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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
--188.8.131.52 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)
- Far enough to not appear to be an "item". I would suggest about a metre apart. My Lithuanian friend was quite adamant on this. I am gay but he is not, and he said it still didn't make any difference. 184.108.40.206 18:09, 5 August 2008 (EDT)
Removed this entry:
- www.vilnius-hotel-guide.com - Vilnius Hotels Guide - Wide range of hotels, pensions and apartments in Vilnius and Lithuania.
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)
- It is exaggerated a lot as it is not uncommon both for foreigners and Lithuanians to pay in 100 or 200 notes.
- It is accurate in my experience. In a nightclub (in fact the one where men sit at arm's length from each other) I tried paying for a drink with a 200 lt note and the "hostess" showed it to two of the bouncers before proceeding into the back room to get change. This was in late 2007 when the cost of a beer was between 4 and 6 lt, depending on the venue. 220.127.116.11 18:09, 5 August 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. --18.104.22.168 18:15, 2 September 2008 (EDT)
- Hmm, are the two characterizations mutually incompatible? --Peter Talk 22:09, 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)
- The regions are a division based on culture and history, not on administrative/political borders; in fact, borders are not even clearly defined. The apskritys, on the other hand, were political subdivisions with clearly defined borders – every city, town or village was part of one apskritis. They have been abolished only recently (in 2009 I think). I'd suggest sticking with the five historical regions. --Stanton 15:55, 15 June 2011 (EDT)
"In general, Lithuania is a safe country. But you should take basic safety measures: "
Haha that's funny, yet somewhat true.