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Lesotho

Lesotho (le-soo, too) is called the South African “kingdom in the sky ‘for good reason. This breathtakingly beautiful, mountainous country is the island in the center of South Africa and is a fascinating journey of his rodeo larger neighbor. the country offers mountain scenery, a proud traditional, endless hiking trails and the opportunity to explore remote areas of Basotho ponies.

The ‘lowland areas (all of which are still above 1000m), offer some steps commercial craft and dinosaurs, while the highlands of northeastern and central peaks have a high (over 3,000 meters) and valleys . Escape from the world in the remote eastern Lesotho Sehlabathebe National Park, or have a good time to capital Maseru, where a slow pace and friendly people ensure a memorable stay.

Lesotho came into being during the 19th century, when both difaqane (forced migration) and Boer raids inside the country were in full swing. Led by the legendary King Moshoeshoe the Great, the Basotho people sought sanctuary and strategic advantage in the middle of ground limited the Drakensberg and Maluti mountain range. The small nation forged remains an intriguing anomaly in a sea of modernity.
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Getting around is very easy – the normal car hire will get you most places, public transport is extensive, albeit slow. The pony trekking or hiking from town to town are the best ways to explore.

Bulgaria

Five centuries of Ottoman rule and subjugated most recently ended four decades firmly behind the Iron Curtain came to Bulgaria in a distant, enigmatic in the eyes of much of the rest of the world. Images of cheap wine overthrown in student parties, ski holidays and umbrella handle murderers budget of the Cold War were once among the popular stereotypes, but Bulgaria today is a very different country than it was 10 years ago.

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For most foreign visitors, Bulgaria’s main attraction is its long, sandy Black Sea Coast – which still has stretches of beaches and picturesque bays despite the expansive construction work – but there’s more to this country , so much of it remains largely untouched and unvisited by foreign tourists. The networks of well maintained trails and horse riding to discover lush mountain scenery and forest Bulgaria, especially around the Rila and Pirin, inhabited by bears, lynx, exotic birds and other wildlife now becoming scarcer elsewhere in Europe . Move around the country is easy, cheap public transport and efficient transport between the cities and in the most remote, rural corners, where the traditional rhythm, slow life goes on as it has for centuries. Here you will find multicolored monasteries filled with fabulous icons and watched over by priests beard, and incredibly beautiful half-timbered villages with spirals of smoke lazily over the stone roofs and donkeys complaining about the distance, where the old ladies headscarfed and grandchildren are curious look in amazement at the arrival of outsiders. Cities also often overlooked highlights, from the dynamic, cosmopolitan Sofia with its lovely parks, sociable open-air bars and fascinating museums, the National Revival architectural treasures and Roman remains of Plovdiv, and the young maritime cockiness of Varna.

A full member of NATO and paid (since 2007) the EU, Bulgaria has the feel of a nation in a very important crossroads. Foreign investment has created a massive construction boom, not just around the largest beach and ski tourism but also in cities. More tourists than ever are discovering this country and an ever increasing number of foreigners who are investing in property here. Also, the Bulgarian population is declining faster than elsewhere in Europe, wages are the lowest on the continent – which triggered the attacks increasingly long and bitter, and the old problems of bureaucratic incompetence and bubble organized crime away in the background. Environmental damage caused by overfishing has been a particular cause for public alarm in recent years, and several national and international organizations that fight for some of these issues to the attention of a wider world. As much as I complain, however, the Bulgarians are a patriot, if modest lot, – when asked, as often, if you love your country, you really worry that you will leave with good impressions.
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Prices have certainly risen since Bulgaria became an EU member, but compared to Western European countries, travelers are generally a destination pleasantly inexpensive, and easy and pleasant to travel once you have mastered the Cyrillic alphabet in Bulgaria and enough to buy a bus ticket. Bring your own transportation and the whole country is yours to explore.

Montenegro

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.
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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.

Georgia

With sublime perched old churches, watch towers and castles that dot the fantastic mountain scenery, Georgia must be one of the most beautiful countries in the world. This is a place where (except in the most monotonous and Soviet-made sections of some cities) the human hand has improved a lot from nature. Finally put internal conflict and post-Soviet economic stagnation behind it, Georgia is developing its tourism potential and the provision of all its attractions safely and easily accessible to travelers. Appealing accommodation for all budgets is becoming available throughout the country and opportunities to explore on foot, horse or vehicle are expanding rapidly.

From the outrageously beautiful cities of Svaneti and Kazbegi in the Caucasus Mountains in Batumi, a city fun loving semitropical in the Black Sea coast, Georgia is full of natural diversity. Tbilisi, the capital and by far the largest city, has the atmosphere of an ancient crossroads of Eurasia, however, is also a city of the 21st century with the European style of nightclubs and exciting new architecture. The complicated story of Georgia has made a fascinating cocktail of influences from Turkey, Russia, Persia, Central Asia and beyond, with a wonderful legacy of architecture and art. However, today Georgia looks to Europe for their future and is the westernmost in the atmosphere of the three Caucasus countries.

Perhaps his greatest treasure is the Georgians themselves: warm, proud, full of life, cultured, hospitable and expert obsessively enjoy life. This is a country where customers are considered a blessing. The abundant local wine flows freely, the tables are full of good food and they never fail to be charmed by the warmth of their welcome.

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