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The Hill of Three Crosses

People i met here who contributed to, and improved my trip: Mark (America), Steve (England), Christian (Norway) and for entertaining me with 'stories' - Steve (England), Russell (Australia)

Lithuania was full of 'interesting people', from the guys who wanted to beat you up, to the girls who wanted your passports! All the other travellers were also rather odd with very strange travel 'stories'..... These ranged from been a Mahjong champion in China, knowing Russian/Morrocan/Latvian mafia, working in a bunker in Iraq, etc etc.

Vilnius is a beautiful city and Trakai castle nearby is well worth a day trip. It was built by the Teutonic Knights 700 years ago and is located in the middle of a lake. This makes the views quite stunning. Other points of interest in Vilnius include walking to the top of the castle tower, for some great Panoramic views of the city. The KGB museum (which is housed in the former KGB building), Three crosses, many churches and cathedrals are also well worth visiting.

Vilnius by night also has some interesting nightclubs with unbelievably bad music! DJs flip between Shakira, to Bryan Adams to 50cent etc, and the locals seem to love this mix and match of music! It all adds to the experience and when the beer only costs a pound, you soon forget what music you are dancing to!

Africancrab says:
Beautiful blog as always Philip
Posted on: Feb 07, 2010
mdanelaite says:
people people! how many times have i told u that u need a local with your taste of music to show u the best nightlife and the best underground parties :D
Nice blog
Posted on: Oct 05, 2009
Deats says:
Thanks Marijus and thanks for the correct info! I didnt really do much work on my blog at the start of the trip, so when i finish it, i will go back over all the errors and lack of info and try to improve it! Cheers :)
Posted on: Sep 18, 2008
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The Hill of Three Crosses
The Hill of Three Crosses
Trakai Castle
Trakai Castle
Trakai Castle
Trakai Castle
Trakai Castle
Trakai Castle
Trakai Castle
Trakai Castle
Trakai Castle
Trakai Castle
Trakai Castle
Trakai Castle
The Gates of Dawn
The Gates of Dawn
Town Hall
Town Hall
Cathedral Square
Cathedral Square
View of Vilnius
View of Vilnius
Some of Vilnius many historic bui…
Some of Vilnius' many historic bu…
View of Vilnius
View of Vilnius
Remains of a castle overlooking Vi…
Remains of a castle overlooking V…
The national museum
The national museum
Cathedral Square
Cathedral Square
The narrow streets of the old town
The narrow streets of the old town
Vilnius
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