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Published: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:19:04 +0000

 



Brief Guide to the Eastern European Countries

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Eastern Europe is a region that encompasses many different cultures, ethnicities, languages, and histories. Grouping all of these countries under a single designation can sometimes be problematic.



Map of Eastern Europe

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Map of Eastern European Countries - Eastern Europe Region Map



A Visitor's Guide to Russian Christmas Traditions

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Russian Orthodox Christmas customs take center stage while other traditions have their roots in paganism or modern celebrations of the holiday season.



Discover Russia's Annual Holidays, Traditions,...

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Learn about Russian annual traditions, festivals, and holidays include Maslenitsa, Easter, Christmas, and other customary events and observances.



A Quick Guide to Polish Traditional Holidays...

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Information on several different culturally rich festivals and holidays that occur year-round in Poland.



Enjoy Prague Even During the Coldest Months of...

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If you're vising Prague during the coldest months of the year, you'll be able to find plenty of activities to fill your time.



Druskininkai

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Visit Druskininkai for Lithuanian-style spa treatments popular for centuries. This southern town, presumably named for its salty mineral springs, is a top leisure destination in this Baltic country.



Discover How the Poles Celebrate Christmas

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Polish Christmas traditions are drawn from both Catholic and pagan beliefs. The holiday season is a special time of year in Poland, with Christmas celebrated both publicly and privately.



Prague in December is All About Christmas

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Even though the weather is brisk and chilly, December is a wonderful time to visit Prague. Its holiday market is among the city's biggest attractions.



Celebrate Christmas in Hungary

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Learn about Christmas traditions in Hungary, as well as Advent, the Day of St. Nicholas, Christmas Eve, and more. Christmas in Hungary combines customs from the past with modern practices.



Prague Winter Travel Information

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Learn about travel to Prague during the winter season, including what to expect out of the weather, how to pack, what do do, and what events are on.



Learn About How Christmas Is Celebrated in...

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Rich traditions mark Christmas in Bulgaria. Koledari, or carolers, travel the village, singing from house to house. A good-luck coin is baked into a loaf of bread to bestow fortune on its finder in the coming year.



Celebrate a Croatian-Style Christmas

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Christmas in Croatia is festive and colorful, with age-old traditions, decorative cookies, and a variety of Santa Claus characters that may visit children. People in Croatia also sprout wheat and decorate with fir boughs.



The Top 10 Sights in Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik Must-See Sights - Top Dubrovnik, Croatia Sights



How Many Ways Does Santa Claus Appear in Poland?

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He has a few different names in Poland, but a version of Santa Claus rewards well-behaved children with gifts on Christmas Eve and St. Nicholas Day.



Weather and Events for Warsaw in December

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Traveling in December to Warsaw? Learn about events and weather conditions for December travel to Warsaw.



Prague in February: Carnival and Communism

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Despite the cold weather, Prague in February is livelier than one might expect with Masopust and Bohemian Carnevale on the calendar of things to do.



Ded Moroz is Russia's Famous Version of Santa...

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Ded Moroz, the Russian Santa - Learn about Russia's Santa Claus



Hungarian Culture

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Hungarian culture reflects Hungary's people and history. Learn more about aspects of Hungarian culture in this article.



Traditional Eastern European Foods

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Traditional Eastern European Foods - Eastern European Traditional Foods



3 Things You Didn't Know about the Russian New...

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The Russian New Year is celebrated in both old and new ways in Russia. Though some traditions mimic our own, others are unique to this country. Find out more about how the Russians mark this holiday.



Weather and Events for Prague in January

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Visitors to Prague in January can look forward to the New Year's holiday aftermath as well as the Three King's Procession. Prague in January is just as good as it is any time of year!



Map of Belarus

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Map of Eastern Europe. Eastern Europe Travel. Page 3.



Celebrate Christmas in the Czech Republic

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Czech Christmas traditions span the entire month of December, starting with Christmas markets and St. Nicholas Eve, and ending when Baby Jesus brings gifts to children.



Russian Food 101: What You Must Try

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Try some of these Russian traditional foods and know what to expect when you sit down to dine in Moscow, St. Petersburg, or another Russian city.



