Vilnius - Post Report Question and Answers
What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?
Natural beauty, Old Town, hikes, food, drinks, Zalgiris, Palanga and the other beaches, festivals. - Oct 2019
People are very friendly to Americans, and very happy to be part of the EU. Many enjoy traveling to other EU countries or to the US and UK, and overall seem to be engaged world citizens. We had a bakery in a small town allow us to bring our dog inside with us and they insisted on treating us to some local specialties. I had a group of young kids in the park switch easily into English to ask questions about my dog. Dogs are well-liked here! - Mar 2017
Fantastic place to live and work. Small enough to be safe and comfortable. Big enough to offer lots of variety. Lots of local cultural activities that are free or very inexpensive -- basketball games, soccer games, concerts, operas, ballets, Christmas market, etc. Lithuanians actively celebrate lots of traditional holidays so there are many activities around that. Also easy to get out from here to other areas of the Nordic/Baltic region or long weekend trips to other parts of Europe. Many expats don't explore Lithuania beyond the capital -- it's worth getting out locally! - Mar 2017
Traveling to a different country every month (and staying on budget!), gorgeous long summer days and nights, inexpensive but delicious dining options, cafe culture, living in the heart of Old Town, commute to work is a 15-minute walk, interesting history, running in parks and by the river, and so on. - Aug 2015
Great U.S. Embassy housing; parks around the city; the ease with which you can travel around Europe; just walking around the cobblestone streets downtown and enjoying a coffee, beer, or meal at one of the thousands of little cafes and restaurants. Also: kayaking very inexpensively, seeing the castle at Trakai, and enjoying the numerous street fairs. - Jun 2013
Travel throughout the Baltics, attending festivals, and visiting the water park. - Feb 2011