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Magical Kenya

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Magical Kenya

Kenya is a land of diversity, offering stark safari plains in the south, snow-capped mountains and breathtaking eastern coastlines whose dark blue waters are home to colourful coral reefs and six national reserves to protect marine life. Majestic hills stretch towards endlessly sunny skies while valleys, such as the famous Rift Valley, and more than […]

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It’s the perfect time to discover unforgettable Ukraine

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
It’s the perfect time to discover unforgettable Ukraine

By Natalia Holub First secretary, Embassy of Ukraine If you have never visited Ukraine, you are missing a wonderful and an unforgettable experience. Although it is Europe’s largest country, Ukraine has yet to be discovered by tourists. This may soon change, however, as Ukraine and its next-door neighbour Poland have been chosen as joint hosts […]

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Albania’s story: sun, sea and antiquity

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Albania’s story: sun, sea and antiquity

By Elida Petoshati Ambassador of Albania As a diplomat, I have had the privilege of travelling the world, getting to know places, cultures and civilizations that have enriched my life. Albania remains my first love. Wherever I go, I always return as if for the first time, eager discover it again and again. The country […]

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Australian odyssey: reefs and rainforests

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Australian odyssey: reefs and rainforests

 Cairns: Days 1-6 As a natural spectacle, North Queensland is comparable to the Rockies in Canada or Death Valley in the U.S. It offers, in other words, a unique experience. On my 14-day tour, I made sure to visit Cairns and Port Douglas before heading south to Sydney. Cairns (pronounced ‘cannes’) has the towel and […]

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Unique, romantic and affordable, Portugal beckons

| June 1, 2011 | 0 Comments
Unique, romantic and affordable, Portugal beckons

One of the best reasons to visit Europe’s west coast is that Portugal offers some of the best value in Europe even in the midst of a challenging economy. My country is attracting visitors at a brisk pace not only because they get more for their money but mainly because they get a fresh and […]

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A tale of two capitals of culture: Tallinn and Turku

| December 2, 2010 | 0 Comments
A tale of two capitals of culture: Tallinn and Turku

“What role can singing play when a nation is faced with annihilation by its neighbours? Can culture hold a people together?” So asks The Singing Revolution, a documentary film made in 2006 by James and Maureen Trusty about how the tiny nation of Estonia ultimately sang itself free. To get to the essence of Estonia, […]

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To hell and back

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments
To hell and back

Dien Bien Phu was made the capital of Lai Chau Province 17 years ago, but partly by default. The previous capital kept suffering devastating floods, caused partly by deforestation. It may soon disappear altogether under the reservoir of a huge hydro dam. But, of course, there was also another reason to elevate the status of […]

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