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About Estonia

Estonia has always attracted the attentions of others, due to it facing the Baltic Sea. Because of that, Estonia’s history is riddled with periods of invasion by various foreign powers. Before the Middle Ages, locals and Vikings from nearby Sweden skirmished with one another for control over the Baltic region (at one point, the Estonians […]

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About England

London, the capital of England, is a place that goes back in time. As confirmed by an accidental archeological find during the construction of a railway tunnel in London in October 2013, the city was first established as the capital of the Roman province of Britannia. With that settlement having been abandoned after the collapse […]

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About Alps

The Alpine Mountain region includes the entire countries of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and portions of Austria, France, Germany & Italy. This mountain region fascinated Europeans as far back as the Roman era. Remains of Roman baths, villas, arenas and temples can be found in alpine towns such as Aosta (named for Augustus) in Italy, Martigny […]

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Bulgaria — THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Bulgaria, one of the larger Balkan countries, shares borders with Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, and Turkey (as well as the Black Sea acting as its lengthy eastern coastline).  It is perhaps the least-known among the countries in that region, whose history dates back to the Roman Empire, when a town then called “Serdica” (now Sofia […]

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About Polonia

Poland is best known for its place in history as being a country under constant occupation from one foreign force or another. A large Eastern European country that was wedged between two powerful countries during the 20th century (Germany and Russia), Poland was ruled by local monarchs (the Jagiellonian dynasty) for much of the Middle […]