And if you’re in northern Eastern Europe (e.g., northern Russia or Baltic states), the days become very short and you can completely forget seeing any sun at all from late October to late March.
Apart perhaps from Antarctica or Siberia, I can’t think of a more depressing part of the world to spend the winter.
In the north you have the Baltic Sea but the water is cold year-around.
That leaves the warm shores of the Black Sea as the only viable option.
Maybe that partly explains why Lithuania ranks second on a list of countries by suicide rate. Just like it’s possible to meet super friendly people, it’s also possible to meet unfriendly people. The friendliest people I’ve ever met were in Brazil.