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Varpu
1st Aug 2003, 12:04 AM
I have recently (week ago) returned from our trip to the Baltic states, Poland and Check republic. From all of these the Lithuania was propably the most interesting.
If you don't mind that your vehicle may get stolen and if you like to experiment with "random" dinners as you can't read the menu the Lithuania will grab your heart in a split second.
The people are very friendly and peaceful. They also give you good laughs with their strange humour and the word "expensive" will get entirely new meaning.
There is also something for those of you who like to go Extreme in the real life as well - would 20 minutes in an aerobatics plane - a two-tier wing plane with no overhead cockpit but a VERY skilled pilot make a twist ?

Twrecks
1st Aug 2003, 12:54 AM
Isn't that where all those tiny watch batteries come from?

Varpu
1st Aug 2003, 01:25 AM
Isn't that where all those tiny watch batteries come from?

It is Lithuania - not Lithiumhania :)

And they would certainly create a park for used watch batteries - maybe use them as floor bricks or something... They have collected all soviet era statues (and I mean ALL) and jacked them into forest for display. There you can see over 1000 Lenins in a glance .... not to talk a hill with over 8000 crusifixes ... boothill for rest of your life :)

Bot_40
1st Aug 2003, 07:28 AM
Well, good to see you had a nice time, but even better to see furpile back ;)

jreister
1st Aug 2003, 08:35 AM
Ive not been to Lithuania and will probably never be there, at least not by car!, but Eastern Europe rules! People are usualy nice in these countries and there are some wild anarchic places you wont find in the western world anymore. And you see beautiful, hot dressed girls!
LOL about expensive getting a new meaning! Roger that!

AMmayhem
1st Aug 2003, 09:14 AM
If you don't mind that your vehicle may get stolen.... The people are very friendly and peaceful.

:con:


Glad you had fun. Did you ask what you were eating before or after you ate it? Or not at all? ;)

Varpu
1st Aug 2003, 11:13 AM
:con:


Glad you had fun. Did you ask what you were eating before or after you ate it? Or not at all? ;)

In Lithuania (and especially in Kaunas region) the people don't talk many foreign languages. Mostly russian and some german - english is coming but it is mostly the 10 year old kids that have that ability.

The Lithuanian language itself is one of the oldest spoken languages in the world - when scientists found that out they were very exited about it .... Here (http://www.avevita.lt/keliones.php) is a sample of how it is written - it looks like polish but it is definately nothing like that - much more vowels in it :)

There was one particular sentence I learned quickly: "Vienos alus !"

Other than that - we were forced to quess the quality of the dinner by comparing the prises... Generally the food was very tasty - nothing exotic other than the sweet-sour sauce with dill in it...

FYI: Lithuanians make excellent bread and are very much able to organice delicious saslichs (or whatever these barbecued meat sticks are called).

In the Kaunas city there is a public transport called "Microbuses" which are actually Ford Transit vechiles equipped with many seats. These stop whereever you want along their predetermined route. Those are very cheap - you can take yourself anywhere in the city by just one lit (one lit is about 0.3 dollars). They are an excellent place to meet and have fun with the local people.

Btljuice
1st Aug 2003, 11:30 AM
Never been there but I visit the State of Confusion quite often. Its in Cognito ya know... Very nice place

Rukee
1st Aug 2003, 12:20 PM
Hey Varpu!
Welcome back!! :-)