Wintry Vilnius by Instagram

On a chilly November day last year, I spent a brief twenty-four hours in the Lithuanian capital. Here's a quick look at wintry Vilnius by Instagram. 1. A night-time shot of the pretty Vilnius Cathedral. (See the photo on Instagram here.) 2. Borscht, a Lithuanian [...]

2016-05-30T08:47:14+00:0027 January 2016|Instagram, Lithuania, Seasonal, current|

Vilnius and the KGB

In Vilnius, the thought-provoking and disturbing Museum of Genocide Victims – often referred to as the KGB Museum - left me breathless. And not in a good way. But make no mistake about it. This is from our recent past, and should be, needs to [...]

World at a Glance: Lithuanian dessert

Today's curious quirk is dessert; a very alcoholic dessert in Lithuania, specifically. On a recent girl friend weekend break in Vilnius, we decided to visit the Television Tower, one of the tallest buildings in all of Eastern Europe, to get our bearings. The Television Tower [...]

2014-07-25T09:19:42+00:0010 March 2014|Food and drink, Lithuania|

World at a Glance: Frank Zappa in Vilnius

Welcome to World at a Glance, yet another infrequent series here on Sophie's World. These are intended to be short posts, with a photo that is either curious or evocative, that gave me pause; pause to think, laugh, cry, wonder... Let's begin with curious. Frank [...]

2015-10-04T23:17:21+00:0020 March 2013|Lithuania, Quirky corners|

A Saturday afternoon in Trakai

If you're in Vilnius and want to get out of town, historic and enchanting Trakai is an easy day-trip and a pleasant place to spend a Saturday.

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