"The HEART of Europe "Lithuania"" Lithuania by Grazina

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Lithuania, Lietuva, Lietuvos Respublika..

WOW!!! What a place...it's for sure everything I thought it would be.

Through out history Lithuania verbal folklore, music & dance have under gone evolution with the passage of time. As late as the beginning of the 20th century, all these expression still have important hold in present culture. They fulfilled important functions in everyday life, work and amusement. As a result, the originality and variety of Lithuania verbal folk arts is quite astonistion. Ever though Lithuania is a small country the heart of her is right in the people "The Lithuanian Heart" is what makes Lithuania "LITHUANIA".

The History of the independence of Lithuania (Lietuva)...On March 11th of 1990 Lithuania declared her independence and left the Soviet Union following a referendum on Octoter 25th 1992, the new constitution came into force, making Lithuania a parliamentary democracy. Lithuania's Head of State is a President who is elected directly every five years.
She is the Heart fo Europe...if you want to say you have seen the very heart of Europe, you will go to Lithuania, because that is where the geographical centre of the continent lies. Marked "EUROPOS CENTRAS", the precise location in the village of Bernotai, 15 miles North of the Capital Vilnius was pin pointed in 1989 by Frenc Scientists after a fresh survey taking extremely accurate measurements. So Lithuania can rightly claim to be the "HEART OF EUROPE"

It took me 20 hours to get to Lithuania.

Hey I'm here, and it's cold, green, sunny, peaceful, and BEAUTIFUL

My Journey in Lithuania.

1. Vilnius
2. Siauliai (The Hill of Crosses)
3. Joniskis - Grazina Bendikaite's Native city.
4. Kursenai - To Grazina's gramdmothers little house
5. Salantai - Orvydo Sculpture garden.
6. Valanciaus House - The father's house.
7. Palanga - First Sunset to the Baltic Sea on the Pier.
8. Klaipeda - To Grazina's aunt's home for the night then to cross over to the Island.
9. Nida
10. Juodkrante and the picnic on the coast of the Baltic Sea.
11. Silute - Now over to Irma's grandmother's house (which is along side the road across from the train station and my first Cepelinas (Lithuanian meal).
12.Panemune - By the River of Nemunas bank.
13. Kaunas - Stayed at Grazina's friend house for the night with her two cute kids and beautiful daughter.
14. Rumsiskes - Out door museum
15. Vilnius - for the next 3 day to scope out the old town, parks, people and churches.
16. Trakai - Castle about 15 mile north of Vilnius, Tartar.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Rich Lithuanian Culture & Heritage
  • Cons:I noticed NONE
  • In a nutshell:She is as B.E.A.U.tiful as all her names "Lithuania", "Lietuva", "Lietuvos Respublika"
  • Last visit to Lithuania: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated Jan 24, 2007
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Comments (12)

  • PeteNL's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2007 at 2:30 PM

    Great Lithuania page! Will be back to read more! Were you also in Latvia/Russia already? We still have to write some more on LT...

  • irmairma's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2005 at 1:46 PM

    Dear GRAZINA :) I just found this page -(I don't know how I missed it before!) great, ACIU for many nice thing you say about LT and us. See you next september! i.

  • Jul 11, 2005 at 1:11 PM

    labas:) such a nice page u made here, thanks Grazina (I wonder why your nick is the one that means doing beautiful?)

  • travelife's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2004 at 7:42 PM

    Very helpful tips of Lithiania. I like the way you describe a place. Happy travels!

  • ginte's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2004 at 3:52 AM

    I've read all your Lithuanian and its town pages. Well done, Grazina:) You sem to have many good memories from here. Keep on going this way:) Best wishes.

  • salinhopt's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2004 at 2:28 PM

    Beautifull page Vere! Thanks for adding me to your friends list! Greetings from madeira Island's! :)

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2004 at 1:26 PM

    Very interesting your Lithuanian page! Will have to look at all your other LT pages later. Thanks

  • CliffClaven's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2003 at 12:21 AM

    Lovingly written

  • Nov 4, 2003 at 7:28 PM

    Superb pages, fantastic albums, pages filled with great information and nice tips..Many many happy returns of the day.Wishing you a happy birthday . Greetings from India.

  • Aurorae's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2003 at 10:07 AM

    Fantastic insight into a very beautiful country! I myself have a friend there who invites me all the time, and after reading your impressions, i have even more desire to go! Thanks for great pages!

Grazina

“Over the river and through the woods across the canyon up the mountain past the switchbacks..what a journey I've been on”

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