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"history will rectify its greatest mistake tonight. lithuania, the geographical centre of europe, is returning to europe. today, we are saying to the old continent: Hello europe, we are coming. we are coming to live together, to work together, to create together, yet to remain ourselves." - lithuanian president arturas paulauskaus on joining the eu
 

Highlights
Curonian Spit, Hill of Crosses, "Stalin World", Amber, Chocolates

lows
Vilnius motor scooter gang

head scratchers
Mushrooming listed as a national pastime, German village of Nida, Witches Hill

 

 

population (mn)

3.6 million
capital Vilnius
languages Lithuanian, Polish, Russian
religion Catholic, Lutheran
currency Litas

  Click on the thumbnail shots below to see larger photos with descriptions.  
ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 5
culture: 3
fun: 3
transport: 5
nature: 4
FOOD: 3

 

 
total score: 23/30

 

average cost per day
$US80 per day (for two)

Accommodation was scarce and relatively expensive during the summer but food and transport was still cheap.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 
  July 27, 2004->   the little empire: lithuania  
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