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A Drive Through Serbia:
Travelling through Serbia and Montenegro by car and some of the things you might find
along the way.
Alexander the Great:
In 1994 archaeologist and film-maker, Peter Sommer, walked 2,000 miles across Turkey,
retracing the route of Alexander the Great, and in the process fell in love with the
country, its people, and its ancient civilisations.
A day in the life of a country boy in East Budleigh, Devon.
Ediburgh Town and
Surrounding Edinburgh, the countryside of Lothian and the Borders offers wonderful day
tripping: from wild upland and wooded glens, to rugged coast and islands rich in bird
life. The townie delights of Edinburgh are well known; the earthy delights less so.
Il Palio di Siena:
Siena held the earliest recorded palio in 1238. Palli were also held in Verona, Padua,
Ferrara, and Bologna (during the Middle Ages), but in Siena the tradition continues every
August 16th and July 2nd (occasionally the 3rd, and sometimes in September).
Malta Tourism vs Timeshare Touts:
Too many incidents of tourists being confronted in the street while on holiday in Malta
has led to the Maltese authorities taking action, against the timeshare companies who
employ aggressive sales staff.
Marktl am Inn:
With the announcement that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI, Marktl am
Inn changed from a quiet little Bavarian village to the center of world attention.
On a Budget in Budapest:
For Central European travel, Budapest has long been in the shadow of Prague. That is
unjust, but good news for budget travellers seeking cheap holidays.
Rural Bulgaria - Kostenets:
Village Kostenets is one of the most idyllic and relaxing places in Bulgaria.
San Marino - The
Camel trains and indigenous people will not be found on the road to San Marino. This
photo-article tells you more about the world's smallest republic; famous for its postcards
Spear-fishing in Sicily:
We are about a mile from Termini Imerese, on the north coast of Sicily. I cannot see the
bottom of the ocean and, as I stare downwards, all I can think of is the Great White
sharks which infrequently cruise through these waters.
Top Alpine Skiing at Europe's
Best Ski Resorts:
For the best ski holiday in Austria, France, Italy or Switzerland, read the TravelNotes
guide to Skiing in the Alps; complete with snow reports and webcams.
If you want to travel to Austria, here are some quick facts you should know when you go.
The sun may have set on the English Empire of history books, but by no means is England's
worldly cultural influence waning.
No country embodies the grandeur of European travel quite like France.
Germany has long been a mover and shaker of European history, creating waves in time for
the rest of the continent to ride out.
It is nearly impossible to comprehend the magnificently eclectic and robust concoction
that has become today's Grecian society without exploring the region first-hand.
Tulips, windmills and wooden shoes might still be a draw to this Dutch region for some
If you want to experience Europe, you need to travel to Italy. No other country on earth
offers the depth, breadth, and scope of Italy.
For a country that encompasses an area of over 10.5 million square miles, it is no
coincidence most people know very little about Russia, aside, of course, from textbook
blurbs of Tsarist rule, Mongolian raids, bloody revolutions and snowy, desolate Steppes.
The thought of Switzerland strikes up images of enchanting castles, milk chocolate, fine
cheese speckled with holes, sturdy watches and the Matterhorn.
Months would be needed to travel Spain's diverse cultures and distinct regions. With more
limited time, these fascinating destinations provide an intimate window into the authentic
Spanish way of life.
How much of Hungary you can see on your travels depends on your time restrictions. This
travel article covers some of the main sights with links to relevant websites.
Working Vacations in Spain:
The Spaniards go to Englishtown, in Valdelavilla, to improve their English language
speaking skills. They go to spend time with Anglos; to be totally immersed in the English
language. They go to learn to think in English. The Anglos, on the other hand, do it for
the adventure. They do it to learn about the Spanish culture and to make new friends.
World Heritage Sites in Budapest:
All the important historic and cultural monuments that make the Hungarian capital one of
the most beautiful cities in the world.
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