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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  • Shop as usual and avoid panic buying 1 week ago A partially-pink train at the Lithuanian Railway Museum I had a Negativland Helter Stupid moment a few hours before posting this. I was walking along Antakalino gatvė (see below) this afternoon when a small convoy of military vehicles passed by going in the opposite direction. I snapped a picture...
  • Making pilgrimages 3 weeks ago Chiune Sugihara 杉原千畝 (1900-1986)With only a month to go before we bid adieu to Lithuania, a lot of what we do here becomes a "final" or "last" activity. This past Memorial Day holiday was our "last three-day weekend" here, and although we didn't embark on any overnight excursions (see last...
  • A last hurrah 1 month ago Family portrait atop LadakalnisOne of the greatest conceits among hipsters/travelers is that, along with ensuring "authentic" dining experiences, the only way to see a country is to visit its "real" parts. I was reminded of this recently by a post on Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree forum in which...
  • Mother's Day(s) 1 month ago The modern side of VilniusIt was Mother's Day last Sunday (May 6) in Lithuania, but being Americans (officially, at least, in our host country) we waited until today to celebrate Motherhood. It was a low-key affair, with lunch at Saigon, one of the few Vietnamese eateries in central Vilnius. The...
  • Lovin' it in Ljubljana 1 month ago Twilight's last gleaming as seen from Ljubljana CastleI've recently returned from four days and three nights in Slovenia's charming capital. The purpose of this trip was to pay a visit to a couple of friends who have purchased an apartment not far from the oldest part of town, and who stayed with...

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Fredfong
09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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