EAST EUROPE 2009.wmv

Ten days..four countries...a trip around the edge of the former Soviet Union in Nov & Dec 09 by Andy Lottey and Rob Wilkinson.... from Kiev in Ukraine (international hostel near independence square..top notch!) through the intriguingly retro state that is Belarus and capital Minsk (staying at Hotel Belarus..a REAL experience!!), taking in a very militarised BATE Borisov v Benfica Europa League match then on to wonderful Vilnius (B&B Bernadino just yards from old town by Eurolines coach from Minsk - a very memorable experience!!) with a most enlightened attitude towards free street music concluding in Riga, capital of Latvia (staying at Funky Hostel...brilliant cheap central accomodation again by Eurolines)..a vibrant Baltic port city with a lot to offer...video wud have been a lot better if Windows Movie Maker didn't keep crashing on me (anyone know a cure??!!)...either way lots of interesting food, beer, sights and sounds and a recommended trip but possibly best in warmer months!! Did Bulgaria/Serbia/Macedonia/Kosova/Montenegro & Albania last winter.. looking at Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan etc..basically anyone related to Stan next year funds permitting!