Le Meridien Vilnius
Travel Blogs from Vilnius
... 5 minutes. The Lithuanian customs guy had a sense of humour, I was the only person in the queue and as I finished at passport control, I got sent over the the customs office, as I approached the customs man came out of the office snapping on a rubber glove.....fortunately I passed the interview so the glove wasn't needed......
Vilnius is only 20 Km's from the border so was at the hotel for about 4pm. Going to head out for an early dinner then get an early ...
... Well..a big whoopee to that.!!
After their independence the wise Lithuanians quickly decided to join the EU and the NATO Pact and rely on Europe instead.
During the walk we left Lithuania, across a bridge and into the (tongue in cheek) republic of Uzupoi. I would like to draw your attention to the bridge first (see picture) as I noticed something I had noticed earlier on in Moscow and later in St Petersburg as well.
Many couples who ...
... they didn't have a lot of money. They started living in the abandoned buildings and then repaired them as they could. They became a community and then, just as a joke and just for fun, declared themselves independent of Lithuania and developed their own passports and own constitution and own flag and such. One day of the year, in April, on their "independence ...
... and then returned to Vilnius. Upon arrive we then visited the old KGB headquarters. From the outside this building was quite grand, however that gave a false impression of what lay within. This was operational right up to August 1991 when Russia's hold on numerous countries within the USSR fell apart when Boris Yeltsin took power. The KGB immediately deserted the headquarters on that day, obviously fearing their fate (due to their role in the ...
... away and made a point to pay in the Euro's I was quoted, although they preferred I paid in their inflated local currency price. What hostel charges for sheets? Now come on. What am I paying for then? A mattress, with some boards underneath? Poor. Very unusual for a hostel to charge for sheets. I asked her if the bed came with anything and she said no, but when I got their (with paid for sheets) there was a pillow ...
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