Lithuania

capital-days-festival

Vilnius’ Capital Days festival heralds the start of the cultural year every September, and is a great chance to enjoy Lithuanian live music in combination with a long weekend away. Duncan Rhodes reports. Vilnius’ Capital Days festival finds the city in fine fettle. The broad pedestrianised Gedimino Prospektas – the…

vilnius-travel-story

The editor reminisces on a legendary night out in Lithuania from ten years back (ah the good old days!), plus introduces all of the latest news and stories from the blog… Maybe it’s because it is still flying underneath the radar of mainstream tourism, perhaps it’s because it is home…

vilnius-nightlife-guide

Beetroot soup, covert bar entries, bitter vodkas and big fat hairy guys arm-wrestling… it’s all in one blurry night in Vilnius. Duncan Rhodes reports back from the Lithuanian capital. “We’re going to a concert?” I repeat with barely disguised dismay. It’s my second night in Vilnius and I’ve arranged to…

vilnius-city-breaks

Skyscrapers and steeples, bonfires and Bohemians, ‘zepelins’ and Zappa… Thymn Chase has plenty to elaborate on when discussing the charms of the oft-overlooked Lithuanian capital.  Vilnius was founded by Grand Duke Gediminas in the 14th century supposedly after camping out in the hills above the bend in the river Neris and…