Trip Start Nov 01, 2006
168Trip End Oct 15, 2008
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The hill is rather small, but it certainly was full. There were so many crosses that they had spread around the hill, and anywhere there was space smaller crosses had been hung to larger ones, or just thrown in the middle somewhere. It was a strange eerie place.
The other strange thing about that day was where we stayed. We needed to find a place to camp for the night, but the tourist office had just closed and we had no information
Now we thought we had seen enough capital cities, so we thought we would miss Vilnius and go to Kaunas instead. Well it was a mistake, it was a beautiful day when we got to Kaunas, and no one was about, it just seemed dead, so we left and went to Vilnius.
We got lost trying to find the city camping which wasn't quiet open but they let us stay for the night anyway. Vilnius was a nice place, very done up, but still had charm. This place is the city of churches, every second building is a church, and big beautiful things they were too. We met an Australian couple when we went to the tourist office looking for polish camp maps. They had ridden their bikes from Dublin to Vilnius, so it seemed they had a polish map to spare! It had taken them three months to get there, and they were going to ride through Russia down through China and back to Sydney. (And we thought we were doing it tough in an old camper van!) They were quiet nice and we had a chat for a while, we were the first Aussies they had meet so far so they got a photo of us and continued on their way.
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