Our first wedding anniversary is on May 21. Since we didn?t have a real honeymoon last year, my husband Joe and I decided to go to Europe to celebrate on anniversary. We wanted to go off the beaten path a bit.
Through our research, we found out that in the 14th century, Lithuania was the largest country in Europe. It covered present-day Belarus, Ukraine, and parts of Poland and Russia. As a history-loving couple, this country sounds very attractive and so it got our vote.
Once we made our decision to visit Lithuania, we started to collect information about its culture, foods, the clothing, traditions, and important landmarks. Lucky for us, we found that in May the weather is comfortable ? not too hot and not too cold. I can picture the countryside with its green fields and yellow flowers. My husband and I want to split our time between exploring the cities and hiking in the countryside.
With the help of travel books and websites like yours, we found out that Lithuania is full of interesting places. Vilnius, the capital city, is our top attraction due to the fact that it is a multi-national and multi-religious city.
I am looking forward to seeing the old town, Gediminas castle, Archcathedral Basilica, St. Ann's Church, St. Peter's and Paul's Church, the Frank Zappa statue, the Lithuanian National Museum, European Park, the Old Arsenal building, the Artillery Bastion of Vilnius Defensive Wall and Three Crosses Hill. I love it when you can see and touch history all around you.
We will also go to Kaunas and visit its monastery, the castle, Laisves Aleja, Devil's museum, Vytautas the Great War Museum, Lithuanian Zoo Park, the Catacombs, the Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum, and the Church of the Resurrection. The funicular railways sound intriguing. It also sounds as though Kuaunas is a good place to shop too.
We are so glad that we chose Lithuania. It will make our first anniversary extra special.
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