Baltica 2011, International Folklore Festival in Lithuania

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Nothing reveals more about the soul of a country than its folklore. This is where traditions are born, shaping national culture, social order, and those unique traits that make each country its own entity. Folklore festivals are designed to preserve these traditions, to keep alive the spirit of the ancestors, and to reveal the cultural […]

International Bachata Festival Lithuania 2011

Bachata festival

For those travelers out there who love to dance, shake it even, Lithuania is the place to be this week. The Annual AfroLatin Dance Festival begins in Vilnius on Friday and ends on the following Monday. Organized by the Afrolatin dance studio “Bachata Souls” – this year’s Bachata extravaganza promises to be the hottest Latin dance event of the Summer.

Rail Baltica Will Be Viable Air Travel Alternative

Link between central europe and the baltic states - the rail baltica

The European Commissioner for Transport Siim Kallas insisted at the weekend that key Rail Baltica project could well become a viable alternative to air travel to the region. Kallas said that project leaders need to show more ambition about the rail line, which will connect the Baltic States as far north as Tallinn with the […]

Baltic Countries Embrace Nordic Identity

Baltic countries have much in common with their Nordic neighbors. Courtesy of Tunliweb

The Baltic national identity will surely merge into a Nordic identity within the next twenty years, said the prime ministers of both Latvia and Lithuania at the Lennart Meri Conference last weekend. “We are emphasizing in our development strategies for the next twenty years the need for Baltic countries to catch up and become more […]

Eastern Europe Digital Engagement 2010 – Lithuania

Official website of Lithuania

If you surf to Lithuania’s online country portal you will be enthralled with just how pretty and refined that country’s online presence is. As websites go, their portal is nearly perfect for engaging visitors and imparting crucial information. However, closer scrutiny reveals an all too common missing link between the tools of engagement, and the actual commitment needed.

What Ryanair Knows About Lithuania

Trakai Castle

Ryanair apparently knows something other airlines do not. With traffic to and from destinations like Lithuania growing exponentially, Ryanair’s overall strategy to help grow tourism seems to be paying off. Lithuania as an emerging economy has pretty much the same strategy with perhaps the lowest corporate tax rate in Europe. For travelers all this news spells “deal” basically.