The Narutis Hotel
Travel Blogs from Vilnius
... Jews as possible. It also showed how difficult it was for many to choose what to do. Many escaped to Russia but some were sent to Siberia in various purges. Lukas had told us that his mother had been born in Siberia as his grandmother had been sent there.
It certainly made us aware of how lucky we are to live in a country with the sea as a border as Lithuania has been ruled by Poles, Germans & Russians at various times & its borders have been extremely ...
... visit some time!
On Saturday we took the bus down to Druskininkai, to visit Grūto Parkas. ("why would you go there? there's nothing to see! not that I've ever been there..") This beautiful piece of Soviet nostalgia warrants it's very own post, so stay tuned!
On a chilly Sunday morning we found out there's actually a train connection between Vilnius and Kaunas, and a very modern one at that! So two very ...
... block or two where the Jewish population used to reside - key word here - used. Not that the attentions of those delightful gentlemen were limited to people of the Semitic faith. Theres a strong Lithuanian hangover evident from this period of their history - a history that goes up to 1991 when they became independent- - a quirkiness that gives a smiling well adjusted finger to ...
... saying goodbye to our little car. Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, is much quieter than Tallinn and Riga but still has a lot of history. Vilnius used to be called the Jerusalem of the north due to the large Jewish population and there were 100 synagogues and prayer houses in the city, but now there is one synagogue left and very few Jews. We spent a couple of hours in the old KGB building which is now a museum that ...
... But at least if I take a wrong turn I can backtrack immediately. I hate the idea of getting on a bus alone and potentially getting lost. I'm dreading this because I need to get to "The Acropolis." Initially when someone asked me if I knew where it was I did that shoulder shrug unsure "Greece?" That was wrong. Sheesh. I went to check in at work today. And now I'm slightly drunk. The thought 12-12-12 was the end of the world, so at noon we shared ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service