Travel Blogs from Vilnius
So what will help us to remember Lithuania? What makes it so different?
1. The Toilet bucket for spent paper... yes really apparently a 'relic from days gone by that refuses to go away' kept next to the toilet for spent paper. You will find this bucket in all establishments regardless of whether it is the cafe chain, fancy restuarant or …
WORLD CUP BEGINS!!!!!!!!
Hotel was in a great location, staff really friendly.
Had a walk around the old town and visited the Zappa memorial, 29* again so after 2 hours walking we had a few drinks.
Found a sports bar round the corner from the Hotel to watch the opening match, good atmosphere.
... Lithuania, which was a real eye opener. It is two small hills blanketed with hundreds of thousands of crosses of every size and design imaginable. According to legend, the planting of crosses began in the 14th C, and continues today - some devotional, some memorials, with many beautifully carved works of art. In Soviet times, the hill was bulldozed, but every night people risked their lives to creep in and re-plant new ...
I eventually found the hostel and grabbed a bite to eat. I planned to take it easy for a couple of days until I got to St petersburg as I had lots of long train journeys ahead of me. I got talking to an American guy in the hostel and we killed a few hours discussing football. He was a professional player who had come through the NY Red Bulls academy. He was currently looking for a team in Poland. Listening to his story was great ...
I took a city tour again, the free tours are turning out to be very good, just give them a tip. Some great stories.
Uzupis, a city district, declares itself an independent artistic country. They are all quite mad, see the picture of the student project of a picnic table on the roof. In their constitution they have stuff like they have the, "right to be a dog" and "a cat is not obliged to love ...