I’d arranged to meet up with Chip and Ken again, and we agreed that Kaunas in Lithuania was a handy spot for us all. It was great to see them again, we had some catching up to do! We stayed at the Lux hostel, which was excellent and right in the centre.
Kaunas has the longest pedestrian street in Europe, along which there are shops and bars for over 2km. Our hostel was on that strip, between the old church and the fountain. Very cool! The old town is at the other end of the strip, full of old buildings.
Kaunas also had the longest bridge in the world at one time! The other side of the river used to be soviet owned, when at one time a different calendar was used. The two sides of the bridge were 2 weeks apart, meaning it took two weeks to walk over the bridge. Therefore (according to Lithuanian logic) it was the longest bridge in the world!