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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Slovakia, Slovenia Serbia,

Part 2 of researching countries of Europe that I put in my Memory Palace.

Slovakia

1- Bratislava (the new Prague?)
I visited here on a Viking river cruise.  It was wonderful.

2- Velvet Revolution link
"Gentle Revolution was a non-violent transition of power in what was then Czechoslovakia, occurring from 17 November to 29 December 1989. Popular demonstrations against the one-party government of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia included students and older dissidents. The result was the end of 41 years of one-party rule in Czechoslovakia, and the subsequent dismantling of the planned economy and conversion to a parliamentary republic."

3- Considered the poor sister of the Czech Republic, not to be confused with Slovenia formerly part of Yugoslavia.

4- High Tatra mountains are a huge tourist attraction. Photo link

5-"Radiocarbon dating puts the oldest surviving archaeological artefacts from Slovakia – found near Nové Mesto nad Váhom – at 270,000 BCE, in the Early Paleolithic era"

6-"Slovakia joined the European Union and NATO in 2004 and the Eurozone in 2009."

Slovenia

1- A major Eastern European Success Story! 

2- First former Yugoslav country to become a member of the European Union.

3- About the size of Switzerland and has produced several Olympic Ski Champions

4- Venetian harbor towns on the Adriatic coast.

5- "The Julian Alps are a mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps that stretch from northeastern Italy to Slovenia, where they rise to 2,864 m at Mount Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia and of the former Yugoslavia."

Serbia (Montenegro was part of this country)

1-"Still suffer an ignominious reputation as Balkan bullyboy cultivated by former leader, Slobodan Milosevic"
 page 349 The Travel Book. Lonely Planet. `

I visited Belgrade via Viking Cruise.  
There was still some destruction present in the Capitol when I was there. 
Otherwise nice city. 

3- "Adriatic Beaches set against spectacular coastal mountains."

4-Kosovo is not a country of Europe. It is part of Serbia. 
"Kosovo, self-declared independent country in the Balkans region of Europe. Although the United Statesand most members of the European Union (EU) recognized Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008, SerbiaRussia, and a significant number of other countries—including several EU members—did not.Apr 5, 2019"
5- Has Europe's deepest Fjord 








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