Park Inn Vilnius North
Travel Blogs from Vilnius
... for sandwiches that turned out to be not too bad at a service station on our way out to Paneriu Forest, where the holocaust or at least the attempt to liquidate systematically all European Jewry began. There, starting in September 1941,100,000 people, 70,000 of them Jews were brought to the forest, shot and buried in mass graves that were then set afire.
Today, the tiny village at the edge of the forest is once again a quiet suburb ...
... about 1.15am, so a late night for us! The city lights were on with bridges lit up with coloured lights and all looked amazing. As a bonus we finally saw several beavers and one swam alongside our kayak for a while. Just out of Riga is Jurmala, 32km of white sand beaches which is the largest beach resort in Latvia. We had a brief stop here on our way up to Cape Kolka, the northern tip of Latvia where the Gulf of Riga meets ...
... along the Icelandic country side thank you very much. So go ahead and adjust that useless awkward looking neck pillow which, by the way, has never provided any additional level of comfort ANYWAY. 8. I love knowing I'm traveling again, when I can pass out on legitimately ANY free floor space in the airport and have all my belongings wrapped around me. 9. When you exit the Copenhagen airport, you first go through a double set ...
Yesterday, Thursday, May 31, was another big train day. We started out at 6:00 am this morning. Shower up, check out, run to catch the number 175 bus to the Warsaw central train station, find our train, buy some food at a snack shop, jump on the train. It took us around 12 total hours by the time we got to Vilnius.
The trains weren't too bad today. Only three of them. The first and longest leg of the trip, in another first-class cube for six, ...
... reaching the 6-sided corner marking the central point of this unexpected little square, I suddenly felt strange feelings, like there was something ominous about this otherwise charming spot. Then, looking up on the wall above the plaza, I saw it: The placard reading "Getu Jud." I then saw the writings in Hebrew and the map indicating the boundaries of this former "Jewish Ghetto," which was the main center of the Jewish community for the 80 years prior to ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking