Requested by B.J. Novak

If You Go to Lithuania

TBH I don't think you really have to make it a priority to come here (unless you have family from here etc), but if you find yourself in Vilnius...
  1. DO eat the Indian food at Sue's; the falafel at the vegetarian shop on Subaciaus gave; and the meat from outdoor stands. Also the Asian restaurants are surprisingly good, as is the burger at Le Butcher.
  2. DO go to the strange artsy section of town called Uzupis. If you can find the old Jewish graveyard, more power to you, as I definitively could not.
  3. DO NOT get a taxi off the street! Taxi bill will be 3x as expensive than if you call for 17 euro vs 5 euro. Jazz taxi and Smart taxi are good & cheap.
  4. DO buy linens. Lithuania's true export.
  5. DO drink the local IPA, pronounced "EE-pah"
  6. DO NOT bother going to any flea markets or thrift stores; they only sell junk. Also most antique stores are vastly overpriced.
  7. DO go to the KGB museum. It's the only museum really worth visiting here, since the Soviets & Nazis seem to have destroyed almost all artifacts. But this place is pretty extraordinary.
  8. DO try to find this random statue of Lithuanian Frank Zappa in a parking lot.