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Vilnius: "Little Rome" in a Northern Climate

Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | Views [130]

Pilies Gatve is the street that bisects Vilnius' Old Town. This old cobblestone road is full of footpath cafés and restaurants. Running off Pilies are numerous old alleyways and lanes, some of which lead to flower-filled courtyards. Also on ... Read more >

Tags: old town & church architecture


Vilnius & The Gediminas Legacy: When a Hill is a Mountain

Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | Views [277]

Gediminas  is a name that crops up quite a bit in Vilnius - the main street, the central castle and tower, restaurants, etc. Gediminas was the powerful ruler who consolidated the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the early 14th century. Gediminas Prospektas, ... Read more >

Tags: old town & castle district


Vilnius: Senamiestis Vs Užupis, Orthodox Old Town to Home of the 'Artistocracy'

Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | Views [353]

At  the Town Hall in Vilnius we met up with Martina, a local student who was our guide for the walking tour. Martina's tour took us down back alleys and lanes to lots of little out-of-the-way places, cafés and dilapidated churches with ... Read more >

Tags: old town & artists enclave


Šiauliai: A place where Pilgrims Progress to & a Symbol of National Resistance

Friday, 30 Oct 2015 | Views [171]

Although Lithuania is a small country, even by European standards, its a fair old drive from Vilnius in the south to Šiauliai, a distance of some 213km. Šiauliai (pronounced 'shoo-láy') is an industrial area in the north with the ... Read more >

Tags: countryside

 

 

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