Loopy Lithuania

Lithuania proves that 50 years of oppression didn’t change the ways of the people. Jack gets an inside look at the world of paganism, its rituals and its love for mead. He also experiences the wonders of homemade Lithuanian beer. In the midst of all this, Jack finds a sport that suits him: keg tossing.

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    October 25
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Jack posing while next to Hot air balloon in Lithuania
Hot-Air Balloon Adventure

Hot-Air Balloon Adventure

Before getting a bird's-eye view of Lithuania, Jack Maxwell poses while the hot-air balloon is getting set up. 960 1280

  

Hold On Tight!

Hold On Tight!

Jack holds the hot-air balloon tightly as the crew begins to pile into the basket. 960 1280

  

Crash Landing

Crash Landing

A disheveled-looking Jack walks toward the camera after the hot-air balloon made an unfortunate crash landing. 960 1280

  

Beauty of Lithuania

Beauty of Lithuania

With one of the oldest churches in Lithuania in the background, Jack takes a second to appreciate the country's beauty. 960 1280

  

Sharing a Beer

Sharing a Beer

Jack shares a beer with one of the "tossers" before attempting to hurl a keg through the air. 960 1280

  

Jack and the Keg Tossers

Jack and the Keg Tossers

Jack poses with the keg tossers after earning his pitcher of beer. Strongman competitions are big in Lithuania, and evidently, strong men like to toss kegs around for sport. 960 1280

  

Meeting of the Minds

Meeting of the Minds

Jack and Justinius join Eugenijus, an ornithologist specializing in storks, in the woods for a drink. Storks have a long tradition in Lithuania and even have a vodka named after them — starka. 960 1280

  

Drinking Honey Mead

Drinking Honey Mead

Jack indulges in a cup of honey mead while talking to a flower-crowned girl at the Earth Festival. 960 1280

  

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