Slovakia

We have added a new Slovakia map for 2019. It shows all the major roads, major cities, Capital city and Provinces.

Slovakia is a small country located in the Central Europe, south of Poland. Most part of the country is rugged and mountainous. Thus, it is a perfect destination for winter sports of all kinds. Bratislava is the capital city of this nation, where population is about 431,000 and still counting. It is the cultural, political and economic centre of Slovakia. This is where a large number of museums, galleries, theatres, universities and other cultural and educational institutions are found.

When you choose to travel Slovakia, you will come across with European style of museums like the largest Slovak National Gallery at Razusovo. This is where you can find the baroque and gothic art, which are truly remarkable. Historically restored both permanent and temporary art exhibitions are also set up in the following palaces in Old Town. Just to name a few, that would be Palffy Palace, Primate Palace, Mirbach and Zichy Palace. The history of Bratislava, especially during the 19th and early 20thcentury life in the city can be seen in one of the city’s museum on Primicialne. It possesses such a wonderful history that you can experience if you choose to travel this country.

If you are looking for a place to visit during this holiday season, consider Slovakia as your one stop destination. This is a not so big country when we speak about space area. However, this place can be good for recreational purposes because it is not overcrowded as compared to other popular countries. Aside from the ski resorts that are often visited by the locals on the south of the country, the capital city of Slovakia has a full directory of different pubs, bars and cafes. Search for a particular place to drink if you want to spend and enjoyable night with friends and families. If you want a martini darling or have some good taste of vodka, Cirkus Barok and Trafo Music Bar are places that you should pay a visit. If gaming is what you desired, sports and Guinness can be experienced at Dubliner Pub. There is certainly a type of activity, which you can enjoy with the different café districts at Bratislava.

Spending an active holiday would also be possible in Slovakia. This country now becomes one of the new winter destinations because of its fantastic site for skiing and snowboarding. If you are a winter sport lover, Slovakia is a good destination for you. Map of Slovakia will show that almost all mountains are suitable and most are properly equipped for a safe and enjoyable skiing, hiking and horse riding. Hiking in Slovakia Mountains is an activity that you should never miss being engaged into. High Tatras are stunningly beautiful and extremely challenging for adventurous and outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking trails on this area are approximately open from July 1 to October 15, depending on the weather.

The capital city Bratislava in Slovakia has a marvelous range of hotels and apartments that you can choose from. You will surely find a place to rest that will suit your budget. Looking for a hotel in Bratislava can be tricky during peak seasons of winter and summer vacations. However, you need not to worry yourself about it because there are other hotels around the place that will not command a much higher price. Therefore, when thinking about the next place to have a vacation, Slovakia is one of the top destinations that you should never fail to spot.

Old map of Slovakia

slovakia

Map of Hungary

Hungary map

We have added a new Hungary map for 2019 as the old one was starting to show some wear and tear. it shows all the provinces, capital city, major cities and major roads.

As people generate more revenues these days, they are now getting more inclined to leisure activities. Leisure, nowadays, becomes more like a “necessity” for most people, and travelling has become one of the most popular among these recreational activities. In this light, a lot of countries have invested so much in their local tourism, and one of these nations would be Hungary – the house of the biggest thermal water system.

Hungary, or currently called as the Republic of Hungary, is a small country situated in the middle section of Central Europe. Bearing the crown as one of the oldest countries in Europe, Hungary, with Budapest as its capital and largest city, is a haven of beautiful tourist attractions, the home of the legendary Hungarian hospitality, fun-loving people, rich cultural heritage, splendid architectural infrastructures, and other insurmountable exciting activities which visitors can indulge into. Following the map of Hungary, Budapest is surrounded by countries such as Slovakia from the north, Ukraine and Romania from the east, Austria from the west and Serbia and Croatia to the south. Every year, as one of the thirty most populated tourist destinations of the world, approximately 8 million tourists from the different parts of the globe is attracted to travel Hungary each year.

Going to Hungary on a holiday or vacation will be worth all the time and effort; one can feel the serenity and revitalizing atmosphere so much that all the stresses and hassles of everything you have left behind on another country just drains away. Take a trip to Lemmenjoki National Park and Oulanka National Park and hike through their treks, you’ll really appreciate the beauty and power of nature in the imposing heights of the conifers and clarity of the lakes, you’ll even get to see Hungary’s national Bird, the Whooper swan!

Some of the attractions the guests would expect when they travel Hungary would include Roman ruins and ancient Turkish monuments, which are very convenient to visit since the edifices are found side by side. And among these breathtaking primeval buildings would include Castle Hill, which is often coined as Buda’s “old town”. With a little of touch of modern architectural designs, this centuries-old building has gone through a lot of renovations using vintage materials. Another famous landmark would be the Buda Royal Palace – a humongous building located at the southern end of the Castle Hill. Having been rebuilt 400 years ago, this antique palace now homes the National Széchenyi Library, Budapest History Museum, and the Hungarian National Gallery. Another famous tourist spot would be the Gellért Hill. Almost visible from everywhere in Budapest, this 14-metre monument is one of the memorable landmarks in the land. With a Freedom Monument on its peak, this monument symbolizes the country’s liberty from the supremacy of the Nazis. Among the other prominent “prides” of the city would include the Fisherman’s Bastion (often the first part of vacation tours), The Chain Bridge (the bridge that links Buda and Pest), the world’s second biggest Parliament, St. Stephen Basilica, The Great Synagogue (second largest in the world), Hero’s Square, Balaton – the largest fresh water lake providing a natural utopia for tourists, and the Margaret Island, where people can relax and enjoy great amenities, including a sport stadium, numerous tennis courts, an outdoor swimming complex, an open air theatre, Japanese and Rose gardens, early medieval ruins, two spa hotels and a beer garden.

As Hungary tourism marks a spot in the world of global travel, countless luxurious hotels, restaurants and cheap car rental services have sprung for the convenience and comfort of the guests. With numerous spectacular scenes to witness and with the presence of a lot of amenities within the locality for suitability, a vacation in Hungary would indeed be an escape worth remembering.

The old Map of Hungary is down below:

map of Hungary

Map of Croatia

Croatia Map

We have added a new Croatia Map. The old one has become a bit long in the tooth but does have some characteristics that the new map doesn’t. So we have included it below if you are here looking for that map.

This new map was added in 2019 and includes all major roads, provinces and larger towns and cities. The provinces and capital cities are included in the table below and are in population order.

