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SK: A Trip to Castle Bily Kamen
Published: 11.1.2017
Above the old town of Svaty Jur there are forests of the Small Carpathian Mountains. Hidden inside them there is a medieval gem - the ruin of Castle Bily Kamen. In our today's article we visit this Slovakian castle and tell you its story.

Japan, Shrines in Kyoto – Little Ones and the Big Ones – VIDEO
Published: 10.1.2017
Former Japanese capital of Kyoto has about two thousand shrines. Mostly these are Buddhist, about quarter of them is shinto. Sometimes these are vast compounds, in other cases only small shrines hidden in the streets. Let's see some of them.

USA, California: Death Valley – Desert Landscape I
Published: 9.1.2017
The Death Valley national park is named after the valley of the same name which is located in the very park. The name was given during the Golden Rush in the mid-19th century. A road went across this valley down which goldrushers went to reach fortune and fame. They, however, were thirsty, and hungry. They had to kill their oxes and roast them atop burning carriages to survive. For these horrible experiences the valley is named after the death itself.

Netherlands: Rotterdam – The City of (Not Ony) Novel Architecture
Published: 8.1.2017
Rotterdam is the second and very well known city in the Netherlands. Also, it has been considered the largest port in Europe. Today, it is mostly known for its modern and novel architecture.

Sweden: Nordic Cities IX – Stockholm
Published: 7.1.2017
We are in a camp near Stockholm. We set off for a walkthrough in the city yet first we make a stop at Vasa Museum.

France, Champagne  – Wine Paradise I
Published: 6.1.2017
Champagne is home to famous typie of wine - sparkling wine. This historic region is situated in the northwest of France. Unlike Gascony which we visited last week this region is more cold. The proximity to Paris generated Champagne's economic success. However, armies often marched through here to the French capital and they plundered anything standing in their way.

Ireland – Cork and a trip to Kinsale
Published: 5.1.2017
The second largest and one of the oldest Irish cities - Cork. It spreads on the both banks of the Lee River. It is in the south of the country. It is easy reachable when going from downtown Dublin by bus or by airplane. We decided to spend there two nights and make use of one day to walk in Kinsale - a small colorful town, a popular tourist destination.

SK, Cerova – Korlatka Castle
Published: 4.1.2017
Last week, we set off from Jablonica town, crossed the locality of Dubrava, climbed Lipovy Hill and reach Cerova-Rozbehy district. There we visited a beautiful observation tower. Then we traveled into the Middle-Ages because we visited Castle Korlatka.

Japan, Kyoto – A Romantic Journey into the Past – VIDEO
Published: 3.1.2017
It was Japanese capital for centuries. Today, it is far from the size of Tokyo yet it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Should we recommend you but one place where to go, Kyoto it would be.

Kazakhstan – In My Own Way II
Published: 2.1.2017
Last time we learned some practical info on traveling across Kazakhstan and little tidbids about the country. Today, Jolana takes us furhter on...

CZ, Brno – Animal Paradise in the Moravian Metropolis
Published: 1.1.2017
The second largest city in the Czech Republic is home to many landmarks, nature sights or UNESCO-grade architecture. However, it offers a trip to the realm of animals. And we shall take this trip today.

Norway: Nordic Cities VIII – Lillehammer
Published: 31.12.2016
We visit Lillehammer today which was the place where the Olympics took place in 1994. The bus takes us to ski jump bridges. The entire town is right at our feet. We climb down metal steps and we are lucky. There is a ski training taking place just now. We can see skiers in action.

France, Gascony – Hedonist's Paradise
Published: 30.12.2016
Gascony is another of France's historic regions we visit on our journeys in France. It is situated in the southwest of the country bordering Spain. Wavy fields, empty roads, sun flowers, and peace are typical images of this region.

