Classes equality – Back in Latinamerica you can easily spot Rich from Extremely poor people anywhere you go. Lithuania seems to have all the population in the same social status (from my point of view). This is like the dream of every government.
Silence – Streets aren’t noisy; people don’t drive their cars listening extremely loud music; you can rarely see people talking inside the public transportation.
Bus Tickets – You enter the bus, validate your card once a month, and no need to do it again. Sometimes officials do a random check if, but this only happens once or twice a month. In Latin America we have to validate the ticket every time we get in and someone is always checking. You cannot enter without validating you ticket. Lithuania is sooooooo practical. Also the education of people and the confidence the system puts in lithuanians is amazing !!!
Transport system – You can find the schedule in the bus stops and they arrive 99% on time. There are some online and offline applications that can help you a lot !! Buses also talk to you and inform about the next stops. To get a Taxi we need to call or use an application. They won’t stop if you wave them.
Seasons – This country if gifted with 4 very cool seasons. It is interesting that Europeans usually use the seasons as a reference. “Next summer I will…” “Last winter I was…” “During Autumn I will….” We don’t use them in Latin America as a reference 🙂
Light Switches – They are placed outside the room. It happened twice with me where I was in a situation where someone outside switched off the light while I was sending a fax 😦
Pizza – Lithuanians add ketchup and onion sauce to their Pizza. Also they eat it with forks and knives.
Beer – On thousand time better than any beer in Latin America !!!
Extremely Fast Internet – The download speed can be faster than your hard drive reading speed !!! Fastest commercial internet in the world and very cheap as well. Mobile internet is also super fast and ridiculously cheap !!!
Weather – Winter is okay but for one week you will have to handle -20°C. This is freaking extreme !!! I burned my hand and face. Autumn and Spring are cold. Summer weather is perfect 🙂
Summer – To have sunlight until 23:00h is simply a gift and I LOVE IT !!! So much sun light. It doesn’t even bother me the fact that it is the opposite during winter. It was the best summer of my life !! It is a little bit difficult to concentrate at work with so many girls wearing short dresses, but I am not even mad 😀
Check my other posts related to Lithuania:)
#1 Work Enviroment
#2 Cultural Shocks
#3 More Cultural Shocks
#4 Kissing, streets, sun and soviet times
#5 Girls Girls Girls !!
#7 You are (not) my friend
#8 Beach walk, flowers, quiz and mosquitoes