A foreigner experiences racism in Vilnius

Article published on June 3, 2009
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Article published on June 3, 2009
In the popular news portal Delfi, a young Spanish lady is telling her experiences in Vilnius, where she was often stared at or received offensive comments from strangers for supposedly looking "dark", "Indian" or "Arab". Once she was greeted with "Heil Hitler".
She was also disappointed that people at ticket offices were totally unable to speak English and simply ignored her, and that traffic controllers refused to acknowledge her right to a discount.

She's surprised about people overreacting to her being "dark", as she has noticed many ladies with artificial suntan, who look more Southern in her opinion.

Nonetheless, she says she likes Lithuania, especially the easy access to unspoiled nature here, and that she will miss the good friends she has made.