維爾紐斯 CS Host

Vilnius CS Host 

上圖由左至右分別是Egle、Vytautas與Mindaugas,另加一貓一狗(雖然畫得似袋鼠)。

他們就是我在維爾紐斯的CS Host,三人都是立陶宛人,維爾紐斯是立陶宛首都,是我在波羅的海最後一站,之後到華沙。

 

Egle現職社工,旁邊的Vytautas也是全職工作,二人是男女朋友;Egle與Mindaugas識於微時, Mindaugas是大學生,也是gay,三人與兩貓一狗同住。

維爾紐斯的家約800平方呎,Egle與Vytautas一間房,Mindaugas自己一間房,我是廳長。

 

當我踏進他們的家時,感覺好震撼,好想即刻掉頭走,他們居住的大廈正在維修,粉塵遍地,他們三人都是老煙鏟,在家吸煙如呼吸,我睡的梳化床沾滿貓毛狗毛,有鼻敏感的我即時窒息。

第一晚真的好沮喪,不停咳漱流鼻水,加上兩隻貓整晚不停打架,極之煩擾,我考慮提早離開。

 

到了第二天,Egle拉我入林採菇,林間空氣清新,陽光明媚,她見我心境平靜,趁機解畫,原來我到埗前一晚,她家開派對,煙酒藥散滿一地,第二朝趕返工,來不及收拾,又承諾夜晚抱一隻貓入她房,使兩貓打不成架,令我有覺好瞓。

 

我非常感謝Egle的體貼,之後的幾晚貓兒不吵,鼻子也習慣了,感覺好好多。

居住環境「惡劣」不是問題,「人」才是關鍵,貓毛狗毛用刷子一擦就無,不在客廳吸煙就成,他們的遷就,令人在異鄉的我倍感温感。

 

當日雖然無菇可採,但非常高興與Egle聊了很多,最有趣是她的大麻經驗談,Egle的體型略胖,每次大麻藥力過後,Egle都異常饑餓,食得太多就變成微胖身材,她說吸大麻的反應因人而異,她自己的幻像難以形容,五感共通又割裂,綠草是彩色,清風是甜的,似夢非夢。

她談大麻時態度坦然,與大麻在香港給我的印象相距甚遠,大麻在香港的形象非常負面,我在香港從未聽過大麻的正面論述,旅行就是要開闊眼界,在香港噤若寒蟬的事,在異國原來輕鬆平常,多聽聽不同聽音,真理從來不止一個。

 

Egle與我又一起去了小温室看蝴蝶,去了維爾紐斯市中心逛,還上了餐館吃飯,我十分感激Egle的陪伴,身為社工的Egle很會觀察人,富有同理心(明白我睡不好),並會妥協(抱貓入她房)。

我發現自己喜歡被人遷就,回看塔林的谷氣經驗,在塔林的host Kadri是個很有主見的人,我與她相處不愉快因為雙方都不肯讓步,希望以後我能剛中帶柔,站穩自己立場,亦能兼顧他人,不亢不卑地面對人生。

甚麼是Couchsurfing? 

They are Egle, Vytautas and Mindaugas (from left to right) and 1 cat 1 dog (although it looks like a kangaroo) in the picture.

They are my CS Host in Vilnius and they are all Lithuanians. Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and it is my last stop in the Baltics countries. I will head to Warsaw next.

 

Egle is a social worker. Vytautas who sits next to her works full time and they are couple.

Egle and Mindaugas are childhood friends. Mindaugas is a college student and he’s gay. 3 of them and 2 cats 1 dog live together.

The home in Vilnius is around 800 square feet. Egle and Vytautas have one room and Mindaugas has his own room. I sleep in the living room.

 

I was shocked when I stepped into their home and want to leave immediately. The building they are living is under repairing and dust are literately flying in the air. 3 of them are smokers and they smoke like breathing at home. My sofa bed in the living room are covered with cat and dog hair. I can’t breathe because of my allergic rhinitis.

I was really depressed in the first night. I was coughing and running nose the whole night plus there are 2 cats fighting all night. I can’t really sleep and considering to leave earlier than scheduled.

 

Egle invited me to pick mushrooms in the woods the next day. The air was fresh and the weather is fine and it’s feel good. She saw me clam down and start explaining. There was a party at night before the day I arrived. Wine bottles, cigarettes and drugs are all over the place. Everybody has to rush to office the next day so no time for cleaning. She promised to keep one cat at her room at night so no cat can fight and I would have a peaceful environment to sleep.

