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Aug 9, 2011 - Kaunas

We managed to get ourselves a nice studio apartment on the main pedestrian street in Kaunas so we spent the rest of the day (the 7th) washing clothes and cooking ourselves a proper meal. The 8th we wanted to do a walking tour but after 20 minutes of waiting for our guide to show we gave up and went to the tourist office for a map and some ideas. We walked into the Old Town and visited the old castle grounds and the old cathedral that was under renovation. After lunch we went to visit the Church of the Resurrection of Christ - an ultra...

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Nov 3, 2010 - Kaunas - Nov 1-3

November 1, 2010 The travel days here are coming thick and fast but we’ve had plenty of time in each city we’ve been lately and had plenty of days doing nothing with hangovers, too! Today we were leaving Latvia after basically a long weekend and heading into Lithuania and the city of Kaunas. Before we left we headed to the supermarket and bought some supplies for the near 6 hour bus ride and then dragged ourselves and our bags to the bus station. The bus stations here are really well organised and each bus has a specified “platform” number...

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Jun 21, 2006 - Kaunas, Lithuanoa

We caught a bus here yesterday, because we are making our way to Poland and on to Western Europe and the train goes through Belarus and we do not have a visa for there and did not want to wait for one. While on the bus we used Ken's Irish passport and he did not get a stamp in it, as it is an EU country, which he was disappointed about, so he wants to go back to the Australian one. Kaunas city centre is lovely with a very long tree lined pedestrian street down the centre, the longest in Eastern Europe is the claim, lined with all the shops...

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Mar 30, 2006 - Spring springs in Druskininkai

Kaunas, Lithuania It's day 27 on the road for me (not counting Germany), with less than two weeks to go. At this point it's pretty much an all-out sprint to the finish line. Gone are the days of wandering in the woods with bears and elk, feeding snow-white owls, basking in the sacred aura of centuries-old churches, and spending lazy mornings adding to my oeuvre with lengthy postings to this space. When I enter a new city now, I'm now a man with a plan. I have a detailed list of places to visit, all plotted neatly on a map. I charge ahead,...

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Bloom's Baltic Blog

Aug 31, 2005 - J: Hello Lithuania and Kaunas

Lithuania is a lovely country… brimming with amber. It's on every street corner and in the shops and it comes in all kinds of colors, shapes and sizes. Other than Lithuania's fabulous shopping possibilities, the countryside itself is lovely. It's a little flatter than Poland, and the cabbage fields have been replaced with golden fields of freshly cut hay and workers hand-harvesting potatoes. There are tons of apple trees!! along with lots of birch and tall skinny pine trees. We've also noticed that the stone-based homes we saw further south...

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Skipping Stones

Jul 6, 2005 - Kaunas, Lithuania via Budzisko(Poland-border) & Marijampole

Left early to see some of this N.E. area of Poland but I had a bit of a twit on the bus to Budzisko in that we arrived at what appeared to be the border due to all the semi trucks parked and I said, "time to get off"! Lo and behold after the bus pulled away and we walked around the semis it was a gas station, truck stop! Damn! We proceeded out onto the highway(it would have been maybe 15 minutes more on the bus!) and found we got off 7 km. early!!!! Damn again! It was nice and sunny and a wide shoulder, but also another 1 1/2 hrs. hiking to...

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