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Oceania Baltic Cruise–Klaipeda

Klaipeda used to be called Memel when it was part of Prussia & Germany.  Then in 1923, as a result of the Klaipeda Revolt, the city became part of Lithuania and was called Klaipeda.  It is a small, picturesque port city.

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We just spent some time strolling through the city.  We had tried to rent bicycles through their bike sharing program, but the kiosk wasn’t working.

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At the market in the Theater Square they were selling lots of amber.  Amber, which is fossilized tree resin is widely found in the Baltic states.

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The Post Office, which was built in 1893 is one of the more famous buildings in the city.

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Honestly, we weren’t too impressed with Klaipeda.  Yes, it is a cute town but there really isn’t too much to see or do.  Our walk through town lasted about an hour & then we were back on the ship.  I think we could have spent the time in another city, despite the fact that parts of our family comes from Lithuania.  Although, now we can say we have visited Lithuania!

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