She grew up hearing her grandmother’s stories about Lithuania’s beautiful landscapes and culture. So, immediately after graduating school, she set off for Lithuania to start her own business. She grew uncomfortable with the high corruption levels and retreated to her native Uruguay. But four children later, the lure of Lithuania was still strong and she decided to give her children a true Lithuanian life.
Marisa Leonaviciene is a travel expert and former Lithuanian Honorary Consul in Uruguay who moved to Lithuania with her four school-aged children.