The Hill Of Crosses in northern Lithuania has been a site of pilgrimage for hundreds of years. Consisting of a hill bristling with hundreds of thousands of crosses of every size and design, it is a powerful testament to religious devotion.
Lithuania is a small country that packs a big punch: an exciting history, beautiful scenery you won’t find anywhere else, and an amazing pizza chain.
How: Ryanair fly to Vilnius from Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Luton, Stansted. Wizzair fly from Doncaster/Sheffield and Luton. Wizzair fly to Vilnius from Doncaster/Sheffield and Luton. Ryanair fly to Vilnius from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick and Stansted.
Where: Klaipeda Hostel, Buktu Juzes str. 4-7, Klaipeda. Hostelgate, Šv. Mikalojaus gatvė 3 Vilnius 01133.
When: I was in Lithuania from 29th April – 5th May 2011.
Weather: One day of glorious sunshine. One morning of snow. Chilly, with rain.
Intinerary: Three nights in Klaipeda (both days spent on Curonian Spit), bus to Šiauliai then bus to Vilnius (same day), three nights in Vilnius (two days Vilnius, one day Trakai).
Firstly, I apologise if you have in fact been, however, I’m a little bit in love with Lithuania. Having…
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I was talking to a colleague who project manages distance learning for a UK Education company. It was just after the Egyptian uprising and he commented that even during the turmoil Cairo University was still communicating with them about the courses.
Then he mentioned that they had just started a similar project in Bahrein. To his surprise I told him it was just kicking off there as well that very day and I asked if they had any other new contracts in the Middle East. A coincidence maybe but hardly cause and effect you would think. But on the other hand if you think about it more deeply, providing education more widely in countries run by authoritarian leaders might well encourage people to start asking questions.
Next my sister decided to make…
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