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Proof We're in Lithuania

We got in fine yesterday after three flights. It's great here, so much better than I had anticipated. John was here in October, and had been concerned I wouldn't have any cafes to hang out in. No worries, a bunch have popped up. Lithuania is now a part of the EU and transferring to the EURO soon, so cool shops and cafes are popping up all over the old down town where we are. And I'm excited to write up a travel article on Vilnius.

We're staying at the Conti in old town. It's exceptionally comfortable and functional. Much better than the accommodations I'm used to staying in.

We mostly slept after getting in, and John set up the most important travel gadget ever. Read all about the NETGEAR Travel Router on Written Road.

After a nap we went out for a food shop, and also for dinner. We had meat dumplings covered in a cheese gravy, and a think crust pizza with beer. It is one of John's fave places. Nothing fancy, kind of the Lithuanian version of a pizza place/soda fountain. Oh yeah, I had a yummy chocolate filled turnover with vanilla ice cream for dessert. The place is very western. We'll try a more authentic place tonight after he gets off work.

I'm working now, too. Must make up for the time lost over the weekend and day before I left. So, stay tuned for more pics. This is just a quick one so you know we're here. It's John all bundled up in front of a cathedral.I'll get better pics up tomorrow. I think I'm going to go on a tour tomorrow. There's plenty to see and I'm also going to contact the tourist board since I want to write a travel piece about Vilnius.

Re the weather, it's fine. Cold, but not enough to prevent me from getting out. John, however, plans to stay indoors more.

Current: Vilnius, Lithuania until Feb 6
Next: Amsterdam for night of Feb 6
After that: Deauville, France Feb 7-12


At 1/30/2006 01:44:00 AM, Blogger sarahbellum said...

Color me ignorant...

We usually just bring our regular wireless router, which is password protected, on the road. How is this any different?

The hotel looks very cool. John looks very cold. I hope you guys are having a great time!

At 1/30/2006 02:06:00 AM, Blogger Jen Leo said...

Hi Sarah! It's a little chilly, but can't be worse than Seattle on a cold winter night. I know it's not as cold as the winter I spent in Belgium. But, it's not Cairns, mate!

Re the travel router, it might be the same as your router. But, I put that up for my non-tech savvy friends. This one is about the size of an ipod, only lighter, and sets up with such ease that someone who isn't tech savvy could figure it out.

Can't wait to hear about your time in Oz!

At 1/30/2006 01:17:00 PM, Blogger schmulka said...

Enjoy the continent!

By the way. Speaking for the weekly poker group...We like the gf's guide to poker idea! We just want to make sure that you have the appropriate sense of keeping gambling in a healthy place before it becomes addiction! And we think you would be fabulous with your own long as you are ok with being approached by insane strangers who think they are your best friend!

At 1/31/2006 12:16:00 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

I had actually been looking at that router since some hotels I stay at still insist on being having the ethernet cord instead of wifi in the room. I think I'll have to pick one up before the next trip. The size was what got me interested in it, since I try to travel only with the carry-on luggage.

Anyways, good to hear you're having fun over there. Being a World Heritage site, I'm sure you'll have tons to write about. :)

Stay safe and warm!


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