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 …
... castle artefacts. Bizarrely, the peninsula and site of the castle is dotted with old wooden cottages whose descendants were Turks of a Judaic sect who were brought from the Crimea in 1400 to serve as body guards but with only 12 families of this minority group left in Lithuania, they are a dwindling lot - however, a few current day Turks would probably be very happy to add to the dwindling numbers but I'm not sure they would take on the Judaism aspect. ...
... studying. Most classes here are small as they were learning languages. Lithuanian is taught in the younger grades now of course and then most students want to learn English as well. Also taught is Russian and German and French. My guide has all these languages in his home between him and his wife - at least! Imagine that. I still only know 4, American, ...
... into our hotel before taking a walking tour of the city. The city is really pretty and has some cool buildings and squares, it is again much like Riga and Tallinn but has less of an old town. The walking tour took us everywhere from Churches, to the President's Palace, to monuments to Upper Tower. We saw everything that is important to the city which was good as we only have this one night here. After the tour we had ...