Eastern European Travel in December

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If you're traveling to Eastern Europe in December, you'll want to know what type of weather to expect and what events you'll enjoy. December in Eastern Europe is a festive time of year with Christmas markets and decorations.



Poland Spring Festivals - Spring Festivals in...

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Catholic holidays are significant markers on the Polish springtime festival calendar. Film festivals and national celebrations also occur during Poland's spring season.



Croatian Culture

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Croatian culture will surprise and delight you. Learn about the culture of Croatia for fun or before you travel.



Dubrovnik Travel

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Dubrovnik is Croatia's top destination. This travel guide will get you started on your Dubrovnik travel planning. Get ideas for things to do, sights to see, restaurants to try, and events to enjoy.



Celebrate Christmas in Prague

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Prague loves Christmas, and you'll love celebrating this holiday in the Czech capital. The decorations, market, mulled wine, and seasonal music all contribute to a memorable winter season.



Learn How Christmas Is Celebrated in Serbia

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Ritual and traditions surround the celebration of Christmas in Serbia. From the Christmas Eve meal to caroling, Serbia maintain a variety of customs.



Learn the Facts About Russian Culture

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This scannable list of Russian culture facts will introduce you to traditions, holidays, life in Russia, history, language, and more!



Learn About Some of the Traditions, Crafts, and...

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Learn more about Romanian culture - traditions, holidays, customs, and more. The culture of Romania is waiting to be explored.



Snegurochka Is a Part of the Russian Christmas...

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Snegurochka, the Russian Snow Maiden is an important aspect to Christmas and New Year's in Russia. Learn more about Snegurochka!



Winter Festivals in Moscow, Russia

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Winter Festivals in Moscow Russia - Moscow Winter Holidays and Festivals



Why You Need to See Krakow at Christmas

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The weather may be cold and snowy, but Krakow has a month-long celebration of Christmas, with events and festivities that are must-see for visitors.



Russian Language

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Do you want to learn Russian language? Find out more about the official language of Russia, including potential pitfalls for learners, tips, history, alphabet, development, and usefulness.



Prague's Christmas Market is One of Europe's...

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Prague's Christmas market is one of the best in Europe. Enjoy the festivities in Old Town Square throughout the month of December. You'll love how the Czechs do Christmas!



Moscow Celebrates Winter with a Cultural Festival

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The Russian Winter Festival in Moscow is a cultural festival where the holiday season is celebrated with enthusiasm and drama.



Learn about Eastern European Countries'...

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Christmas Customs in Eastern Europe include annual Christmas markets, seasonal foods, visitations by Santa Claus, religious customs, and outdoor events.



Holidays Celebrated in Poland

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An explanation and listing of several holidays celebrated in Poland; includes tradition information and when each holiday.



Celebrate Christmas in Romania

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Sing and eat with the Romanians on December 25th, Christmas Day. Christmas traditions in Romania are linked with the pagan idea of the cycle of life and death.



Discover How Albania Celebrates Christmas

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Albania's relationship with Christmas is somewhat different than in other countries of Eastern Europe. New Year's often stands in for Christmas, with a tree, gift-giving, and family gatherings.



Celebrate Christmas in Latvia

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Latvian Christmas traditions are closely connected with the Christmas tree. Riga may have been the first city to have a decorated fir tree in its main square to mark the holiday season.



Hungarian Folk Costumes

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Men's and Women's Folk Dress from Hungary - Male and Female Hungarian Folk Costumes



Svyatki: Russian Christmastide

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Svyatki – Sviatki – Russian Christmastide



Find Prague's Location in Europe

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You may have heard of Prague but can't find it on a map. Where Is Prague? The Czech capital city's location is easy to find if you know where to look.



Romanian Folk Costumes

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Male and Female Romanian National Clothing - Traditional Folk Dress Romania



Children Anticipate St. Nicholas Day in Eastern...

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Learn about the tradition of St. Nicholas Day in the countries of Eastern Europe. Children throughout the region wait for St. Nick to give them gifts and candy on this day.



Russian Nesting Dolls

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Russian nesting dolls are made in various shapes, sizes, and numbers and are decorated with many different themes and techniques.



Prague Celebrates St. Patrick's Day in March

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Even though the weather is still a bit wintry, a trip to Prague in March is worth it to see the Czech capital city come alive with Easter festivities.



