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Eastern Europe

Map of Bulgaria

map of Bulgaria

In the recent past, Bulgaria has enjoyed an increase in popularity and has become a major travel destination of many tourists from around the world. One of the Bulgaria.s major tourist attractions is the Black sea and its charming coastline which many do not know about. Sofia, the capital city offers an easy pathway to most of the country.s attractions and resorts. Interestingly, the city is over 7000 years old yet so many people including some of its inhabitants are ignorant of this great fact.

Bulgaria has a total population of over 7,000,000 as of 2009. The main language spoken in this country is Bulgarian and the two main religions are the Bulgarian orthodox an Islam. The transport network around Bulgaria is smooth and the most popular method of transportation is through roads. There are several car rental agencies around Bulgaria so you do not have to worry about where you will get a car. The car rental services are affordable to every tourist and are budget friendly. The Bulgarian currency is known as lev and is the only currency you can use to pay for the car rental service. One Bulgarian lev is about $0.75.

Accommodation in Bulgaria is also affordable. The rates vary from city to city so you may need to check out with your travel agency on this. Most of the accommodation facilities like the famous Sofia apartments provide adequate parking for your car. It does not matter if the car is from a car rental agency, or personal. Parking spaces and maximum security are always provided. Just as in the car rental services you have to use the Bulgarian currency to pay for accommodation. Some hotels however, accept major currencies like the US dollar while others do not at all. You can change your currency to the lev from any of the local or international banks around you.

Strategically located in south east Europe, the weather in Bulgaria is Mediterranean climate, which makes the country even more enchanting. One of the towns fully enjoying this kind of weather is Burgas town. The town takes pride in beautiful sandy beaches,cool daytime and nighttime temperatures and best of all, prolonged sunlight in the summer season. Due to these enviable features, the town has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.

Widely known for its rich salads and desserts, the Bulgarian cuisine is mostly diverse with meat, dairy products and local wines. Most hotels and restaurants sell major Bulgarian dishes at affordable rates.Along the coastline,the cuisine slightly changes and one cannot help but fall in love with the delicious sea foods offered in both small restaurants and five star hotels.

Before packing up your bags to travel Bulgaria, get a map of Bulgaria to think of all the places to go to. Then before you leave, sum up your Bulgaria vacation with a pleasure drive around the city and its suburbs. It has a lot more to offer in terms of history and culture. There are museums,parks zoos, theaters and art galleries to visit. As you leave,you cannot help but feel the emptiness begin to fill you up for detaching yourself from this great and beautiful European country. You feel like taking one more day skiing, snowboarding or even mountain biking in the famous mountain resorts like the Borovets and Bansko. Here is a map of Eastern European countries.

Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina

map of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tips to consider before flying to Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a small European country on the south eastern part of Europe. It is about 51,209 sq. km in size and has an estimated population of over 4,613,414 as of July 2009. Upon looking at the map of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the country is boarded by Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. There are three main ethnic groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina which are; Croat, Bosnian and Serb. The main languages spoken in Bosnia and Herzegovina are Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian. The capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina is Sarajevo.

Before you travel Bosnia and Herzegovina, make sure you are covered with a good travel insurance policy. The travel insurance policy will come in handy should you lose your luggage or fall sick during your journey. Travel insurance policies are not costly, as the policy price differ from company to company. The travel insurance takes care of you and your children in the entire period of the journey therefore, once you are covered, you can be sure you are in safe hands. You should also do some research online to find out more information about car rental services so as to get along the cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina without any problems.

There are numerous tourist attraction sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The most common one is the Bascarsija, which is Sarajevo.s ancient city. Since the 15th century, it has been the meeting place as traders from Asia and other parts of Europe meet here to discuss business or simply to trade. Then there is Mostar’s Stari Most which is the old bridge between the east and west banks of the Neretva River. The bridge was built ages ago and is made up precious stones. It is a good example of the Dalmatian masonry in the western part of the Balkans. There are other breathtaking tourist sites in other major cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina and more information about them can be found from the tourism board of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnia and Herzegovina experiences the four common seasons like any other country in Europe. They are summer, autumn, winter and spring. Summer seasons in Bosnia and Herzegovina are usually cool and moist with long pleasant sunshine hours.Winter seasons are usually very cold and damp. There are no heavy rains at all during summer but occasional mild showers. The best time to fly to Sarajevo is during spring. Summer is also a good season for travelling to Sarajevo, but the only problem with travelling in summer is the fact that there are numerous tourists travelling around this season, therefore, flights could be a bit expensive in summer.

