BEST WESTERN Vilnius
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This afternoon I was in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania and the last of my Baltic States after my morning ride from Riga Latvia. I was back in warm weather and blue skies. It was mid 20s, the warmest it had been on this trip so tshirt weather.
One of my travel buddies was ...
... four nights in Vilnius. I was sure getting around and getting lost a lot. It doesn't give you much time for getting lost when you have to be at work for 7.30am so I spent a lot of time on google maps and a lot of time wheezing. After this madness I had managed to live in Vilnius for 5 weeks without even seeing the city centre, the company made it worth while though. The great thing about teaching in my opinion is the children. They have not yet learnt what ...
... Crossing the bridge into Uzupis is possible without a passport, except on 1st April which, ironically, is their independence day. On that day guards check your passport and even give you a stamp! The sign on entry to Uzupis has 4 symbols. One is a smiley face, instructing you that you must smile while in the area. Secondly a speed limit sign. Third is the Mona Lisa, representing the strong art community there is. And lastly a sign of a car falling off the bridge ...
... old artillery section of Vilnius's city wall that's set high up on a hill. From the top, there's a great view overlooking the entire new city. It was sunset, and there were a number of groups of kids and tourists around. There was also a cafe where a three piece band performed old standards ("Moon River" etc.) but there was a video screen behind them showing scantily-clad female backup dancers at what looked like a Shakira concert. Very, very weird.
I got back to the ...
... history of the Baltics ends up being lined up very well. Twenty years of independence post WWI, then Soviet occupation, then Nazi occupation, then Soviet occupation, then independent again in 1991. And there we have it!
Following the history, we saw a church that was a UNESCO Heritage Site. Martina told us that since this was an important site, we should do one of two things. Either take a picture (because obviously it's significant) or don't and just ...