Klaipeda is a medieval port town and was once the most important town in Lithuania. We stayed one night in Klaipeda before continuing south along the west coast to Nida. Since the west coast of Lithuania is a popular holiday destination both among locals and tourists from the other Baltic countries, accommodation in Klaipeda was as we expected quite expensive. We were lucky to find a fairly cheap room a bit outside the center in a "Soviet like" neighborhood. It felt more like a home-stay than a hotel, but the friendly old guy who owned the place gave us a warm welcome. He didn't speak a world of English, but luckily his 11-year old daughter did and she did most of the talking (in return her dad tipped her some coins). Her English accent was flawless, and she'd just been learning English from watching movies.
Read more in my blog about our travels in Klaipeda and beautiful Nida!