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    Day 3 Vilnius

    June 3, 2018 in Lithuania ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    After a lazy breakfast delivered to our room, (Delicious selection of meat , cheese, eggs and pickles with warm rolls, fruit juice, Yoghurts and Jams) we set off in the opposite direction to yesterday. First walked up to the viewing point on a hill overlooking Vilnius then took a rather steep path down to a small river, and walked through a scenic area with 3 lovely lakes. We saw the sign to a caravan/ camper van park and wondered if that was where Vicky and Will would have stayed. Walked to the old town and looked around the cobbled streets an quaint buildings. There was a long procession singing hymns which was heading towards the church. This was for the Father’s Day service, and was fun to watch and hear. Sadly it also meant that several museums and attractions were closed but we looked at them from the outside. Treated ourselves to a black ice cream! Tastier than it looks as the colour is allegedly from vanilla seeds but who knows. We went into the cathedral (not closed) and outside was a big music stage where some unknown (to us) bands were performing. We then walked to the Cat Cafe where shoes had to be covered and hands washed before going in for the protection of the 15 cats living in the large cafe. There were cat baskets, claiming frames and toys and some cats just slept and others were happy to be petted or played with. Cold beetroot soup was Sue’s choice for lunch accompanied by the cats of course. We then walked the scenic route through the outskirts of Vilnius, back to the accommodation for a well earned rest. Went back to the old town where we had a traditional Lithuanian meal sitting in a garden by a fountain, then walked back to the newer part for an evening drink.Read more