Always carry with you a map of Bosnia and Herzegovina to help you get around the city. It will help you easily identify places and in case you get lost, you will find your way around the city without any fears. Sarajevo dwellers are friendly people to interact and socialize with. The only problem is that they do not speak English so communication between you and them will definitely be a tricky affair. If you wish, you can find an English speaking guide to help you around the city and other destinations around the country.

Map of Belarus

Map of Belarus

Buses and trains are the most common means of transport in Belarus. Bus tickets are cheaper compared to train tickets but it is hard getting a bus ticket. There are car rental services available inside and outside Minsk at affordable rates. Other car rental services are available from the Minsk international airport. There are also several online car rental services online so you should not worry that getting a good car rental service may be hard or tricky. If you are intending to take a flight to Minsk,the capital city, the cheapest airport to fly into is the Minsk international airport.

Belarus experiences the four common seasons. Summer,autumn,winter and spring. Summers in Belarus are normally warm and dry with more hours of sunshine while winter on the other hand,can be extremely cold with damp and wet conditions. Once in a while, snowfalls cause hitches in the city,but the time the situation returns to normal. The best time to visit Belarus is during spring when the weather is friendly. During this season, you can do a lot of things without having any worries about the weather.

Ideal places you can find decent accommodation is in big hotels and guest houses. Both of these facilities are available within the city at affordable rates. You may pay for your accommodation using any major currency but the most preferred currency is the Belarusian ruble which is the country.s main currency.

There are many tourist attraction sites in Belarus,some of which are great but little known around the globe. Some of the main tourist attractions are; Hrodna, Minsk, and the Belavezhskaja Pushcha Nature Reserve. More information about tourism and tourist attraction links is always available from the Belarus Tourism Board. Apart from the listed tourist attraction sites, there are also museums,theatres and galleries most of which have something to showcase about the world war two.

An interesting fact about Belarus is the fact that, Belarusians enjoy slowly cooked food. They mainly eat pork and bread and their biggest meal of the day is dinner. They eat and drink very little for breakfast. Belarus has two main state holidays; the Independence Day and the Victory Day, both of which are celebrated across the country with massive fireworks display and a showcase of the Belarus military forces. To ensure you do not get lost as you travel Belarus, always carry with you a map of Belarus with directions in English.

Map of Albania

map of Albania

Words cannot describe the beautiful and almost untouched coastlines in Albania. You can walk across Europe and still come back to Albania for a wonderful beach experience. As you enjoy the silence and tranquility of the beaches, you cannot help but notice two great things other beaches fail to offer; privacy and solitude. It.s as if you are all alone in paradise with nothing to worry about. All you can see around you is but the blue waters and the stretched white sands across the coastline. One wishes the holiday and the vacation would last a lifetime.

The Albanian weather tends to vary from north to south as the country lies in latitude. With perfect summer temperatures of up to 24 Celsius (75 Fahrenheit), one can peacefully raft in the waters or just bask along the coastline. Temperatures during winter may be as low as 7 °C (45 °F) which is perfect for sightseeing. One of the coolest things you cannot fail to notice is the cool Mediterranean weather in the coastal lowland and the pleasant Mediterranean climate of the highlands. This weather characteristics completely alien to top European travel destinations.

Nature lovers will definitely fall in love with the rich biological diversity of Albania. The country is rich in both flora and fauna. A third of Albania is forested with over 3000 plant species growing in some of these forests. The forests are home to several mammals like the lynx, wild bears, wolves and foxes as well as the rare wildcat. Different bird species also inhabit the forests. A good example of such birds is the golden eagle which is Albania.s national symbol.

There are several car rental services in Albania where you can rent a car for few days to get around the city. The car rental services are offered at affordable rates and pricing depends on factors like the make of the car and how long you intend to hire the car. Other car rental services can also be found online through the respective car rental websites.

The Albanian cuisine is arguably one of the best you will come across in the Europe. It is a blend of the Italian, Greek and Turkish cuisine. The main dish is known asgjellë and is always served with salads, mostly during lunchtimes which is Albanians main meal. In other areas especially along the coast and lakes, seafood is very common but still, you will not fail to notice the famous gjellë. It’s almost like the Americans and pizza.

If you are visiting Albania for the first time, be sure of having your way around and enjoying you holiday or vacation. Travel Albania and have fun as the map of Albania is easy to follow. The Albanian people are friendly and will help you find your way around Albania should you get lost. With a population of over 800,000, Tirana, the Albanian capital city is an easy to go through city. Here you will find good hotels and people who speak good English, something that spices up you entire vacation in Albania.