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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, …
... with religious buildings. I visited a few churches, one was a church for atheists (irony), went to the cathedral, the old palace and also the old castle (which was on a hill). As it happens there was a massive festival of some sort in town. There were stores lining the streets of the old and parts of the new town. The stores were selling food, arts and crafts, souvenirs and toys. I'm telling you there were miles and miles of this, granted a ...
... by beautiful, decorative buildings. It looked to me how I imagine Italy to look, but with less tourists! After our last two campsites being situated in car parks, we decided to head out of town and try to find something on the way to Poland. Unfortunately the GPS has hardly any information about Lithuania so we couldn't enter and address or coordinates which left us to find the campsite the old fashioned way, with ...
... when they could not find the bodies of perished rebels. During the years of the Soviet occupation 1944 - 1990, Lithuanians continued to leave their tributes and the hill became a venue of peaceful resistance. The Soviets bulldozed the site at least three times. Now people leave crosses in remembrance or to give thanks. It has been estimated that there are at least 200,000 crosses here now. Pope John Paul II visited in 1993.
Again the sun was ...
... he really wanted to get away from home for a day.
Finally it is time to go back to town and the day is about over. We pass over a bridge where there are four Soviet statues on each corner of the bridge to represent soldiers, farmers, scientists, and workers. Occasionally, the soldier statue is defaced with red paint or something. Moscow offered to help pay ...
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