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In the south-eastern part of Lithuania, between the forests and the wetlands, between the sandy hills and the lakes hidden in the woods, live the people of Dzūkija, who can boast of their old traditions, their remarkably preserved neighbourly customs, their love of the environment and all living things, and their mushrooms and berries. The authentic villages grouped together in the woods are an amazing opportunity to go back a century, feel the power of the forest, and immerse yourself in the tranquil, slow life of nature.
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Tired of traffic jams in the morning - jobs that needed to be done yesterday - kids with never ending colds - not meeting that 10,000-step goal - and bad cholesterol levels that are on the up and up? Seems like someone needs to recharge their batteries! If so, we’ve got a unique escape plan for you: a trip to Lithuania!

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A fresh look on an event that almost changed the course of human history. A masterpiece of on-screen storytelling. HBO’s Chernobyl, a massive hit with viewers and critics around the world, has just won 3 Emmy awards. The name Lithuania was mentioned several times at the ceremony, with the crew and actors praising the location, where 80% of the series were filmed. Nuclear tourism – centered around the decommissioned Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) – has been booming in Lithuania since the series premiere. In a span of just several months the series’ fame brought thousands of fans to the country.

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A total of 831,000 foreign arrivals – a spike of 9.25% – was recorded in H1 2019, the highest in the past five years. The number of domestic and foreign tourists who travelled in Lithuania with at least one overnight totalled 1,750,000 or 11.30% more than in the same period in 2018.

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Seasonal, hip and boldly weird is a fitting definition for the Baltic cuisine re-imagined by Lithuania’s best chefs.

Walking around downtown Vilnius, you’ll find the kind of cuisines that are common to all big cities – from Ukrainian dumplings to Jewish bagels (born in Vilnius, by the way), from Sichuan stews to Peruvian pastries.

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