The Real Estate Moguls of Vilnius

The kid and I have a marathon game of Monopoly — the Lithuanian version — going on today.  The board has Vilnius city street names.  The most expensive streets are the ones in Old Town, such as Didžiojo, Pilies and Vokiečių.  The cheapest ones are, of course, those named for the suburbs.  The railroad cards are named for cities in Lithuania — Kaunas, Vilnius, Šiauliai and Klaipėda.  Best of all, I am not just playing a game, I am also improving my language skills.  The Chance and Community Chest cards are in Lithuanian.  I’m thinking about buying one to take back to Seattle — except that none of my friends will want to play with me since I’ll be the only one who actually knows what the cards say.

I bet you can guess what the square on the right says, even if you don't speak Lithuanian

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