This morning we went on a walking tour of the streets of Old Town. We entered Old Town through the Gate of Dawn. The architecture was magnificent and there were numerous churches. The Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit was our first stop which had 3 Pagan monks buried in the front of the altar, Saints Anthony, John, and Eustathios. We walked down Pilies Street which is the Old Town's main artery and the hub of cafe and street market life. The central ...
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Today we journeyed northeast by way of Bialystok towards Augustow and Suwalki and then our final destination was Vilnius. We travelled through the forest where the infamous Treblenka Concentration extermination camp was built by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II. It was located in a forest north-east of Warsaw in what is now the Masovian Voivodeship. It is estimated that between 700,000 and 900,000 Jews were killed in its gas chambers, along wi...