City / townCountyPopulation
Zagreb Zagreb802,588
Split Split-Dalmatia178,102
Rijeka Primorje-Gorski Kotar128,624
Osijek Osijek-Baranja108,048
Zadar Zadar County75,062
Velika Gorica Zagreb County63,517
Slavonski Brod Brod-Posavina59,141
Pula/Pola Istria County57,460
Karlovac Karlovac County55,705
Sisak Sisak-Moslavina47,768
Varaždin Varaždin County46,946
Šibenik Šibenik-Knin46,332
Dubrovnik Dubrovnik-Neretva42,615
Bjelovar Bjelovar-Bilogora40,276
Kaštela Split-Dalmatia38,667
Samobor Zagreb County37,633
Vinkovci Vukovar-Srijem35,312
Koprivnica Koprivnica-Križevci30,854
Đakovo Osijek-Baranja27,745
Vukovar Vukovar-Srijem27,683
Čakovec Međimurje27,104
Požega Požega-Slavonia26,248
Zaprešić Zagreb County25,223
Sinj Split-Dalmatia24,826
Petrinja Sisak-Moslavina24,671
Solin Split-Dalmatia23,926
Kutina Sisak-Moslavina22,760
Virovitica Virovitica-Podravina County21,291
Križevci Koprivnica-Križevci21,122
Sveta Nedelja Zagreb County18,059
Dugo Selo Zagreb County17,466
Metković Dubrovnik-Neretva16,788
Poreč/Parenzo Istria County16,696
Našice Osijek-Baranja16,224
Sveti Ivan Zelina Zagreb County15,959
Jastrebarsko Zagreb County15,866
Knin Šibenik-Knin15,407
Omiš Split-Dalmatia14,936
Vrbovec Zagreb County14,797
Ivanić-Grad Zagreb County14,548
Rovinj/Rovigno Istria County14,294
Nova Gradiška Brod-Posavina14,229
Ogulin Karlovac County13,915
Makarska Split-Dalmatia13,834
Ivanec Varaždin County13,758
Slatina Virovitica-Podravina County13,686
Novska Sisak-Moslavina13,518
Umag/Umago Istria County13,467
Novi Marof Varaždin County13,246
Trogir Split-Dalmatia13,192
Gospić Lika-Senj12,745
Krapina Krapina-Zagorje12,480
Županja Vukovar-Srijem12,090
Popovača Sisak-Moslavina11,905
Opatija Primorje-Gorski Kotar11,659
Labin/Albona Istria County11,642
Daruvar Bjelovar-Bilogora11,633
Valpovo Osijek-Baranja11,563
Pleternica Požega-Slavonia11,323
Duga Resa Karlovac County11,180
Crikvenica Primorje-Gorski Kotar11,122
Benkovac Zadar County11,026
Belišće Osijek-Baranja10,825
Imotski Split-Dalmatia10,764
Garešnica Bjelovar-Bilogora10,472
Kastav Primorje-Gorski Kotar10,440
Ploče Dubrovnik-Neretva10,135
Beli Manastir Osijek-Baranja10,068
Otočac Lika-Senj9,778
Donji Miholjac Osijek-Baranja9,491
Glina Sisak-Moslavina9,283
Trilj Split-Dalmatia9,109
Zabok Krapina-Zagorje8,994
Vodice Šibenik-Knin8,875
Pazin/Pisino Istria County8,638
Ludbreg Varaždin County8,478
Pakrac Požega-Slavonia8,460
Lepoglava Varaždin County8,283
Bakar Primorje-Gorski Kotar8,279
Đurđevac Koprivnica-Križevci8,264
Mali Lošinj Primorje-Gorski Kotar8,116
Čazma Bjelovar-Bilogora8,077
Rab Primorje-Gorski Kotar8,065
Prelog Međimurje7,815
Drniš Šibenik-Knin7,498
Senj Lika-Senj7,182
Ozalj Karlovac County6,817
Ilok Vukovar-Srijem6,767
Pregrada Krapina-Zagorje6,594
Vrgorac Split-Dalmatia6,572
Grubišno Polje Bjelovar-Bilogora6,478
Varaždinske Toplice Varaždin County6,364
Otok Vukovar-Srijem6,343
Mursko Središće Međimurje6,307
Krk Primorje-Gorski Kotar6,281
Kutjevo Požega-Slavonia6,247
Lipik Požega-Slavonia6,170
Oroslavje Krapina-Zagorje6,138
Buzet/Pinguente Istria County6,133
Vodnjan/Dignano Istria County6,119
Zlatar Krapina-Zagorje6,096
Delnice Primorje-Gorski Kotar5,952
Donja Stubica Krapina-Zagorje5,680
Korčula Dubrovnik-Neretva5,663
Biograd na Moru Zadar County5,569
Orahovica Virovitica-Podravina County5,304
Buje/Buie Istria County5,182
Novi Vinodolski Primorje-Gorski Kotar5,113
Slunj Karlovac County5,076
Vrbovsko Primorje-Gorski Kotar5,076
Kraljevica Primorje-Gorski Kotar4,618
Novigrad/Cittànova Istria County4,345
Obrovac Zadar County4,323
Hvar Split-Dalmatia4,251
Supetar Split-Dalmatia4,074
Pag Zadar County3,846
Skradin Šibenik-Knin3,825
Čabar Primorje-Gorski Kotar3,770
Novalja Lika-Senj3,663
Opuzen Dubrovnik-Neretva3,254
Klanjec Krapina-Zagorje2,915
Cres Primorje-Gorski Kotar2,879
Stari Grad Split-Dalmatia2,781
Hrvatska Kostajnica Sisak-Moslavina2,756
Nin Zadar County2,744
Vrlika Split-Dalmatia2,177
Vis Split-Dalmatia1,934
Komiža Split-Dalmatia1,526

Whether you intend to visit Croatia as a tourist or just for any other activities, you will definitely fall in love with the cities, the people and the country as a whole. This map of Croatia will help you discover its delights. The country is located in Europe and has a bigger population than most other European countries. The country is a member of the European Union and has for a long time been involved in major decision making processes of the union.

There are cheap flights available from major airlines to Croatia any month of the year. The cheap flights are available online and offline. Many airlines offer the cheap flights during the festive seasons or their respective anniversaries. It can sometimes be tricky to get the cheap flights but with patience and a little research, the cheap flights can be found without having to struggle.

There are many more Tourist Attractions in Croatia than in most other European countries. In fact Croatia is one of Europe’s premier travel destinations. They are located in different places within the country and they charge reasonably affordable charges for their services. Zagreb is one of the cities tourists will definitely fall in love with. The city is Croatia’s capital and has numerous museums and galleries for every art and history lover. Accommodations in Zagreb are not a challenge but compared to other cities and towns hotels and lodges here are slightly expensive. To find a good place to stay during your vacation or holiday, make early bookings. These can be done online or through your travel agency. With early bookings you can secure reduced charges and probably get the best room a guest house or a lodge has. All places rendering accommodation services treat their guests like royalty so you should not worry at all about when kind of treatment you will receive.

There are nice beaches on the coastline where all the fun begins. Here, one gets to sample all the seafood available and even have a chance to chat with the locals. The seafood can be served hot on the beach or if you like, you can make a room service order and enjoy the food in the privacy of your own room. There are also beach games like beach volleyball and beach soccer. Then there is the wonderful under water adventures that come along with scuba diving. If you have never tried under water experience, try it in Croatia. You will definitely love the experience. There are other lots of parks to enjoy all across Croatia. To find out more about the cool places in Croatia consult your travel guide agency.

