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Lonely Planet’s website says that Kosovo, which is included alongside Emilia-Romagna in Italy, Cantabria in Spain and Friesland in the Netherlands, “somehow stayed below the radar of most travelers”.
“The Kosovan section of the Balkans-spanning Via Dinarica hiking trail showcases the country’s peak-laden landscape to dramatic effect; more film fans each summer flock to Dokufest, an acclaimed festival in the sublime Ottoman-era city of Prizren; and when the trekking and movie-going ends, the burgeoning wine region of Rahovec beckons with more than a dozen vineyards,” the travel guide adds.
Tirana, the capital of Albania, is described as “a vigorous metropolis” with a great location “between the Adriatic Coast and the Albanian Alps”.
“A typical day might include catching a cable car from the centre to the city’s peak, Mount Dajti, for panoramic views, lingering over a slow-food experience at a local bistro, and then a night-time tour of the cocktail lounges and designer boutiques of the fashionable Blloku neighbourhood, once the territory of corrupt communist bosses,” says Lonely Planet.
Total number of libraries in Turkey reached 28,000 with over 64 million books in 2017, says TurkStat
City in southwest Turkey dates back to 2,000 B.C and has hosted many civilizations, professor says
One of the world's first stock exchanges was established in the Roman Era city of Aizanoi, situated in western Turkey
Hattusha archeological site in central Black Sea province of Corum was capital of Hittite Empire
Octennial excavations also discovered 2,500-year-old temple from Persian era in 2016
Zeynep Ikbal received Kairos Prize for her project over geometry and detailed drawings
Turkey’s Aegean resort town offers a premium holiday with its unique landscape and white summer houses
A small city in Japan is facing a ninja shortage as the town struggles with depopulation.
Tamer El Said’s In the Last Days of the City documents life in the Egyptian capital over 10 years, but authorities have refused him a permit to show it
Director of museum in Yozgat says fossil belonging to mammoth found for first time in city
Gobeklitepe has recently been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List
France play Croatia in the World Cup final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday. Here is each team's path to the showpiece match.
Grammy award-winning singer set to perform at Vodafone Park as part of her 6th world tour 'El Dorado'
Now the house lies in ruins, like dozens of others in the "City of Stone", defined by its castle, steep cobblestone roads and silvery-coloured limestone structures with views of the Drino Valley near the border with Greece.
Nemrut Caldera in eastern Turkey offers breathtaking views to visitors
Site in Sanlirufa province known as world's oldest temple