Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel, Vilnius
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Off to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.
Travelled out of Warsaw through the Polish countryside which was lush green. Stopped at Lonz to perve on stork on nests on top of telegraph poles etc. Stopped at Augustow for lunch and our last chance to spend our Zlotys before the boarder.
Stopped at the old checkpoint and changed …
City sight seeing by bus with a local expert. Drove past the new stadium built by the Russions on top of a jewish cemetery. Stopped at the baroque church of Peter and Paul (1675) and tried to look in whilst a stern looking woman barred our entry - don't know why, it was Sunday morning.
Bussed alongside the river to the city lookout then …
... out the traffic signs. So the first sign is to smile once you cross the bridge. Don’t drive faster than 20 km/h. (otherwise you miss it) Don’t drive into the river and give way to artists. They are one of the few places in the world with a Tibet Square and told the Chinese to stuff it when they protested against.
Anyway enough reading for today. It was an unexpected interesting time in Vilnius. The pictures tell the story.
Next stop ...
... of white snow, making both the streets and the countless architectural achievements stand out in all their glory. There are several medieval looking buildings, the streets mostly lined with cobblestone, and there is an overwhelming understanding that Vilnius, and the people that inhabit it, have many stories to tell. I highly recommend that all new comers to the city make it a priority to visit The Gediminus Castle first. This is the most famous spot in Vilnius ...
... Go') and something like 'Tika Riga Tika Dinamo', which is 'We are Riga we are Dinamo'. Got a scarf at the end from the club shop, which was definitely well appreciated by the locals around town that night!
In both here (Vilnius) and Riga I joined the free walking tours run for travellers like myself. They're a great way to see the city, maybe a bit formulaic but I've learnt a lot. Most of the past week's sightseeing has been ...