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Old November 16th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #861
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I've read one of your previous posts and it looks like you've visited Lithuania before. Hehe I bet you must be the first person from Singapore to visit there (or any Baltic territory) .

Maybe I should visit the Baltic territories in the future (hehe I might even be the first Filipino tourist to set foot on Baltic soil).
Are you sure? I see Japanese tourists in Riga every day.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 09:26 PM   #862
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I'm pretty sure quite a few Singaporeans visit the Baltic countries every year
We are rather unknown in Europe but not THAT unknown. Every day you will see scores of Japanese, quite a few Chinese/HK/Taiwanese and some Korean tourists. I'm sure there are some Singaporeans too. Not sure about Filipinos. By all means, you are very welcome to visit!
Ah I see.

I was under the impression that most tourists visiting Baltic countries would come from Continental Europe.

But for those coming from the outside, well I wasn't too sure......until now.

Hence why I thought that to the point of a view of a tourist from America or Africa or South East Asia, the Baltics are an exotic tourist destination (i.e. like a tourist from Mainland China visiting Kenya or Haiti)

Anyways, it looks like I'm wrong hehe. It looks like tourists from East Asia have set foot.

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Are you sure? I see Japanese tourists in Riga every day.
Oh, in that case, that's good to know then

I do wonder if we Filipinos have ever set foot on Baltic soil. I heard the farthest (most exotic place) my countrymen have ever set foot within Europe was Poland.....but I gotta check up on that.

Anyways, whoops I think I went off-topic :P
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Old November 16th, 2011, 09:53 PM   #863
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I do wonder if we Filipinos have ever set foot on Baltic soil. I heard the farthest (most exotic place) my countrymen have ever set foot within Europe was Poland.....but I gotta check up on that.
Set foot? Are you joking? Lithuania is not on the Moon and neither are the Philippines. One of the trendy (the kind of that "everyone" knows and talks about) bar mini-chains in Vilnius (I have been there numerous times myself) is owned by a Filipino businessman who set up a number of Asia-themed bars/restaurants/nightclubs in the city. Therefore if you come you'll surely have an idea where to go dining and dancing . Filipino food is available there as well. I see you're really underestimating the Baltic countries in terms of tourism and diversity

P.S. I am sorry for such off-topic.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 10:09 PM   #864
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P.S. I am sorry for such off-topic.
hehe my bad. sorry bout that.

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Wow, Filipino bar owner in Lithuania. Nice. If what you say is true, then I guess I won't feel lonely then since (as you've said) there are actually Filipinos in Lithuania. At least there are fellow kababayan if ever I visit.

Anyways, yeah we're going too off-topic. We gotta steer it back hehe .

So yeah, if I'm driving cross-country between Baltic territories, how do I drive and what road do I use? Route E67?
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Old November 16th, 2011, 10:31 PM   #865
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So yeah, if I'm driving cross-country between Baltic territories, how do I drive and what road do I use? Route E67?
Probably yes, but if you are visiting Baltics you should probably visst Vilnius too, route would need to look something like this:
http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=A5...,2,3,4&t=m&z=9

Another good route would be something like - Kaunas - Vilnius - Daugavpils - Riga - Parnu - Tallinn.
http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=A5...,3,4,5&t=m&z=6
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Old November 16th, 2011, 10:54 PM   #866
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I've read one of your previous posts and it looks like you've visited Lithuania before. Hehe I bet you must be the first person from Singapore to visit there (or any Baltic territory)
I taught for one semester at the University of Latvia a few years ago.

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I was under the impression that most tourists visiting Baltic countries would come from Continental Europe.

But for those coming from the outside, well I wasn't too sure......until now.
My impression is that nearly all tourists in the Baltics are either from the EU or from somewhere in the former soviet empire. There are exceptions. I met someone from New Zealand who was visiting Vilnius as part of a european tour.

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Hence why I thought that to the point of a view of a tourist from America or Africa or South East Asia, the Baltics are an exotic tourist destination
Nearly everyone I met in the Baltics thought Singapore was a city in China, if they had any idea at all. Most Singaporeans have never heard of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, or "the Baltics". A substantial minority of Singaporeans don't know where Europe is. All Singaporeans have an idea where England is, so I always explain that Europe is located off the coast of England.

Since this is off-topic, I won't respond to any more questions about it in the thread, but feel free to PM me.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 09:43 AM   #867
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[A2]:



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Old November 19th, 2011, 08:44 PM   #868
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Kaunas and [A1] till Vievis:



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Old November 19th, 2011, 08:49 PM   #869
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Great video. I am really looking forward to the A1 reconstruction near Kaunas. Right now it's got too much clutter and is the major bottleneck of the entire A1.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 05:50 PM   #870
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Driving on local roads (Swith-on CC for more information):



Map: http://g.co/maps/qqh3v
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Old December 12th, 2011, 10:34 PM   #871
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xxl, from ************ posted an great update of Jakai interchange reconstruction near Klaipėda (interchange of roads A1, A13 and local road nr. 141).









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Old December 13th, 2011, 12:02 AM   #872
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Looks like a future very-nice interchange !
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Old December 16th, 2011, 06:07 PM   #873
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Driving on local roads (choose HD720p for better view):



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Old December 26th, 2011, 04:12 PM   #874
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Driving on local roads (choose HD720p for better view):



Map: http://g.co/maps/8bfj8
Good to see all roads paved and marked

Of course, pavement is not very good at places, but I hoping that the situation will be better in future

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Old December 30th, 2011, 04:20 PM   #875
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Reconstruction (building the new section of Kairiai bypass) of [A9], joining the old [A9] with the new [A9]:


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Old December 30th, 2011, 04:37 PM   #876
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Reconstuction of [A9] (part two):


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Old December 31st, 2011, 12:15 AM   #877
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Thanks for the update, Agnette! I can't remember how the old road looked like now after these changes, I hope to test it myself in summer.
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Old January 1st, 2012, 04:53 PM   #878
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Looking very good . Nice to see shiny (new ) noise barriers in whole lenght of Aleksandrija (town just outside of Šiauliai).

The whole project (with expressway bypass of Kairiai) is expected to complete in 2012 November.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 10:49 AM   #879
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Driving on the A1 motorway, Southeastern direction:



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Map: http://g.co/maps/hfvfm
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Old January 13th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #880
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Driving on [A12] in Lithuania from Šiauliai towards Latvian border:



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Map: http://g.co/maps/r3ufz
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