eastern europe Travel Articles

 
A City of Gold and Diamonds – Yakutsk, Russia
A City of Gold and Diamonds – Yakutsk, Russia Yakutsk, in the desolate landscape of Siberia is the capital of a region unimaginably wealthy in diamonds, gold, oil and gas.
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Moldova Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Moldova Where is it: Moldova is located in Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania. Why do people go here: Moldova is stuggling to shrug off the heavy hand of Communism and those who make it now have the privilege of seeing the country in its infancy, void of heavy western influences. What are […]
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Poland Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Poland Where is it: Poland is located in central Europe, east of Germany Why do people go here: Warsaw, like Berlin, is a totally modern city developed after WWII. Those interested in history, and even those who failed the subject, are drawn to the documention of the destruction the Second World War […]
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Armenia Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Armenia Where is it: Armenia is located in southwestern Asia, east of Turkey. Why do people go here: Those that can get past the ugly reminants of 70 years of Soviet domination, and the current international tensions, enjoy a country that is known for its ruins, supurb brandy (Winston Churchill’s favorite!) and […]
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Romania Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Romania Where is it: Romania is located in southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine Why do people go here: Romania is one of the more advanced Eastern European countries, but traditional folklore festivals, midevil castles and beautiful countryside still remain. What are the main entry points: There are […]
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Azerbaijan Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Azerbaijan Where is it: Azerbaijan is located in southwestern Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Russia, with a small European portion north of the Caucasus range. Why do people go here: Azerbaijan is known for its embroidered textiles. Once part of the Great Silk Route, there are numerous historical sites […]
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Russia Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Russia Where is it: Russia is located in northern Asia, bordering the Arctic Ocean, between Europe and the North Pacific Ocean Why do people go here: Oh sweet Russia! Still an empire in its own right, but struggling with development. A massive country packed with history, rural communities and the Trans-Siberian railway. […]
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Belarus Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Belarus Where is it: Belarus is located in Eastern Europe, east of Poland. Why do people go here: Although Belarus tends to be a stopover for those leaving or entering Lithuania/Poland/Russia/Ukraine, the country does provide a visitor with beautiful nature in the Belavezhskaja Pushcha Nature Reserve and modern architecture in the post-WWII […]
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Slovakia Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Slovakia Where is it: Slovakia is located in central Europe, south of Poland. Why do people go here: Lots of museums, lots of castles and lots of hiking. What are the main entry points: Trains from Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic to Bratislava are common Currency used: Slovak koruna Country Code […]
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Bulgaria Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Bulgaria Where is it: Bulgaria is located in southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Romania and Turkey. Why do people go here: Bulgaria is a cheap destination for those who wish to hit up the Black Sea coastline for a beach stay, or the slopes for a wintertime adventure. What are […]
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