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Adventures in Vilnius, Lithuania

After blowing through Western Europe in just a month (Portugal, Spain, Andorra, Southern France), I decided to stay in Vilnius for a month.

Vilnius was my first post-soviet era country to live in (I stayed in the old-town of Tallinn, Estonia the year before, but that didn't feel very soviet-era).

Most of my adventures took place in the old town of Vilnius. If you manage to find a place in, or near the old-city, then you will have night-life almost every night (whether it's very busy, or just a few locals at the pubs/bars).

Walking around the old-town, you can feel that some of the buildings haven't been repaired since their soviet-era days, with the decades-old decay of their exteriors. While others have been refurbished for the rapidly growing tourism industry in Vilnius.

Vilnius had some of the friendliest people on the planet. This is probably because they have not been hit by an extreme influx of tourism like Tallinn, or Riga.

Nonetheless, the cost of living in Vilnius was very low (for a western tourist), and the city felt relatively safe.

I definitely recommend Vilnius, Lithuania.

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Top 7 Photos from Vilnius, Lithuania

A bank in Vilnius, Lithuania

A bank in Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius Cathedral

Vilnius Cathedral

Gedimino Paminklas (Gediminas Monument) in old town Vilnius, Lithuania

Overlooking the new town in Vilnius, Lithuania

Overlooking the new town in Vilnius, Lithuania

Overlooking the Old town in Vilnius, Lithuania

Overlooking the Old town in Vilnius, Lithuania

Dinner in the old town in Vilnius, Lithuania

Dinner in the old town in Vilnius, Lithuania

Overlooking the Old town at night in Vilnius, Lithuania

Overlooking the Old town at night in Vilnius, Lithuania

The communist block-style architecture in Vilnius, Lithuania

Bonus: The communist block-style architecture in Vilnius, Lithuania

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