It’ll be an article about herbs, not the first time, won’t be the last one, but hey…I live in a forest 🙂 On Saturday 30th June there was the Annual Championship of Medicinal Herbs at Sirvėta Regional Park. The decision to choose the region of Švenčionys stems from the notoriety that has always accompanied this region about medicinal herbs, it’s not a coincidence that the … Continua a leggere Championship of Medicinal Herbs
LITHUANIA The night of June 23, the Midsummer night, is the shortest night of the year. It is believed that this night is magical, a time for sorcery and spells to come true, and that herbs collected from the meadows acquire special healing and protection powers. In ancient times the Lithuanians celebrated the feast of Rasos (Dew Holiday), made sacrifices to pagan gods. Only when … Continua a leggere Midsummer Night: Lithuanian & Italian traditions
This article aims to show two small Lithuanian jewels, the Museum of Ancient Beekeeping located in Aukštaitija National Park, near Ignalina and the Vilnius University Botanical Garden. I was lucky enough to visit them toghether with the children of Švenčionys and Švenčionėliai schools. It was amazing to see their expressions of amazement in front of the glass-sided beehives that enabled them to watch the bees at … Continua a leggere Field trips
Gerai (=Ok), it’s time for a real post, a little more personal. Let’s start from the beginning: what brought me to Lithuania? Before arriving here I knew very little about this country, I’m not too proud of it, but maybe it was better this way, every day is a discovery. What brought me up here was the choice of the project. Once I decided to take … Continua a leggere Why Lithuania?
“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi Here we are, it’s time to collect memories and turn them into words. I’m Sara, an Italian girl who currently lives in Lithuania for an EVS project. If interested, you will find more about me in the “about” section. I will take this opportunity and this project to restart … Continua a leggere EVS (European Voluntary Service)