In the past week and a half I have made my way from Prague through to Krakow and Warsaw in Poland before landing here in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Blazers fans probably best know Lithuania as the homeland of Arvydas Sabonis. Despite his Hall of Fame career, we still all wonder what would have happened had he arrived in Portland.
Beyond Sabas, there are plenty of other things that Lithuania has to offer. I'll be getting in my share of old buildings and communist sights.
It looks like I will be heading to Belarus this weekend. Barring disaster, I will be picking up my visa tomorrow. I had to do quite a bit of legwork to get in for what will amount to a day and a half in Minsk. Since my visa is only good for 48 hours I will be heading to Ukraine after Minsk.
I'd also like to give a shout out to my friend Emily. She was the one who alerted me to Lake Bled, so I have her to thank for that stopover on this trip. I'm glad I listened to her advice.