The Many Faces of Riga – Riga, Latvia, Europe

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James Crouchman shows us a few sides of Riga – the down and dirty, the historical and the seashore.

The Ancient City of Nesebar and Bulgaria’s Southern Black Sea Coast – Nesebar, Bulgaria, Europe

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If you plan to visit the Black Sea, Anne-Sophie Redisch suggests opting for the fascinating, ancient city of Nesebar. Unless you’re doing sociological research on drunk, loud, young Europeans holidayi

The Scoop on Slovakia

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John Adams passes on his insight on what he’s learned in Slovakia.

A Quickie in Europe: Best European Cities for a Short Visit!

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BnA intern Christine Chan asks: Why bother wasting time on intra-city transportation and waiting in long lines when you can step into a small town, find your way around within a day and have more enough time.

An Almost Lightness of Baroque – Prague, Czech Republic

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Philip Blazdell reminisces about his memories of Prague.

A City of Gold and Diamonds – Yakutsk, Russia

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Yakutsk, in the desolate landscape of Siberia is the capital of a region unimaginably wealthy in diamonds, gold, oil and gas.

Armenia Travel Facts

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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 […]

Azerbaijan Travel Facts

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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 […]

Belarus Travel Facts

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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 […]

Bulgaria Travel Facts

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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 […]