Before you travel Croatia, make sure you know the kind of weather you are going to find there. Summers are mostly crowded with tourist flying to the coastal parts of Croatia while winters have fewer flights because of the cold weather. The best time to fly to Croatia is during spring when the weather is cool and there are cheap flights to most cities of Europe. Then make sure you find some time to chat with the locals. You will fall in love with them due to their friendly nature. Lastly get a map of Croatia so you will know where to go around.

Below we have our old Map of Croatia.
map of Croatia

Map of Albania

Albania Map

For 2019 we have added a new Albania map. The old one was starting to look a bit dated and a few things had changed since that map was drawn.

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.

Here is the old map of Albania
map of Albania

Map of Slovenia

Slovenia Map

We have added a new Slovenia map for 2019 as the old one was starting to show some wear and tear. it shows all the provinces, capital city, major cities and major roads.

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.

Old map of Slovenia
map of Slovenia

Map of Serbia

Serbia Map

We have added a new Serbia map for 2019. it shows all the major roads, provinces, capital city and other major cities.

In the map of Europe, you can actually see a lot of potential places one can have their dream vacation. One of the most popular countries that are known to give maximum satisfaction to foreigners is Serbia. Tourists in the place will get the chance to enjoy the national parks found in Belgrade. Mountain resorts are also widely available in the place that it leads the tourists to visit the country very often. In fact, it is claimed that Serbia possesses a terrific beauty of mountains, lakes, ski resorts and reservoirs. During summer, it is noticeable that there is a heavy influx of German, Italian, English and French tourists, while New Year is reserved for the Slovenian nationals. Also, one of the best characteristics of Serbian which lead people to visit the place more often is the hospitality shown by the Serbians towards the country’s tourists.

When you get to visit the map of Serbia, you will be able to see lots of Serbia destinations which would surely bring you a one of a kind vacation experience.

If you get to travel Serbia, you will be able to see the marvellous nature-endowed tourist destinations which no other tourist spots could parallel with. All you have to do is ride by a plane from London which would just usually take you about 2 hours and 40 minutes. However, it should be noted that the national airline, the Jat Airways, does not cater direct flights coming from the US. If you are coming from the neighbouring European countries, you can travel Serbia by rail or by road though bus, trains and buses. When you are in Serbia already, you could avail of the car rental services which are offered at a relatively affordable price.

With regards to the accommodation within Serbia, you can find concentrations of Deluxe and 5-star hotels in Belgrade and Novi Sad. The smaller towns offer hotels that are mid-price or owned and operated by the state. Furthermore, some of these state-owned hotels have been bought by private institutions and are refurbished to meet the current demand of the foreigners and tourist when it comes to comfort and style. Overall, the hotels in Serbia are collectively great. Prices of the accommodations actually vary being the 5-star class hotels, the most expensive. Aside from this, there are also small boutique hotels that can be seen in Nis, Belgrade and Novi Sad.

But there is more, if you are finding alternative places to stay in Serbia you can actually rent a Camper and roam around Serbia without hassle. A list of companies that offer camper truck rentals can be found on National Tourism Organisation of Serbia.  There are also several inns and motels along the major roads of Serbia. Prices actually vary based on several factors like tourist season, location and the quality of service rendered.

If you have the desire to roam around Europe, never miss going to Serbia for this place would surely bring you the kind of vacation you have been dreaming of.

Below we have the old map of Serbia.
map of Serbia

Map of Poland

Poland Map

We have added a Poland map for 2019 and beyond. Below is a List of Provinces and some of the stats about those provinces.

AbbreviationCar PlatesProvincePolish NameCapital CitiesPopulationArea Sqare Km
DSDLower SilesiandolnośląskieWrocław2,901,00019,947
KPCKuyavian-Pomeraniankujawsko-pomorskieBydgoszcz1,Toruń22,079,90017,972
LULLublinlubelskieLublin2,121,60025,122
LBFLubuszlubuskieGorzów Wielkopolski1,
Zielona Góra2
LDEŁódźłódzkieŁódź2,470,61018,219
MAKLesser PolandmałopolskieKraków3,395,70015,183
MZWMasovianmazowieckieWarsaw5,391,81335,558
OPOOpoleopolskieOpole988,0319,412
PKRSubcarpathianpodkarpackieRzeszów2,128,74717,846
PDBPodlaskiepodlaskieBiałystok1,182,70020,187
PMGPomeranianpomorskieGdańsk2,328,20018,310
SLSSilesianśląskieKatowice4,540,10012,333
SKTHoly CrossświętokrzyskieKielce1,244,40011,711
WNNWarmian-Masurianwarmińsko-mazurskieOlsztyn1,431,10024,173
WPPGreater PolandwielkopolskiePoznań3,490,59729,826
ZPZWest PomeranianzachodniopomorskieSzczecin1,703,00022,892

Visiting Poland would never be fun and memorable enough if you have not visited the Baltic coast and the Slowinski National Park. Poland proudly presents these tourist destinations in Europe because of the beauty and amazement they offer to the tourists. Moreover, in the map of Poland, you get to visit Pope John Paul II’s place of origin in Europe.

If you are the kind who is endowed with the passion for history, then you should travel Poland. To guide you with your traveling activity, you may take a look at the Map of Poland for it will surely lead you to places with overwhelming and awesome sceneries.

To get to Poland in the fastest way possible, you could avail of the service of Poland’s official airline, the Lot Polish Airlines. If you are coming from London, you will reach Warsaw, the capital of Poland, through a cheap ticket, within 2 hours and 30 minutes and from New York while it would take you around 8 hours and 30 minutes to reach Poland. However, you still have the option to travel by road, rail or by waters. For the best Poland vacation, it is advised that you should take the car rental services which are widely available in the airports and the main town of the country.

You need not to worry about car rental for they are actually rampantly available in the airports as well as in main town of Poland. Since this service is relatively expensive, you may take the bicycles for hire services.

For your accommodation needs, Poland is capable of delivering you the finest yet inexpensive hotels. These hotels are rated as 1-star, 2-star, 3-star, 4-star and luxury. However, you could also avail of motels, boarding houses and tourist hotels which would surely fit with your budget.

If you go to Poland, never miss going to Cracow for you would surely love the morning till dawn horse-drawn carriages, dance clubs and street performance of the Polish. Also, in this place, you will find lots of modern hubs such as bars, restaurants and music clubs. With these activities and attractions, it is no wonder that the place is flocked with a lot of tourists. You will also be amazed with the Polish culture and the way people treat their guests and tourists.

When in Poland, you will be able to differentiate the big old cities found in Warsaw from what is commonly seen today. It is notable that Poland presents with pride the cathedrals and castles which are found in the country’s different cities. Moreover, you will get to visit the birthplace of the well-known Nicolaus Copernicus who is known for his helio-centric theory. Also, while in Poland, you will get to visit the UNESCO Heritage Site Bialowieza Forest. There are also sea resorts and mountain resorts which is a great venue to do skiing and hiking.

For relaxation, recreation and refreshment activities, you may take a visit at the country’s Museum of Arts situated at Lodz Poland. This museum is a combination of modern and conventional facets of life. At the ground floor of the museum, you will find a café, named a MS Café, and a bookshop which will answer your desires for knowledge about Poland.

Old map of Poland below:
map of Poland

Map of Montenegro

If you love travelling around the world, then you should not miss passing through Montenegro. Because of the scenic and beautiful attractions which the country offers which you will see in the map of Montenegro, the number of tourists and visitors who are coming to the place increases almost every year. In fact, tourism is one of the major industries which keep Montenegro a progressing country today.

Back in the 1980’s, the country is well known be a good tourist destination because of the combination of coastal and mountainous sceneries. Until today, the country receives a lot of international awards because of the beauty it possesses. Some of the recognitions which were awarded to the country include “50 Places of a Lifetime”, “Top 31 Places to Go in 2010″ and “10 Top Hot Spots of 2009″. In fact, the country is considered to be one of the fast growing tourism industries in the worlds.

Getting to Montenegro has never been this fast because of the presence of Montenegro Airlines, the national airline of the country. If you are coming from Paris, the flight would usually take around 2 hours and 40 minutes while from Budapest, it would just take you 1 hour and 10 minutes. However, you could still get to Montenegro by water, by rail or by the land.

Sightseeing in Montenegro would be more efficient and worthwhile if you get to have a car. To cater your need for car rental, there are lots of for hire car firms in the airport as well as in the maintown which are 24/7 ready to be of service to you.

To travel Montenegro would surely be a worthwhile and memorable experience to you and your family. For your comfortable and cozy accommodation needs, you may check in to some of the most luxurious hotels found in coastal areas which are rated from 1-star to 5-star hotels. The mountainous and coastal sceneries found in the country lead the hotels to be fully-booked all year round. This is why is strongly advised to have an advance booking or reservation to the hotels of your desire.

Montenegro has really lots to offer which is why many tourists keep on coming back to the place. In Kotor, you will be amazed with the ancient Venetian architecture, a clock tower which has already been present since the 17th century, the Cathedral of St Tiphun which is known for its glorious twin towers and museums. Just above Kotor, you will be able to take a mountain trek in Lovcen.

Montenegro is also proud to present the beauty within Ulcinj which is considered to the one of the most aged towns. Ulcinj contains the Renaissance Church Mosque and the Balsica Tower which really engrossed people to come again and visit the place. In Ulcinj, you could have day trips along the lengthy beach of Velika Plaza, go to Sasko Lake, scuba diving, Jet Ski, boat tours and kite surfing. In fact, it is deemed that Montenegro possesses the finest and the best beaches in the Mediterranean. With the place’s 2000-year old history, extensive fine sand beaches, rolling hillsides and hospitality of the Montenegrins, it is no wonder that Montenegro highly commend this place to be a great spot to have your family vacations. You will also enjoy other activities such as hiking, paragliding, rafting and biking in one of the UNESCO awarded World Natural Heritage because of the glacial landscapes, pine forests, deep gorges and high peaks, the Durmitor National Park.
With the country’s beauty endowed by nature, it is no wonder that Montenegro continues to be the emerging tourist destination in Europe today.

Old map of Montenegro is below.
map of Montenegro

World Cup 2018 Russia – Map of Cities with Venues.

List of World Cup 2018 Russia, Host Cities and Venues

Here we have a map of the host cities in Russia for the World Cup 2018. Below we have a list of the cities and the stadium names with the capacity of the stadium listed. The only city that has 2 stadiums hosting world cup events is Moscow. The two stadiums in question are Spartak Stadium and Luzhniki Stadium. Luzhniki Stadium is a monster and is Russia’s largest capacity stadium.

  • Moscow –
    • Spartak Stadium (capacity: 45,360)
    • Luzhiniki Stadium (capacity: 81,000)
  • St. Peterberg
    • Krestovsky Stadium (capacity: 64,287)
  • Kaliningrad
    • Kaliningrad Stadium (capacity: 35,000)
  • Nizhny Novgorod
    • Nizhny Novgorod Stadium (capacity: 45,000)
  • Kazan
    • Kazan Arena (capacity: 45,379)
  • Yekaterinburg
    • Yekaterinburg Stadium (capacity: 35,000)
  • Saransk
    • Modovia Arena (capacity: 44,442)
  • Samara
    • Cosmos Arena (capacity: 44,918)
  • Volgograd
    • Volgograd Arena (capacity: 45,568)
  • Rostov
    • Rostov Arena (capacity: 45,000)
  • Sochi
    • Fisht Stadium (capacity: 47,659)

Map of Armenia

A map of Armenia

Armenia is considered to be on the very edge of what we would call modern day Europe. Some experts would say it is part of Asia Minor but one thing we know is that it definitely is a country that spans the east/west divide. The capital of Armenia is Yerevan with a population of about 1 million people as of 2018.

Here we have a large map and you can expand it to it’s maximum size by clicking on the image and then clicking on the cross in the top right hand corner.

Map of Georgia

Map of Georgia

Map of Georgia

Georgia is a small country of a about 4 million people as of 2017. Situated at the most eastern end of Europe, on the shores of the Black Sea. In Ancient times it was a key point on the famous Silk Road and possibly where Jason and the Argonauts found the Golden fleece.

During the Soviet years it became a backwater and was little considered by the west other than for the Soviet navy bases stationed there. Although recently embroiled in hostilities with Russia, it has come out of this period with a strong sense of self and willingness to embrace the rest of the world. The people are friendly and hospitable. It is definitely a must see if you are touring the other countries in the area.

Map of Kosovo

map of Kosovo

Here we have a map of one of the newest republics of Europe. The Republic of Kosovo seceded from Serbia in 2008 and has been a hotly disputed territory ever since. With a population of about 1.8 million citizens and a land size of about 10,908 km2, it is one of the smallest also. The capital of the republic is Pristina and the population is heavily dominated by Albanians. They make about 92% of the population and most follow the religion of Sunni Islam. However freedom of religion has been laid down in the new constitution. The Albanians know what religious persecution can do and want to avoid this in the future.

Map of Eastern Europe

Map of Eastern Europe

The countries in Red above make up what is known as Eastern Europe. East Europe as a concept has been in decline since the end of the cold war. Many of the countries on the Western border of the above countries marked in red have either entered the European Union or are moving to join. Joining the European Union is conceptual a step to becoming a Western country. Countries like Slovenia, Poland, Bulgaria and even the Czech Republic. Look at this map for a more complete idea of the countries that make up Western Europe and a list of the countries trying to enter the European Union.

The end of the cold war saw the end of the many large conglomerations of communist nations. The biggest of these was the Soviet Union (The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) which was made up of countries such as Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Ukraine, Georgia and a number of other countries. so the map above is more of a modern representation of the countries that formerly made up East Europe. Other former Communist Nations that split up into smaller countries are  as follows:

  • Yugoslavia – which split into Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo.
  • Czechoslovakia – Which split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

So as you can see even though we still use the terms Western and Eastern Europe, they are quickly becoming an outdated concept and the boundary that separates East and West is blurrier than ever.

here we have a list of the countries that make up Eastern Europe.

European Gas Pipeline Map and the Ukraine

European gas Pipeline Map and the Ukraine

 

There has been a spotlight shone on the Ukraine this week with the downing of flight MH17 by Ukrainian separatist rebels. However that war has been raging for quite a while now and the European Union has been very reluctant to get involved.

Why?

One theory is the reliance of the European community on Russian natural gas supplies as an energy supply. The Russian gas supply is particularly important in winter, as European household heating requirements increase.

The above map of gas pipelines  produced by Agence France-Presse shows the routes into Europe pass through the Ukraine. This adds a level of complexity to the diplomatic dance over the war in Ukraine. There used to be two parties that could interfere with European gas supply from Russia. The first party being the Russian government and associated government and corporate bodies (Gasprom), as happened back in 2009 . The second being the Ukrainian government. Although this possibility was considered almost negligible until recently as the Ukraine gathers a good commission by on-selling Russian gas.

Now we have a third player. The Russian backed separatist rebels in the east of Ukraine . These rebels seem to be backed by Russia and in fact it is considered highly likely that these rebels used a Russian built self propelled missile battery to down the ill fated flight MH17.

 

Why would the rebels want to interrupt the gas supply?

Currently there are two schools of thought on why the rebels would want to interrupt the European gas supply.

  1. By interrupting the winter gas supply the rebels could force the European community to put pressure on the Pro-west Ukrainian government to be less unyielding at the negotiating table.
  2. The other possibility is to force Russia to help more actively in the fight against the Ukrainian government. Currently it is widely believed that Russia is secretly helping the Ukrainian rebels. The added economic pressure on Russia  that slowing the gas supply would impose, might make Russia take steps to try and end the war earlier. Either by influencing the Ukrainian government or helping the rebels win the war.

In either case we can see that the winter of 2014-2015 is shaping up to be a tense one for European nations.

 

An amazing map of Europe showing aircraft getting out of Ukraine airspace

Ukraine airspace after Malaysian airliner was shot down

After the reported shooting down of Malaysian airliner (Flight MH17), it seems all air traffic was directed to leave or avoid Ukraine airspace. Above is an amazing image tweeted by NewsWeek. Sadly it would appear that all 295 people on board died as a result of this horrific  incident. Initial reports are that pro-Russian groups are the cause of this incident and are now hampering efforts by Ukrainian investigators to retrieve the black box flight recorded.

We will be updating this story as more information comes to light.

 

Some pictures of the crash zone are coming to light.

 

mh17-crash-pic

mh17 ukraine crash pic

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 Russia

map of Russia

With an area that is almost twice that of the United States of America, Russia is definitely a country any tourist ought to consider as his or her dream destination for any vacation. Its capital city Moscow is one of the most industrialized cities in Europe and has residents not only from Russia but from different parts of the world. The official language spoken in Russia is Russian with a few people speaking English as their second language. Russia has been for a long time a European country involved in key European decisions probably because of its military might and developed economy.

There are cheap flights available to Russia from different parts of the world. However, getting them can sometimes prove to be a difficult exercise but with a little patience, one can easily get the cheap flights easily. Most cheap flights are available during festive seasons when there are discounts and promotions of flight tickets to Russia. It is during these promotions that you can easily secure the cheap flights. There are other ways one can secure cheap flights to Moscow but you have to be really patient in your quest for the cheap flights as some of them only come once or twice in a year

Tourist attractions in Russia are numerous and one may even have difficulties deciding where to go or where not to, especially if you do not have a map of Russia. Most of them are in the capital Moscow and other big cities like St.Petersburg. The Kremlin is one of the most common destinations to both local and international tourists. It serves as the official home of the Russian president and has some of the most beautiful gardens in Europe. A good travel map of Russia should show you al the best tourist spots.

Then there is the golden ring which is a group of cities north east of Moscow. The cities are prehistoric and played a major role in the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church. When it comes to listing all the attraction in this great country of more than 140,000,000 people one can easily get tired before reaching a quarter of the main attractions. More information about the attraction can be got from respective tourist travel agencies or tour websites.

Before you travel Russia, it is extremely important to know the weather one is going to find there. The country experiences the four main seasons on a year; summer, autumn, winter and spring. Winter seasons in Russia are always damp and wet. Sometimes the temperatures may reach negatives so it is highly recommended that you carry heavy clothing to beat the cold if you intend to visit Russia during this time. Summers are generally cool but sometimes the temperatures can reach very high limits. The best season to fly into Russia is during spring when the temperatures are moderate.

Whether you love indoor or outdoor activities you will never fall short of activities to do in Russia. There are museums, art galleries and theatres for indoor activity lovers in Russia. There are also parks and zoos for nature lovers in different parts of Russia where the nature lovers can taste what Russia has to offer when it comes to nature. Before leaving take time to chat with Russians. You will find it interesting that despite what people say about them they are very warm and welcoming. An Eastern Europe map will help you find it.

Map of Romania

map of Romania

How would you like to visit the famous Black Sea? In Romania, you will be able to visit this wonderful body of water which no other tourist spots could parallel with. The country is well known to be the place of origin of the famous Count Dracula. Moreover, the country has lots to show when it comes to nature endowed beautiful sceneries. The visitors surely love the attractive forest landscapes, churches which were built way back the medieval ages, historical gems and seaside villages.

Just like any country in Europe, you will be able to reach Romania by air, by road, rails and waters. You could avail of the cheap flights from the country’s national airline, the Tarom and Delta which directly flies from New York going to Bucharest. It would only take you about 3 hours and 20 minutes to reach Bucharest from London.

You could also avail of the country’s car for hire services from local and international firms which are rampant in the Bucharest airport. However, the government strongly implements the policy that the driver should be at least 21 years old. Moreover, it is advised that tourist should hire a package of car and driver service to prevent suffering from unpredictable driving.

Regarding the tourist’s accommodation needs, there are lots of hotels in the city which have the utmost capacity to deliver highly satisfactory convenience and comfort to the tourists. However, due to the heavy influx of tourists and visitors during some particular periods of the year, it is strongly advised to have an advance booking of the hotel suites. The costs of these accommodation services are relatively large given that the hotels are mostly rated with 5 stars. Nevertheless, the hotel management assures the customers with high quality of service and maximum comfort through its state of the art rooms and facilities. You could check in at Radisson Blu Bucharest, JW Marriott Grand, Intercontinental Bucharest, Grand Hotel Continental, Centre Ville Elite Aparthotel which are just some of the most common five-star hotels found in the country.

