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Minimum Wages in Baltic States 2020

January 22, 2020
It has been a great decade for all three Baltic states, and increasing minimum wages is just one good example of showing that. From humble EUR 238 in 2010 to still modest EUR 607 (Lithuania). That's quite an impressive growth in "just" 10 years.  For me observing minimum wages in the Baltic states has...

Charlie Pizza, Mazeikiai

March 02, 2019
Charlie Pizza is a Lithuanian fast food chain located all across the country, serving pizza, salads, pasta and other freshly prepared dishes. It was in May 2018, when we visited the one located in the Mazaikai town.  Starter plate at Charlie Pizza in Mazeikiai, Lithuania Lithuanian Cepelinai...

The Grand Documentary of 2016

December 11, 2018
Filmed in 8 countries throughout 2016, glued, sanded, laminated, blamed and put together in Tbilisi, Georgia using Adobe Premiere CC.  The Great Documentary is 13 minutes and 2 seconds long short from our lives back in 2016.  The story starts in Venice, Italy, travels to Georgia, Armenia, then Latvia,...

Minimum Wage Set to Rise in Baltic States in 2018

November 04, 2017
During the past few years, there have been some positive improvements for raising the minimum wage in all three Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania). In 2018 minimum wage is set to rise in all Baltic states again. Estonia will a have a minimum wage of EUR 500; Latvia - EUR 430 and...

3 Day Trip Across Lithuania

December 17, 2016
Traditions should be respected. For the third year in a row I have been celebrating my birthday at one of the former Soviet Union member country's capital city. Year ago, I spent awesome birthday in Tallinn (Estonia) and two years ago in Yerevan, Armenia.  It was planned to visit Minsk (Belarus) for this year...

Motel Istros Aviaparkas

December 14, 2016
Motel Istros Aviaparkas is among the strangest and definitely the most solitary hotel I have ever stayed. Located some 4 kilometers from town of Panevezys in Lithuania. It was the evening of my 31st birthday and we returned home from our three day trip around Lithuania. Tired. After checking few rural houses in the...

IKEA Shopping in Vilnius, Lithuania

December 10, 2016
IKEA store has been opened in Vilnius city already in 2013. This place is very popular among local and neighboring shopping travelers - Belarus and Latvia. There is no surprise seeing shoppers from Belarus here, as Minsk is less than 200km from Vilnius. Latvians? Well they just love shopping in Vilnius. It was...

Osteria de Luca Italian Restaurant in Vilnius

December 06, 2016
Osteria de Luca is an Italian restaurant located in the Old town of Vilnius, Lithuania. During my latest visit here in August 2016, they served delicious Italian cuisine, I tried a wrapped pizza - intrigue and amazing. I got the feelings they have taken all the best ingredients straight from the Italy. I love...

TOP 15 Boutique / Luxury Hotels in Vilnius (Lithuania)

December 02, 2016
There are at least three reasons to visit Vilnius - exploring Old Town, city walks and of course architecture. To make your stay more comfortable in Lithuanian capital city, in this article you will find TOP 15 boutique / luxury hotels in the Old Town of Vilnius. Vilnius together with other Baltic capitals is...

The Republic of Užupis (Vilnius, Lithuania)

November 30, 2016
I have traveled to Vilnius, Lithuania a lot, for most of the times using Vilnius just as a transit stop. I decided to change this. It was my 31st birthday, and I opted for celebrations in Vilnius (I have a goal - to celebrate my birthday each year in one of the capitals of former Soviet Union's republics, so...

Literatu street in Vilnius

November 26, 2016
The chances are you will love this narrow street in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania if you are an avid reader, writer or just a true hipster (OK, just joking).  "Literatu street project" - formally name of the project. The wall with mounted artworks - dedications to the literature workers in the Vilnius old...

Vilnius TV Tower and Observation Platform

November 17, 2016
The Vilnius TV Tower  is a 326.5 m (1,071 ft) tower in the Karoliniškės microdistrict of Vilnius, Lithuania. It is the tallest structure in Lithuania, and is occupied by the SC Lithuanian Radio and Television Centre. It was my birthday morning when by...

Country House 'Guronys' Near Pasuliai in Lithuania

November 13, 2016
Guronys is located on a 7 hectare area and offers rooms and historic, wooden cottages with authentic décor of a Lithuanian village house. It is located on the bank of the lake, 8 km from Vilnius - Kaunas motorway and booking.com says it offers boat and waterbike rental, as well as a waterslide. It was on our second...

Viva Kaunas - City Under Your Feet

November 05, 2016
I remember from a trip to Italy, once we were in Florence - we specially searched Michelangelo Square as it promised to give the most stunning views of city. In fact it did - see: Michelangelo Square in Florence, Italy. It was at the start of August (2016) we were on a birthday trip to Vilnius, and our road...

Rural Tourism in Lithuania - Karpyne

November 02, 2016
Right, I actually wanted to write a short review about restaurant Karpyne located in the middle of country, but finding a translation of this place (Kaimo Turizmo Sodyba Karpyne) and browsing trough my cameras viewfinder I did find this is actually a very cool rural tourism site in Lithuania, as it offers not...