Finland, Turku – Port City
Published: 29.12.2016
The port city of Turku is situated about 2 hours of car ride west from Helsinki. You can take direct bus at Helsinki airport terminal or you can transfer to a small plane on intra-country flight Helsinki-Turku. The city is surrounded by diverse coastline of the Baltic Sea. The River Aura also flows into the sea. Turku was founded in the end of the 13th century. However, people lived in the area as early is in the Stone Age. Soon after the city was founded, Turku cathedral (Turun tuomiokirkko) was consecrated. The cathedral is situated in the center of the city and you can access it easily by public transportation. It is one of the most popular places there.

SK, Jablonica – A Walk
Published: 28.12.2016
Today we take you to the mouth of the Small Carpathian mountains to the town of the name of Jablonica.

Japan, Nagoya: The City of Samurais and Night Life – VIDEO
Published: 27.12.2016
Nagoya is the third largest city in Japan. Many forget to visit it, unfortunately. There are many interesting places and should you have enough time, spend there a day and night at least. You won't regret.

Kazakhstan – In My Own Way I
Published: 26.12.2016
Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world. It covers an area of 34 Czehc Republic. Our neighbor - Germany - would fit within its borders seven times. We don't hear much about this country yet Kazakhstan has been opening to the world significantly. In 2017, it will host EXPO international exhibition. To lure in as many visitors as possible, the country will cancel visa requirements with several countries. The Czech Republic will be one of such. Make a use of this tremendous opportunity to visit this wonderful land.

Lower Austria: Amazing Family Skiing
Published: 25.12.2016
Easy hills great for children but for grown-ups as well. There are ski slopes and tows without long lines. We talk about Lower austria. Mostly, there are blue-difficulty ski slopes and around you can find amusing parks, freeride arenas, evening skiing, and ski slopes suitable for sportsmen. This all is not far away.

Norway: Nordic Cities VII – Bessegen Mountain Ridge
Published: 24.12.2016
We can sleep a while longer. Today is a different day. We are about to climb the Bessegen mountain ridge. Its highest peak is Veslfjellet (1 743 m). It is situated in the Jotunheimen mountain area which is the highest in all Norway (there are 29 of the highest peaks of Norway). A third of the area covers the Jotunheimen national park. It is a beautiful place of steep mountains, glaciers, and beautiful valleys.

Åland Islands– The Capital and the Surroundings
Published: 22.12.2016
About five hours on the Baltic Sea starting at Turku, finland, there is an autonomous Finnish province with population which speaks Swedish- Åland Island. Its capital of Mariehamn is home to local parliament or a post office, for instance.

SK, Gabcikovo – A Town Known for Its Dam
Published: 21.12.2016
In Dunajska Streda district situated about 40 kilometers southeash from Bratislava, there is Gabcikovo town. The first document declaring its existance comes from 1102. In the town, there is a chateau with towers, or St Margarita Roman Catholic church constructed in 1397.

Japan, Tokyo – The City of the Future. Or not? – VIDEO
Published: 20.12.2016
The capital of Japan seems endless. And it is sort of true- it is not just one city but it is seamless megalopolis in the Kanto region. Around 40 million people live there. Still, it is very easy to feel there like in a small town.

Paraguay – Ciudad del Este
Published: 19.12.2016
The last place on our two-week journey across Paraguay is a city in the east of the country – Ciudad del Este. For many goods being smuggled through here it has been called "South-American supermarket". You can buy almost anything in busy streets in downtown. Brasilians and Argentinians go here to buy all kinds of goods mostly electronics whic is cheaper in Paraguay than in neighboring countries. The city was founded in 1957. Today, there live almost 400 thousand people and is the second largest city in Paraguay. The city lays on the River Parana (the second largest river in South America). The city borders with Argentine and Brasil. The Puente de la Amistad (the Bridge of Peace) links it with Foz do Iguazú.

Austria: Great Skiing around the Corner
Published: 18.12.2016
Maintained slopes, snow covered landscape, amazing vistas, mountain air, cozy cabins – all of these are ingrediends for an unforgettable winter vacation.

Norway: Nordic Cities VI – In the Land of the Trolls
Published: 17.12.2016
After a visit in Oslo, there is a long way to our next accomodation - Faksfall camp near Dombås town. Partially, the road takes us along Mjøsa which is the largest lake in Norway. Its total depth is 468 meters.

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