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Looking for an affordable alternative in the historic city of Belgrade? Then read on.

Belgrad Landscape

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People who are looking for genuine Russian souvenirs and bargains at Moscow‘s world-famous Izmailov Market need look no further. This is a beginner’s guide to one of Russia‘s most famous general markets. There are a number of points for visitors to take into account in order to get the most out of a visit. There are hundreds of locally-produced souvenirs, merchandise and general goods on offer across the three levels of the market. Visitors can browse a huge range of matryoshka dolls, fur hats and lacquer boxes; all of which offer genuine Russian style and design.

Matrioska

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Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic is like a fairytale land with cobblestone streets and magnificent buildings to enchant the whole family. The kids love towers to climb and there are a number that are good to look at, climb and to look down from.

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Located in the extreme southern regions of Croatia along the coast of the Adriatic Sea is one of the most prominent seaports in this area of the country as well as its oldest city, Dubrovnik. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been over 30 years now and is oftentimes referred to as the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” For many tourists, it is the beaches of the area that draws them to this popular Adriatic destination. The following is a list of the best beaches in Dubrovnik.

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Riga, the capital of Latvia, has been experiencing something of a Renaissance lately with many of the older buildings throughout the city being renovated and/or restored. Lately, Riga is viewed as one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Shopping in Riga offers the international traveler a number of excellent venues to enjoy such as the central markets and the little stands scattered around the central part of the city.

Riga: Shopping Mall

However, if you want to explore shopping malls in Riga, the following ones are highly recommended: read full article

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Situated in Poland’s southern region is the city of Krakow, the capital city of the Malopolskie province which means Lesser or Little Poland. If there is one thing that many international travelers enjoy when they vacation in Krakow it is the abundance of shopping venues that are available, especially where the shopping malls are concerned.

Shopping Mall in Krakow

For many years, Old Town offered the only shopping venues as Krakow resisted the shopping mall invasion that eventually happened. read full article

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Located in the central part of Romania, Transylvania is most commonly known because of Count Dracula, Bram Stoker’s most famous character but it is actually one of the most beautiful regions in Eastern Europe.

Bran Castle, DraculaBran Castle, Transylvania, Romania. Photo by Horla Varlan

It is rich in myth and medieval sites like castles, fortresses, monasteries and fortified churches, some of the very well preserved. read full article

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If you are in New York and are planning to have a party night, you might start with some drinks.

Raspberry Cocktail

Here are some tips on where to find unsual cocktails in New York City: read full article

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Prague is not only the Czech Republic’s capital and largest city, it is regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful travel destinations.

Prague day trip: Karlovy Vary

Located in central Bohemia and situated on the Vltava River, read full article

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outh Africa, as I’m sure everyone is aware by now, is hosting this summer’s football FIFA World Cup.

Bol Beach in Croatia

Although the global financial conditions and the high price of flights to South Africa mean read full article

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If you are planning a cultural Spring trip, nothing better than Paris. Discover the most extensive collection of Monet’s work.

Totti mural in Monti, Rome

This week’s Rome has gone through a soccer fever as last Sunday’s game positioned AS Roma read full article

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Kraków is one of the largest cities in Poland with a population of over 750,000 thousand Cracovians. The city is located on the banks of the beautiful Vistula River in the south of Poland. Although the city is no longer the official capital, it’s still known as Poland’s royal capital.

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The Polish capital can proudly boast a long history with the written word. In 1747 the doors of the world’s first public library opened to the people of Warsaw.

Warsaw-plac zbawiciela

The Zaluski library was the brainchild of a pair of brothers, who were both bishops. read full article

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1. The invention of the ball-point pen

Don’t laugh because you wouldn’t know what to do without one. Thanks heavens for a Mr Slavoljub Penkala, who lived much of his life and died in the Croatian capital.

croatia-zagreb-tie-shop

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Visitors to St Petersburg often find that they get a strong taste of visceral Russia before they have even arrived at their hotel because of the excitement and adventure inherent in airport transfers from Pulkovo, the city’s airport.

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