 

I appreciated Egle thoughtfulness and the cats didn’t fight at night and my nose were gradually adapted. I felt much better.

Living condition was never a problem but the human are always the crucial key. A brush can deal with the cat and dog hair. Living room became a temporary non-smoking zone solved the problem. I was in a foreign country and moved by their thoughtfulness.

 

Although there are no mushrooms to pick in the woods but Egle and I have a nice chat. I found Egle’s weed story very interesting. Egle is slightly fat. She would feel starve after using weed. The consequence of eating too much is a slightly fat body. She said the weed react differently on different people. Her own illusions was hard to describe. Her five senses were both connected and disconnected like green grass became colorful and wind tasted sweet. She was in a dream and she was not in a dream.

Egle was clam and open when she talked of her weed experience. Her casual attitude on weed was very different of the impression I had in Hong Kong. Weed had a very bad impression in the mainstream impression in Hong Kong. I have never heard a positive saying on weed in Hong Kong. And traveling is to open the horizons. Something no body talked about in Hong Kong are actually very casual in foreign countries. The truth are not always just one if different sayings can be heard.

 

Egle and I went to a little greenhouse to see butterflies. We had a walk in the downtown Vilnius. We even dine in a restaurant (very unusual for a lone traveller). I greatly appreciated Egle company. Egle was very good in observing people as a social worker and she is full of empathy (she knew I didn’t sleep well because of the cats) and would compromised (to keep a cat in her room).

I found myself like to be accommodated by other people. When I looked back to my ‘bad’ experience in Tallinn, I knew Kadir (my Tallinn host) is a strong person. I didn’t get along with her because we both didn’t compromise. I hope I can be strong with tender on my own stand point and thinking of other people angles and face life with both pride and humble in the future.

What is Couchsurfing? 

Vilnius CS Host...
With dog…
With cat...
with the PICTURE!
萌kawaii
彩到爆的衫,佢都著得靚he can carry a super colorful sweater well
靚狗The handsome dog
靚狗The handsome dog
人坐變貓座it’s not a chair for human anymore
人坐變貓座it’s not a chair for human anymore
午後afternoon
午後afternoon
入林採菇,狗狗好開心we are picking mushrooms in the woods with a happy doggy
Egle is my CS host in Vilnius
Egle
Egle
開心狗Happy dog
笑到傻哂happy silly face
笑到傻哂happy silly face
森林女王!Queen in the forest!
仙容豈為凡人見Fairy face hide behind
仙容豈為凡人見Fairy face hide behind
煙霧藹藹Smoky
餘息渺渺Smoky
金髮Blonde
藍眼Blue eyes
Egle
完全係牛仔褲廣告啦!just like a jeans commerci
人比花嬌Flower and Egle
變臉mask
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佔領Occupy
佢地超鍾意打機My host love on line game
貓神與機王the cat and on line game
被冷落了的狗Dog without attention
狗:陪我玩Doggy:play with me
專心打機Focus
專心打機Focus
無人陪我玩No one play with me
無人陪我玩No one play with me
我們去採菇,天氣晴朗We go into the wood to pick mushroom in a fine weather
彩色陽光!A colorful sunshine!
沿途各類奇怪植物All the weird plants in the woods…
應該唔食得Probably can’t be eaten…
毛蟲Caterpillar
不知名紅果子Unknown red fruit
游水狗Swimming dog
唔准入No entry
世外桃源my dream house
到此一遊Been here
山明水秀Beautiful
風光明媚blue sky
垂柳依依Tree on water
立陶宛屋house
環境藝術landscape art
斷枝盆栽Pot on a broken tree
餵鴨鴨Ducks feeding
完全唔驚人的鴨They don’t frighten of human
愈嚟愈多more and more come
好進取very progressive
不知何故,散落了一地紙簽Paper cards spend on ground for unknown reason
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採菇失敗No mushrooms be picked
只見此菇only saw these mushrooms
全部唔食得all are uneatable
仲要有毒even poison mushrooms
殘花美nature is beautiful in anytime
紫菊purple daisy
白絨white velvet
太陽光sun flower
點點星starry flower
粉花團pink flower
花flower
蜂bee
Egle推介的餐廳,好食Egle brought me to this nice restaurant
型格餐廳stylish restaurant
好食delicious
圖文並茂的餐牌menu with pictures
圖文並茂的餐牌menu with pictures
圖文並茂的餐牌menu with pictures
連老細玉照都有even with a picture of the boss
連老細玉照都有even with a picture of the boss
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