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Of his influences from North Africa and Arabic (listen carefully to the local language) in the Sicilian-inspired cuisine, Malta is a microcosm of the Mediterranean. Few European countries have concentrated this background architecture, and, yes, beaches in so small an area.

There has been an eclectic mix of influences and the roll call of rulers over the centuries, but had no doubt: Malta is not just a nominal place in Italy or a relic of colonial Britain. This island nation (all of 316 square miles of it, comprising the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino) has a unique character all their own. From prehistoric temples, baroque architecture of Valletta, the feasts of rabbit to festas noisy fireworks, rattling buses colorful fishing boats, this nation has lots of charm.

When the Unesco World Heritage granted to Valletta, called it “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world” wee Malta’s capital, and the city is certainly known for its fortifications and architectural excellence. Activity boils Triq go around and Triq il-Repubblika Merkanti, but walking through the quiet narrow streets, back to get a feel for daily life. The city overlooks the stunning Grand Harbour to the Port of Marsamxett southeast and northwest.
Elegant, aristocratic Mdina (Silent City aptly named) is perched on a rocky promontory to the southwest. Fortified by more than 3000 years old was the political center of Malta, today’s visitors can spend hours wandering the narrow streets and quiet. Rabat is the solution of the city outside the walls.


Montenegro is emerging from the shadow of Yugoslavia and began to be admired for the beauty that is. No longer must visitors think they will fall by the edge of the world when traveling east beyond Dubrovnik. Sapphire blue Adriatic Sea Croatia does continue. But here is supported by a steep mountain range of gray, leaving enough room for a strip of coastal cities in a sweep of sandy beaches and small coves stretching to the border with Albania.

Historic walled towns as Stari Bar, Budva, Kotor and Herceg Novi are ideal for exploring, and anywhere along the coast you can find private rooms in a rest-away village by the sea. The interior is a setting of spectacular mountains, crowned with pine forests dotted with lakes and dizzying marked by deep canyons. The highest region, the Durmitor National Park is a favorite for winter skiing and summer hiking in a pristine mountain scenery, while Tara canyon deep down, beams intrepid defied their rapid fall. So much for a small country – the world’s newest nation.

While only 293 miles long, the packages off the coast of Montenegro in some of the best coastline of the Adriatic has to offer. From the border with Albania, endless sandy beaches, interspersed with small coves of fishing boats floating, carried all the way to a dramatic end of the fjord of Kotor on the border with Croatia.
Kotor, with its picturesque walled city located in front of the deepest fjords of southern Europe has a more dramatic setting of Montenegro. In a gloomy climate of the atmosphere becomes all dark shades of Wagner and cut the fingers of sunlight, while on a sunny day the wind-waves in the water sheen purple. Stari Grad (Old Town), located in the lee of a mountain, is a maze of cobblestone streets linking small boxes that contain the old churches and ancient aristocratic mansions.