Next up on the bucket list is Lithuania! After convincing some friends with cheap flights and accommodation we set a date and here we are.
Although we all live in Manchester, Liverpool is the closest airport to fly direct and after meeting up in Piccadilly station we set off to South Parkway…The closest train station to John Lennon airport. We pre booked tickets for a fiver each for the 13:37 train over and picked up pizza and booze for the 40 minute journey.
A quick taxi journey from the station and we were in departures waiting to go, flight delayed we squeezed in another pint and then spent a 2 and a half hour flight being thrown around in turbulence! Once we landed it was easy to take a taxi to our hotel on the outskirts of the old town. The Grata hotel was really cheap, and the rooms are great with breakfast yet to be sampled.
As we arrived at 10pm not much was going on but we were told of a traditional restaurant nearby so off we set only to get there too late, it was closed! Not to be deterred Stef in our group found a couple of nearby places and the first one we stumbled onto did the trick.
We ordered some traditional (and not so traditional) food and local beers and spent the next 2 hours feasting, laughing and generally having fun….until the lights had been turned off and we were finally asked to leave! The food was so good with my garlic fried bread with cheese sauce going down a treat.
With no real plans and nowhere looking open we went back to the hotel ready to explore properly tomorrow.