Niko Amirgulašvili was born into a Georgian family in Lithuania and often jokingly calls himself Georgia's ambassador. To celebrate his double heritage, Niko decided to make a journey from Vilnius to Tbilisi – on foot.
“When I'm in Lithuania, everyone asks me about life in Georgia and when I'm there, I'm being asked about life in Lithuania,” Niko tells LRT TV programme ‘Labas rytas, Lietuva’.
As an ambassador of sorts, it's his duty to build bridges, he thought, and why not incorporate his favourite activity, hiking? And so Niko set out on a 2,500-kilometre journey from Vilnius to Tbilisi, on foot.
Lithuania and Georgia enjoy very close relations and also share a determination to resist Moscow's influence, and Lithuania vocally supported Georgia during the 2008 war with Russia.