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LT-318519: Vilnius, Lithuania

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Postcrossing ID: LT-318519
Date Sent: 4 September 2013
Date Received: 10 October 2013
Days Travelled:  38
Distance Travelled:  8,212 km 

Strangely, I received two cards – one posted within an envelope – with the same Postcrossing ID number from the same user.  Perhaps he forgot that he’d already sent one.  Both cards feature different views of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.  The city is known for its Old Town of beautiful architecture, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Its Jewish influence until the 20th century has led to it being described as the “Jerusalem of Lithuania” and Napoleon named it “the Jerusalem of the North” as he was passing through in 1812. In the year 2009, Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture, together with the Austrian city of Linz.

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