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Lithuania is a member state of the European Union as well as the Schengen Agreement. It has borders to Latvia, Belarus, Poland and Kaliningrad (Russia). Like the other Baltics it is a nice country to hitchhike. There are many active hitchhikers.
Like many countries in Eastern Europe hitchhiking on the motorways isn't really forbidden (it's forbidden to walk on motorway), so the advice would be not to hitchhike from petrol stations. Often there are bus stops where many hitchhikers try to get rides. Don't be scared to walk next to a motorway, especially if it's next to a city. The locals and even schoolkids do it, so drivers are used to it, and you are more likely to stop someone.
The only problem when hitchhiking in Lithuania is Kaunas, because of its infrastructure, if you're dropped of there on a motorway, you're likely to walk for a couple of miles.
Get yourself a SIM card for your mobile phone if you want to stay in touch with Lithuanians. The cheapest start at the equivalent of EUR 0,30 at most kiosks.
- Vilnius Hitch-hiking Club is one of the leading hitchhiking organizations in Europe. They have often organized the International Hitch-hiking Conference and have a prominent web presence at autostop.lt (Lith/Eng)
- Kaunas Hitch-Hiking Club "KELIAIvis" is the second largest hitchhiking community in Lithuania. See their blog here or join their Yahoo group here (both in Lith. only)
- Važiuojam.lt - rideshare network (Lith.)
- Netranzuok.lt - another car-pooling service (Lith.)
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