European Countries by Lonely Planet Description Part 1

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Can you name the European countries described by Lonely Planet?

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xxxx is a country at a crossroads, although given xxxx’s natural wonders and significant wealth, it’s a situation in which most countries would love to find themselves
xxxx is still governed by an iron-willed monarch who lives in a Gothic castle on a hill… Yes, it really is the world’s largest producer of dentures...
Self-deluding foreigners who’ve never been here often quip that nobody can name five famous xxxxans. Or that xxxx is ‘boring’. ‘So there’s beer and mussels, but what else
Though you’re unlikely to be greeted at the shore by throngs of mead-swilling berserkers in longships, evidence of the Vikings and their pillaging days is easy to find
Once known for tragic reasons, xxxx now features in travel plans as people realise what this country has to offer: age-old cultures, stunning mountain landscapes...
xxxx's been a green and pleasant land, a sceptred isle, a nation of shopkeepers, a beacon of democracy, as well as a crucible of empire and a cradle of class oppression
From its North African and Arabic influences (listen carefully to the local language) to the Sicilian-inspired cuisine, xxxx is a microcosm of the Mediterranean
xxxx has been dubbed many things since independence in 1991 - 'Europe in Miniature', 'The Sunny Side of the Alps', 'The Green Piece of Europe', 'a mouse that roars'...
Several legends describe the founding of xxxx, including one about a stonecutter who was given the land on top of Monte Titano by a rich Roman woman whose son he had cured
A small country with a big reputation,helped along by a timeless landscape and a fascinating, friendly people,whose lyrical nature is expressed in the warmth of their welcome
Eastern Europe’s outcast, xxxx lies at the edge of the region and seems determined to avoid integration with the rest of the continent at all costs.
The word ‘xxxx’ means ‘land on the edge’, an apt title for this vast slab of Eurasia in more ways than one. This is the Slavic hinterland on Europe’s periphery...
Immerse yourself in xxxx's culture by soaking in a hamam, tasting influences brought along the Silk Road, visiting the ancient ruins scattering the fields, bays and mountains
xxxxans speak a language and form a culture unlike any other in the region - a distinction that has been both a source of pride and an obstacle for more than 1100 years.
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Beyond the après-ski chic, edelweiss and Heidi lies a complex country of cohabiting cultures. It not only has four languages, but the cultural variety to match
With sublimely perched old churches, watchtowers and castles dotting its fantastic mountain scenery, xxxx has to be one of the most beautiful countries on earth
Whether you know it as the ‘island of sin’, the country that entered the EU only as a half, or, as the tourist brochures love to point out, ‘the island of Aphrodite’...
xxxx is yet to come within most tourists' comfort zone, but having become a democracy, it is now knocking on the doors of Europe, and is a safe and welcoming place to visit
A country that seduces travellers with its unfalteringly familiar culture woven around café terraces, village-square markets and lace-curtained bistros...
a place with sapphire beaches as spectacular as Croatia’s, rugged peaks as dramatic as Switzerland’s, canyons as deep as Colorado’s, palazzi as elegant as Venice’s
xxxx is no longer the peninsula's best-kept secret, but it's easy to escape the crowds. xxxx has an old-fashioned charm, with medieval castles, picture-perfect villages
Awaking Sleeping Beauty–like in the 1990s from her hardline communist isolation, xxxx was a stranger from another time. Her long-suffering people were a little dazed...
History buffs of WWII are well served. Tragically, xxxx found itself in the middle of that epic fight, and monuments dedicated to its battles can be seen everywhere
...endless miles of aquamarine coastline, sun-bleached ancient ruins, strong feta and stronger ouzo. The people are passionate about politics, coffee, art and gossiping...
Unravel the history of Bohemia and Moravia, the two ancient lands that now make up the modern xxxx and you’re unearthing the history of Europe itself.
xxxx's arts, film and rock music have taken the world stage by storm and killed off the hackneyed old stereotypes of desolate pit villages, lovespoons and teashops
Shoved successively between Russian pillar and Nazi post, tenacious little xxxx stunned the world when it played David and Goliath with the might of the Soviet Union

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