Black vanilla ice cream was all the rage so I tried a scoop. It was quite tasty.
In Vilnius I had a lot of very tasty food. Some of ut I tried just because it looked great, but I also wanted to try some propper Lithuanian food. It has a lot in common with it’s Baltic contries, Polish, German and Ukranian.
Ordenary and rhubarb lemonade
Cabbage soup served in a bowl made from rye bread
A sampler of a lot of different potato dishes. Potato pancakes, potato dumplings, Cepelinai fried and boiled and potato sausage
A lot of the Lithuanian food is quite heavy and not the tings you usually would choose on a hot summers day. Especially the potato dishes is quite filling, when served with sour cream and bacon. Potatos and pork is a lot of their cuisine.
I also tried some borcht the nice beetroot soup. And quite a lot of the Lithuanian beer, that did the trick in the heat.
One evening I got a really nice guinnea fowl, but the stuff at the resturant was very snobby.
At the wedding I opted for the duck
The previous weekend I went for a long weekend in Vilnius, Lithuania to attend a friends wedding. I had a lovely time over there and got to see some of the sights the town has to offer, tasted some good food and one of the perks about going was that the weather actually acted like it was summer.
This lucky belly was in a wall close to the 3rd hotel we stayed at!
It wasn’t a relaxing trip, there was a lot to see and do, and not to much time to do everything. But I think I managed to squeeze in quite a lot in the short while and I got to spend some time in the company of good friends.
View from the room of our first hotel
Vilnius was a lovely city. Getting there is usually not to difficult, but unfortunantly for us the airport in Vilnius was closed for the time we were there, so we had to fly to the city of Kaunas an hour away. This was quite a set-back and made the travel a lot more stressfull.
View from the sky bar at the first hotel
We used a car service to drive us to the airport and back, if we we hadn’t it would have been even worse.
Vilnius was a very clean city and there was a lot fewer tourists around due to the fact that the airport was closed. There was also more casinos and strip clubs around than I am used to seing in other cities I’ve been to.
Luggage handling in Kaunas airport
This weekend I decided that I needed some place and quiet again so after a visit to my cousin after work on friday I got in the car and drowe in to our summer-house. The sun was shining and I had a lovely evening.
Saturday brought quite a bit of rain, but I still managed to get out to pick some blueberries. The rain was comming down in large quantities, but I still managed to do the much needed chillin.
Sunday brougt a litle more rain in the morning and then I headed home to have an enjoyable evening with friends and catching up on blogg reading. Engaged in the wonderful event that is #sundayblogshare at big up your blog.
Today is the first day of a new month. August is the last of the summer months. This month will bring a lot of different things both at work and private. One of the things I will be doing is going to a friends wedding and visiting a new country. And I am really looking forward to it. I had some vacation in June and I am ready to have a few more days in August.
A new months feels like a clean sheet of paper just waiting for me to fill it in. And hopefully this months writing will be very good.
Last months went by very quickly and it feels like this summer is trying to run as fast as it can and that it will be over almost as soon as it begin. Luckily I have a busy, but exiting fall ahead. And I feel ready to grasp the opurtunities that come my way.
So what do you want to fill your blank August page with?