Our journey in Erasmus is going to take place in Lithuania in the city of Vilnius. We are going to study in the university Technicologique ( VGTU ).
is a country of the Northern Europe situated near the Baltic Sea. Lithuania
counts three million habitants. Her capital is Vilnius, its currency the euro,
and its official language the Lithuanian. Lithuania is the most Southern and
the biggest Baltic States. Moreover it’s also the most populated and the most
tourist. The republic of Lithuania is member of the European Union since May
1st, 2004 and it’s a member of the Schengen area. Lithuania integrated the
Eurozone recently on January 1st, 2015.
Lithuania is the largest of Baltic
States. It’s bordered to the north by Latvia, to the south-east by Belarus, to
the west by the Baltic Sea and to the south-west by Poland and Russia. The relief is very flat and the
highest point is Juozapine Kalnas to 294 m high. The Baltic coast stretches for about
100 km. Fauna and flora are very developed. More than a quarter of Lithuania is
covered by forests, especially the south-west of the country. There are elk, deer, wild boars,
wolves and lynx that populate the woods. Lithuania also serves as a refuge for some 2,000 otters. The country has
five national parks and several nature reserves.
Go in Lituania
To go to Lithuania, we can use
- by plane : the best price to go to Lithuania, it’s for 30 euros with a
backpack on you. The prices are
very attractive thanks to AirBaltic (provides Riga-Vilnius flights several
times a day, and Tallinn-Vilnius flights almost every day).
bus: Simple Express offers the cheapest transport between the Baltic countries
and Lithuania, among which : Riga-Vilnius, Tallinn-Vilnius and Riga-Kaunas.
-by car: The three Baltic States being in the
Schengen area, there is no control at the borders between Lithuania and Latvia. If you
wish to cross the border by car rental, notify the company that owns the
- by train : Vilnius-Riga is no longer a direct
link. It is possible to make the trip, but you have to
change and wait 6 hours at the Rēzekne 2 train station in Latvia. The bus
is much more convenient. By train, the Vilnius-Tallinn route is surprisingly
complicated: 2 train changes and 36 hours of travel.