An Urban Staycation Part 2: How I Became a Citizen of Lithuania


After visiting the Baltimore Aquarium, we headed over to a local bar to meet Erin and Daniel.


They had been choreographing dance moves and bra shopping while they waited. We met at Pickles, a sports bar across the street from Camden Yards.


Since it was the night before the big Ravens game, there wasn’t a big crowd so we ordered a couple of pitchers of beer and some fried pickles and clams. After a rousing discussion of Russell Crowe’s performance in Les Minerables, Sharlene, Pinkus and Mitchell decided to head home and Erin, Daniel and I headed off to Lith Hall.


Lithuanian Hall is a private social hall for Lithuanian people and each month on the first Friday then have a dance party called Save Your Soul. A group of fantastic DJs play dance songs from the 50s and 60s. 


The entrance is decorated with interesting art and dolls wearing our native garb. After waiting in line for a brief time, a kindly old man takes your money and hands over your citizenship papers. 


Once you flash your papers at the burly guards, they allow you to descend to the basement where the magic actually occurs.


We hit the bar to sample our native beverages. Our choices were simple. Lithuanian beer (Ekstra) or Lithuanian honey liquor. 


The DJ was spinning righteous tunes…


And we hit the dancefloor…


Then we sampled the honey liquor (which is a lot like drinking candy!)


After a few more dances I caught a cab back to the hotel to try to catch a couple of hours of sleep before we all headed out to the Urban Staycation Brunch!

About isherri

I'm a family engagement expert who travels for work and for pleasure. In fact, I’m half hippy, half clown, latte sipping, brunch munching, MINI driving, rabid social media enthusiast.
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