When in Lithuania…

Here are a few of the ways I’ve adapted to living like a local in Lithuania…

I now choose the “Lietuviškiai [Lithuanian]” option instead of English when getting a customer service ticket in the post office or cash from the bank machine.

I read the Lithuanian weather forecast websites instead of weather.com — and I don’t convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit).

I always cross my 7s, even the US; but now I write 9s with a little tail instead of a straight line (so that the 9 looks a bit like a lower-case g).

I no longer have to look at coins to check the value because I recognize them by size.

I’ve stopped converting from litas, the Lithuanian currency, to dollars.

I can bag my own groceries and pay the cashier without making the customers in line behind me wait too long.


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