A Curmudgeon Back Home

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A Curmudgeon Back Home
Enthusiastically jaded observations and occasional rants by an expatriate.
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  • Feeling the pride 5 days ago I'm happy to say that my daughter and I joined approximately 3000 others (including colleagues from the U.S. Embassy) on Saturday afternoon in celebrating Baltic Pride March 2016 in Vilnius. In light of the recent tragedy in Orlando, as well as entrenched discrimination against LGBT people in the...
  • Changes in the weather amid reminders of how times have changed (for the better) 1 week ago Gediminas Castle seen from the Neris River boat tourWhat's happened to the run-up to summer? After a nice stretch of sunny skies and pleasant temperatures in the high teens/low twenties Celsius, the weather here has taken a cool turn, dropping into the low teens during the day (and even lower once...
  • You know you're in Europe when... 2 weeks ago There are on average only around seventy sunny days a year in Vilnius, and we seemed to have gone through a number of them in the short time that we've been here. Which makes it all the more regrettable that I packed all of my shorts and sandals into boxes that are currently sitting in a storage...
  • Memorial Day weekend, Lithuanian style 3 weeks ago This Memorial Day weekend is the first long(ish) holiday for us since we arrived in Vilnius three weeks ago. Due to several reasons, however, we've chosen to stay in town for the three-day break. For one thing, our car hasn't been registered yet with the relevant authorities, so driving out of town...
  • A weekend of contrasts 1 month ago As the title of post hopefully suggests, we experienced two contrasting sides of Lithuania this weekend. Yesterday (Saturday) the brighter side of life in Vilnius was on view, as we spent a relaxing afternoon simply wandering about. Just down the road from our temporary quarters is the monument to...

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Fredfong
09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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