Traveller guide

Netherlands: Kinderdijk – Wind Mill Village
Published: 15.1.2017
When you say the Netherlands everybody think of wind mills. These are symbol of this prosperous country and have been for a long time. The mills were built to drain water and dry terrain in lower attitude. Such mills are all across the Netherlands. There are, however, several places where you can see more than just one or two.

Sweden: Nordic Cities X – Stockholm – Around the Islands
Published: 14.1.2017
We sail along Djurgården island, a home to several itneresting museums. One of them is the Vasa Museum (we wrote about it the last time). The island used to hold the game and was fell right under the king. Nowadays, there is Ekoparken Park. The only park in the world situated at the heart of nation's capital. There is also the oldest amusement park in Sweden and Rosendal, a beautiful chateau. Moreover, the ABBA Museum was founded here in 2013.

France, Champagne – Wine Paradies II
Published: 13.1.2017
Last time we mentioned the unconditional surrender of Germany in Reims was celebrated with Champagne wine. This historic moment is commemorated by Musée de la Reddition. The building which houses the museum is the very same building where American General Dwight Eisenhower had his temporary HQ. There are photographs, strategic plans, or various military artifacts which you can see at the museum. The price is worth a shot - 4 euro for adults.

Poland – Cross-Country Skiing in the Jizerske Mountains
Published: 12.1.2017
Jakuszyce village is situated in the Jizerske Mountains but in Poland, mere six kilometers by E65 road from Harrachov to Szklarska Poreba. People who love historic landmarks will be probably disappointed but people who love relax and sport will love it there. In the summer season, bikers can make a use of a vast network of trails as well as walkers. In the winter season, high altittude and climate make the area around Jakuszyce a great place for cross-country skiers. They can ride on 100 kilometers of ski trails of varied difficulties. These cross-country tracks in Poland are connected to tracks in the Czech Republic.

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.

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