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Visiting Matka Canyon From Skopje- Everything You Need To Know

Just a few miles away from Skopje, you’ll discover Matka Canyon; a vast natural paradise that covers close to 5,000 hectares of incredible scenery. The canyon is easily one of the most captivating places in Macedonia and a perfect idea for a day trip from Skopje. Many tourists don’t know about the canyon but there’s a good reason …

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18 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Prague for a Different Experience

Even though until the 1990s, Prague was a closed, communist capital, today the city has transformed into one of Europe’s most beautiful and most visited cities. More than 20 million people visit Prague every year and most of the city’s most popular sites are always very crowded. If you like getting off the beaten track …

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The most common tourist scams in Eastern and Central Europe and how to avoid them

Most cities in Europe are relatively safe and violent crimes are pretty unusual. In fact, the largest cities in Europe are arguably safer than most large cities in the US. However, Eastern and Central Europe are still a bit different than the western part of the Old Continent. The rapid spike of tourism in these …

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10 Popular Stereotypes about Russia which aren’t true

If you are preparing yourself for a trip to Russia, you probably came across a lot of popular stereotypes about Russia and its people. Even though some of these stereotypes are a representation of the culture and way of living of the average Russian, most of them are exaggerations or even myths rather than a …

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10 must-see places in Yerevan, the Pink City of the Caucasus

When I travel, I always have this driving force behind that wills me on to go where people normally don’t for one reason or another. The thirst for knowledge and curiosity for the unknown are the main forces that are pushing me to keep doing this and could be your key ingredient to visiting Armenia. …

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Traveling to Romania for the first time? Here’s everything you need to know

Romania is a fish-shaped country in Eastern Europe, dotted with medieval castles and living museums of small villages where a peaceful, archaic way of life is well-preserved. The country is also home to the heaviest building in the world, Europe’s largest mammal, has the highest concentration of bears in the old continent, and of course- …

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Where to go in Russia: Underrated destinations in Russia you didn’t know existed

In Russia, you don’t find adventure. Adventure finds you. And the real adventure begins at the end of the tourist trail. Russia is huge and of course, it has a lot of hidden gems off the beaten track that will take your breath away. Treasures known only to the locals and waiting to be discovered …

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Yekaterinburg: a fascinating metropolitan city where Europe meets Asia

Back in 2012, UNESCO made a list of the 12 ideal cities in the world, and one Russian city made the list but it wasn’t Moscow or Saint Petersburg. It was Yekaterinburg- the 4th largest city in Russia. The city where Europe and Asia meet, the birthplace of the first bicycle and home to the shortest …

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Why should you visit Moldova: a charming country stuck in eternal transition

Sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine, Moldova is the poorest country in Europe. Many people forget that Moldova is part of the Old Continent and many people don’t even know it exists. It’s also one of those countries that everyone forgets it was a part of the Soviet Union. A fun fact is that Moldova is …

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Why should you visit Georgia: a unique country caught between two worlds

The English name Georgia derives from the antic Greek word Georgios meaning farmer. This is a very picturesque name for this country even today, as around 52% of Georgia’s population is employed in agriculture. However, many people mix this country with the US state Georgia. And you have no idea how frustrating is for Georgian …

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