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VILNIUS


TOP 5 PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK

  • Queensberry
  • Bistro 18
  • Sweet root
  • Leičiai
  • Time

TOP 5 PLACES TO VISIT

  • Užupis Republic (district)
  • Old Town
  • Gedimino avenue
  • Vilnius University belfry (during the summer season)
  • Jewish district

TOP 5 NON TOURISTY PLACES

  • Hales market
  • Užupis Republic (district)
  • Rasos cemetery
  • Railway station surroundings
  • European Centre Golf Club


LITHUANIA

 

TOP 5 PLACES TO VISIT

  • Kuronian Spit National Park
  • Nemunas Mouth area and Rusne island
  • Trakai
  • Aukštaitija National Park
  • Hill of crosses

TOP 5+ TO TASTE

  • Lithuanian cottage cheese (PGI)
  • Black rye bread (PGI)
  • Ball-shape smoked sausage "Skilandis" (PGI)
  • Kybyn pastry
  • Cake "Šakotis"
  • Fried bread sticks with garlic and cheese dip
  • Mead liquor (PGI)
  • Mead balsam "Žalgiris"
  • Lithuanian beer
  • Cold beetroot soup

TOP 5 SOUVENIRS

  • Lithuanian cottage cheese (PGI)
  • Mead liquor (PGI)
  • Amber
  • Linen textile
  • Woolen socks

 

DO'S AND DON'TS


        DO: 

  • If you decide to greet somebody with a flowers give only an odd number (an even number is only suitable for funerals!).
  • Leave tips: if you receive good service, the usual practice is to give at least 10 percent of the total.
  • Be punctual for appointments as Lithuanians tend to value each other’s time.
  • Be aware that you might have to remove your shoes before entering Lithuanian home.

 
        DON’T:

  • Do not consume alcohol in parks, squares and other public places – it is prohibited by law. Smoking could be prohibited in some public places too.
  • Do not litter out of the car windows or in public places, you might get fined!
  • Do not make jokes about Lithuanian culture. Lithuanians are very proud of their culture, so to make a joke about it would be in poor taste.
  • Do not confuse a Lithuanian with being Russian. Lithuanians hate it when foreigners, unaware of the troublesome history of their country, confuse them with Russians. 
  • Do not mix Baltic States and their capitals - each country is very proud to be independent, 
  • and apart of that, Lithuanians are extremely proud to have more than 1000 year history.