If you arrive to Vilnius by plane, the first thing that grabs your attention is the airport, which looks rather like an old train station than an airport arrival hall. It was built in 1950s in a typical Soviet style architecture. On the borderline of Europe, Vilnius is a wonderful, unique capital full of contrasts, churches, hidden
Vilnius is a unique capital full of contrasts. It is artistic, creative and elegant at the same time. Creativity is everywhere, even on a small, and seemingly uneventful street of Literatu (Literatų gatvė). The street and its walls are dedicated to writers, translators and other people who contributed to Lithuanian and world literature. Inspired by Aidas Marcenas’ poem Literatu Gatve
We have heard that Lithuanian law bans street name plaques in different languages, presumably with the aim to protect Lithuanian national identity; however, throughout Vilnius we were captivated by multilingual street name signs. And honestly, we loved seeing those plaques in multiple languages pointing out to rich cultural history of the city, while honoring national minorities who played
While walking in Paris, we were astonished by numerous green terraces and rooftops. Consequently, we questioned ourselves why and how did Paris develop such a sense for greenery and aesthetics. We have made three observations: There is abundance of flower shops on the Parisian streets. As a result, Parisians easily buy plants somewhere close to their
Europolitan Trends is always excited to showcase the life in cities across Europe. Instagram seems to offer the most genuine peek into the spirit of European cities. Instagrammers capture unique content on city life, neighborhoods, lifestyle, people and culture. Continue Reading
In November 2016 Expedia.com commissioned a study on work-life balance in 28 countries worldwide. When conducting an analysis on behalf of Expedia.com, Northstar examined vacation patterns in the selected countries taking into account paid vacation days.
Instagram is our favorite social media channel. Here are our favorite Instagram accounts from Helsinki. Follow them along to keep up with what is going on in their city!
Before the President of the European Council and national delegations move into the new Council building in January 2017, Europolitan Trends had a chance to visit the new Europa building of the Council. Below we bring you some of the highlights. The Need for the New There are a few things that come to mind