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Vilnius Anybody?

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Vilnius – 10th - 13th September

Hands up who has heard of Vilnius? Nobody right? Some interesting facts that I have picked up about Vilnius that I thought I would share:

1. Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania
2. Basketball is played by people outside of the US
3. Lithuanians love Basketball, I mean proper love it
4. Vilnius hosted a basketball party weekend whilst I was there, that was nice of them
5. The old town is a UNESCO world heritage site.
6. It is ridiculously cheap here but the price of a Hugo Boss shirt is still the same
7. Lithuanian food is shocking, they really know how to kill a potato
8. Lithuanians only natural resource is women
9. Lithuania has a terrible train network
10. Do you remember the story about some mad major of an Eastern European city that took a tank and drove over some cars because he was sick of the residents’ poor parking? Well hello Vilnius and hello crack pot mayor.

It is also a very small world, I shared a room in a hostel with Toby who I knew from London years ago when he was drumming with Dustins Barmitzva. Naturally we shared a few drinks.

Here are some pretty pictures, with a video of this crack pot mayor!!

Cold beetroot soup, with 4 potatoes

potato zeplins? Soggy with fat with some disgusting meat in the middle

Potato pancakes, see the recurring theme...


Article By David Beattie of Rounton Coffee

Posted by beatski 13:00 Archived in Lithuania Tagged tank vilnius basketball mayor facts

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