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Togo

Once considered the pearl of West Africa for its quiet beaches, exotic markets and friendly people, Togo was overwhelmed by the unrest and human rights abuses in the 1990s. Unfortunately, the saga continues. When the despotic President Gnassingbe Eyadema died in February 2005, and his son Faure Gnassingbe came to power, hundreds of people died in street battles and thousands of people fled the country. But with the new president gradually make the Togolese population is a good time to review small mountain landscape of Togo, diverse cultures, the dishes of yam-based soccer team qualified for the 2006 World Cup .

Travel Ideal Road Trip

Lomé, the capital, is one of the most beautiful cities in West Africa, with great Blvd du 13 Janvier sweeping the beach and in the heart of a city obscene, crowded nightclubs. To the east, beyond the tourist resorts on Lake Togo and the Atlantic beaches, colonial charm exudes Aneha sinking, and has a fetish market. Voodoo is also practiced through Togoville lake, a fishing village with fetishes on the streets.

Inside, Kpalimé is the gateway to the triangle of coffee and cocoa, ruined palaces, butterflies and mountain villages are hidden in the woods. Northern cities are attractively Sokodé and Kara slowly taking points in rural Africa, with the road between them passes through national icon, the decision Aledjo. About Kara, centuries-old culture and traditions can be seen in the houses of adobe famous fortress in the valley of Tamberma and weekly markets in the region Kabye.

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Lomé, was once a city that said it was the Paris of West Africa, and is easy to see the appeal was in its heyday. There are still real charm to its wide boulevards, palm-fringed beaches, craft markets and nightlife full-on.

Kosovo

Everyone loves a baby, and since 2008, when Kosovo declared independence, with large letters spelling “BABY” have appeared a section of pavement in Pristina. The location between the security offices of the UN and a shopping center with clothing stores and a ubiquitous European skyclawing concrete monument collapse, says it all. Kosovo is finding its feet. The staff of international organizations glamor Pristina restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as talented Kosovars who are taking their seats for the journey ahead.

The spikes of the past is impossible to ignore: the roads are full of memorials with engravings of those who died in 1999. Modern architecture include Kosovo can highlight all the wrong reasons, but rebuilt the country has no style, it makes up for its subscribers by the mountain villages, hiking trails and 13th century monasteries of Serbia, all no more than one couple of hours drive from the capital.

Peja (PEC) is a mixture of modern Yugoslav development in the city center and the buildings of the Turkish era the bazaar. The main attractions of the monastery Patrijaršija, Rugova Gorge Monastery Dean and lies outside the city. Rearing back of the city, some more than 2000m mountains form a backdrop for picture-postcard
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Although Prizren was the medieval capital of “Old Serbia, the influence of architecture is Turkish. Was Turkish Prizren buildings abound, including remarkable mosque and baths. Stroll through the narrow streets and enjoy the history and atmosphere of all the boulders, over the suspension of construction and wooden door half open, and then reflect on all in an outdoor cafe in the Shadrvan.