Kazakhstan

Rockets for Soyuz in Kazakhstan

A beautiful and mystical country, placed in Central Asia, bordered by Russia, Mongolia and China. Kazakhstan amazes any visitor with its rich history of culture and tradition. First of all what must be said is that Kazakhstan is huge, so much that it’s about 5 times bigger than France and holds the 9th place of largest countries of the world, the first three being United States, Canada and Russia. Big and beautiful If we look from the eastern direction, Kazakhstan starts with its two great mountains; Tian Shai and Altai,…

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Portugal

A country with a strong past Located in the most western part of Europe and landlocked by Spain to the east and the great Atlantic Ocean to the west. About 1300 kilometres from its shore, the group of islands of the Azores and Madeira also falls under Portugal republic. Portugal is one of those countries with a very vibrant past as many nations have fought over it for nearly all of its existence, and its understandable why. Although small Portugal is a place of stunning views, exquisite nature and simple yet…

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Turkey

Hagia Sophia

A country with the history of the 3 continents Sitting on the gateway between Europe and Asia, Turkey is famous for its beautiful architecture and culture. Turkey’s history goes back thousands of years and it sits between the closest point of the three great continents – Europe, Asia and Africa. There are many legendary stories from the old civilizations that once inhabited turkey like the Hitties and the largely known Ottoman Empire. This makes Turkey one of the most diverse locations in Asia and one of the top destinations for anyone who…

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Scotland

Sitting on the northern side of United Kingdom and Ireland, Scotland is a place of many myths, legends men skirts and Whiskey. But truly while retaining all of those features, Scotland of today is so much more than just that. Many people think of Scotland when they hear HIGHLANDER being pronounced. The Highlander in popular pop culture was an immortal warrior that could only be killed if he was beheaded. Perhaps even more familiar is the iconic character of Sean Connery. Probably the most famous Scottish actor who also played…

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Hungary

Hungary is landlocked country in the Central Europe, settled in 9th century by Magyars. Most known lake Balaton is one of the largest lakes in Europe and mighty Danube river flows just through the heart of state which was known as Panonia in time of Roman empire. When reign of Matyas Corvinus came in 15th century, Hungary became the greatest monarchy in Central Europe. After first world war Hungary lost two thirds of it’s territory and much more then half of it’s population. Today it has around 10 millions of…

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Ireland

Ireland sits west of United Kingdom, north of Spain and south of Iceland. The country is famed for its unspoiled nature and beautiful sights. In fact so much that it has became to be known as Emerald Island. What’s important to understand is that Northern Ireland is a part of United Kingdom with its capital Dublin while the Irish Republic’ main city is Belfast. The island as a whole has been populated for over 9000 years and at the beginning of the 9th century many Viking invaders from today’s Norway,…

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Slovakia

Slovakia is mid-European country on border between east and west. It is landlocked between Poland to the north, Austria and Czech to the west, Hungary to the south and Ukraine to the east. Geographically we can say it lies in the heart of Europe. Slovakia is known to be very rich with natural treasures. It is a relatively small country and home to around 6 million people. Smaller than Czech and Croatia and just little bigger then Denmark. Sometimes foreigners confuse Slovakia with Slovenia, but this is understandable as they are…

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Russia

It’s hard to talk about big countries of the world and not mention Russia, the biggest one of them all. If you would glue United States and Australia together then it would be roughly as big as Russia. Home to about 145 million people it consists of 1/8 of earth’s surface. Interestingly enough, Russia shares its borders with more countries than any other place China, North Korea, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Estonia are just some of them. Make sure you set your watch right before heading to Russia because it stretched across…

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Sweden

Biggest of the Nordic countries and landlocked between Norway and Finland, The Kingdom of Sweden with its almost 10 million inhabitants is a special place in Europe. The history of Sweden goes back more then 10.000 years, with the melting of the ice caps in Scandinavia. Tribes that hunted for raindeer migrated from Siberia and Central Europe into Sweden. But ok, that is really long ago and surely not interesting as the famous Vikings. Everybody heard about Vikings and the Norse mithology. Home of them both is Sweden and today…

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Costa Rica

Landlocked between Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, The Caribbean Sea to the northeast and the South Pacific Ocean to the South, Costa Rica is a beautiful South American country. Looking back over 500 years ago, Costa Rica (or in translation -Rich Coast) was discovered by the famous explorer from Spain, Christopher Columbus. The country has for many years been under the radar of travelers but for the last few decades Costa Rica is gaining much popularity. This is mostly due to the fact that nature here is…

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