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I like Lithuania – a visitor's point of view


We might want out of the EU but we still love you and your beer!

We may have Brexit but we can still love our friends in the EU.

And when it comes to beers I like some Polish beers, German beers, Belgian beers, even Icelandic beer but most of all Lithuanian beer – especially Švyturys which is brewed in Klaipeda and the brewing of which was considered a community service!


And a shot of vodka doesn’t go amiss either. As my Ukrainian friends say (and the Russians and the Lithuanians) “beer without vodka is money in the wind

Lithuanian beer in my photo sourced by my fellow blogger and frequent visitor to Lithuania, Kindadukish.

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Labas Burnley – a taste of Lithuania in Lancashire


P1030610A new Lithuanian restaurant has opened in Burnley, Lancashire – Baltic Homelands.P1030606

P1030609I read about it in a magazine when I was in another cosmopolitan restaurant in town, the Portuguese one called Bobbins.

As regular visitors to Lithuania over the last 10 years my friend Terry and I decided we had to pay it a visit, if only to refresh ourselves with some Švyturys beer.

So after having a coffee in award-winning coffee shop Bellissimo round the corner we went for some lunch.

We were made very welcome and despite my rusty Lithuanian (it’s been almost two years since I last went to Lithuania) it was nice to hear it spoken again and on the radio in the background.

P1030608There is a comprehensive menu in Lithuanian and English with all the food we were familiar with from Lithuania including Cepelinai (dumplings shaped like and named after Zeppelins but officially re-named –…

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