Russian Culture 101 in Photos

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This gallery of Russian culture offers a survey Russia's cultural and national traditions. View folk instruments, learn about food in Russia, and view some religious and national symbols.



Eastern Europe Christmas Photos

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Christmas Tree in Prague's Old Town Square - Old Town Square Prague Christmas Tree



Valenki

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Russian valenki felt boots are a part of a long wintertime tradition. Said to be imbued with health benefits, valenki are also stylish and practical. Where your Russian valenki with pride.



Prague Month By Month

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Prague Month By Month - Guides for each of the 12 months of year for travel to Prague. Get weather, events, and tips for travel to the Czech capital city throughout the year.



Surprise Recipients With Christmas Gifts from...

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Looking for Christmas presents from Russia? These are some of the best gifts you can bring back to friends and family for Christmas.



Slovenia's Christmas Traditions

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Slovenia's Christmas traditions center around nativity scenes, superstitions, and various versions of Santa Claus, who visits on either St. Nicholas Day or Christmas Eve.



Map of Bulgaria

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Map of Eastern Europe. Eastern Europe Travel. Page 5.



How to Dress for Eastern Europe in Winter

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Use these tips for winter dress for travel to Eastern Europe to stay warm and dry during the coldest months of the eyar.



Best Hungarian Christmas Gifts

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If you're shopping for Christmas gifts in Budapest or any other city in Hungary, consider one of these suggestions to present to your loved one for this special holiday.



Christmas in Eastern Europe Is Made Special...

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Christmas in Eastern Europe is celebrated with a variety of traditions old and new. Find out about customs in the countries of East Europe, including the Baltics, Balkans, and East Central European countries.



Visit Lithuania During the Warmest Months of...

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Summer is the best time to visit Lithuania and experience its coastline, spa resorts, or peaceful countryside attractions.



Enjoy the Winter Season In Moscow

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The Russian capital city during December, January, and February offers unique cultural events and activities and will have anyone celebrating winter!



What's the Deal with Russian Middle Names?

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An explanation of Russian middle names or Patryonimics and where they are derived from.



Ukrainian Santa Claus Tradition

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The tradition of Ukraine's Santa Claus centers around Svyatyy Mykolay and Did Moroz. Learn about the Ukrainian Santa and his role in the Christmas season.



Moscow Kremlin - Photo Gallery and Information

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Tour the Moscow Kremlin through this picture gallery. Photos and information accompany each element of the Kremlin, from the Grand Kremlin Palace to the Tsar Bell. Learn more about Russia's most famous Kremlin!



Latvia's Holidays

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Latvia's holidays begin with the New Year and end with Christmas. Easter and Midsummer are also important holidays with large-scale festivities that travelers can enjoy. Learn more about Latvia's holiday celebrations.



Krakow in March - Weather, Events, and Tips

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Easter-related events are a possibility for Krakow in March. If you're looking for Polish culture, March is a super time to travel to Krakow. As a bonus, the weather begins to transition into spring, so packing will be less difficult that it is for colder months.



Slovenia's National and Religious Holidays

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Slovenia's Holidays - Holidays Celebrated in Slovenia



Lithuania Christmas Traditions

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Enjoy Christmas in Lithuania, where Baltic Christmas traditions come alive. You'll be able to visit a holiday market, purchase handmade ornaments, and sample special holiday treats.



Facts About Moscow Reveal Fascinating Information

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These interesting facts about Moscow will give you an introduction to Russia's capital city.



Nodding in Bulgaria Doesn't Mean What You Think...

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Weekend in Prague - What to Do with Two Days in...

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You've only got a weekend in Prague, so how should you spend it? Make the most out of a two-day weekend in Prague by following this guide that will help you hit Prague's high points without wasting time.



Both St. Nick and Baby Jesus Visit Children...

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Who is Hungary's Santa? How does Santa Claus in Hungary deliver gifts? Learn more about St. Nicholas, Baby Jesus, and other Hungarian Santa tradition.



St. Nick and Baby Jesus Pair Up For Christmas...

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Santa Claus in the Czech Republic takes multiple forms. On December 5th, St. Nick and his helpers pass out candy and small treats. On Christmas Eve, Baby Jesus takes the place of the Western Santa Claus.



