Kaunas, day 2

Kaunas Travel Blog

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Today was my first non-travel day in almost a week.   Ieva was able to show me more of Kaunas - the river, downtown, Kaunas Castle, and old abandoned church (the way they say abandoned in Lithuanian translates to 'lost' which is kind of interesting).  We walked by a church by the river where some couple was getting married, they had an old Чаика, which is a Soviet era car, really neat looking.   We also walked out where two rivers join, which was very beautiful.  We ate lunch at a restaurant which had a theme of Lithuania from a few centuries ago (when I came back to LT about six months later, I discovered that there are many Lithuanian restaurants with just such a theme).  Cold beet root soup, made with sour milk, is popular in the Balto-Slavic region (well, the parts I visited anyway).  I still haven't quite gotten a taste for it, but I think I will eventually.  Later we had dinner at Avilys (which translates as "honeycomb") where they brew their own beer (alus).

A fairly relaxed and easy going day ... oh and she had a washing machine!

ewooce says:
P.S. 2: lovely pictures of Kaunas and Vilnius!!! Good job!!!
Posted on: Oct 18, 2007
ewooce says:
Hey! I am glad that you liked Lithuania! By the way, how did you like the PINK SOUP?:) haha ;)
Posted on: Oct 18, 2007
festerwretch says:
I'm trying to try to get a taste for the cold beet root soup (холодник in Russian... is it called the same in Ukrainian?), but so far ... eh :D

The other soup I enjoyed very much.
Posted on: Aug 14, 2007
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Чаика
Чаика
soup
soup
cold beet root soup
cold beet root soup
Kaunas Castle
Kaunas Castle
An abandoned church (lost church)
An abandoned church (lost church)
A hole in the wall of the church -…
A hole in the wall of the church …
On a bit of land near where the Ne…
On a bit of land near where the N…
On a bit of land near where the Ne…
On a bit of land near where the N…
On a bit of land near where the Ne…
On a bit of land near where the N…
On a bit of land near where the Ne…
On a bit of land near where the N…
On a bit of land near where the Ne…
On a bit of land near where the N…
Ieva at Avilys
Ieva at Avilys
Avilys
Avilys
Steamroller!  There are a number o…
Steamroller! There are a number …
Rawr
Rawr
Rawr
Rawr
A one screen movie theater (kinas)…
A one screen movie theater (kinas…
Kaunas
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