I'm off to a stag do in Vilnius, Lithuania. Anyone else been? Page 2

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  • Stickman 27 May 2007 23:12:57 29,801 posts
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    Yikes, sounds like a right shithole. Stuff like that makes you realise that over here isn't all that bad after all.
  • Red-Moose 27 May 2007 23:55:22 5,344 posts
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    boabg wrote:
    Stickman wrote:
    I'm not sure if it's Lithuania specifically, but I've heard general warnings about people being gently 'kidnapped' in strip joints and the like. Going in and not being let out until they've handed all their cash over.

    I'd say make sure you don't go in any seedy looking back-street places.

    That happened to a couple of guys I worked with in Paris!

    I hope Hostel isn't the in flight movie :p

    The Slovakians are actually very honest I found, similar to Austrians, which makes sense given the proximity and history.
  • warlockuk 28 May 2007 00:47:25 19,411 posts
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    Hostel was shit. Vilnius will probably be awesome. Rock on.
  • Snuffb0t 28 May 2007 01:35:38 506 posts
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    Rare's summary of the stag weekend doesn't exactly paint a picture of awesome. Hostel on the other hand had boobies.
  • rare_uk 28 May 2007 10:35:04 3,610 posts
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    I've been to Latvia and Prague and never experienced anything like this.

    Vilnius as a city is beautiful. We stayed in Old Town and the cathedrals/churches and buildings are very impressive. We had fantastic weather too.

    I would have gone back with my wife and kids, but not now
  • Load_2.0 28 May 2007 10:42:54 26,230 posts
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    Mate that sounds awful! It's something I hadn't really noticed or thought about when I had been there. It's such a shame that such a beautiful city can have so many arseholes. Hope that you managed to have some good experiences while you were there. There is nothing worse then having an event like that ruined.
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,322 posts
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    God, really sorry to hear that rare, that is a big downer. I've long been toying with a visit to the Baltics, your experience just moved that well down my list.
  • rare_uk 29 May 2007 20:06:25 3,610 posts
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    Oh and forgot to mention - Vilnius is in the running for European City of Culture 2009.

    I need to dispute that!
  • otto Moderator 29 May 2007 20:09:13 49,322 posts
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    For "European City of Culture" read "European City with a reputation for having no culture and which would like to change that with some free marketing" - that's how it has usually worked in the past.
  • Darth_Flibble 29 May 2007 20:37:39 2,961 posts
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    some people at work went to Riga on a stag trip and it didn't go that well, they went into some bar (not a seedy strip club and got charged a huge amount for a few drinks) After a lot of shouting and threats back and forth they paid the normal price and left.

    Would not mind going to Vilnius
  • GrandTheftApu 29 May 2007 20:42:17 6,117 posts
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    Villainous more like, amirite?
  • Stickman 29 May 2007 20:43:21 29,801 posts
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  • Deleted user 29 May 2007 20:58:10
    I saw it in that travelogue movie that came out last year, Hostel, I think it was called.

    Nice place, yeah.
  • TakeTheVeil 29 May 2007 21:08:35 5,057 posts
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    noticed alot of racism in Zagreb too.. we are all cauasian but any advertisement with black people in it had the black person scribbled out.. although when we went down to the coast (Split) there wasn't any racism that i noticed..cities always seem to be worse.. esp in poorer countries..

    sorry to hear about it mate!

    the bad stories about Latvia continue..
  • Ziz0u 21 Jun 2012 15:01:33 11,006 posts
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    nvm then

    Edited by ZizouFC at 15:12:54 21-06-2012
  • spamdangled 21 Jun 2012 15:06:09 31,358 posts
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    The spammers are starting to get quite inventive.
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