Trip Of A Lifetime

Monday, July 17, 2006


We have spent the past two days in Lithuania, and thanks to free Internet in our hotel room I'm able to post much earlier than anticpated. No photos yet though... sorry.

At first we weren't sure about Lithuania, but I think that's because we spent too much time in Kaunas. Don't get me wrong though, Kaunas is a beautiful town filled with an interesting history, I just don't think we needed to be there for two hours followed by a guided tour of what we had managed to see already.

From Kaunas we came to Vilnius, which is where we are at the moment. We really like Vilnius. It's interesting, there are a huge amount of parklands scattered throughout the city, everyone seems very relaxed and it's quite cheap.

We've seen a lot of churches and castles, but thankfully they have been quite different to what we've already seen in other countries. The medieval castle we saw today at Trakai was stunning and we even found time for a paddle boat around one of the many lakes. One of the churches we checked out today was covered in white stucco statues and I have never seen anything quite like it.

The weather is sensational. There is a constant warmth from the sun and a cool breeze that comes just when you need it. We've both got a little colour, but we're being careful not to burn. The last thing we want is to be miserable because we're burnt to a crisp.

We are eating like kings at the moment because food here is really resonably priced and of an excellent quality. Today I had the biggest pork chop you can imagine with fried potatoes, beetroot and cabbage. I just couldn't finish it. Yesterday I had a stuffed aubergine (eggplant). It had two types of mushroom, onions and grated carrot with grilled cheese on top. It also came with the most amazing (yet potent) garlic sauce. Again, I just couldn't finish it. I won't be complaining about bland food or portion size while over here.

Tomorow we head on to Estonia where hopefully everything will be as calm and beautiful as we've found the Baltics to be so far.


  • Hi Guys

    Glad you are both having a great time, great to catch up with you for the day. It is expected to reach 35 today and I am stuck in an office with the only air conditioning being the front door and a window! Enjoy the rest of your trip catch up with you when you get back.

    Lyns xx

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:35 am  

Post a Comment

<< Home