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Germany’s Green Frankfurt Airport Transfers by Eco-Limo

  • Paul Tavner
  • 8 July 2011

Better than any ordinary Frankfurt airport transfer operator is Eco-Limo, a company dedicated to conducting its business in environmentally-friendly fashion. And now it’s finding new markets through a partnership with the Green Path Transfers global network of eco-friendly airport transfer partners.

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EuroBasket 2011 and the World of Sports in Lithuania

  • Kestas Lukoskinas
  • 3 June 2011

While Lithuania lies at the heart of the Baltic region – the geographical centre of Europe – few realise that it is also the epicentre of European basketball. This year, for the second time, Lithuania will proudly host the 2011 EuroBasket. It’s a country where the sport is practically a second religion, where athletics in general play a major role in daily life, both past and present.

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Photo of the Week: Easter in Lithuania – Revisited

  • Eugenija Sniokaite (photo) Kestas Lukoskinas (text)
  • 24 April 2011

Easter in Lithuania is the second biggest festival after Christmas. To this day, it is a family event that combines both Christian celebration and age-old Lithuanian tradition. According to the old ways, Easter marks the rejuvenation of nature. In years gone by, the festival had a fixed date – on the spring equinox. Around that time the temperature rises above freezing and green starts coming back into the world.

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Milkin’ Munich: A Girls’ Getaway in Germany

  • Amber Nolan
  • 21 February 2011

I felt like I was trapped in an uncomfortable elevator-ride-with-the-boss that wouldn’t end. As I impatiently glanced at the handle of the handicapped bathroom stall at Chicago O’Hare airport, my longtime friend Morgan was pumping breast milk into a bottle and chatting about the wonders of childbirth. I was mortified. I tried my best to sound excited, but after our first flight had been canceled, the only thing on my mind was not missing our final shot at getting to Germany in time for our river cruise.

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Photo of the Week: Independence Day in the Republic of Užupis, Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Kestas Lukoskinas (Photo and Text)
  • 19 December 2010

An independent republic in the middle of a city? With its own president, constitution and Independence Day?! Welcome to Užupis, a district of Vilnius Old Town – beloved home for many artists, celebrities, politicians and even religious prophets! Užupis is often compared to Montmartre in Paris, with its citizens, their lifestyle and beliefs all contributing to the cosy neighbourhood feel of Vilnius, the UNESCO-listed capital of Lithuania.

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Photo of the Week: Easter Morning in the Lithuanian Countryside

  • Eugenija Sniokaite (photo) Kestas Lukoskinas (text)
  • 31 January 2010

This is a moment from a traditional Easter-morning family gathering in the awakening fields of the countryside of Lithuania. Sometimes absolutely simple things like an Easter morning breakfast can be seen as something unique, individual and precious.

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Riga, Capital of Latvia, Is a City of Architectural Splendour

  • Anda Cirule
  • 4 January 2010

Although small, the Baltic country of Latvia attracts oversize attention, luring in travellers with a richness of culture and traditions, green and pure nature and a history dating back to early 9000 BC. Latvia’s capital city, Riga, is the largest metropolis in the Baltic states, an urban spread particularly well known for its fantastic integration…

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Estonia’s Land of Bogs (Soomaa) and Beachside Pärnu

  • Christopher Lewis
  • 20 September 2009

The principal attraction of the small Baltic republic of Estonia is its UNESCO World Heritage Site capital city of Tallinn. Beyond the city lmits and off the beaten track, however, lie several less-well-known pleasant surprises, like Estonia’s Summer Capital, better known as Pärnu, and the surrounding Soomaa National Park.

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