Tag Archives: Vilnius

I’m just singing in the rain……………..in Vilnius (or six days of virtual non stop inclement weather)

At the beginning of October I returned to Vilnius with my friend and colleague Mike (who had not visited for a couple of years because of illness) and we were both looking forward to visiting some of our old haunts, … Continue reading

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Lithuania’s Soviet “Brutalist Architecture”

On my recent rain drenched visit to Lithuania I was taken on a photography expedition by my friend Antanas and also accompanied by our mutual friend Renata who came along to see that “good order” was maintained during our wanderings. … Continue reading

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect ban women from going to university (someone please introduce them to the 21st century!)

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish rabbis have banned women from going to university, The Independent newspaper has learned. The strict Satmar sect issued the decree, seen by The Independent, warning that university education for women is “dangerous”. Written in Yiddish, the decree warns: … Continue reading

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Sardinija comes to Uzupis………

If you happen to be wandering around Uzupis and come to the little square where the “angel of Uzupis” statue resides then stand in front of it, look directly ahead and you will see a relatively new cafe and deli … Continue reading

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Vilnius re-visted…………..

After a gap of eighteen months I made my thirty something trip back to Vilnius in April 2016. I had been invited to do a presentation to the HR Group at the Danish Chamber of Commerce (thank you Finn for … Continue reading

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A refreshing “waterhole” in Vilnius…………“Pinavija”

Vilnius has an abundance of coffee houses, in fact after my most recent visit I would suggest that it has more coffee shops per head of population than any other country in Europe. There are also many cafes, bistros and … Continue reading

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Another Lithuanian musical star………… Rūta Lipinaitytė and an “unknown composer”

I have just returned from a six day trip to Vilnius in Lithuania and during my visit I paid my usual visit to the Philharmonic Hall (Saturday 9 April 2016), accompanied by my friend, colleague and informal tour guide Renata. … Continue reading

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