A Week in Lithuania

I only just returned home from Lithuania. The trip home took about 18 hours but, before calling it a night, I wanted to briefly recap my week there.

Statue of King Mindaugas at the Lithuanian National Museum

Statue of King Mindaugas
Lithuanian National Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania

SOURCE: Statue of King Mindaugas at the Lithuanian National Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania. Photographed by Stephen J. Danko, 25 October 2007.

My itinerary in Lithuania included:

  • Sunday, 21 October 2007: Arrive in Vilnius, meet cousins Liliana and Aidas, take a brief tour of the Old Town, have dinner at Užupio Café in Vilnius
  • Monday, 22 October 2007: Visit the Lithuanian State Archives, take a longer tour of the Old Town, see Zmones:) (Lithuanian Music and Dance) at the National Drama Theatre
  • Tuesday, 23 October 2007: Visit the Lithuanian State Archives, visit the Trakai Historical National Park, meet cousin Vitaus for dinner
  • Wednesday, 24 October 2007: Visit ancestral villages of Likiškiai, Butrimonys, and Alytaus, see A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the National Drama Theatre
  • Thursday, 25 October 2007: Visit the Lithuanian State Archives, tour the Polish part of Vilnius, have dinner at Restoranas Senasis Lokys in Vilnius, see Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) at the Lithuanian Opera and Ballet Theatre
  • Friday, 26 October 2007: Visit Panevėžys to meet cousin Romualda, see Gulbių ežeras (Swan Lake) at the Lithuanian Opera and Ballet Theatre
  • Saturday, 27 October 2007: Return home

It was a busy week!

Copyright © 2007 by Stephen J. Danko

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4 Responses to A Week in Lithuania

  1. Miriam says:

    Steve, it’s great to have you back! We all are looking forward to hearing more about your trip: your research finds, photos, and the terrific cultural events you got to experience.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful week!

  2. Janice Brown says:

    Wow Steve… sounds like an amazing trip. I can’t wait to learn more through photographs and stories what you did while in Lithuania.

    I’d also be interested in learning your thoughts on visiting Europe, and what surprised you, what you liked and didn’t, etc.

    Janice

  3. Jasia says:

    Hey Steve, are we going to get a theater review too? Sounds like you were immersed in culture!

  4. antanas says:

    i visited lithuania in 1989. i was in my 20’s and they were still under comm rule. till ’91 i believe. i have photos to share. have steve contact me

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