The Narutis Hotel
Travel Blogs from Vilnius
Ivrige som vi er, og litt kloke av skade, var vi på flyplassen i veldig god tid. Takk for skyssen, mamma!
Det ble en gammel Norwegian-maskin, uten wifi, men vi var bare glade for å være på utreise og absolutt fornøyd med tingenes tilstand. Rundt oss i flyet var det venninnegjenger på tur og litauere på vei hjem. Det ble en rolig og fin flytur. …
... town. 50 meters inside the gate was the Europa Royale hotel. We went in and were greeted very warmly by the woman on reception. On enquiry Pieter was shown by a young man to 3 rooms. We chose a big room at the back. It was a bit of a treat at €99 but the building was old and had a lot of old elements and old charm in it. We decided to have lunch at the restaurant attached to the hotel. It was through the bar, in a cellar. Decorated in a rustic way with faded frescos and lots ...
... A set of concrete blocks still remain preserved outside, former anti-tank defenses from days of struggling with the Soviets for independence. Seeing this and thinking back to what I'd read in the museum, I think Lithuanian's have a lot to be proud of. After almost fifty years of being forcibly occupied by other people, they had to fight just to be left alone by different groups of psychopaths. By the time I left I'd built up a lot of respect for them.
... 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.
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... all the way through Latvia and to the end of Lithuania to protest the communist rule. What an amazing feat of coordination and accomplishment to get millions of people in a line holding hands through three countries. My guide remembered it and was part of the line of people. How come I don't ever remember hearing anything about something as remarkable as ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility