This relatively young EU member, they joined in 2004, has a very long history of oppression but also one of breaking free and developing. Nowadays, Lithuania is home to people from 154 countries and if you’re wondering why they moved there, have a look at what the geographical centre of Europe has got to offer.
Lithuania has got the fastest Internet in the world, which is perfect for digital nomads and people who work online. Employment numbers have risen beyond the pre-crisis level and those looking for a career in the country may find plenty of opportunities here.
A third of the country is covered by forests and many of them are protected and part of national parks. Lithuanians know how to enjoy their environment; there are more hot air balloons per head in Lithuania than anywhere else in the world.
In a different country, you will most likely find different customs and culture and Lithuania is no exception. An old Lithuanian superstition is that whistling inside is bad luck because it attracts ghosts. Lithuanians are proud of themselves and their country, so keep a positive attitude towards the place and the people. Lithuanians love basketball so if you’re looking for a topic to break the ice, talk about their favourite sport.