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Liechtenstein

It is true, Liechtenstein makes a fabulous wine and cheese hour trivia subject – I knew it was the sixth-smallest country … Although ruled by an iron will monarch who lives in a Gothic castle on a hill … Yes, right? really is the world’s largest producer of dentures … But if you visit the principality of pocket just for bragging rights cocktail, keep the undercover operation. This theme park micronation has its independence seriously and shuddered at the thought of being considered for the novelty value alone. Liechtenstein will not be remembered for its stunning natural beauty.

It measures only 25 miles long and 6 miles wide, the country is almost bigger than Manhattan. And although it may not seem much more on a map, close is full of numerous hiking and cycling trails that offer spectacular views of cliffs, picturesque villages, friendly people and lush green forests.

Liechtenstein visit from December to April for skiing, and from May to October for sightseeing and hiking. All alpine resorts, but closed in late April, May and November.
Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein has no military service and his tiny army (80 men!) Was dissolved in 1868. It is best known for wine production, postage stamps, dentures (an important export product) and its tax haven status. In 2000, financial institutions and policies of Liechtenstein were shaken by allegations that money laundering was rife in the country. In response to international outrage, the banks agreed to stop allowing customers to bank money anonymously. However, it remains under pressure to introduce more reforms.

Belarus

Pariah of Europe, Belarus is on the edge of Eastern Europe and seems determined to avoid the integration with the rest of the continent, at any price, taking leadership of the Soviet Union instead of the European Union. However, this is at the heart of its appeal – while the rest of Eastern Europe has charged headlong into capitalism, Belarus offers the opportunity to visit Europe with almost no advertising, litter or graffiti. Much more than the “last dictatorship in Europe” – words of Condoleezza Rice, has come to haunt the country democratically to challenge Alexander Lukashenko – Belarus is a country of humor earth, friendly people and political courage in adversity bleak. Outside the capital, Belarus offers a simple and pleasant landscape of fields ominous, dense primeval forests and picturesque villages. While travelers will always be subject to curiosity, which is always also on the receiving end of very warm hospitality.

Travel ideal Road Trip

While the country to acquiesce in the Second World War means that there is relatively little historical interest to see three most attractive cities of Belarus – Minsk, Brest and Vitebsk, offer a surprising number of visitors – from the nightlife and the cosmopolitan sparkle the capital, tragic remnants of the fortress of Brest, and the childhood home of the painter Marc Chagall in Vitebsk. The country also offers two excellent national parks, both well worth a visit. The largest mammal in Europe, or European bison zoobr, you can see in Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, while the Pripyatsky National Park, the “lungs of Europe” offers great bird watching in its extensive wetlands.

Belarus