Below is the list of Countries I visited during the year 2015. Click on any country to view my travel photos and stories.
Hong Kong is more than a harbor city with skyscrapers and crowded streets. From boat-buzzed waterfronts to its packed dim-sum restaurants, its incense-smoked temples to its chattering tea-houses, its street markets to its old-world hotels, Hong Kong is teeming with energy.
Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Over thousand years of history, since the first settlement on the territory by Celtic tribes, Hungary became part of many Empires including, Romans, Germanic Tribe, Magyars, Mongols, Ottoman Turks, Austro-Hungarian and Soviet Union. After WW-II in 1949, Hungary was declared a people’s republic and was ruled by communism. Finally, in 1989 Hungary became a democratic republic, a peaceful and prosperous nation.
Portugal is the oldest nation state on the Iberian Peninsula, in Southern Europe. Portugal is 900 years old country, though its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times. As of today, it is the oldest country in Europe with the same borders. Even though it has a relatively small area, Portugal played a crucial role in world history. During the 15th and 16th centuries Portugal established a sea route to India and colonized areas in Africa, South America, Asia, and Oceania.
Romania. a country located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. The country is full of historic cities with their cobblestone streets and their medieval architecture, the friendly people, and the beautiful, picturesque countryside.
Slovakia is landlocked country in Central Europe, with high mountains in the north, low mountains in the center, hills to the west, and the Danube basin to the south. Over thousand years of history, since the first settlement on the territory by Celtic tribes, Slovakia became part of many Empires. Following the 1948 communist coup d’etat, Czechoslovakia fell into the Soviet-led Eastern Bloc and became a puppet state of the Soviet Union. Finally, in 1989, during the peaceful Velvet Revolution, Czechoslovakia became a democratic republic, that followed by separation of Slovak and Czech Republics on January 1, 1993.