Guillaume has hiked thousands of miles in Malaysia, Ukraine and Lithuania. What started with a weekly walk in the hills of Penang Island looking for abandoned durian plantations and rain gauges became a passion to explore little-known national parks in Eastern Europe. When he’s not busy organising French classes and exams, or at the playground with his two kids, you can find him munching on chocolate and gazing at a lake in a remote corner of Lithuania. Or cursing in French, his native language, when he realises he’s missed a trail fork after half an hour.
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Article · 26 Feb 2020
Lithuania’s countless blue lakes, dense coniferous forests, traditional wooden villages and a shy network of hiking trails haven’t yet made their way to international fame. Guillaume Martin says join the happy few in the know, lace up your walking shoes and hit the unsung, beautiful trails of two of the country’s national parks. Just be sure to pack your swimming suit.