If you’re travelling through Europe you’ll probably visit the most famous sites, for example the Eiffel Tower in Paris or Big Ben in London. Today, I want to introduce you to a completely different culture and country.
Lithuania. It may not be on your must-visit list, but believe me, it should. A small, very small country situated in the Northern Europe and having borders with Latvia, Belarus, Poland and Kaliningrad Oblast(belongs to Russia). The capital is Vilnius, a beautiful city which also happened to be the biggest city in Lithuania. The official language is Lithuanian but plenty of people can speak Russian(it is so because from 1975 to 1915 and then from 1944 to 1990 Lithuania was invaded and controlled by the Russians), Polish(many Polish live here) and English as well.
Despite being just a small dot on the map, Lithuania is a strong country. Not economically and of course, not politically. Where is the strenght, then? It lies in people, culture, literature and language which is by the way one of the oldest still-spoken European languages, if not the oldest.
Lithuanian flag. Yellow means sun’s power, green means greenery, trees and all the plants and red represents the blood of those who have sacrificed in order to save the country.
Lithuanians have fought to be and independent nation and I’m proud to be Lithuanian. Although I’m not too much patriotic and sometimes I criticize our politicians and their solutions, I love my country.
Notice:the pictures are not mine and they were taken from the Internet.