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Turkey

Turkey could be the most controversial country in the world. Its landscape is dotted with battlegrounds, ruined castles and palaces of great empires. This is the land where Alexander the Great cut the Gordian knot, where the Trojans fought Achilles in Homer’s Iliad, and where the Ottoman Empire fought battles that shape the world. History buffs can immerse themselves in the wonders and memories that go back to the dawn of civilization.

On the other hand, if you want to rest, just spend an afternoon being pampered at a hamam, or let the warm waters of the Mediterranean coast lap at your toes. Adventure lovers can head east to Nemrut Dagi National Park. Good vivants need look no further than Istanbul, where markets and bars are among the most elegant and atmospheric, and the mod Ottoman cuisine rates as the tastiest in the world.

Country’s tumultuous history has left a profound legacy. People who have never had to suffer for an idea or a fight for a piece of land can be overwhelmed by the passion of ordinary Turks for their country. However, for ordinary Turks that passion has its output, not in the heat of war, but in the simple pleasures: family, food, music, football and friendship. The Turks have an inspiring ability to keep things in perspective, to go on with everyday life and spend some time with the blood in the process. Sharing their joy in simple things is a highlight for every visitor.
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Treating Turkey as the quintessence of most Turkish dishes, the meze, a table filled with scrumptious treats height. Throw away the menu, order a party platter of everything and until you can not go on. Afiyet olsun!

Travel to Bulgaria

travel to bulgariaDuring the early years of the sixth century Slavic tribes settled in present Bulgaria, displacing native to the region of Thrace, although that did not prevent the continuing close contact with the tribes of the descending current Bulgarian population. In the ninth and tenth centuries, became a major European power, when they fought against the Byzantine Empire for control of the Balkans. That meant some defeats Bulgarian armies and the destruction of their status after the assault of the Varangians and attack Byzantine Emperor Basil II in 1018.Tras its restoration in 1185 turned to be a mighty power for two centuries until the fourteenth century was submitted by the Ottoman Empire.

Its tumultuous history has left an important variety of monuments and historic buildings that tourists on their trips Bulgaria appreciated.

The etymology is unclear, but some theories the set to the name of the tribe bulgar, derived from burg, and that means castle in German. The burgarii, by derivation, would that keep the strengths.

The nature of Bulgaria is one of the country’s wealth, as their mountains, have beautiful and dense forests interspersed with lakes where tourists stop to rest. D and the entire set what stands out are the Rhodope Mountains in the current is losing some of its charm as a result of excessive speculation and promoting tourism.

It is also recommended to know Stara Mountains, the Balkan Range, with a less spectacular landscape than Rodopi, it is still beautiful. Besides its passage is almost mandatory if you want to visit the Danube from the center of the country.

Meanwhile, the Black Sea coast is one of the favorite places for tourists. Maybe that will rest some of its charm, as it is full of resorts, souvenir shops and tourist attractions that have so far limited authenticity to the place. The same is true in some cities and towns as Sozopol, although some have been able to find a balance between this sector and the local environment. This is the case of Varna and Balchik that although very touristic, its urban areas are attractive and unpolluted.