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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Slovenia Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Slovenia Where is it: Slovenia is located in central Europe, along the eastern Alps bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Austria and Croatia. Why do people go here: The gem of Eastern Europe, now a part of the European Union, has one of the highest standards of living in the region. Slovenia has […]