Monthly Archives: May 2014

Beautiful Central Lithuania

May has been an extremely busy month at my new job. I organized a seminar on doing business in Asia, worked as a discussant at a student conference, organized a visit of a group of academics from Indonesia, and gave two workshops for students on job search (how to write a CV and a letter of motivation). The last event gave me an opportunity to visit Šeteniai, the birthplace of Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz. The place is currently owned by Vytautas Magnus University and available for the academic community to use for conferences and various events.

Various famous people have planted oak trees at this place, and there is a wooden sculpture park. The village itself is tiny – its population is only 1/7 of what it was in 1920s. If anyone goes there, it’s for the house of Milosz.

This is a great place, and I hope that more events will bring me there.


Šeteniai – click on the image to enlarge it

Exploring London’s cultural life

London happens to make an excellent escape for spring each time. When spring comes, people hurry to wear summer clothes, which always looks really extreme to my eyes. It reminded me of Gothenburg in many ways. People seem to appreciate every sunny day.

London park

London park

This time I went to explore London’s areas that I hadn’t visited before, and experience more of its cultural life. Continue reading