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Is Belarus Russia’s next target?

Proximity of Belarus to Russia

Will Russia invade Belarus next?

Now that Russia has effectively annexed The Crimea away from the Ukraine, we can start thinking about what country will be next. Vladimir Putin has stated on a number of occasions that he will take care of Russians no matter where they are found. Belarus has one of the largest Russian populations outside of Russia. Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko is a hard line ruler of this small nation and has already expressed that what happened in the Ukraine will not be happening in Belarus.

Aleksandr harbors Russian sympathies, so things could go either way. Russia may move to bring Belarus under it’s wing, under the pretext of defending Belarus from outside/Western European influence or it could leaves things be. As Russia may feel that Regime in Belarus is strong enough to hold it’s own against outside influence.

Either way it will be a very tense time in Belarus over the next few weeks and months.

Ukraine, Crimea and Russia how close are they?

Distances between Ukraine, Crimea and Russia

With the possible conflict between Russia and The Ukraine over the Crimean peninsula. Map of Europe has decided to put up a large map of the region. so that you can get some sense of how close these nations are to each other.

If you feel there are some other maps that would be beneficial in explaining how these countries relate. Please do not hesitate to contact us. We are only to happy to help.

Map of Ukraine

map of Ukraine

The country of Ukraine is located in the Eastern side of Europe. It offers some of the most affordable accommodations in Europe. If you are heading to visit this country, it is best to begin your travel in the city of Kiev. Start your holiday in the largest city in the country that can offer avid travellers with a variety of spots and attractions, which resulted from great cultural heritage and signs of economic progress. From Kiev, you can directly travel to one of the ultimate tourist destination in the country, the city of Crimea. You will enjoy the cool climate, fresh air and beauty of pristine beaches located in the peninsula region, along the coast of the Black Sea. This is something you should never fail to visit when scheduled for a travel in Ukraine.

Travel Ukraine and you will experience the architectural splendours brought by different churches and castles. Now, it becomes a destination on the crossroads between Central and Eastern Europe. This is where Carpathian Mountains are located. This place is suitable for fishing, hunting, skiing and hiking. Thus, this country is a perfect place for summer destinations for many avid travellers who want to experience adventure during their travel. However, if you are not an adventurous type of person, you can head toward inland. From there, you will see several spots that will surely get you fascinated. From ancient buildings to modern day structures, Ukraine can offer several attractions that are simply one of a kind.

Museums in Ukraine are the places where you can find historical treasures that belong to this country. Ukraine is country filled with historical sites and strong cultural heritage. Located in the city of Kiev is the Natural Art Museum, which displays a collection of painting, images and other priceless artworks. Several tourists, travelling through Odessa, known as the Pearl of the Black Sea will enjoy the opportunity of taking glances on different museums. If you want to go back to the history of this country, pay a visit to Odessa Regional History Museum. Historical items will captivate your attention. Other places that are worth spending your time and money while you are in Ukraine will include Lviv Glass Museum, Bulgakov Museum, Ukrainian Museum of Historical Treasures and the popular Ivan Franko Literary Memorial Museum. Whatever country you will come to visit, museums are usually one of the places that travellers have on top of their long list.

Based on the map of Ukraine, this country will offer you several attractions and spots that you should never fail to visit.  In the capital city of Ukraine, you will never get starve with so many restaurants around, which you can enjoy dining in. The foods that Kiev restaurants are serving become one of the city’s main attractions for visitors. As of today, the capital boasts over a hundred of restaurants serving several kinds of tasteful dishes. The restaurants are serving classical French, Chinese and Italian cuisines. Apart from having a good taste for food, Ukraine has been a popular destination spot because of the many architectural and modernistic designs that the country owns.

Map of Turkey

map of Turkey

Travelling across many countries in the world is a very enjoyable and interesting thing to do. Not all people have the chance to travel because of expensive airline tickets and considering the thousands of dollars you will be spending from hotel accommodation, car rental to food trips and shopping. For an avid traveller like you, looking for the best deal in an airline fare will somehow help reduce your expenses during the travel.

