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The first country to be officially converted to Christianity, whose capital Yerevan has been continuously inhabited for over 2,700 years.

Strategically located at the crossroads of central Europe with many easily traversable Alpine passes and valleys.

The largest country in the Caucasus region located at the intersection of Western Asia and Eastern Europe.

This small country offers over 1,000 different beers from 150 breweries and produces 220,000 tons of chocolate per year.

The Bosnian region in the north is mountainous and covered with thick forests, while the Herzegovina region in the south is largely rugged, flat farmland.

A crescent-shaped country in southeast Europe, Croatia extends from the fertile plains of the Danube to the mountainous coast of the Adriatic Sea.

Breaking a nearly 75-year union with the Slovak Republic in 1993, this independent country consists of the regions of Bohemia and Moravia.

With easy access from Scandinavia and Germany adding to its Russian and even Chinese tourists, Estonia has the most cosmopolitan feel of it Baltic neighbors.

Famous for its food, rich culture, wine, restaurants, Paris, literature, history, and art, it is also the most visited country in the world.

The leafy boulevards of its capital Tbilisi look like Paris and its English-speaking young hipsters wouldn’t look out of place in Berlin.

Birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, political science, Western literature, and Western theories of tragedy and comedy.

One of the oldest countries in Europe, founded before France and Germany became separate entities and before the unification of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.

One of the most crowded nations in Europe, said to have more masterpieces per square mile than any other country in the world.

A country with a language, culture, and attitude all its own, yet with a national identity shaped by its surrounding Northern European region.

Sixth smallest country in the world and the only country named after the people who bought it.

Rebellious by nature, this small country played David and Goliath with the might of the Soviet Union and won.

Named after the dark, mountain forests that cover the land, this small Mediterranean country declared its independence in 2006.

Home to the tallest people in the world, 1180 windmills, and the most bicycle-friendly capital city in the world.

A resilient nation that has been invaded or has fought for freedom in insurrections 43 times from 1600 to 1945.

The most westerly country on the European mainland, the country consists of highland forests in the north and rolling lowland in the south.

Was only here for a night, but did get to spend some time in Novi Sad before the rains came while in Belgrade.

Occupying most of the Iberian Peninsula, it is also the only country in Europe that produces bananas.

A landlocked country in central Europe, Slovakia is mostly mountainous except for southern lowlands along the Danube.

Filled with snow capped mountains, serene lakes, and green valleys, along with Swiss chocolate and Swiss cheese.

Separated from the European continent by the North Sea and English Channel, the United Kingdom includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

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Not all those who wander are lost.
–  J.R.R. Tolkien

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