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Destination: Lithuania

Official Name: Republic of Lithuania Established: 6 July 1253 (Kingdom of Lithuania), 16 February 1918 (Independence from Russia) Population: 2,795,334 (2020 estimate) Religion: 93% Christianity Language(s): Lithuanian, Polish, Russian Capital: Vilnius Order of Visit: Twenty-Fourth First Visit: 17 July 2006 Last Visit: … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 112 – Vilnius to Trakai to Riga, Latvia

Tuesday 18 July 2006 Highlights: Trakai Castle, The moving Hill of Crosses On the way to Latvia in the morning we visited Trakai (Lithuania).   This is the site of a stunning old castle.   The defences of this place … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 111 – Minsk to Vilnius, Lithuania

Monday 17 July 2006 Highlights: Gediminas Square, St Peter & St Paul Church We left the dark and dreary Belarus for the more energetic Lithuania which is the first of the Baltic States and a former republic of the USSR … Continue reading

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