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Apr 4, 2006 - World's worst hotel claims Canon in Klaipeda

Klaipeda, Lithuania Tragedy has struck as, not five minutes ago, I broke my camera trying to take a self-timed photo of myself writing this very entry in the world's worst hotel room. So the photos you see here will most likely be the last I take. Basically the camera, which I unwisely had standing on end, fell off a two-foot-high table with the lens extended. The plastic shell of the inner lens, which was fully extended at the time of the accident, has a big crack in it and it's stuck in the extended position, as if it were on viagra. It...

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Bloom's Baltic Blog

Oct 8, 2005 - Klaipeda

Start: Vezaciai End: Klaipeda Weather: Sunny Ride: 60km Awoke at 7.15am feeling refreshed. The campsite was a good choice because the tent was in a bright location as the sun rose and the tent was dry and quickly packed. Today was going to be the final day of cycling. Time had run out, but I wanted to see the Baltic Sea from Lithuania before I headed post-haste by public transport back to The Hague by Tuesday morning. The deadline was the latest reasonable date for applying for a Ghana tourist visa so that it would be processed in time for...

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Jul 7, 2005 - Klaipeda

Leaving early again we go by bus to this fine little city on the Klaipedian Lagoon, the largest body of fresh water in Lithuania. The hostel is about 50 m. from where we get off the bus! What a treat, here by 10:30 am and then we spend the rest of the day exploring, going across the lagoon by 15 min. ferry to a penninsula/wildlife preserve which is mostly Lithuania but the southern half is held by Russia!?! Mari here. Kalingrad, formerly Kongigsberg, where the Prussian kings were crowned also where Imanuel Kant, the German philosopher, is...

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May 1, 2005 - Klaipeda, Lithuania

Klaipeda was great fun. We met up with Max who has graduated from business school. He and his friends were celebrating the occasion at a banya which we had the good fortune to attend as well. I have no photos of the banya which is a good thing. Somehow I lost my shorts there even though I was wearing them at the banya. Courtney and I were thoroughly hung-over the next day so we had some Chinese and we felt much better. Klaipeda was quiet. It has a compact old town area. Most people here speak Russian rather than Lithuanian. We took the...

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Here We Go Again

Oct 5, 2004 - Klaipeda and the Curorian spit

Explored old town upon arrival. I know what you're thinking, yes it is a little same same after awhile, but each town offers something a little different. This particular town was the first in Lithuania to fall to Hitlers advances in WWII. He immediately renamed it Memel and the old theatre is famous as Hitler himself once stood on the balcony and welcomed the citizens into the Third Reich. OK, not exactly riveting stuff, but still a little interesting for the battle hardened travellers! Spent the day meandering up and town the Lithuanian...

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Nils Travels 2004

Jun 1, 2004 - Palanga

From Siauliai, we headed west to the coastal town of Palanga, famous for amber. We stopped to visit the Amber museum, tucked within a very charming park. The locals use the attractive park grounds and museum building as a scenic backdrop for wedding photos.

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