Some of the must be seen tourist spots in Romania include the Berca Mud Volcanoes, Carpathian Mountains, Ceausescu’s Palace of Parliamen, Bran Castle, the port of Constanta and the museum of history of Jewish community in Romania. In the country side of Romania, you will be able to witness the traditional practices which were preserved through the years as well as the wooden churches and wines. You can also engage in some outdoor activities such as cycling in the terrains of Romania. The trails are especially made for the cycling enthusiasts and biking lovers. Also, you should not miss going to the mountain lakes found in Retezat and Fagaras ranges. You will also discover the wonders inside the more than ten thousand caves found in Romania. You will find these beautiful and awesome tourist spots when you take a look at the map of Romania which is widely offered among the tourists.

Map of Moldova

map of Moldova

Moldova: The Forgotten Travel Destination

Rich in fertile soil and history which produces plenty of vineyards, Moldova is one of Europe’s forgotten travel destinations. In this country is found vast monasteries, trek through its ancient forests and taste its local wines.

Geography and Map of Moldova

Moldova is located at the Eastern Europe and Northeast of Romania which has a total of 33,843 sq km of land area. Compared to a state in the U.S. it is slightly larger than the state of Maryland.

People in Moldova

Moldova has a total population of 4 440 000. Although the country is highly populated, it has a few large cities and the most valuable is the capital city called Chisinau. They have different ethnicity and the majority of them are the ethnic Moldavians. Some are Ukrainians, Russians, Bulgarians and more. Christianity is the predominant religion and some of them are Muslims. The people in Moldova are known to be hospitable and friendly and the capital city has much to offer to any visitor.

Then there are the mouthwatering seafood and drinks that have distinct tastes and flavors experienced nowhere else in the world. They are available in all the big hotels and restaurants in Moldova at affordable prices. They can be enjoyed on the beach with cool breeze or one can make an order for room service and enjoy the delicacies in his or her own privacy. With such a nice treatment, one feels like a king or queen and may easily think of extending his or her days in the wonderful island of Moldova. This happens to most tourists or others go and fail to resist to the temptation of coming back. To them, Moldova is a home away from home.

The Weather and Climate of Moldova

The republic of Moldova has a temperate continental climate located approximately halfway between the North Pole and the Equator. The country’s four seasons are defined clearly, winter is warm and summers are long accompanied with lots of sunny days. Winter is moderate, some days it may fall. Spring is not stable compared to the number of sunny days. Summer is lasts long and is really hot. When summer rains occurs, it is usually heavy, causing local flood. Autumn is warm and long and may bring the first frosts and snowfalls.

4 Best places to go when you travel Moldova:

  • 1. Chisinau is the capital city of Moldova which has very modern green and the most comfortable town in the heart of the country. The trip here includes going to the historical center of Chisinau, the administrative and the cultural establishments on the main blvd called Stefan cel Mare which is the main square of the General National Meeting, churches and museums, 2 central parks, market of souvenirs and Central Market. The whole duration of the excursion is about 3-4 hours.
  • 2. Crivoca and Miletii Mici wine cellars- This spot is known to be the biggest underground wine cellars across Europe. Its wine factory and collections are found in tunnels made out of limestone forming an underground wine city. It has motor streets which are named from its famous brands of wine namely Shardonait, Cabernet, Sauvignon, Feteasca and more.
  • 3. Soroca town- This is visited for its historical importance during the medieval period for its defense system against the invasion of the polyaks, tartar, ottomans, Cossacks, and the Slavs coming from the East.
  • 4. Saharna Monastery complex – This spot is a must-see for its historical and natural wonders. It may take up to 6 to 7 hours to tour around the place.

Map of Macedonia

map of Macedonia

Macedonia, where the sun shines forever according to the song is exactly the description of this country where the sun always shines in the Balkans’ scenic heart. Travel Macedonia and experience the hospitality of its people who loves music, dances and have fun. They simply know how to make their guests feel at home.

Macedonia, also known as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is quite visited because of its low economic and social status within the community of Europe.

Geography

Macedonia is located at the South Eastern Europe and the north of Greece. The Map of Macedonia references Europe and can be compared to a state in the U.S. It is slightly larger than Vermont.

3 Key Destinations in Macedonia

If you plan to go overseas, make sure to have comprehensive travel insurance to prepare for any worst things that may happen on your way. Taking this approach would prevent any nasty situations like medical or hospital bills during your holiday trip.

It has not been long ago since the Western Europeans have discovered this hidden treasure in the east. Although Macedonia has struggles to survive in terms of its economic and political status, tourism has never been compromised.

These are 3 of the most popular destinations to travel Macedonia

  • The Monasteries – It is quite a surprise that Macedonia has the affluence of historical monasteries scattered all over the country. Their monasteries are remains of the Orthodox Christian belief dating back to 1000 A.D. Although the Sveti Jovan Bigorski monastery has been affected by a fire last 2009, majority of it stands unaffected.
  • The Lake Ohrid – The crystal clear, blue green waters of this splendid lake is just the right place to visit. The township being located on the border of Macedonia and the eastern part of Albania has been developed into a mecca for German tourists whose looking for a more reasonable deal compared to the more expensive destinations in the Mediterranean coastline.
  • The Strumica – This adorable town is the largest in the Eastern part of Macedonia which has an eclectic array of old monasteries, modern bars and cafes, and architectural remains of the flamboyant Middle East. The place can be associated with some parts of Paris, without much expense. This makes a fun and luxurious holiday without breaking the bank.

Weather and Climate in Macedonia

It sure was great to know the best scenic spots around Macedonia, but what is the perfect time to enjoy those tourists’ destinations? Find out the weather and climate of the country for you to know when you will book your vacation in Macedonia. Between the months of May to October are the best times to visit Macedonia. These are the warmest and among the driest seasons of the year. The usual temperature during summer is 73 degree Fahrenheit or 23 degree Celsius yet you may need some sweater at night. Winters here are extremely cold often drizzly, windy and snowy, most especially in the north and its interior. It snows much during winter which may cause some delays on your travel.

Gastronomy

Aside from key tourist spots, each traveller wants to experience the best cuisines of any countries they visit. Macedonia’s cuisine combines Mediterranean and Balkan traits that have been largely inherited from Turkish taste prevailing from the centuries of Ottoman rule. Some dishes include Masnic, or a pastry rolled into spiral with some fillings like pumpkin, sweet potatoes or cheese. Slatki is also known to be one of the best bread filled with Burek and cheese.

Map of Lithuania

map of Lithuania

Lithuania is known to be a country with colorful history. Located at the eastern part of Europe, the country has successfully shoved between the Russian pillar and Nazi post; stunning the world, having won its independence from Soviet Union.

Geography

The map of Lithuania shows that it is located on the coast of Baltic Sea. It is divided into four regions: the highlands which is located in the northeast and central part of the country; the lowlands in the west, southeast and the southwest.

Vilnius is the capital city which is located in the south western part of the country.

People

The people in Lithuania are called Lithuanians although there are other races like Polish and Russians who has permanently moved to the country. Their dialects are Russian, Polish and other unspecified languages but the majority speaks Lithuanian which is the official dialect in the country. Their religion also varies, most of them are Roman Catholic, others are Russian Orthodox, and some are Protestants and other unknown religions.

