The Balkans is a fascinating and perhaps mysterious region that is yet to be properly discovered by many wanderers. It’s a region in Europe that is off the beaten track to the classic destinations of Rome, Paris, London, Amsterdam and Berlin. The Balkans is a cultural area with numerous and unclear borders however, the region takes its name from the Balkan Mountains that sweep from the Serbian-Bulgarian border to the Black Sea. Generally, the area is usually characterised as including Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania and though, many travellers have merely explored Croatia, finally, the rest of the Balkans are shining through. And, so they should be.
The region offers all the stunning, captivating, and exciting travel experiences you can imagine. Here are 7 reasons why the Balkans should be on your radar:
There’s nothing that equates to carving your way down the slopes on your skis or snowboard, taking in the stellar scenes and getting that epic adrenaline blast simultaneously. Bansko, Bulgaria’s premium ski resort, is the best place to experience all this. With the longest ski run in Bulgaria, great snow conditions, an epic nightlife and unreal après-ski, it’s no wonder Bansko ski resort is becoming an increasingly popular ski destination.
Here are 8 reasons to ski Bansko.
Prost! Who is game to sink a few steins, wear a lederhosen or dirndl, and eat their weight in pretzels? We are! Oktoberfest, essentially an adults Disneyland is the world’s largest beer festival. Held annually in Munich, Germany, it is a 16-day festival running from mid-September to the first weekend in October and it is a place not to be missed whilst visiting Europe! It is estimated that over 6 million people visit Oktoberfest and serve more than 6 million litres of beer every year – staggering numbers, right?
So with it just being around the corner, here are some tips on how to survive Oktoberfest.
One word for Iceland: Epic! This country takes the cake for being unique. Rocking up in winter or in summer? It doesn’t matter, this place looks like another planet, year around. Iceland is a Nordic island country with a population of around 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2. This makes Iceland the most sparsely inhabited nation in Europe. It’s both volcanically and geologically active consisting of lava fields, mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes and what’s more? You can even dive between two tectonic plates. Now that’s class!
Tempted? Well you should be! Here are some reasons as to why Iceland should be on your travel bucket-list.
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Croatia is an Eastern European country with unspoiled coastlines on the Adriatic Sea. It’s a country that comprises of more than a thousand islands which have a rich history, unreal beaches, fabulous food and an epic nightlight – Croatia is your Mediterranean fantasy, best discovered by boat.
This year marks the 102nd anniversary of the Anzac’s landing on Gallipoli shores to fight the Turkish in the First World War. Every year on the 25th of April, Australians and New Zealanders celebrate Anzac Day and gather to remember and honour the fallen and pay their respects. Visiting Gallipoli on Anzac Day is very much a one of kind experience as you get to attend the dawn service, memorial sites and experience the stunning atmosphere that takes you back in time to an era that has shaped Australia’s and New
Here are 15 facts about Anzac Day, some that are unknown facts about the Anzac’s and Anzac Day.
Iceland is an enchanting and mystic country that any traveller will be impressed with. It’s a country that is part of Europe however, is just so different, making it a nation that will captivate you. With volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, geysers and lakes, Iceland has a landscape that is like nowhere else on the planet. With such unique and surreal natural wonders, Iceland is a country which you must tick off your travel bucket-list. Oh, and don’t forget about the Northern Lights; they make regular appearances throughout the country.
Intrigued by this magical country? Here are 21 epic truths about Iceland.
When we think of France we think of croissants, baguettes, snails and wine, wine, wine. But France, a magical country also has amazing ski terrain. With 8000km of piste spread over 300 resorts and some of the biggest names in world skiing, France has justifiable claims to be the leader of the European ski scene. Around thirty percent of the key ski resorts on the globe are in France and it has the largest linked ski areas in the world meaning that you ski numerous resorts with one pass. Due to the high altitude of the resorts, the season generally lasts from December to May, and some are even open in the summer. What a bonus!
Do you want to know more? Here are 6 reasons to ski France.
The Balearics are situated in the Mediterranean and are made up of four islands: Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera. Each of these islands have their own appeal and charm and, Ibiza and Majorca predominantly, are among the most visited destinations in Europe. However, the apparent amazing weather, beaches, clear waters, party scene, old towns, mountains and cuisine doesn’t really phase us. In fact, why would you even want to visit such a place!?
Here are 8 reasons NOT to visit the Balearics:
Moscow is the capital and most heavily populated city in Russia, as well as being the largest city on the European continent. It is an iconic and global city and is the key political, economic, cultural and scientific centre of not only Russia but of Eastern Europe as well. It is a city renowned for the Red Square, the Kremlin and St. Basil’s cathedral and furthermore, should be on your travel bucket list.
So, you want to go to this mysterious but enticing city? Here are 13 fascinating facts about Moscow.