PC644 travel Lithuania

Route List
Travelling after Festival

- spend time making a tour of Lithuania going Clockwise ..eventually going into the East of Latvia
-Sat - leaving to Moletai town 5pm so camped then spend time making a tour of Lithuania going Clockwise ..eventually going into the East of Latvia
-Sun - Vilnius I need to be there Sunday cos National museum is closed
- Sun - cos of the rain I was late starting to hitch - I got a ride with 3 rough people and they didn't talk .. ah they were Russian speaking Latvians. (I was hoping to get a ride from Lithuanians and maybe a free couch .. but couchsurfing didn't come off either) - Timing got screwed up cos - I had to walk 3Km into old town .. then a Jewish museum then internet then I got a hostel bed then went to the NKVD Torture museum (KGB Museum) cos it closes at 5pm .. I got to the National Museum hoping it would be open until 7pm although my book says 6pm, but it actually closes at 3pm on Sundays.
- Mon - other museums etc
- Tue - Trakai Fort ..Kerneve Archaeology site ..it is possible I may arrive in Kaunas on Tue if theres rain and no camping in Kerneve ..... turns out Tuchkus from hitchgathering is mates with Gierdrus 5so Gierdrus sent me invite to stay at his place ..
-Wed - I see that a lot of tourist stuff like museums are closing for the Assumption Day public holiday. .. went to Rumsiskes Open Air Museum .. couple of events at Flux factory ..Ugne said "on Wednesday there are two nice events - from 5 pm there is a cut'n'paste workshop at HUB infoshopfrom 7.30 - jamming on the roof of the same building."
Thanks to all people who helped me yesterday. Giedrus for hosting & directions. - Siktas the publisher & nuclear inspector guys foe the hitch ridrs to Rums= iktas heritage village. - Vishtas a woman with her 4 kids who saw me hitch and brought right to Fluxus in Kaunas - where Ungle did the workshop and the Gierdrus friends did their Jam session
-Wed - Thu - Fri Kaunas : old town..9th fort..funicular
- Fri- Sat : travel west

- Fri I visited the castle town in the hills en route from Kaunas to Klaupedia : Rodonsvarus, Vilkija, Seredzius, Veliuona, Raudone, Panemune etc.
- after the valley of castles I slept in Jurbarkas.
- then Sat hitched to Silute. and got to where the ferry crosses to Nida
- Sun : entered the penninsula by boat from Minge to Nida then went to Klaipeda after

- Wed - Hitchhiked from Klaupedia to get to festival near Siauliau.. village of Gataučiai, just south of Joniškis, right in the centre of Lithuania's northern region

- After I left the apartment. I took a bus 5 Km and then hitched to Kretinga with a mushroom collector..then I had a slow ride to Telsei, which was quite interesting.. then I bypassed Siauliai to go to work directly at the festival from Thursday morning..and I was there until Tuesday afternoon
- It was a special; type of festival ..quite different from the commercial festivals.

- Things laurynas recommends : terrence Mckenna, Alan Watts George Carlin
- Now I am in Visaginas ..soon I continue to Latvia

Language English .. Lithuanian

Hi! labas labas Good morning! Labas rytas! Labas rytas! Good evening! Labas vakaras! Labas vakaras! Welcome! (to greet someone) Sveiki atvyke Sveiki atvykę How are you? Kaip sekasi? Kaip sekasi? I'm fine, thanks! Aciu, gerai. Ačiū, gerai. And you? O tau? O tau? Good/ So-So. Man taip pat gerai. Man taip pat gerai. Thank you (very much)! Aciu. Ačiū


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Festival Ideas UPDATE

- 3 things a nationality, a culture & a language. It gets confusing when people use the same word to mean all eg Polish, Polish, Polish, Can we please have 3 different words. e.g. 1. UK - the name of a country 2. Anglo - the name of type of culture ..which is common in UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand & even the US English - a language used everyday in many countries and used ad a Lingua Franca by more people whose home language is something else I notice I am problems connecting with people, at the ends of both recent festivals it seemed there was the group & me whilst I am able to share in things like working, playing games & volleyball, philosophical discussions I don't participate in many other things like : - getting drunk - smoking dope - late nights - sauna - beach - swimming - green thinking - spicey or complicated food

- digital planet waste food tweets :

HEADLINE : Arvidas Skrinskas 'murdered over sat-nav row',(An example from our local newspaper ..it doesn't mention the nationalities of the people ..but I guess they are East European temporary workers as both names are not typical of our area)

Steve Jones spoke of scientific consensus on climate change & that BBC news had been countering them with opposing views from political people who are not scientists. This is true, but that is not the issue ...Yes climate is changing over years ,cos it always does that. However the issue is whether such changes are : 1. driven by MANMADE CO2 2. on a certain path to catastrophe The issue is not that the climate is changing, but rather that it does not seem to be changing in the pattern predicted by those scientists pushing catastrophe. The BBC News coverage on Climate Change is not balanced cos it gives time to news promoted by Activist-scientists and any old green activists, but doesn't give coverage to scientists who question the details. rather people labelled climate skeptics and banned.

Next festival
- - the view looking towards the hill_of_crosses across the altar from inside the monastery The view from the back looks more of a small hill The Hill of crosses .. Notice 1. it's not actually a hill. It's a mostly flat piece of land with a tiny hillock. 2. but look there are so many crosses ..200,000 they say


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