Get Up to Speed on Russian Nicknames

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Russian Nicknames - Russian Diminutives and Nicknames



How Common Are Fake Czech Garnets?

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A Czech garnet is a popular purchase in Prague, but tourists need to beware of counterfeit and fake gems. Here's where to shop for the real thing.



Weather and Events for Moscow in February

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Fly your honey to Moscow in February for Valentine's Day, or witness two exclusively Russian events: Protector of the Fatherland Day and the beginning of the Maslenitsa festivities.



Learn About Wine, Beer, and Spirits in Hungary

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Sample beer, wine, and spirits from Hungary when you travel to this Central European country. Alcoholic beverages are available in bars, restaurants, pubs, and supermarkets.



Celebrate Christmas in Estonia

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Christmas in Estonia centers around food, Santa's visit, and the wish for peace on Earth. Enjoy these traditions that are similar in nature to other Baltic nation Christmas traditions.



Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Dubrovnik is so popular with cruise and land travelers that it even ranks more highly on some charts than Zagreb, Croatia's lively capital city. Called the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik's will haunt your travel memories.



Learn About Polish Culture With These Great...

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View the Polish flag and learn what colors are used in Poland's flag. The national flag of Poland is a symbol of the country.



Moscow Winter Festivals and Activities

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Moscow Winter Activities - Things to Do: Moscow Winter



Celebrate Christmas in Ukraine

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Christmas in Ukraine, which occurs in January, is a time of traditions and family gatherings. Celebrate Ukrainian Christmas traditions such as Sviaty Vechir.



Red in Russian Culture

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Red in Russian Culture - The Color Red in Russian Culture



Bulgarian National and Religious Holidays

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Bulgaria's Holidays - Holidays Celebrated in Bulgaria



Your Essential Guide to Russian Traditions,...

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Learn about Russian Culture - Elements of Russian culture include traditions, foods, art, music, important landmarks, historical events, and more. The culture of Russia is colorful, complex, and fascinating!



5 Essential Facts about Traditional Romanian...

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Discover the traditional foods of Romania that have been satisfying Romanians for generations. Customary dishes feature meat, poultry, fish, grains and vegetables and show influences from neighboring countries.



Try Palinka, Hungary's Popular Fruit Brandy

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Learn about palinka and enjoy Hungarian fruit brandy on your next visit to Budapest or another great destination in Hungary.



Photos of Russia - Russia Photos

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Viewing Russia in photos isn't as good as actually traveling to Eastern Europe's most eastern country, but photos can illustrate Russia's diverse travel destinations and culture.



Polish Cuisine 101: Pierogis and Paczki

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From pierogi to paczki, traditional Polish food has recovered from its suppression under Communist rule and become a popular option for modern diners.



Czech Republic

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Czech Republic - Profile of the Czech Republic



Celebrate Christmas in Slovakia

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Christmas in Slovakia is a happy time of year when Baby Jesus brings gifts to children and families gather together around the Christmas tree.



Visiting Prague in the Summer? Here's What to...

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Summer travel to Prague means warm weather, dense crowds, warm-weather events, and special safety considerations. Prague in the summer is energetic and unforgettable! Tips and advice for travel during June, July, and August.



Toilets in Russia - Public Toilets in Russia...

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Toilets in Russia and Eastern Europe can offer some surprises for visitors. Here's what you need to know about toilets in the region--from toilet paper, to how to flush, to the phenomenon of pay toilets.



Celebrating St. Andrew's Eve in Poland

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Andrzejki in Poland - Learn about the custom's of St. Andrew's Day in Poland



Moscow is Russia's Thrilling and Historic...

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Moscow, Russia's capital city, is an important historic, tourist, and business center and offers plenty of sights for travelers to take in.



Make the Most of Prague in May with This Quick...

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Find out about Prague travel in May, including weather conditions and annual events like festivals and holidays.



12 Russian Holidays the Savvy Traveler Should...

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Russian holidays are important cultural events that bring visitors and locals together. National and unofficial holidays in Russia feature long-standing traditions and provide an excuse to celebrate!



Kosovo Map

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Kosovo Map - Map of Kosovo. Eastern Europe Travel. Page 10.