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Situated on the slopes of the Mecsek Mountains in southern Transdanubia is the town of Pecs (pronounced “paych”), Hungary.

The tourism industry in Pécs has been enhanced by the charm of this town as well as its climate. The… read full article

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Estonia has done a very good job of turning its back on its history as an occupied province of the Soviet empire.

It is now a fully assimilated member of the EU and as such has been welcoming a steady… read full article

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Bulgaria proves that a country need not be large to be diverse and interesting. Its interesting geographic location has made it home to various ancient civilizations and varying natural and climatic conditions.

Tracing its history back almost thirteen centuries Bulgaria is… read full article

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For forty years during the Cold War the continent of Europe was divided. The Communist east and Capitalist west faced each other across the Iron Curtain, a divide that seemed as permanent as it did solid.

This can all seem like… read full article

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Warsaw is more emblematic of a post-war reconstruction metropolis than a city boasting a plethora of sustainable design, yet hidden in the urban fabric are a few inspiring examples of environmentally responsible architecture.

The Warsaw University Library, The… read full article

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If you are planning a trip to Vilnius, check out these four curious facts about the Lithuanian capital:

Learn a language on the bus

Vilnius was the first in the world to offer language classes while you travelled on… read full article

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Though it may not receive as much attention as its more glamorous Western European neighbors, Kiev has long been a gem of a city well hidden between the flashier tourist draws of Russia and Europe.

Thanks to… read full article

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1. Get the right words for drinks before you go

It’s easy to slip up when ordered a drink in Belgrade because they don’t seem to resemble the English version at all. Before you arrive in the capital, note that… read full article

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Bratislava, Slovakia,  has recently become a tourist haven as visitors from Western Europe stream in on budget airlines to take advantage of the city’s quirky charm, appealing nature and cheap booze.

Most visitors remain within the… read full article

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2. The Dragon

The famous symbol of Ljubljana is the dragon. The history of the iconic monster dates back to tales of Jason and the Argonauts. It’s said that Jason sailed up the Danube, then the Sava and then the Ljubljanica before finally… read full article

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1. Not bad for wine

It might surprise some of you to hear that Romania is at number 10 in the Top 12 Wine Producers in the World. The Romanians pump out nearly half a million tonnes of the stuff… read full article

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1. It has gone by many a name

The Slovak Republic capital has seen many names over the years, often dependent on who is calling speaking about it. Pressburg is one that pops up a lot and in many English and German… read full article

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Brno is referred to as “the hidden heart of Europe” and is located in the Czech Republic.

Fork and Knife

Most people are very familiar with Prague – its castle and the old town square, the winding city streets, and its Bohemian… read full article

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The Black Sea forms a natural eastern border for Bulgaria and makes it the home of some of the finest seaside resorts in Europe.

Chaika Beach, Varna, Bulgaria

The largest of all of them is Varna, the sea capital of Bulgaria also sometimes referred… read full article

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Just like you would find in its cousin city of Prague, Bratislava offers many of the same amenities and tourist attractions with one major difference – the crowds.

Bratislava, Slovakia, at night

Far fewer tourists crowd the Bratislava streets than what you find in… read full article

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