Tips for trips

CZ, Plzen – European Capital of Culture I
Published: 4.3.2015
In the west Czech Republic, an extraordinary city boasts with rich history, interesting tourist attractions, and cultural experience. The city is Plzen.

Srí Lanka VII: Poya Festival and Buddhist Temples - VIDEO
Published: 3.3.2015
The last day in the countryside of Sri Lanka was just in the day of the last full moon of the year celebration. I desired to celebrate with locals. I was in a non-tourist area. So I could rent a tuk-tuk for whole for great price, and with kind driver. I asked him to ride me to the first temple of the day. Hundreds people in white welcomed me, and thousands incense sticks and numerous flowers as well...

United Arab Emirates II: Dubai - Bastakiya
Published: 2.3.2015
I go on to the district of Bastakiya. This neighborhood preserves the memory of old sea port of Dubai as there are typical Arab houses surrounded with high walls. Hopefully, they will manage to preserve these sights for next generations …

China: Studies - Hangzhou II: Unease at Serene Lake
Published: 28.2.2015
We were returning quite disgruntled from the village of Longjing 龙井. The intrusive lady reminded us again that we are still tourists in China – and given my face, I still will be one.

Iran: Yazd – Place of Preserved Persian Culture I
Published: 27.2.2015
Upon trip to Pakistan last week, today we visit its neighbor – Iran.

SR: Martin – Walks in the City II
Published: 26.2.2015
Last week we saw some of the less known sites in Martin, we return to its historic center today.

Belgium: Mons – European Culture Capital
Published: 25.2.2015
In 2015, two European cities were declared the European Culture Capital – Plzen, the Czech Republic, and Mons, Belgium. Today, we visit the latte. We will introduce you the city as for culture, and history, and recommend you some sights worth seeing.

Srí Lanka VII: Mirissa and Matara - VIDEO
Published: 24.2.2015
Finally the sea! One long and tiring bus ride from the mountains, I stepped off the bus in the town of Mirissa. Immediately headed towards a beautiful beach of two kilometers. On the way, I bought myself a "king coconut" (a young coconut with very refreshing water inside it. Then I just relaxed in palm’s shade.

China: Studies- Hangzhou: Trip to the Dragon Well
Published: 21.2.2015
Upon our difficult arrival at Hangzhou 杭州 we had crammed schedule ahead. Right in the morning, we went to explore how to get to our other goal the village of Longjing 龙井 that is famous for its tea plantations.

Pakistan, Karachi – Metropolis on the Arabian Sea
Published: 20.2.2015
Pakistan is a country that suffers from bad media presentation. News we read about the country are mostly informing us of terrorist attacks that, however, are off tourist areas. This presentation that suffocates other things about the country such as kind people, rich history, beautiful mountains, and divine cuisine.

SK: Martin – Wandering in the City I
Published: 19.2.2015
Today we make a tour in the north-Slovakian city of Martin. In the first part, we introduce you to the places of public life, in the second part, we visit a historic center where we look at fascinating buildings and say something about history of institutes that reside there.

Austria, Carinthia – Nassfeld: Ideal Skiing for Everybody
Published: 18.2.2015
It is winter again. The season condemned by many not only for below the zero temperatures or snow, but because of shorter days which makes some people depressed. However, as for me like many other winter sports fans, I am not afraid of below the zero temperatures.

Srí Lanka VI: Galle – Remnants of Dutch Colonial Glory - VIDEO
Published: 17.2.2015
I feel like I traveled to Europe couple of centuries back in time. Only coconut trees, monkeys, and thirty degree of Celsius don’t match this place. Oh, well, and there probably had not been so many dark skinned people in Europe at that time. The fortress of Galle looks more like a large open-air museum. Dutch and Portuguese colonial architecture is in almost perfect shape there.

