them about the local accommodation.