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Klaipeda is the third largest city in Lithuania, founded in 1252.  Just outside the city is the Curonian Spit National Park, where we spent most of the day.  The Spit is a 100 mile long sand spit, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  A small group of 6 of us had arranged a trip for the day down the Spit, with highlights including the Witches Hill, the amber beach (where we actually found some amber), the Russian border (the Kaliningrad enclave) and amber flavoured vodka at 9 in the morning.  We finished the day walking around the historic old downtown, which seemed to have a large number of unusual statues (including a sweep, a ghost and a cat with the face of a man).  All in all, a splendid day.