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My Vilnius trip

Vilnius is not far from Tallinn. By bus, the ride lasts about six hours, crossing the Latvian territory from north to south.  In October, I decided to visit the city with other Erasmus students.

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and has 500 000 inhabitants. The city is famous for its crafting amber and especially for its jewels made with this beautiful fossil. When we arrived, I was surprised of the architecture of the city. Whereas Tallinn is medieval, Vilnius seems more modern and larger. The churches are huge very colorful.  I had never seen religious buildings with those colors: yellow, orange, pink !

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We visited the Gedimas’ Tower. This is the only part remaining from the castel of Vilnus (destroyed in the 17th century).  Situated at the top of a hill, the tower gives a nice point of view on the city and its suburbs. This day the weather was clean and the view very impressive. When we reached the top of the hill, several hot air balloons appeared, we took many pictures of them. 

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Then, we visited several places in the city like the Gate of dawn (a famous Lithuanian catholic monument) and the church of Saint Anne with its blood-red bricks.  I would say that the most pleasant was to stroll down this genial city with mild temperatures (15 degrees…).

I noticed that the level price was generally lower than Estonia (for food, for instance). We ate at restaurant at each meal for maximum 8€ per capita! 

I can state that thanks to the Erasmus I have been in many cities which I probably never visit otherwise.  These towns, although not as well understood, deserve to be visited and discovered.

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