Lithuania – Crosses

Hill of Crosses, Lithuania

In 1863, people started to bring crosses to the Hill of Crosses. The installation of crosses was forbidden for many years (e.g., during Soviet times) and even destroyed a few times. But people didn’t give up and were bringing crosses secretly at night.
These days, everyone can bring his own cross here.

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Lithuania – Religion

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Apparently, over 70 % of the population of Lithuania is Roman Catholic.
There are also smaller groups of Orthodox Christians, Evangelical Lutherans, members of Reformed churches, etc.

(Today’s picture is not really contacted with religion, but tomorrow’s is going to be. 🙂 )

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Lithuania – Climate

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Lithuania has a humid continental climate, what means cold winters and mild, rainy summers.
I was visiting Lithuania in summer and the weather was just perfect, with no rain.

The country is quite flat, covered by forests and agricultural areas; and there not so many differences in temperatures. However, the coast area has slightly milder winters and colder summers (but you may not really notice any difference).

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Lithuania – Trakai Lake

Trakai Castle, Lithuania

Trakai Castle is built on the island and to get there you have cross nice wooden bridge.

The surrounded lake makes the castle even more interesting. You can enjoy not only the castle, but also the lake; e.g., rent a boat and have your own peace. 🙂

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Lithuania – Uzupis

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Uzupis is a “country in the country” where everything is acceptable. 😉

Uzupis is a small area in Vilnius with its own constitution, traditions and even president and prime minister! Just visit the place, I’m curious will you like it!

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Lithuania – Transport in Vilnius

Vilnius, Lithuania

The Old Town in Vilnius is quite big, but it’s still possible to visit it on foot.

If you have to go somewhere farther, you can use a car, taxi, bike, bus or trolleybus.

There are not so many cities with trolleybuses, so I always smile while seeing them. 😉 Do you live in a city with trolleybuses?

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