Martinkus was my maternal grandfather's birth name. Sauka was my maternal grandmother's maiden name. They immigrated to Massachusetts from the village of Luokė, in Telšiai County. This site documents everything I've learned on this life changing expedition.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Trip To Lithuania

I'm thinking about taking a trip to Lithuania, but not this year. I'm thinking either 2014 or 2015. But I've already started looking around this wonderful web to do some basic research. There are a few travel shows I enjoy on the telly and one is Rick Steves' Europe. Here's a link to his site:

Rick Steves Europe

I've been trying to figure out what region Lithuania is part of. I found out on Rick Steves site it is considered a Baltic State, but only three countries make up the Baltic states - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. There is a generic Wikipedia article on the Baltic states here:

Baltic States

Whilst browsing around Rick Steves site I found reference to the In Your Pocket travel website and found a great resource for Lithuania here:

Lithuania Travel Guide In Your Pocket

Happy to be thinking about overseas travel. Even if I'm just an armchair traveler for now!