I just managed to book way too many connecting flights to be able to get to Lithuania for a day during my first trip to Europe. I will be arriving to Kaunas at noon and leaving from Vilnius the next morning.
My grandfather is originally from Kaunas, and my grandmother from Vilnius, so I'm eager to see both cities. Unfortunately, I don't speak the language and they passed away before I was born/when I was a baby, so I don't have much of a cultural reference apart from having spent many afternoons of my childhood going over my grandmother's Lithuanian picture books. They were never able to return even to visit Lithuania after they left, and my mother has never been able to travel there either, so I don't really know what to expect.
So far I plan on trying to get a few old addresses and walk by/take photos of where they might have lived, and I usually enjoy visiting bookstores, supermarkets and that kind of everyday places more than big touristic spots. Is there anywhere I would be able to find any info about my grandparents there? I don't really know what I would be looking for, but I don't want to "waste" my only day there. I know they left many family members in Lithuania, but we haven't stayed in touch after all these years. I have letters from friends or family to my grandmother, though.