The Weather and Climate in Lithuania

If you want to travel Lithuania, the best time to go is between the month of May and September, when the temperature during daytime ranges from 70s Fahrenheit or 20-25 degree Celsius and the nights usually ranges from 40 to 60 degree Fahrenheit or 4 to 15 degree Celsius. During the month of January and February are the coldest months in the country

The are modes of transportations around Lithuania:

  • Land transportations includes buses, Car and motorcycle and train
    • Bus – There are international bus companies like Eurolines and Ecolines which has offices in Vilnius and some other main cities in the country. There are couples of buses that go to many European cities every week including German cities and London with a daily bus going to Berlin.
    • Car and Motorcycle – If you come from the South, you’ll wait for about 30minutes to an hour at the two Polish border crossings.
    • Train – The city of Vilnius is connected by regular direct trains going to Moscow, Kaliningrad, St Petersburg, Warsaw and Minsk.
  • Boat – Klaipeda is the major port for all international ferries that bounds for Lithuania.
  • Air – Kaunas is the destination for cheap flights but most tourist do not linger there for long and hops in a car rental, taxi or bus immediately to go all the way to Vilnius which is 1 hour drive away.

Top 3 Travel Destinations in Lithuania

Lithuania has numbers of tourist’s destinations any traveller would not dare to miss. These are the top 3 travel destinations in Lithuania: The Zarasi Region – The place is popular for its exquisite forests and lakes impressing every visitor with the rareness, flamboyance and diversity of its nature. Bending and twisting rivers, blue lake patches scattered all around with peaceful woods which makes it the main attraction of the region.
The Nemunas River Delta Regional Park- This spot is located in the south-west of the country; an award-winning attraction being able to protect its natural wonders. This was formed after massive glaciers have melted after the Ice Age.
Plateliai – The place is in the north-west of Lithuania and has been awarded for its excellence in maintaining its intangible heritage.
Overall, the country is the best destination for nature lovers. When you are up to a European cruise or holiday travel, go straight to Lithuania and get ready for an ultimate nature experience. No wonder why they call it Europe’s best kept secret.

Map of Latvia

map of Latvia

Completely different from its past soviet image, the modern day Latvia is refreshingly breathtaking and a must visit to any serious traveller. It is a European country whose capital is Riga. Latvia is a former member of the USSR but unless told you will hardly notice that fact. It has an estimated population of over 2,353,854 as of July 1999. The main languages spoken in Latvia are Lettish, Ukrainian and Russian. Only a few people speak English as their second language.

Transport within the country is not tricky with rail and road transport being the most common means in all the cities of Latvia. You can easily get around with a map of Latvia. There are several car rental agencies in all the cities at affordable rates. Other car rental services are available online while others are not. Getting a good car rental for your vacation or holiday is not that hard as some travel agencies provide free information about the best car rental services in Latvia.

The weather in Latvia changes according to the four main seasons: summer, autumn, winter and spring. Winters in Latvia can be extremely cold so if you are planning to visit Latvia during winter, make sure you carry heavy clothing to beat the cold. Summers are normally cool with little or no showers at all. The best time to travel Latvia is during spring when everything is cool and calm. Due to high number of tourists flying in during summer, cheap flight tickets may be a bit high so it is advisable to fly in during winter or spring when you can easily get cheap flight tickets

There are numerous tourist attraction in Riga and other small towns and cities. A good example is the town of Sigulda which has a population of about 10000 people. It is near the capital city, Riga and is commonly known by Latvians as the winter capital of Latvia. The town experiences cool and damp weather conditions throughout the year as it is on altitude. Its warmest months are July and august which are the most appropriate months to visit the town.

For nature and animal lovers, Gauja national park is a must visit. Here you will enjoy the best time of your life thanks to the rich flora and fauna features the national park offers. The park is ideal for hiking, bird watching and nature walks. It is open throughout the year with only a few times when proper management of the park needs to be done. Different tour agents charge different rates for a trip around the park. Alternatively you can consult a car rental service and visit the park by yourself.

There are other cool places to visit outside the town and more information about such places can be found at the Latvian tourism board official website. To sum up your visit in Latvia take a walk around the city and socialize with Latvians. You will realize they are all passionate about their country and are receptive than most other nationals across the entire continent of Europe.

Map of Greece

Map of Greece

Greece is considered the tourism capital of Europe. Situated on the Confluence of the Aegean, Mediterranean and Ionian seas, Greece has a history and culture that is steeped in its maritime past. As a result all of Europe and much of the rest of the world holidays in Greece. However this domination of the tourist dollar is being chipped away at by countries like Spain, Italy and even Croatia.

Things to see and do in Greece

Greece offers many types of vacations. Group Vacations If you are young and looking for fun then Greece can cater for you. Young people, group travel packages and backpacking packages are well represented in Greece. However pre-booking is not always essential, especially if you are coming before the beginning or after the end of the main tourist season. These types of spontaneous holidays can often be more rewarding, especially to the younger traveller who is willing to put up with a little bit of hardship. As a bonus these types of trips can be cheaper. Historical travel – Greece has a long and well documented history. Much has been bequeathed to the modern world by the ancient Greeks. Mathematics, logic, democracy, drama, philosophy, medicine, the Olympics, justice system, the study of history (Herodotus) are some examples. Many of the sites and towns were these fundamentals of modern life were developed are still in use or are ancient monuments that can be visited. Very few countries can match Greece for this type of historical tourism. Some ancient sites that must be visited are below

  • The Parthenon (Acropolis) which is located in Athens.
  • Temple of Delphi which is located at the Southern slopes of Parnassos, near the modern city of Delphi.
  • Olympia is the birth place of the Olympic games and is situated at the western end of the Peloponnese peninsula. However almost anywhere you go in Greece there is an ancient monument or ruin.

The Greek Isles– We cannot talk about Greece without mentioning the islands. The beaches and views on the islands of Greece are some of the most amazing on earth. Few things on earth create more wonder in the human mind than sitting on a hotel balcony in Santorini and looking across the great caldera to the still very active island of Thera. It is one of those life experiences that can change you. The real threat of danger posed by the steaming volcano, contrasted with the peaceful surrounding of the island itself leaves a real impression on ones soul. Other islands, in no particular order as they are all spectacular and have their own charm are,

  • Mykonos – known for its lively night life.
  • Corfu – wonderful historical sites and lively night and day life.
  • Rhodes – Shaped like a spearhead it is one of Greece’s largest islands.
  • Crete – The largest and most populous of the Greek isles.

There are many more and some of the littler ones are real gems, so search them out to complete that holiday of a lifetime.

Travelling around and to Greece

Getting to Greece is easy there is any number of airlines offering cheap flights to Athens. However if you have the time then a driving holiday is a great way to experience the wonders of this great nation. Car rental is relatively painless in Greece; all the larger established car rental companies have a presence here. Even when island hoping, a car is a good option. Most of the islands are serviced by large passenger and car ferries and although the roads on some of the islands can be a little rough, in general the roads and byways of Greece are well maintained. make sure you get a good road map of Greece.

