Posts Tagged ‘ Vilnius ’

Vilnius in 1,969 steps

Apr 14th, 2019 | By

Apparently, according to the local tourist board, it only takes 1,969 steps to take in the main sightseeing attractions of the old town in Vilnius!

Exploring Užupis

Nov 18th, 2018 | By

In the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, one of the more Bohemian areas is called Užupis. For a start this area is a republic within the country – or that is how it describes itself.

Saturday snippets: July 1st 2017

Jul 1st, 2017 | By

In a busy week, the BA cabin crew strike begins but. on the plus side. there are the 4th of July celebrations and the London Korea Festival is on next Saturday.

Saturday snippets: 6th June 2015

Jun 6th, 2015 | By

A few snippets from Adrian’s trip to America start his column this week before he wonders why so many of us confuse the Brighton Pavilion with the Taj Mahal.

Having a bauble in the Baltic – Christmas markets out east

Dec 13th, 2013 | By

Over the last decade the three Baltic capitals have firmly established themselves as appealing Christmas market destinations. Anna Maria Espsäter gives you the low-down on this year’s markets in all three cities.

VILNIUS: Baroque spectacular… and all that jazz

Oct 7th, 2011 | By

Anthony Lydekker gives us his verdict on Vilnius – the capital of Lithuania and its largest city

Gordon Brown & New Cities of Culture

Jan 9th, 2009 | By

Following on from yesterday’s blog on the success of Liverpool as one of the 2008Cities of Culture, I thought which city this year.As is now the custom there are two, Vilnius in Lithuania and Linz in Austria. Linz is twinned with Edinburgh but as far as I can see, Vilnius is not twinned with any UK city. As would be expected, both have a series of special events to celebrate the year.But it is not only Europe that has cities of culture. Since the nineties
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