Vilnius – What did we get into?

OK, so today started off pretty relaxing.  Woke up a little late, almost 9 am.  Tony was just about to go for a walk, and I asked if he wanted to get coffee together.  He is like, “Yes, come with me.  I will show you great coffee for 10 cents!”

Cheap coffee, obviously I am in.

It takes us about 10 minutes to get to the joint, which is called Hesburger.  It sort of looks like Burger King our way, but they actually have espresso machines.  He was not kidding, a coffee is 10 cents Euro, which is like 16 cents CAD and damn good.

We sit for an hour or so just enjoying all of the views, and I don’t just mean old buildings.  The Lithuanian women are the hottest I have ever seen, and too add my pain, there is way more women then men.  Even google it, it’s actually a fact.

Every girl here looks perfectly fit, even the ones with 2 kids.  I don’t know how they do it, but I am not complaining.

I do have to say, their facial expressions are lacking though.  I even discussed it with a local.  It is normal for a girl, to look down at her feet when passing a male.  They rarely smile, unless they know you.  I guess once they know you, they are pretty cool.

Later I test this fact!

Picture while waiting for Tony to tinkle.

20160825_102304

After coffee Tony and I walk around the town in the areas we have not been in.  Not taking any real direction just following others and going in the direction of things we think in the distance are cool.

We are both getting hungry and start looking for a place to eat.  While walking by a couple eating something that looked amazing, we decide, lets eat here.

The place is a vegetarian restaurant and cheap!  I don’t exactly recall the price, but I think it was $10 Euro for two of us.  So like $7 CAD each?  The place is called, Radharane, and here is a snap of my plate.

Untitled

We are now both happy and decide to go for a pint at a patio we saw earlier.  They have large pints for .99 Euro, $1.60 CAD.  Yes, this turns out to be the start of me corrupting Tony.

20160825_143846

I wish I had a picture of Tony, but for whatever reason, I lost most of my pictures from today.  Anyways, Tony is from the UK, where he is a teacher and I have to add, a pretty cool, nice guy, but not for long. 🙂

After 3 pints, a group of local girls sit at the patio table beside us.  I noticed they are laughing, which is not common to see.  So I say to Tony, here is my chance to get some answers. LOL.

So, I lean over and ask if they speak English and they do.  I proceed tease them and ask them questions about girls their age, not smiling.  I even add, I am extremely good looking and most girls don’t look into my beautiful eyes.  For whatever reason they are into it and we start having some really good conversations with them.  I find out they are all local and about 24 years in age.  I tell them I am also 24, which they don’t believe me, but seem to think its funny.

Did I mention all of these girls are 10s?  No joke, Tony even thought they might be models.

During the conversation the one girl never smiles or says anything, and it seems like I am annoying her.  I am used to this, I annoy a lot of people!  Then a bee starts flying around her, and she takes a knife and tries catching the bee with it.  I use this opportunity tease her and call her a bee killer, and to not to get on her bad side.  She loves this and her attitude changes.  So much so, that when Tony and I stopped talking to them, she poked me with the knife to get me to continue talking.

Anyways, eventually we are on our 7th pint, and I am almost to drunk to make any good conversation with them. I think I gave them my card and number, but that part is a bit foggy.

We then pay and head out for a walk, to sober up a little.

Next we find ourselves in a grocery store buying more beer.

The rest of the night gets foggy for me, but I do remember teasing a group of local guys skateboarding, trying to get them to show us some skills.  Next was at a restaurant where I meet a guy in line for food.  We talk about salaries here verses Canada, etc.  He was a cool guy, but I don’t recall what else we talked about.

Later the shit show continues with me teasing some local girls, outside the restaurant and I don’t even remember, but Tony said it went well.

Our night ended with us finishing our last beer and going up to bed.

The next day, Tony was leaving for home and he thanked me for the best day on his vacation.  He told me, his entire 3 weeks vacation he never really talked to any local girls, but one day with me, we talked to several and all were laughing with me, I think!

Anyways, I will miss Tony, he was a fun guy.  A little shy, but a great guy.

A couple of pictures that I still have!

20160825_120251 20160825_122421

The next day I didn’t do to much.  Just ate some pizza, catch up on my blogs, and relaxed.  As Tomorrow I am flying to Kiev, Ukraine.

Vilnius, Lithuania new friends great views, no sleep

I arrived in Vilnius around 10 pm, and jumped onto bus 88, that I already knew would take me close to my hostel.  The bus is only 1 Euro.  Pretty cheap.

On the bus I meet a French Canadian who is going to meet her boyfriend and backpack around the Baltic countries for 2 weeks.  She is really cool and I use my phone maps to help her find her stop.

From the bus stop to my hostel is 1 km walk, but looks like a not so nice area.  The good news is, I made it without any issues.  You never know when you are new to a country and it is dark out.

20160823_214107 20160823_214113 20160823_214235

Checking into the hostel was a breeze, and cheap at $10 CAD a night.  But I only booked one night in case the hostel itself is no good.

There is only one bed left, which is the top bunk.  I hate the top bed because I am not a climber, but for one night, that’s OK.

20 minutes later I am trying to sleep but one guy is snoring so loud, that its impossible. Actually I have never heard any snore that loud in my life.  I mean, it was almost screaming.

Another guy in the room got so mad, that he woke the guy up twice, so we could sleep.

The next morning I see the guy who was snoring and he looked like an idiot.  He did not look like the type of person I wanted to chat up.

But let this be a lesson, never judge a book by its cover.  Later that day he came into the room when I was going to try and catch up on sleep I missed last night, and he started to apologize to me for snoring.  It turns out the reason he looked like a not nice person was because he was extremely embarrassed about snoring.

We had a really nice conversation and I found out he is from Spain, and is traveling around to meet his girlfriend who lives in another country.

He and I later took a walk to a cheap supermarket, he knew of.  What a truly nice guy.

That morning two of the other guys in the room took me out for breakfast.  My egg omelet was 1.90 Euro.  Love the cheap food already.

During the day, I walked around Vilnius and just explored.  Check out some of the cool pictures.

 

20160824_125330 20160824_132820_Richtone(HDR) 20160824_115918 20160824_115924 20160824_115928 20160824_120614 20160824_120633 20160824_121031 20160824_121358 20160824_121542 20160824_121548 20160824_122755 20160824_122944 20160824_123029 20160824_123322 20160824_123507 20160824_123832 20160824_124203 20160824_124207 20160824_124548 20160824_124641 20160824_124647 20160824_124656 20160824_124821 20160824_124946 20160824_125117_Richtone(HDR) 20160824_125121_Richtone(HDR) 20160824_125207_Richtone(HDR) 20160824_125217 20160824_125236_Richtone(HDR)

In the evening I didn’t do too much, just tried getting some sleep, but mister snorie was at it again.  Meh, what can you do.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot.  The hostel turned out to be really nice, so I am staying 3 more nights.  But who knows where I will go after that.