Some interesting facts about Greece

The capital is Athens. Greece has a population of 11.3 million people and a land mass of a 132,000 square kilometres. It is bordered by the countries of Albania, Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaira and Turkey, 

Map of Estonia

Map of Estonia

Estonia is one of those little known about European countries. Although tourism is not as strong in this nation as other more established European countries, it still has a healthy little holiday market. Estonia has sandy beaches, wooded countryside and well preserved old towns. On top of this is is great value for money. We are talking about summer here, however Estonia is a true winter wonderland. Skiing is now very established and so are most of the other winter sports. Add to this the cultural tourism you will experience and it will make for a great winter holiday, whether you are travelling alone or in a group.

However as always Travel Insurance is a must. Holidaying without travel insurance is just asking for trouble. Knowing that any eventuality will be covered by your insurance is a real load off you shoulders. Being able to book a hotel if your cheap flight is cancelled is a real bonus. Some parts of Estonia are still quite under developed and really do require good travel insurance if you are planning to go to these destinations.

In no way should you let this discourage you from travelling to these places, in fact they are some the most beautiful places imaginable, it is just better to take the necessary precautions. Be prepared for any eventuality and keep yourself covered for any circumstance.

Here are some facts about Estonia
Official name is the Republic of Estonia. It is situated in the Baltic Region of Northern Europe. Bordered by the countries : Latvia and the Russian Federation. The Seas that border it are : Gulf of Finland and Baltic Sea. The land mass is 45,228 km/squared and a population of approximately 1.34 million people. The capital city is Tallinn. Estonias political system is a Parliamentary republic and the official language is Estonian.

Map of Czech Republic

map of Czech Republic

Charming rolling hills, a fascinating blend of contemporary and wonderful architecture, exciting nightlife, castles and a culture as unique as its name, Czech Republic has it all!

Czech Republic is nestled in the heart of central Europe and is banked on all sides by other countries, and for those who paid attention to their geography lessons in high school, they can find Czech Republic at the middle of the map of Europe with Slovakia to its east, Germany to the west, northeast is Poland and Austria to the south. This makes the country a huge melting pot of traditions, values, and people that are as colorful and ambivalent as their combined hi- tech cities and seemingly untouched emerald terrains and flora and fauna. It’s the ultimate travel destination for tourists seeking the comforts and conveniences of city life but also want to commune with nature in all its raw glory!

Ruzyne International Airport is Czech Republic’s main international airport and is the busiest airport in Central Europe with passengers reaching more than 12.4 million last 2007! To make the country more accessible to the world, it has constructed more than 40 airports and several paved runways. This country’s capital is Prague, and it boasts of a fun and lively nightlife that’s great for your budget. If you’re the type of tourist to leisurely stroll around, there are plenty of cafés like Café Louvre and Cafe Prague, and from there you can visit Charles Bridge with its magnificent views of Vltava River and Prague Castle, the place also sports plenty of riverside entertainment for your absolute enjoyment. If you want to keep your friends updated on your latest escapades in Czech Republic, no worry! The place has the Czech Republic has the highest number of Wi-Fi subscribers in the European Union! You can instantly upload pictures and email friends and loved ones through their hi-speed internet. While travelling do not forget to take with you the map of Czech Republic just to be sure you will not be lost.

This country also boasts of interesting sites and buildings. Prague’s “Dancing House” is a wonderful and thought provoking piece of architecture that seems to defy the laws of physics. Ironically, it can be found in the historic city attractions, which makes the building stand out in stark contrast. One can also find one of Prague’s premiere restaurants on the topmost floor of the Dancing House. Music and Theater lovers will also be ecstatic to find their passion entombed in the Czech Museum of music where more than 700, 000 items are on display for music enthusiasts. The most beautiful theater can also be found in Prague, Estates Theater is an imposing and fascinating structure where Mozart himself conducted Don Giovanni for the first time! Prague State Opera is another splendid theater one should not miss!

Travelling the Czech Republic’s countryside is also a great option for tourists seeking time out from Prague’s attractions. The climate in the area is variable and may vary according to the altitude or terrain. Their summers are hot and their winters biting cold, the warmest months are June, July, and August, which travelers often find to be the best time of the year to visit with regards to the climate.

Map of Cyprus

map of Cyprus

The possibility for a lengthy break calls for the time to leave the usual family home. This is the time to visit new places where low prices and warm local hospitality are anticipated. In fact one’s holiday or vacation is the time to wind down, have time with one’s self or with loved ones and reduce strain from dreadful work and bumps of life. For this, one of the main places one should go to would be Europe. Europe has an enormously stretched tradition of excellence in literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and dance with astounding and remarkable museums, musical and groundbreaking spots.

One of the more acclaimed places in Europe would be Cyprus. The copper island where the mythical origin of the goddess of love Aphrodite hailed from, Cyprus has been sought after by a succession of admirers from different countries because of its turbulent past that made extraordinary choices of edifying and marvelous richness, from Crusader castles to the tomb of Mohammed’s aunt and Palm Tree Promenade in Larnaca that highlights stand-alone effigies as well as a beautiful fountain where swimming makes the stay worthwhile. With the island’s topography of bounteous seaboard with mountainous landscape, it guarantees a year-round inviting activity. Cyprus is the tourist class island in the Mediterranean Sea and the third largest Island in Europe (in terms of area and population). Its size is 240 kilometers long from end to end and 100 kilometers wide at its widest point making the access to notable historic sites and natural wonders, tourism in the country is developing. Be sure that you have a guide book and map of Cyprus with you.

See the artifacts like still life work of arts and wall paintings in the Villa of Dionysos which is recounted to be one of the best and commonly hand-picked destinations in the Mediterranean area. Another impressive historic site in the country that non-national visitors should see is the Tombs of the Kings in Paphos that features architectural ornamentation that will take your breath away with the thought provoking underground burial chambers. For people who are interested in checking object d’arts can go to Larnaca Medieval Museum in Larnaca Fort and see the most popular and well-known CTO (Cyprus Tourist Organization) governed beach, Dhassoudi in Limmasol with its neighboring museum that facets archaeological exhibits, botanic displays and demonstrations of ancient pottery, diamond cutting and jewels. To check the notable history of the country and see the castle-like presidential palace a few minute ride will take you in the national city, Nicosia which is one of the oldest cities in the world that made as center of an independent kingdom as early as the 7th century bc. Lastly, the place where tourist always visit last, the Troodos Village, known for its attributes for the shopaholics and park

lovers, for its numerous cafes, restaurants and hotels with plentiful souvenir shops and retail stores with serpentine slides, an activity pool and a lazy river at Waterworld water park in Ayia Napa. To experience gratifying and exhilarating visit in the place, tourists are encouraged to write these places in their visiting list.

No doubt, the Cyprus is a tourist must-see. Nature has gifted it with the best sanctuaries, from flora to fauna, to offer discriminating tourists. Cyprus is a gateway committed to people looking to escape from the dreary life, where inviting beaches, and spectacular mountain trails lie around lavish hotels.

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.