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... but they were nice enough to watch my stuff while I swam (always a challenge during solo travel). Under ordinary circumstances I might've been wary of doing that, but it was just so hot that I couldn't resist -- anyway, I figure getting robbed twice in one week is unlikely, right?
I spent the rest of the afternoon just meandering through Trakai's streets, taking in the atmosphere. There are a lot of summer concerts played in ...
... bus. I am even the proud new owner of an Ecolines loyalty card!
So a quick summary of our trip this weekend:
Riga - Vilnius: 4 hours
Vilnius - Druskininkai: 2 hours
Druskininkai - Vilnius: 2 hours
Vilnius - Kaunas: 2 hours (by train!!)
Kaunas - Riga: 4 hours
And in between we saw some sights.
The passivest couchsurfer on the planet
Always minding our budget, we decided to couchsurf in Vilnius. Besides a free place to ...
... the speed cameras had all run out of film, as nobody paid any attention to them. We had difficulty finding a picnic area for lunch, eventually doing a u-turn into a north bound one. This we later realised is the first after the end of the motorway, and seems to be the one where all the Eastern Europeans stop to repair their vehicles, or at least wait till the engines cool enough for all the red warning lights to go out. It's real claim to fame, however, ...
... waited, and eventually, they came back and cleared us to enter the EU. Total time was just short of 3 hours.
So we headed to our accommodation – we had booked a few nights at a caravan park on the north coast in the Lahemaa National Park. The GPS couldn’t recognise the address – or maybe we just didn’t know how to enter Estonian addresses, but as we had the coordinates, we were able to use them to find the Park. The ...
... Lithuania, where the city was envisioned in the 1400's, and where several historical events have taken place since. It is an overwhelming sense of pride, even without knowing all of the history behind it. The castle can be viewed from many places in the city, with the Lithuanian flag flying free where once it was forbidden under Soviet oppression. Nothing can beat the view from the tower's base, with a panoramic site of The Old Town, as well as The Hill of ...