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A sleep in day.. We didn't have to leave until. 9:00! We took a bus transfer to the top of old town and our guide gave us a three hour walking tour of the old town. As it was Sunday we not only saw in the churches but heard severallf the huge old organs.. There is so much recent history throughout the batiltics due to their times of occupation, …
... to take it back to Paris in the palm of his hand. We also visited the Benedictine church which was right next door. We then walked past St Michael's and down some of Vilnius' quaint old town streets. This brought us neatly to the old town hall and the Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit. This church was particularly unusual in that it was chosen as the resting place of three 14th century martyrs who tried to convert the pagan Court of Lithuania but were executed. ...
... replies "AN ARMY!!" The Germans immediately crack up because, hey, they should know. How American of us.
We learned two other interesting things on the tour. We had known that there was a Frank Zappa statue in Vilnius, although we didn't know why or where it us. It turns out, there was just some dude that was a huge Zappa fan, started a Zappa fan club, and traveled to the states to take in Zappa shows. Upon returning to Vilnius, he just lied to ...
... was absolutely STUNNING. Every square inch had been used for stucco of over 2,000 figures - we'll take their word for it!
The lowlight was the museum of the NKVD/Gestapo/KGB - they all had need to use the facilities contained therein. The accompanying history from 1938-1990 was particularly sad for the thousands who were forcibly deported to the back ends of Russia - along the ...
... are a bit of grumbling and some weak complaints but the minute the guide points out a toilet, smiles abound and suffering is instantly forgotten. I've never seen people forget their rheumatism so fast and they all practically jog to the toilets, it's really funny to see. This one little old Chinese lady is particularly cute, she's only about four feet tall and she wears short pants, bulky orthopaedic shoes and a floppy straw hat that keeps falling ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet