"My first impressions from Lithuania" Kalvarija by matcrazy1
Kalvarija Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 28 photos
I entered mysterious Lithuania for the first time in my life just there (look above), exactly on the day when Lithuania (and 9 other countries including Poland) joined European Union that was on May 1, 2004. Can you see those small blue balloons (with EU stars, believe me) put to celebrate that event. Haha, isn't my picture a little bit historical?
I am like a kid in a candy store when I visit a country for the first time :-)). So, this page is more about my first observations and impressions than about places I visited there.
One of the first impression was that Lithuania seemed to be a very green country with somewhat secret and idyllic countryside, just like on my picture.
I drove from Polish border to Kalvarija and before I entered its downtown/centre I turned right to a secondary highway 134 to Lazdijai and Druskininkai, definitively off the beaten path :-))).
Keep in mind that crossing border between Poland and Lithuania (and futher up to Latvia and Estonia) takes not more than 1 minute (!) now. There is only passport check up (no more customs check up!). And for EU members national ID is enough, no more passports!
- Pros:Green lanscapes, simple life, idyllic countryside
- In a nutshell:No border soon :-)))
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