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Apr102017

Images of Lithuania

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On my second trip to Lithuania I am even more impressed by how widely English is spoken. During six days wandering through Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda, only once did I ask a local a question in English that was not understood. I was asking which beer types were light pilsner/lager and the waitress did not…

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Apr192016

Review Chic Holiday Inn Vilnius

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IHG has two hotel properties in Vilnius, Lithuania. I stayed at both of them. Holiday Inn Vilnius was a one night stay for €66.43 ($75 USD). The other hotel is the Crowne Plaza near Vingis Park. Holiday Inn is the more centrally located hotel in Vilnius for a tourist. Crowne Plaza is more of a…

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Apr152016

More impressions of Vilnius, Lithuania

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Travel articles I found indicated few negative comments from travelers about Vilnius, Lithuania. The city ranks high for health and safety, low for cost of living, and near the lowest priced place in Europe for hotel rates. My first indication of the cost of living in Vilnius was the 1 EUR bus fare from Vilnius…

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Apr092016

Photo Walk around Vilnius, Lithuania

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Vilnius is a city where I feel no hesitation having my camera out snapping photos. On the plus side the rain forecasts each day have mostly not happened. On the down side for photography are the skies have been cloudy every afternoon, so my photos are a bit dark. Bike lanes in Vilnius tend to…

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Apr082016

Greetings from Vilnius, Lithuania

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The general response when telling friends we were traveling to Lithuania was “What’s there?” Aside from some inexpensive hotels, I really was not sure what we would find. The fact that Americans have little general knowledge of Lithuania is in part due to low tourism. Only around 20,000 U.S. travelers visit Vilnius each year. Vilnius…

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Mar022016

Don’t fear Open Circuit travel planning

The uncertainty of open circuit travel planning gnaws at me until eventually I make final itinerary decisions and airline ticket purchases to create closed circuit travel. The secret I find to making good travel plans is not to rush the process to close the flight circuit. This morning I made two final airline ticket purchases…

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