Lithuania, I wouldn’t be surprised if quite a few of my readers would struggle to find it on a map. Yet it wasn’t so long ago (a scant 600 years) that Lithuania was the largest country in Europe, covering Belarus, Ukraine, and parts of Poland and Russia. Of course a lot has happened in the meantime – Teutonic nights, world wars and Russian annexation, just to name a few – but even so I was looking forward to exploring what has recently been a rather neglected destination.
My base for exploring Lithuania was Vilnius, the nation’s
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