Difference between revisions of "Talk:Lithuania"
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This is especially true in the poor neighborhoods with large Gypsy populations.
This statement makes no sense. Roma people make up less than 0,001% of Lithuanian population - one of the smallest figures among European states. There are no neighborhoods (except one village near Vilnius) - be it rich or poor - with noticeable Roma numbers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romani_people_by_country
--126.96.36.199 10:10, 3 February 2011 (EST)
Define respectable distance
two male visitors to a straight nightclub should sit a respectable distance apart - define! ha! -- Johntinsley 06:27, 8 April 2008 (EDT)
Removed this entry:
May be good for data mining. -- Fastestdogever 23:46, 21 March 2007 (EDT)
Tendering large denomination banknotes
I was wondering about the accuracy of this statement: You will draw a lot of attention to yourself if you try to use one of the larger banknotes for a small purchase such as a beer Isn't it a little exaggerated? Jamboo 05:34, 20 March 2008 (EDT)
Because there are many counterfeit banknotes in Lithuania. Especialy 100 lt.
Best/worst education system
Lithuania has one of the best educational systems in the World - that is simply not true. Lithuania's educational system is one of the worst in Europe. --188.8.131.52 18:15, 2 September 2008 (EDT)
There is a shortage of regional articles for Lithuania. Wikitravel lists 5 regions (a) Aukštaitija - literally Highlands, northeastern and eastern region, (b) Žemaitija - Samogitia, literally Lowlands, north-western region, (c) Dzūkija or Dainava - south-eastern region,. (d) Sūduva or Suvalkija - southern and south-western region, (e) Lithuania Minor - sea-coast region. While the CIA Factbook and Wikipedia divide Lithuania into 10 counties (or apskritys, singular - apskritis); Alytaus, Kauno, Klaipedos, Marijampoles, Panevezio, Siauliu, Taurages, Telsiu, Utenos, Vilniaus. How do these two devision methods work together? Or do they? -- Huttite 07:17, 29 December 2009 (EST)
"In general, Lithuania is a safe country. But you should take basic safety measures: "
Haha that's funny, yet somewhat true.
U-turn on highways?
The article reads "on highways the u-turn is possible". Is that really true for autostrados/automagistralės (green signs)? I don't remember seeing it there – and I've recently driven down both autostrados (Klaipėda–Kaunas and Vilnius–Panenežys) in their full length. I do remember seeing some on dual-carriageway greitkeliai (blue signs). On the A1 between Vilnius and Kaunas it seems some have been removed recently (OpenStreetMap shows them, but I didn't see any in reality), this is a greitkelis that is being converted to a full autostrada. --Stanton 12:22, 19 August 2011 (EDT)
While the main railway connecting Lithuania and Poland is now crossing a piece of Belarus ?
What is this? What does this nonsens means? This connection physically does not exist already more than ten years. If you need a proof try to buy a ticket and see what happens. Or go to the border and see. Local
Thanks for the effort. I didn't complain but tried to draw someone's attention. So no need to complain about my complaints :D . Idea to edit is good but i didn't and won't edit anything as in my opinion all texts must be in proper english, i didn't learn english, i don't speak english and i'm not a native english speaker. Those who are fluent in english - those must care about editing "physically". 6 July 2012 Local
Some things about "Eat" and "Drink"
Quatation from "Eat": "Some fast food in Lithuania, such as .... Cheburekai (a Russian snack)...". Čeburekai (Chebureki) is not a Russian snack. Here is an accurate description in wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiburekki . Of course, it is a Tatar snack. In case it's not clear how Tatars are related with Lithuania, there is another accurate article in wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipka_Tatars . Somehow it seems to me that our Tatars are rather depreciated in the western sources, although it could be an interesting complement for the potential visitors. I mean, from the tourist viewpoint. Though that may be because of the recent "antimuslim" obsession in the West. Don't know.
Quatation from "Drink": "Also, every region has its own home-made speciality of which "Samane" is most famous/notorious and is best avoided". One should understand that there are many ways to make at home a "home-made vodka", and there are many raw materials suitable for the production of such vodka. So this statement about "famous/notorious" and "best avoided" may be somewhat colourful or interesting, but from the practical point of view it is misleading. "Samanė" (i.e. genuine Samanė) is famous and better than Cognac. "Pilstukas" (or fake Samanė and fake Vodka in general) is notorious. If this website is intended to help the western tourists, i to be honest don't see how such colourful but misleading statement like "Samane is most famous/notorious and is best avoided" can help? Civilized drinking of alkohol is normal for all tourists in all countries. In Lithuania, drinking (or "testing") of Samanė may be one of unforgettable (in a positive sense) experiences. On the other hand, drinking of Pilstukas may be the last time when the tourist is dinking alive, so advice to avoid it is wise. It may be useful to provide some needful details and explanations or may be some examples or something. I don't know. Lithuanians do not need any explanations, it's potential visitors who need it. Local.7 July 2012 .