Under the spreading Lithuanian umbrella. Hard to get it, but we try
May31

Under the spreading Lithuanian umbrella. Hard to get it, but we try

originally written for a journalism class in Vilnius University faculty of Communication   Foreigners who live in Lithuania are connected by one of the richest national treasure of this country -Lithuanian language. It was revealed by the poetical concert called “Under the umbrella of Lithuanian language and culture(Po lietuvių kalbos ir kultūros skėčiu)” which took place on May 19th in Šv. Kotrynos bažnyčia. Regardless of...

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Taiwan: The story of two Chinas
Nov22

Taiwan: The story of two Chinas

The ambiguous political status of Taiwan (R.O.C. – Republic of China) can drive anyone crazy. Is it a part of China? Is it an independent country? Is it China itself? BalticAsia member Nina, currently living in Taiwan, suggests to take an express-class on Taiwanese history to figure it out. The Island The first inhabitants of the island were people of Malay-Polynesian descent, who lived happily for centuries. Starting from the 14th...

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Urban Hiking in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Oct28

Urban Hiking in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by Gennadiy Belotserkovskiy For many, the first impression of Thailand is azure sea water, countless palm trees, sandy beaches (thanks, Mr. DiCaprio), rejuvenating massages amidst picturesque landscapes, and happy-go-lucky Siamese people. On the way to Thailand’s southern provinces, to famous resorts located on scattered islands that lay along the coasts of the Andaman Sea, travelers make at least a day-long stop in Bangkok, a...

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PlateCulture’s Reda Stare on Going Off The Eaten Track
Oct26

PlateCulture’s Reda Stare on Going Off The Eaten Track

By Gennadiy Belotserkovskiy & Sofia Mashovets Standing firmly among Lithuania’s most successful startups, PlateCulture connects people who love cooking & hosting dinners with those who enjoy authentic home cooked meals. Such dinners help local chefs build friendships through sharing food and culture, while also earning some cash. For participants, PlateCulture events present  an amazing opportunity to get a taste of an...

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“Back to the Future.  Nepal 2071” photo exhibition
Oct18

“Back to the Future. Nepal 2071” photo exhibition

Airina Pinevičiūtė is Lithuanian from Plungė who is currently volunteering in Plungė Region Municipal Library and has spent the last five years embracing adventurous spirits. Airina has visited South African Republic, Thailand, and a handful of European countries. However, Nepal was the country that had opened her heart and mind the most. After buying her one-way ticket back in 2014, Airina spent three months in the country. Upon...

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Thais Unite on Social Media to Bring Tourists Back
Sep25

Thais Unite on Social Media to Bring Tourists Back

Thailand has long been an iconic tourist destination. Known as The Land of Smiles, this country amazes first-time visitors with its hospitality and friendliness (and the attitude of sabai-sabai, or relaxing) of Thai people. These qualities have made trips to Thailand go well, even in times of political crises and military coups. A serious historic event which would have left streets empty in many other places of the world? In Bangkok,...

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