Give yourself a boost and travel Turkey. Pay a visit to the different hot spots and attractions all over the country. Getting there is made easier by booking your travel ahead of time. With just a few clicks over the internet, you will find over a hundreds of dates with a great deal of prices. By showing live dates from top travel websites, you can find one travel date that suits your budget and will correspond to your preferred travel time and date.

Looking at the map of Turkey, you will have various places to visit on. Ankara is actually the capital city of Turkey but Istanbul is really the heart of this astonishing country, which becomes one of the popular destinations nowadays. This city is the only one in the world to be located in both Asia and Europe, with the old and new districts separated by the Bosphorus strait. You can avail cheap flights to Istanbul and other destination places in Turkey like Adana, Dalaman, Bodrum, Konya and Izmir if you ride on one from these coastal airports. Be warned that ticket prices can get higher in June, July and August when the weather is at its hottest and school holidays is ready to begin.

Modern-day art is one of Istanbul’s cosmopolitan attractions. Classical antiques at the Archaeology Museum are one of the cultural inheritances, which give an immeasurable wonder to any tourist. Topkapi Palace museum, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, the Covered Bazaar, Galata Tower and Blue Mosque are just few among the many list of museums found in the great city of Istanbul. Pamukkale at the South-West of Turkey is a bathing place for thousands of years. Travellers are looking to visit this spot because of the healing properties it can give to the skin, health and total well-being. If you are destined to travel to this country, never miss the chance of looking into the cultural heritage that this country have. Turkey can be a great destination if you can find the best deal for airline tickets.

Known to be a remarkable country for wealth and treasure, you should consider this place for your next planned trip.  Book your trip early to benefit from discounts that airline companies are offering. In this country, you will see how Muslim and Christian forces opposed each other while both taking up the fast developing culture, which makes them stand out from other European neighbours. Turkey has been known as one of the most popular summer holiday destination. There have been more inquiries about Turkey than any other destination. The destination hotspots are not a huge surprise knowing that this country can offer you a lot, in terms of cheap flights and attractions.

Map of Slovenia

map of Slovenia

Slovenia lies in the heart of Europe. This small green country has an area measuring 20, 273 km2 and has a population of 2 million. It is the only country in Europe that combines the Alps, Mediterranean, Pannonian plain and the Karst. Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia. The city is the political, economic and cultural center of the country. Using an interactive map, you can find the hottest spots in town. You can also find what accommodation is available and where the main attractions of the country are located. This will give you a clear view on how to spend your vacation and how much budget you need to set for this trip.

The weather in Slovenia varies from season to season. Therefore, it is worth checking the weather when you are up for a travel to this country. The average temperature is above 20°C in July and around 0°C in January. This will give you an idea what type of clothes you should bring along, so that you can dress up and equip yourself appropriately. There are 3 climatic influences that meet in the country. You should need to know this basic information to make your travel in Slovenia more relaxed and undisturbed as possible.

When you are planning to travel, consider Slovenia as one of your next destination stop. You will really enjoy travelling here since this is a very safe country even late at night in the city. You would not find any difficulty when you are in need of something, from cash to medicines and even strolling around museums and galleries. Each has its own time schedule. This is also one that you should take note when heading for a travel in this green country.  The usual opening schedule for museums is from 9 AM or 10 AM – 5 PM or 6 PM, from Tuesday to Sunday and closes every Mondays.

Visit one of the numerous information centres located throughout the map of Slovenia for free assistance and travel guide. There are about 83 centres available. If you need any information about a particular destination, this is the best place to go. Several tourist attractions await you in Slovenia. You can come across with different historical eras and know their rich, cultural and historic heritage by visiting the country’s museums, galleries and libraries. Never miss visiting places like Bled Castle, Ljubljana Castle, Predjama Castle and Celje’s old Castle. These are must-sees in any trip to Slovenia.

There are plenty of suggestions if you are aiming to explore a specific part of the country, but want to know if it is worth visiting. Look for tips about what to do during weekends. Slovenia is the right place to go if you want to have an active and fun weekend. The capital city of the country that is Ljubljana is usually an essential part in a visit. This part should not be missed. It is so called a lively place in whatever season. From market to restaurant and cafes, you will surely have days full of fun. Travel Slovenia and you will be sure of finding something that will suit your taste and budget.