Living and Teaching English in Lithuania - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
With a population of fewer than 3 million, Lithuania is one of the smaller countries in Europe.
However, despite its relatively small size, it is an increasingly popular place to visit for those looking to experience a country and culture that is a little different from the rest.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Lithuania has rapidly developed into a modern, forward thinking nation that has a range of attractions to offer, including huge areas of outstanding natural beauty.
You will also find cities such as Vilnius and Kaunas that are packed with culture and full of life.
Read on for more information about Lithuania.
As one of the Baltic states of northeastern Europe, Lithuania offers a unique and fascinating destination that is a little off the beaten path.
Due to its position in northern Europe, Lithuania experiences cold winter months when you will be glad to sample some of the country’s hearty traditional food.
Visitors will find a wide array of attractions and activities to enjoy, including ancient castles, grand palaces, and several national parks where you can explore some of the most pristine landscapes in Europe.
A good serving of potato pancakes, cabbage rolls or dumplings are all guaranteed to warm you through on a cold day.
As Lithuania has a relatively low profile on the international stage, you might not be that familiar with much of its history and culture.
Although vodka is a very popular drink throughout Central and Eastern Europe, the version made from corn was first distilled in Lithuania.
For example, you may be surprised to learn that the name Lithuania goes back over a thousand years and that it was the largest country in Europe during part of the 14th century.
It was also the first country to formally declare its independence from the Soviet Union during its breakup in the 1990s.
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