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We were invited to have a special meeting. Lithuania had the honour to organise this meeting. My colleague did his utmost and put us all in a great hotel and hired the town hall for our meeting.

I tried to have a direct flight into Vilnius, but every flight had a change-over: Air Scandinavia in Kopenhagen, Lufthansa in Frankfurt, even our KLM wanted us to change somewhere.
Their partner Lithuanian air offered a direct flight (their country is to small to change:) and we booked that flight thru KLM.

It was a prop-jet, a bus with wings, but it brought us steadily into Vilnius.

The taxi driver brought us to the Radison hotel. We took the highway and we saw old women sweeping the roads. A thought occurred to our (= not only my!! we were with 3) mind that to get rid of the elderly people, they let them sweep.

Cathedral


Vilnius is a beautiful city with old buildings that are restored as new. When I was there, they were rebuilding the main road along the town hall.
You can sit on one of the many terraces to drink a beer (or tea) and there are enough restaurants to go out to and have a meal for a reasonable price.

A note on nightclubs:
There are nightclubs that are owned by the Russian Mafia that operates in this country.
To get into the club is for free, but to get out you have to pay a price. Go in groups, preferably with a local, to a club you want to go to. Do not go with a limousine like on the picture.

We had a trip to the castle in the old capital Trakai. The road leading there was wide and seemed good, except for a few unmarked potholes, 2 meters wide, 1 m across and 50 cm deep!!!! Good for us, the driver knew of this obstacles and drove around.
View from the town hall
This was all during the day. These roads have no streetlights. 

After a tour through the castle, we had a great evening with music, dance and a buffet. The buffet and personnel were from our own hotel. The food was very nice. (especially the cooked smoked salmon, and I do not even like fish!!)

To tell you about the meeting would be deadly boring you, but Vilnius is certainly a city worth visiting again.

Our return flight was terrific. We had a SAAB jet-propelled plane like on the flight in. We had a clean sky, good groundview. We saw the hav coastline of Poland, Holstein (DK and D) and the complete path through Holland to Schiphol.  A fast (for a propjet) flight without turbulences or other problems.

My other colleagues had problems. Frankfurt was closed and almost all my colleagues had to wait hours to go to Frankfurt as their destination or change location.
When my colleagues were still traveling, I went to bed, happy to be home again. I am truly blessed!!

huibdos says:
Hi Martina, thank you for the changes:
Church > Cathedral, check
Trakhai > Trakai, check
Warmest wishes, check
You back to Vilnius, not in my power, but I hope you will be home soon.
Posted on: Oct 09, 2009
mdanelaite says:
Nice!!! :)) Wish i could be back in Vilnius. Soon! ;)
Few things noticed: Its Trakai, and its not a church in the pic, its a Cathedral :D
warmest wishes
Posted on: Oct 08, 2009
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Market
Market
Cathedral
Cathedral
View from the town hall
View from the town hall
Building being restored
Building being restored
View from the hotelroom
View from the hotelroom
To Trakai, ancient capitol of Litu…
To Trakai, ancient capitol of Lit…
Trakai, the castle
Trakai, the castle
Trakai, big parking
Trakai, big parking
Trakai, Indains? No, a wooden stat…
Trakai, Indains? No, a wooden sta…
Trakai, inside the castle
Trakai, inside the castle
Trakai, more inside castle
Trakai, more inside castle
Trakai, trying to enter?
Trakai, trying to enter?
Trakai, important people of the pa…
Trakai, important people of the p…
Trakai, inside the castle museum
Trakai, inside the castle museum
Trakai, arrow points (neolithic)
Trakai, arrow points (neolithic)
Trakai, copper treasure
Trakai, copper treasure
Trakai, another treasure
Trakai, another treasure
Trakai, yet another treasure
Trakai, yet another treasure
Trakai, bobby helmet with parrot
Trakai, bobby helmet with parrot
Trakai, musical ensemble
Trakai, musical ensemble
Trakai, piper (I like the bagpipes)
Trakai, piper (I like the bagpipes)
Daunchinghe
Daunchinghe
Trakai, the buffet (look at the wa…
Trakai, the buffet (look at the w…
Coffee time in the town hall
Coffee time in the town hall
This portait I had to take home.
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This portait I had to take home. …
Me in my favourit outfit.
(I once…
Me in my favourit outfit. (I onc…
Streetwork, town hall straight ahe…
Streetwork, town hall straight ah…
Streetwork, embassys everywhere
Streetwork, embassy's everywhere
Street to town market
Street to town market
Beautifull detail
Beautifull detail
Numberplate
Numberplate
Somewhere there we are going to eat
Somewhere there we are going to eat
our waitress
'our' waitress
City fortress
City fortress
This tower you see everywhere
This tower you see everywhere
Limousine to pick you up for a nig…
Limousine to pick you up for a ni…
inside the limousine (I have less …
inside the limousine (I have less…
Little shop of amber (there are lo…
Little shop of amber (there are l…
Inside an amber shop
Inside an amber shop
Round tower in front of the church
Round tower in front of the church
Cathedral
Cathedral
Overall view
Overall view
The house was being restored. It h…
The house was being restored. It …
Soft coloured building
Soft coloured building
Our propjet back, LAL
Our propjet back, LAL
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