One peculiar thing about Kaunas is that the people are mostly at least six foot tall. They carry no weight, either. It’s no wonder that basketball is the national sport. There are almost as many sports facilities and gymns in Kaunas as there are dental practices.
However, on the last morning as we waited an hour for the airport bus, it seemed that only very small people were out and about. We saw no-one taller than 5ft 3inches. Most peculiar.
Kaunas (population 360,000) is the second largest city in Lithuania. It has an Old Town, built in the 15th – 16th centuries, and a New Town, built in the 19th century. Connecting the two is Vilniaus gatve, where most of the tourist shops and restaurants are located. Laisves aleja is the main street in the New Town.
In the centre of the Old Town is the large Rotuses Aikste square.
You can see that, unlike Edinburgh, they don’t dig up the roads in Kaunas every six months or so.