Kaunas, Lithuania – short trip

Lithuania is another country that I didn’t plan to go to. However there was an opportunity and in my opinion opportunities are to be used. My friend Samil needed to go to Kaunas to do some documents and offered me to go with him. I was reluctant to that idea as Lithuania in my imagination was nothing special, so I didn’t buy a ticket straight away with him and I wasn’t sure which day h is going.

One Monday afternoon I was walking through the city and I met him on his way back home. It was about 4pm in the afternoon, so he finished early that day. He said he is going to travel to Kaunas at 8pm and would be cool if I join him. I like to travel and see new places, see how people live in different countries, admire architecture, so it didn’t take long to convince me. I just needed to check my budget, before making final decision.

As I had some spare funds, the ticket have been bought and At 8pm we were travelling to Warsaw by train where was waiting for us bus to go directly to Kaunas. I didn’t sleep as I fancied to watch a movie.

We arrived in early hours of the day, so we had a walk. After that we went to the dormitory where lived friend of Samil, his ex roommate. We chilled there and went to do some bureaucracy work. Papers, photos, signatures and finally all has been done.

for a dinner we went to an Italian restaurant. We had a soup, I’ve forgotten its name, but it was a red tomato soup with pieces of chicken breast in it. I liked a lot pizza. Especially the dough which I tried for the first time prepared that way. I think it was Neapolitan way. It was thick and fluffy and tasty!

After some more of walking it was time to have a nap. When we woke up we went to the shopping centre which was the main place of amusement for local people. I tried some more of local food bought in the supermarket which was shown to me by my friend who studied in this city and it was time to go back.

It was only one day in Kaunas, but I liked it. The city is very simple and is located at the  confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, the Nemunas and the Neris. It doesn’t have so many bridges. All buildings are build in old fashioned style, but they are well preserved and create pleasant environment. While there I felt like I traveled in time 🙂

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