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Posts Tagged ‘Balkans’

Casts of Thousands in Albania’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Lieke van Leeuwen and Cynthia Ord
  • 7 November 2011

Albania might not come to mind as a destination for amazing ruins and cultural heritage, especially in the shadow of an archaeological giant like Greece, its neighbour to the south. Yet ancient civilisations have left their fascinating marks throughout the Balkan peninsula, including Albania. In fact, all of Albania’s three UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites exhibit grand-scale traits to rival any of their Balkan neighbours.

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The Quiet Adventures of Banja Luka Come to whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 26 August 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND BOSNIAN. Tucked away in a quiet northwest corner of Bosnia-Herzegovina lies one of the last untouched natural ecosystems in Europe. You would be hard pressed to find more unspoiled countryside than that around Banja Luka, where lack of easy access and limited infrastructure once halted the usual tourist swell to this region.

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The Wealth of Diversity Project in Serbia’s Ethnic Villages

  • Biljana Marceta
  • 18 August 2011

In the province of Vojvodina and part of eastern Serbia, an area where tourism has yet to be tapped to its full potential, an undertaking called the Wealth of Diversity project has been set in motion. Coupled with the warm-hearted, friendly, open nature of the people who live there, the project guarantees visiting tourists a unique multicultural experience and hopes to help generate revenue in the hosting small villages.

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Raw Nature Revealed in Montenegro: Podgorica Ecotourism

  • Samantha Libby
  • 12 July 2011

Set against the deep blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, Podgorica, Montenegro, is home to some of the most stunning gorges, peaks, rivers and valleys in Europe, if not the world. Even better, thanks to its relative distance from the tourist track, its centuries-old culture and traditions have remained largely intact.

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Budva Beach Escapes in Historic Montenegro

  • Samantha Libby
  • 1 June 2011

Budva, Montenegro is much more than an average beach escape. With its centuries-old architecture, exceptional natural scenery and exciting entertainment, this getaway is the newest ‘it’ spot. Budva is one of those rare gems that offer true cultural immersion away from the standard tourist trail. The city’s classic summer vibe, music festivals, impromptu theatre, beach parties and more make Budva a must-see destination in the heart of the Balkans.

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The Inside Word on… Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Dzenita Delibasic
  • 28 February 2011

With so many destinations in the WHL Group’s ever-expanding network, we have an incredible wealth of local travel information at our fingertips. Through the Inside Word, our local partners – all travel experts – share their top tips on what to do, what to eat, where to party and where to shop in their necks of the woods. This month, whl.travel local partner Dzenita Delibasic of Green Visions delivers the scoop on Sarajevo, capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Travel Recollections from Our Local Partner in Albania

  • WHL Group
  • 24 February 2011

Every month, we delve into the travel experiences of people in the extended WHL Group network. This month we talk to Laura Payne of Outdoor Albania, the whl.travel local connection based in Tirana, Albania.

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In Praise of Wild Beauty in Montenegro

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 11 February 2011

“Just like in childhood memories in which reality seems to shine with living colours,” says the website of Montenegro Adventures, a well-respected tour operator, “Montenegro is a land of contrasts and natural beauty… a fascinating combination in which the tiny and the grandiose are tangled.” Apparently, that same website has been instrumental in capturing some of the same sense brilliance in “this small but fabulous destination.” Late last year, it was awarded the country’s Wild Beauty Award 2010 for Best Tourism Website.

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Winter Fun in Sarajevo: Snowshoeing to a Magic Frozen Waterfall

  • Samer Hajric
  • 11 January 2011

The city of Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, lies in a valley surrounded by hills and mountains, which makes it the perfect location for winter activities. In response to that, outdoor adventure tour operators like Green Visions, the whl.travel local connection in Sarajevo, offers trips and activities throughout the year, including options that peek into Sarajevo’s magical winter world. One of the most memorable hidden places in winter is Skakavac Waterfall.

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The Inside Word on… Split, Croatia

  • Ana Roščić
  • 4 December 2010

With so many destinations in the WHL Group’s ever-expanding network, we have an incredible wealth of local travel information at our fingertips. Through the Inside Word, our local partners – all travel experts – share their top tips on what to do, what to eat, where to party and where to shop in their necks of the woods. Ana Roščić, your whl.travel local connection in Split, here shares her inside perspective on what she believes is some of the best her hometown has to offer.

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