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Tag Archives: Vilnius
Locks of Love
On the bridges that connect Užupis with the rest of Vilnius, there are hundreds of locks. Couples write their names on the lock, then attach it to the bridge and throw away the key. Some may find this romantic. – I … Continue reading
Posted in Lithuania, Love, Photography, Travel Tagged relationships, Uzupis, Vilnius 12 Comments
All Saints’ Night in Vilnius
For All Saints’ Day (1 November), which is something like the Christian version of Halloween, it is customary to visit the cemetery and leave flowers and candles behind for the deceased relatives and friends. The custom seems to be respected … Continue reading
Posted in Lithuania, Photography, Religion, Travel Tagged Vilnius 21 Comments
Vingis Park in Autumn
With Vingis Park, I had a large urban forest just around the corner from where I lived in Vilnius. Now in autumn, I miss it even more. I never tired of going there because the color of the leaves changed every … Continue reading
Posted in Lithuania, Photography, Travel Tagged nature, Vilnius 17 Comments
What do Love Locks say about your Relationship?
Why do people use love locks as a symbol for their relationship? They symbolize lack of freedom. Prisoners and kidnapped children are rotting behind doors closed with locks like these. You use them for your basement to store stuff that you never need anymore, but … Continue reading
Posted in Life, Lithuania, Love, Photography Tagged Love, love locks, Uzupis, Vilnius 23 Comments
Ryanair “Low-Cost Bus” not low-cost at all
When booking a ticket for a flight with Ryanair, they will try to sell you health insurance, suitcases, ski equipment and text messages, all of them at an extra charge of course. The booking process is tedious (which other company … Continue reading
Posted in Lithuania, Travel Tagged air travel, Ryanair, Vilnius 13 Comments
Where the **** is Spring?
It’s April. It’s Easter. Spring should have begun 10 days ago. But this morning, the view from my window looked like this: Vilnius looked like this: And because the Easter bunny had frozen to death, we had to make our own … Continue reading
Posted in Lithuania, Photography, Travel Tagged Vilnius, winter 19 Comments
Couchsurfing knows who is attractive
For its page about Vilnius, Couchsurfing chose the photos of the most handsome and attractive couchsurfers in that city. Guess whose photo they picked for the number one spot of that gallery? Exactly. That’s me. Links: My FAQ on Couchsurfing. … Continue reading
Posted in Lithuania, Travel Tagged Couchsurfing, Vilnius 4 Comments
If I described it to you, you would think it was ugly.
If you asked me “how was your day today?”, I could tell you that it is still winter, it is terribly cold, a snowstorm has been ravaging all day, I live in a Soviet-era apartment block made out of pre-fabricated … Continue reading
Posted in Lithuania, Photography, Travel Tagged architecture, Vilnius 37 Comments
How cold is it?
Question: How cold is it in Lithuania? Answer: It is so cold that I saw this “icy” icon in the Google weather forecast for the first time. Not snow, not hail, just ice. But honestly, it’s not that bad. You … Continue reading
Posted in Lithuania, Photography, Travel Tagged Vilnius, winter 10 Comments
Sad Things (1) Where is the Cat?
It is not advisable to write about positive things only because it would evoke jealousy in the reader. (I just heard about a study on the radio which investigated how depressed people get from browsing their friends’ Facebook profiles, especially … Continue reading
Posted in Life, Lithuania, Photography Tagged cat, cats, Vilnius 14 Comments