Best Places to Visit in Lithuania
Tucked far away from Europe’s mainstream giants is lovely Lithuania, packed with more weird and delightful goodies per square mile than you would imagine. Aerial-lovers, take note: it has the highest number of hot air balloons per person in the world. Dig in to the bacon-filled, heart-stoppingly delicious Cepilinai, a dumpling delicacy named after the ovoid German Zeppelin. This little country was the first to shake off Communism and the last to embrace Christianity, happy to carry on with their mystical Pagan ways. Lithuanian is believed to be the oldest living language and nearest to Sanskrit, the stork is the national bird (pagan fertility beliefs, after all), and they actually have a national scent, the Scent of Lithuania that combines aromas of lilacs, amber, red berries and cedar. And not just content to brim over with art, ancient culture and music (the Vilnius Opera House is a must-go), Lithuania is also kind enough to give us some of the fastest Internet speeds in all of Europe.