Traveller guide

SK, Bratislava – Franciscan Garden and Summer Reading Room
Published: 7.9.2016
There are many interesting parks, gardens, or other green areas around the historical center of Bratislava. People can rest there in the nature. However, the city center is not necessarily laid out in stone.

Netherlands, Amsterdam – The Largest Party Center in Europe? Or Is It? – VIDEO
Published: 6.9.2016
Most stories about the capital of Netherlands conclude with something which shouldn’t be told to anyone else but the closest. However, Amsterdam is not just a city where crazy parties happen. If you sit on a bike and ride away from downtown you can experience the true Amsterdam, long away from Red Light District.

Portugal – Island of Madeira IX
Published: 5.9.2016
Balcoes lookout is situated at 86é meters above sea level. A comfortable and wide enough road leads there from the trout farm in Riberio Frio. The name fits. It is a true natural balcony giving you the view of what you would consider a piece of paradise.

Romania: Not Only About Count Dracula III
Published: 4.9.2016
We set off to return to Brasov once we saw Castle Bran the said residenece of Count Dracula. We noticed Castle Râşnov, which is not less impressive. The castle sits above a town of the same name.

Myanmar: Country of Many Faces VIII – Trek up Mount Victoria
Published: 3.9.2016
Let's climb up the second highest mountain of Myanmar. Nice weather means beautiful vista over mountains in India and to Bangladesh. There is a complicated road to the base camp. On the other hand, the climb is easy and takes you up to 3053 meters above sea level.

Switzerland, Geneva – The Capital of Peace II
Published: 2.9.2016
Last time, we made a brief note on the fact that Geneva is home to many international organizations and that there is the Palace of the Nations, the UN headquarters.

Germany: Lindau Island on Bodensee
Published: 1.9.2016
Wooden beams on red, blue or yellow Italian-style houses lining narrow streets. Purple flowers decorating the walls and looking like falling rain. Panorama of Alpine giants and their snow-caped summits and the Bodensee coastline. Refreshing ice cream, rays of setting sun and quietly rising moon above the horizon.

SK, Bratislava – Botanical Garden
Published: 31.8.2016
We have already seen the Waterworks garden and its many attractions. We followed the Karloveske river-branch towards the botanical garden at Comenius University, Bratislava. It was a very first botanical garden in Slovakia.

The Netherlands – The Flower Garden of Europe – VIDEO
Published: 30.8.2016
Water mills, tulips, bicycles, water canals, cheese, thousand-year old cities. What do you think of when you hear the Netherlands? This small western-European country is one of the most popular spots among tourists from all around the world. It is great place for students, young couples, families with children, or those who postponed travelling to the end of their carriers.

Portugal – Madeira Island VIII
Published: 29.8.2016
We leave Funchal for Santana, a town on the northeastern seaboard. There are interesting places along the way. We leave the direct rote to see such places as the Madeira’s highest peaks, a stone igloo, and the Faial bay. In case you have not yet visited the cave and volcanic center of Grutas Sao Vicente it is easy to reach along the northern seaboard starting in Santana. As we told you, Sao Vicente is a borderline between the western and eastern parts of the island

Romania: Not Only about Count Dracula II
Published: 28.8.2016
We started exploring Romania, a country on the Balkan peninsula last week. WE saw the towns of Arad and Brasov. This time we set off to the legendary castle Bran which became famous thanks to the famous Irish writer Bram Stoker and the book he wrote. Dracula.

Myanmar: The Land of Many Faces VII – Bagan on a Bike
Published: 27.8.2016
Monumental pagodas over 250 years old are glitter under sun shine. Pointy cactuses rise among temples made of red bricks. There are also bushes with red and rose blossoms. You can hear a clapping sound made by shepherd’s clogs.

Switzerland, Geneva – The Capital of Peace I
Published: 26.8.2016
We remain in Europe this time. Our goal is Geneva which is nicknamed the capital of peace. Geneva is the second largest city after Zurich. It is known as the home of many international organizations (WHO, CERN, OSN etc.). One of its major landmarks is the famous Palace of the Nations (Palais des Nations). We will talk about it next time.

