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A Day spent in Vilnius, Lithuania

by ElenaSergeeva

My cabin size suitcase is always a good idea when wanting to travel light

Last week I travelled to two countries in four days, with a stop over in Moscow and in Copenhagen, thus a total of 5 flights taken in less then a week. For such trips it is always advisable to pack light and smart.

Ready for landing in Moscow, traveling with Aeroflot Airlines

I left Athens on Monday and flew into Moscow where I had a couple of hours stop over, just enough to take a small break and off to take the next plane. I was travelling with one of my colleagues so we had time to sit in a coffee shop. We picked a famous Russia brand called Shokoladnitsa, and since I wasn’t hungry I only had this berry juice.

Berry drink at Sherementevo Airport in Moscow

We then met with another colleague who was catching the next plane with us from Moscow. The first city on our list was Vilnius, Lithuania. The airport customs welcoming was not that “welcoming” to my surprise as I haven’t experienced such treatment for a while. We then went to our hotel which was the Crowne Plaza.

My room at the Crowne Plaza Vilnius

IMG_9925As it was already around 11 pm and we were hungry after all the travelling we decided to check out the hotel restaurant which is located on the 16th floor of the hotel with a remarkable view of the city. To my great surprise while trying to capture the moment I realized that I forgot my camera battery at home. This was a very big disappointment as I never travel anywhere without my camera, thus all my photos of the trip where taken with my iPhone.

Mushroom soup might not look as appealing in this photo but was delicious actually

The next day we had a presentation at the hotel for travel agents who work with Tez Tour Lithuania where I did a presentation on Grecotel Hotels & Resorts and more specifically on the destinations Crete and Rhodes. Afterwards we had some free time and went to explore the city.
IMG_9944IMG_9948IMG_9949IMG_9952Once in the center we were met by the grand Cathedral Basilica and Bell Tower which is almost 57 meters in height and is considered to be the landmark of the Vilnius old town.
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Street pose


Cheers with glue wine

We walked around the streets and then decided to have a break in a small Italian Restaurant where we order glue wine and a platter of cold cuts, cheeses and a few varieties of bruschetta. IMG_9990 IMG_9991On our way back to the hotel the weather changed thus we spend a few hours at the hotel before departing for our next destination which was Riga, Latvia.

Airport selfie

We arrived to Riga in the event and that was all for the night as we had to attend another presentation in the morning. I will be sharing more details about Riga in the next post. In the meantime if you feel like organizing your holidays check out the latest flight offers with Airtickets.com. I usually use their services to book my trips and holidays.

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