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28 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
The Sketchbook Project lives within the Brooklyn Art Library, filling their entire left wall from floor to ceiling. Yes, leave it to a place as cool as Brooklyn to have an art library. Anyway, my friend and I stumbled onto this fascinating place...
334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
Completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is an engineering wonder and an architectural one as well, a masterpiece of design that has inspired acclaimed poets (Hart Crane, Marianne Moore), writers (Jack Kerouac), and painters (Joseph Stella). While...
9 Pell St, New York, NY 10013, USA
When I was introduced to soup dumplings by a NYC friend in Chinatown, I was immediately intrigued. They're a strange experience the first time, the sort of food that has to be played with a little before it can be eaten. Even while I was eating, a...
Užupis, Vilnius, Lithuania
We stumbled onto this delightful little spot while wandering the meandering streets of the old town. They have the best koldunai (delicate dumplings with fillings of meat, cheese, potato, etc.), lovingly handmade on the premises. Beautiful, light...
Universiteto g. 5, Vilnius 01131, Lithuania
Ask my college age nephew and he’ll tell you that the only thing he does when he goes to his campus bookstore is to get books and other study materials he needs for his courses. It’s an in and out kind of place. You don’t linger...
Šv. Ignoto g. 16, Vilnius 01144, Lithuania
This is my favorite place to spend an afternoon working. In Mint Vinetu there is a piano, typewriter, and occasionally, a puppy. What fun! Also, check out the trippy Alice and Wonderland theme painted bathroom. Tip: Opens at 11 am
Šv. Stepono g., Vilnius, Lithuania
In October 2013 I went to a wine tasting at Vyno Namai on Sv. Stepono g. in Vilnius. This is near the egg statue, near the market in the Old Train Station. While not a particular wine connoisseur, I enjoyed learning about the different types of...
Pilies g., Vilnius, Lithuania
When visiting a new place I always try to purchase locally made goods, particularly unique items from artisans and special foods. If you read other travel articles about Lithuania you'll be guided to purchase amber, woolen items, and honey. I've...
Šventaragio g., Vilnius 01143, Lithuania
Walk down to the very end of Pilies gatve and find yourself looking up at the Gediminas Tower. Enjoy a walk through the park and Cathedral square before or after walking up to Gediminas Tower. Be sure to visit on a clear day so you can see a view...
Stiklių g. 18, Vilnius 01131, Lithuania
Bistro 18 is a hopping restaurant in a quiet neighborhood in Vilnius, Lithuania. Get there early or make a reservation, because you don't want to miss this. The food at Bistro 18 is a bit more expensive than other restaurants, but the food is...
The National Museum of Lithuania is located in Cathedral Square on Arsenalo st. 1 and admission is 5 Litas for adults. The National Museum is effectively a history and culture museum in one. Though many of the displays have English descriptions, I...
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