Vilnius Warnings and Dangers

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  • Dangerous Sidewalks and Pot Holes
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  • Dangerous Sidewalks and Pot Holes
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    Vilnius drain pipes
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  • 1. Dangerous Sidewalks and Pot Holes

    More than any place in the Baltic countries Vilnius's street infrastructure is in need of some serious help. Walking from the train station to our flat a distance of less than 300 meters we ran...

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  • 2. Travel with Baby

    Restaurants were very accommodating of our son, and they all had baby chairs. People were friendly towards him, smiling and waving at him, especially the old...

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  • 3. Don't get lost

    You mustn't think that, even if you have a map of Vilnius, you will find your way easily. This is because the local authorities seem to assume that everybody...

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  • 4. Pavements - watch where you are walking

    We hadn't been in Vilnius long before we released that there was plenty of potential to trip up/fall over.Not just from the uneven paving slabs/cobbled roads,...

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  • 5. Drain pipes

    We had a few days in Vilnius before it rained, but we'd already spotted that the drain pipes just opened onto the pavement, and not into a grate/drain. Also,...

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  • 6. Feels Safe

    I'd heard a few bad stories about Vilnius before I arrived, most involved pickpockets on Pilies street in the old town, rampant taxi rip-offs and some nastiness...

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  • 7. Language

    There are two major languages in Vilnius, Lithuanian and Russian, although only one is official. It's obviously a political minefield, just like it is in the...

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  • 8. EXTREME NIGHT TIME DANGERS-VILNIUS

    After being dropped of by a taxi at night time from an afternoon flight, I arrived at a hostel whose doors were closed, they had moved (I should have booked)....

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  • 9. Guidance on photography in churches: Homer's Rules

    Visiting churches is one of the absolute highlights of a trip to Europe, and provides a fascinating insight into the culture which has shaped European cultures...

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  • 10. Vilnius under construction

    When we were in Vilnius in August 2006, quite a few buildings and squares were under construction. Among other sights, even the belfry of the cathedral was...

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  • 11. Closed chapels :-(

    There were 10 chapels inside the Vilnius Cathedral but all were closed when I visited this the most famous Lithuanian church.The most impressive St. Camisir's...

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  • 12. Avoid Airport Taxis

    Outside of the airport, taxis are waiting to take passengers for a ride--for their money. The quote I got to go to the Gates of Dawn--according to Google, a...

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  • 13. toilets...

    dont bother much of looking around for this 'service', sneak into any coffee shop or restaurant, have cup of tea or coffee and visit the WC there, will be...

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  • 14. Look under your feet.

    Vilnius is full of surprises, not only pleasant ones though. While you are looking up admiring the architecture, esp. in the Old Town, you can easily trip on an...

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  • 15. Do not transit through Kaliningrad!

    Arriving from Northern Poland one would assume that the short drive through Kaliningrad would save some time, but that is not the case. Waiting times at the...

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  • 16. Toilets communist style

    Looking for toilets in the grand-looking Katedros Square, we followed a sign directing us to the castle park nearby. The toilets were down in the basement. I...

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  • 17. Bicyclists, be careful!

    In Vilnius (also in other big Lithuania cities) it's interesting, comfortable, but not safe to travel by bicycle. First of all there are not lot of cycleways....

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  • 18. Central bus station

    I had seen many warnings about the central bus station area being a bit dodgy. During the daytime hours it was bustling with people and although you'd be well...

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  • 19. Taxi cheats

    When getting your taxi from teh airport into Vilnius it is always cheaper to get yopu hotel to prebook it as teh taxi driver will have to had agreed the price...

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  • 20. Taxi from the airport

    The taxis that are lined up and vaiting for tourist to capture them, are bloody expensive!Luckily, we were warned about this, so we called for a taxi.The one...

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  • 21. Taxi fare ripoffs

    On my visit to Vilnius we had a number of occasions where we were ripped-off by taxi drivers.From the airport to our hotel our large group took 3 taxi's and we...

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  • 22. Getting drunk alone anywhere in Lithuania

    Vilnius is usually safe in the center. Unfortunately I experienced a strong attack by 6 russians 20 minutes from the center. They robbed me and would'nt stop on...

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  • 23. Beggars

    I don't think the beggars are dangerous but they are annoying. They "strike" when they can identify you as an American (maybe other tourist, too, but I am...

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  • 24. Vilnius is a very safe City

    Ok, so I lived in Vilnius for 12 years, and I must say this is a pretty safe city. Just use you common sense like you would elsewhere and you'll be fine (NO...

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  • 25. Peak time of cars

    I have mentioned peak times of cars from starting to use public transport mostly. Peaks mostly comes in the morning (~ 7.00 AM) and evening (~6.00 PM). Then...

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