Word for the Travel Wise (06/26/06)

Lithuania FlagOpen-air museums are by far some of the coolest to check out when visiting any destination. Nice sunny weather, absorbing folk art, architectural dwellings, not to mention a variety of other exhibits at Lithuania’s Open Air Museum in Rumsiskes couldn’t make for a better day trip while scoping out the country with friends or on solo expeditions. The museum isn’t the only open-air spot in the country. See the rest found on their tourism list here and get ready to hit the streets.

Today’s word is a Lithuanian word used in Lithuania:

gatve – street

First and foremost the best guide to the Baltics seems to be City Paper. They were the only ones who even offered a small list of commonly used Lithuanian words. The paper states you’ll be okay if you know a little Russian and the Lithuanian lingo is closely related to the now extinct Old Prussian. Otherwise finding resources on this one were pretty hard and um, weird. This afoto site lets you learn the parts of the face and hair by clicking on a picture of a young girl. Something about this felt awkward, but it works, I guess. Ominglot has their usual written language guide and Orbislingua has a few audio and reading recommendations. To purchase talking dictionaries click here.

Past Lithuanian words: viesbutis