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Arlanda Airport, Stockholm…………..almost matches the prices at Copenhagen Airport

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A couple of days ago I posted a little “rant” about being charged £15.00 for two glasses of beer at Copenhagen Airport and my business colleague and I have been suffering from “post traumatic stress disorder” since our return to the UK.

You will be glad to know that after considerable psychotherapy we are now fully recovered and in “rude health.”

It was only when I was going through some photos from our trip that I came across one that I had taken at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm during our stop over whilst we waited for our connecting flight to Vilnius.

Just enough for a guinea pig! Just enough for a guinea pig!

We decided to find a bar and get a drink and a snack to eat. I spotted these little open sandwiches which consisted of a small square of rye bread topped with sliced egg and some very nice looking anchovies laid across the egg…

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Copenhagen Airport, expensive or what?

I hadn’t enough Danish currency and they won”t take foreign coins, only notes , then give you Danish currency in return. So I thought £20 might cover 2 small beers and 2 coffees. The change you can see on the counter wouldn’t even buy a coffee at that bar!

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My colleague and I have just returned from Vilnius in Lithuania where we have been doing some work at Vilnius University. Our route home was via Copenhagen airport with a five and a half hour stop over for our connection to Manchester.

So, as one normally does with such a long wait we decided to find a bar and have a beer to while away the time. My friend ordered a glass of Kronenburg and I asked for Tuborg and we were quickly presented with two glasses.

Are these the two most expensive beers in Europe? Are these the two most expensive beers in Europe?

My friend offered to pay and the young lady serving us rang the amount into the till machine and up popped the amount of £15.00………..our jaws dropped as we looked at each other and said “well we knew that is was expensive in Copenhagen but we didn’t realise we were personally subsidising the Danish…

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It’s official. Brewing Beer is a vital community service

Just come across a story about an industrial dispute in Lithuania involving my favourite foreign beer Svyturys.

The Svyturys brewery in Klaipeda was founded in 1784 in what was then Prussia.

It is now owned by Carlsberg and the dispute arose about a year ago over wage demands and collective bargaining rights.

There was also a disagreement about whether or not a planned strike was legal.

The District Court in Klaipeda ruled that as the strike was being called in the middle of the peak brewing and beer drinking season it should be delayed for 30 days as beer production was “a vitally essential service”.

I don’t know if the dispute has been settled yet but I know Svyturys Ekstra has disappeared from the shelves in Tesco. Maybe they’ve fallen out with Carlsberg but I’m going back to Lithuania in April so I will have a chance to make up for that – unless they have gone on strike!