The Cornerstones Of Hock / Cat Travel

Trip Start Jul 02, 2006
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Trip End Mar 02, 2007


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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Well in three days Chris and I have managed only one of the six reccomended sights of Vilnius, a pretty poor sculpture of some rocker called Frank Zappa. We did manage to stop at the "Hill of Crosses" a few kilometres out of Siauliai on the way down from Riga. Pretty strange place, it is basically a hill with a lot, and I mean a real lot (millions) of crosses stuck on it. The Lithuanians have been sticking crosses there as a memorial for their loved ones since the 1400s but during the Soviet occupation the Russians bulldozed it. Anyhow the persistent Lithuanian's continued to stick crosses there risking their lives to sneak past the Russian guards.

From the Hill of Crosses we hitched the few kilometers into Siauliai and then onto Vilnius. Vilnius is a beautiful place with even more beautiful people. With the exception of estonia, which is on the same level, I have never seen so many amazingly fit women in my life - got to love genetics.

We have developed the four cornerstones of our travel here in Vilnius, also know as the 4 LP's... Lonely Planet (travel sucks without one as I know to well from my Tokyo adventure), Light Punting (there have been some huge wins here in Vilnius - one night we nearly needed an armed escort to ensure we got out of the Casino alive), Low Pairs (Having the discipline to chuck them away) and Life Partners (collecting and evaluating)

One standout night here in Vilnius in the best nightclub the place has to offer. Wow, the women - thats all I can say.

Yesterday was a super disappointing day - The mighty Adelaide Crows going down after holding such a good half time lead. We struggled out of bed and listened on the net, disappointing. So today it is on to Poland, plans are up the air now regarding going on to Ocktober fest - without the drive of wanting to watch the Crows on a big screen in a beer hall. We will see.

Happy Punting
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