CZ, Ore Mountains: Jachymov – Mining and Culture Land of UNESCO?
Published: 16.2.2015
In 1516, the owner of Ostrovske dominion, Stepan Slik, founded the settlement of Udoli sv. Jachyma near silver deposits. The settlement was inhabited mostly by settlers from neighboring Saxony. When the settlement’s status was changed to the free mining town, there lived 18 thousand people n 1533. It was the second most populous city in the Kingdom of Bohemia!

China: Studies – From Shanghai to Hangzhou
Published: 14.2.2015
When we said farewell to Suzhou 苏州, the train took us to the famous Shanghai 上海. Shanghai is the name everybody things of when asked if they can think of a Chinese city. Once it used to be a small fishermen village.

Korean Republic, Busan – City of Camelias
Published: 13.2.2015
Sport fans probably think of Busan in relation to the 2002 FIFA world championship. Busan is the second largest South-Korean city. In its metropolitan area live 4.5 million people.

SK, Small Carpathians – Vapenna Hill
Published: 12.2.2015
Many interesting places not frequented by holidaymakers are in the Small Carpathians. These are mostly hills with beautiful vistas to the surroundings that lure tourists to climb them. Vapenna Hill is one of the three highest peaks in the Small Carpathians and it offers beautiful vistas as well.

Austria, Steiermark – Bärenschützklamm and Hochlantsch Mountain
Published: 11.2.2015
Austria is an alpine country that has many beautiful sights. These are not just ski resorts, or high snow capped mountains. Near the city of Graz in the Grazer Bergland mountains, are two fascinating places worth visiting - Bärenschützklamm (Bear Gorge) and Hochlantsch mountain.

Srí Lanka V: Ella – the best place to hike to the mountains - VIDEO
Published: 10.2.2015
Sleepy town in the south of mountains in Sri Lanka is a magnet for holidaymakers. It offers an ideal place for trips into the vicinity, and pleasant homely-like atmosphere. There are many guest houses with great food, and great climate. When I get off the train from Kandy, I planned to stay over one night. Eventually I stayed there for a week.

CZ, Ore Mountains: Kovarska, Haj Limestone Quary, Medenec
Published: 9.2.2015
Would the Mining and Cultural Landscape of the Ore Mountains became a part of the UNESCO world and nature heritage. Those introduced to the problem believe it would. Yet don’t wait on the decision of the commission. Go on your own to see small towns, settlements, mining sights, and wild nature.

China: Studies - Suzhou: Magical Morning
Published: 7.2.2015
When returned to the hostel we were decided to get up early, get on the roof and start the day with a look at Suzhou in the morning 苏州. Right with the alarm clock ringing we started cursing the idea. Because we did not want to be lame in front one of another we get from warm duvets, and headed to the roof.

South Korea, Gyeongju: Treasures of an Ancient Korean Empire
Published: 6.2.2015
Gyeongju, or Geumseong as it was referred to in antiquity, used be the capital of ancient kingdom of Silla which ruled over two thirds of the Korean peninsula. Today, it is a modern, relaxed city of 250 million. It is the third most popular destination next to Seoul and Jeju-do.

SK, Martin: Jedloviny Urban Forest– Green Paradise at the Edge of the City
Published: 5.2.2015
A place great for relax and sports is at the edge of the city of Martin. Its Jedlovina Urban Forest, longtime place for relax, business meetings, tourism, or just hike in nature. We decided to visit it as well.

Austria, Carinthia – Skiing in the town of Kötschach-Mauthen
Published: 4.2.2015
At the end of the year, we managed to visit Kötschach-Mauthen, a picturesque mountain town in the district of Hermagor. What we loved about this place, and what it offers its visitors is the content of this very article!

CZ, Ore Mountains: Bozi Dar and Around
Published: 2.2.2015
Unlike in the 1990s, we don’t see very often some objects or reservations in the Czech Republic to be included to UNESCO’s World Heritage list. This rare occasion is about to happen again. The “Mining Culture Landscape of Erzgebirge/Krusnohori" applies to be part of the list. Czech and German (Saxon) officials have sent the application. If the land will become the part of UNESCO should be decided in the following year.

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