Lithuania: a Baltic country of lakes, castles, and forest
One of the three Baltic countries, Lithuania is located on the south-eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. It is the neighbour of Latvia, Denmark, Belarus, Sweden, and Poland. Basically, this Baltic nation is the land of beautiful lakes, mesmerising castles, and astounding forests. As per survey details, the country has a population of around 2.9 million people –they are mostly ethnic Balkans. The country was previously occupied by the Soviet Union. In early 1990, the Lithuanians themselves declared independence from the USSR. Lithuania became the first Soviet State to declare independence itself. Now, it is a member of the European Union and NATO. It is the nineteenth member of the Eurozone and accepted Euro as their official currency. The country’s human development index is far above than the average, which indicates that the country is rapidly growing. Latvia and Lithuanian are common languages in the country.
The largest, most developed city of the country, Vilnius is the capital city. It looks as if it was built at least three centuries before. Quiet courtyards, peaceful churches, and vibrant streets are the main attraction of this city. You can find some of the most romantic European restaurants here. If you are an art enthusiast, you can spend some meaningful time in some of the classy art galleries of Vilnius. The city possesses some extremely valuable, ‘hidden gems’. It is always better to make an unplanned visit. You can simply roam around the city- even without a proper guide, and explore it yourself.