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Africa

Capturing the essence of Africa on paper without using all the topics in the book? No other continent comes close to her on the stairs, the variety and impact pure, raw. Africa offers a travel experience of a thousand miles of good backpack, air-conditioned tourist trails of Southeast Asia or the theme parks of the cash cow of Australia or Europe.

The natural history of Africa alone will make a dozen visits worthwhile – elsewhere in the world can fall asleep to the sound of roaring lions, or see a million flamingos take off from the waters of a remote soda lake ? The parts of a landscape so spectacular display of time will condemn Africa near his mind, but the essence of this continent is not unbelievable in any desert, mountain or a lake. It is the spirit of the people – pushing, shoving, sweating, dancing, singing and laughing – that infects so many visitors with a travel bug so powerful that they will never come back, sometimes against all sense or reason.

Debate with venerable merchants among the cold and narrow streets of a medina Arabic dance hits of reggae beats that come from a market stall in West Africa, or chatting with the fishermen of India under the palm trees of the ocean, and he was beaten mostly good for honesty, effusive and vitality of African peoples.
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Africa is not always an easy place to travel, can be frustrating and difficult at times. The logistical difficulties and disasters can occur. But do not believe everything you see on TV: Africa is not a hell hole full of civil war, plague, famine and violent crime. It is a fantastic, enlightening continent, surprising and intriguing. Try it once, and we guarantee you will dream of returning for the rest of his life.

Malta

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.
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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.

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.