Bulgaria

Veliko Turnovo in Bulgaria

Jewel of Europe Bulgaria is one of East European ex-communist countries. It is quite large, measuring 111.000 square kilometers in size, which is about the same size as Cuba and just a bit smaller then Greece. Bulgaria is home to around 7.5 million inhabitants which makes it one of the middle sized European countries. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Bulgaria started to open politically and economically towards the west. This also and finally gives it an opportunity to show its natural and architectural beauties and culture to tourists. Bulgaria has…

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

The famous city of Mostar

History preserved in each step This is the heart of Balkan Peninsula where different nationalities, cultures and religion are mixed together. Bosnia is center of Dinar Alps that’s why inland is mostly mountainous with cold winters and usually also a lot of snow. That’s also why Sarajevo hosted winter Olympic Games in 1984. With lakes, rivers, waterfalls and caves this is a place where all year tourism is possible. Bosnia also has few kilometers of coast on the warm Adriatic Sea, where small city of Neum is. This is also…

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Belgium

Picture of Belgium, Dinant from river

Mix of old and new Belgium is a smaller country in the western part of the Europe being separated from the United Kingdom only with small portion of the Atlantic Ocean and the famous Canal. Belgium is a kingdom but also a parliamentary democracy. Portraits of kings and queens aren’t visible only at museums but also in many different places like palaces, castles, books, posters, even on their stamps, coins and on different kinds of sweets. Belgium blends the old with the new and there is a huge choice of castles,…

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Norway

Photo of Trondheim

Situated in North Europe and bordered by Sweden and Finland to the east, and looking into the Norwegian sea to the west, Norway is a country of immense beauty and rich culture. By size the country is similar to Poland, Malaysia and Vietnam.The first thing that draws the attention of travelers visiting Norway is the unspoiled natural landscape. Many national parks can be visited, like Breiheimencan, a park of extraordinary variety. Here you have green hills and valleys but also snow covered mountains that are excellent for hiking, skiing, rock…

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Latvia

Photo of Riga, the capital city of Latvia

A country sitting on the shoreline of the Baltic Sea and is bordered by Lithuania and Belarus on the south, Estonia on the north and Russia on the west. It is home to about 2.500.000 people and a place of culture and heritage. Its capital city is Riga, probably one of the most exciting cities in Europe. In medieval times the country was famous for its amber. So much actually that many traders from faraway lands like Greece, Roman Empire and later Germany came here. The city was actually established…

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Netherlands

A place of culture Holland or the Netherlands, is the country located in the western part of Europe landlocked by Germany to the east and Belgium to the south and the North Sea to the north. The distance between Amsterdam, the capital of Netherlands, is only 360 kilometres from the London city, the capital of England. More internationally known as Holland, the country is a well known place for many people trying to relax in a more pristine environment without the hustle and bustle of many overpopulated countries. Walking down the…

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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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