Germany, Berlin – Along the Wall of the Last Century
Published: 25.8.2016
Major reason why people travel to Berlin is its dramatic long history. WE do not necessarily mean the WWII, even though it still is a dramatic experience to walk through a hospital bunker with syringes hidden under dust, rusty beds, or to see the American eavesdrop HQ on Teufelsberg hill as we mentioned it the last time.

SK, Bratislava: Waterworks Garden and the Waterworks Museum
Published: 24.8.2016
We continue in our walks through green spots of Bratislava even today. We will visit only recently opened Waterworks Garden. The garden is located nearby the Danube River in Karlova Ves city borrough.

Portugal, Porto – (Not Just) the Center of Wine – VIDEO
Published: 23.8.2016
Everybody knows port wine. Perhaps you also link Porto the a high steel bridge and its majestic arch crossing the Douro river. Perhaps you would think of wooden boats carrying wine barrels from the inland wineyards. Porto is, however, a diverse city. There is great history, culture, cuisine, and beaches along the Atlantic coast. Every year, an increasing number of visitors visit this city.

Croatia, Umag – To the Sea
Published: 22.8.2016
In case you have only a short vacation and you intend to drive to the sea by car then Umag is a great place in Croatia. It is a port town on the Istria peninsula. Among its advantages are clear sea or beaches that are not overcrowded.

Romania: Count Dracula and More I
Published: 21.8.2016
Romania, a not very tourist-frequented country is situated on the north of the Balkan peninsula. In our miniseries we invited you to experience places worth visiting. Romania is a country of wonderful nature, culture, and unique landmarks. We are going to see some of the latter on the following lines.

Myanmar: Country of Many Faces VI – Pwin U Lwin: Flower Realm and Rainbow Waterfalls
Published: 20.8.2016
Colonial structures, an English-style tower, railway stop, orchid park, bamboo bushland, the view over a botanical garden, motorbike ride, waterfalls and rainbow and a great melon at the end. This is Pwin U Lwin. A town with a hidden face of fresh Burmese beauty.

Jordan – To the Landmarks!
Published: 19.8.2016
We leave Amman for other interesting places in Jordan.

Germany, Berlin – Among Cultures
Published: 18.8.2016
Let yourselves draw into vibrant Berlin, into its districts as Kreuzberg, Neukölln or Prenzlauer Berg. Many tourists like to wander around the Museum Island, Brandenburg gate, or Fernsehturm TV tower in Berlin-Mitte (downtown). As in case of the Eiffel Tower the Fernsehturm can be seen from all corners of the city.

SK, Bratislava – City Beach and Janek Kral Orchard
Published: 17.8.2016
We crossed the new Old Bridge (the last week's article) and reached Danube's right riverbank, the borrough of Petrzalka. After this beautiful bridge, two beautiful landmarks caught our attention. The first one was the water tower. The other a noise coming from around the riverbank.

Portugal, Coimbra – The University Heart of Iberia – VIDEO
Published: 16.8.2016
Coimbra, a student town of 150 thousand is situated somewhere in the middle between Porto and Lisbon. There is one of the oldest unviersities in Europe sitting on the hill above the Mondego river. The university, which is the oldest in Portual, was founded in 1290 – 60 years before the famous Charles University in Prague was founded. Tens of thousands of students at this university make this town great including the nightlife there.

Poland, Warsaw – Forgotten City
Published: 15.8.2016
The largest city of Poland and also the capital of the country. Only sledomly people imagine it an interesting place worthy making a trip. We were very hesitant if to go there at first. It takes 8 hours by train from Prague (for considerable amount of money you can buy a night train). A flight ticket costs around 3000. Eventually, we decided for the cheapest option – a day train ride (a return ticket costs about 1400 Czech crowns).

Myanmar: The Country of Many Faces V – Crossing the Gokteik Viaduct by Train
Published: 13.8.2016
Whistling train comes on time. The rails squeak. We looked down into the mouth of the canyon up form the Gokteik viaduct. What should we see first? The view over scarily deep canyon or slow moving of the train? Welcome to the one of the most famous railroad viaducts in the world.

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