Le Meridien Vilnius
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... Cornish pasty in my opinion!
Once back at the hostel we made use of the large movie library and watched Shutter Island. Later on we met the others in the square again and headed out to find a bar in which to watch the big game - Estonia vs Lithuania. Having drunk so much beer recently I decided that tonight would be the night that I treated myself to a glass of wine. Now I don’t know if its because I haven’t had wine in ages but this was one of the ...
... this means I will have to detour back home to Montreal for the funeral and to be there with my family. It's a long journey, and one I make with a heavy heart.
I'd intended to spend the day exploring Vilnius's Old Town, going on a free walking tour with my dormmates, and seeing some of the few remaining sites of Jewish history in what was once, prior to World War II, one of the world's great Jewish cities.
Of course, that was not to be: Instead, I spent ...
... a bunker that was used in both World War I and II - and has been converted into a museum commemorating both wars. There is a small entry fee however and I had no Lithuanian currency, so I first stopped in at a random shopping mall where I found a bank and swapped out my Polish for Lithuanian. I also got an opportunity to ditch the 200 of Czech currency I still had. With money in hand I drove to the fort, paid my entry fee, and peered at the various ...
... years and come back since nobody's allowed to change it. We then wandered into the site of the Vilnius ghetto, which had a statue of a Lietvak (LIthuanian Jewish) doctor that was apparently very generous and beloved in his time, particularly among children. Turns out, he was the one who inspired Korney Chukovsky to create Dr. Aybolit! We also learned that there used to be a problem in the city with people parking their cars in bike lanes, preventing cyclists ...
... The reason I put the preparation and effort into it that I do is to avoid these sorts of dramas. Sometimes even I **** it up, to be fair.
Vilnius bus and train stations are right next to each other. My directions to the hostel started by finding a McDonalds just across the road from the train station. I'm not sure how I feel about my first memorable landmark/reference point in Lithuania being a McDonalds, but they're everywhere so it's nothing new. There were a ...