Tips for trips
Two weeks later we go again to the Tatras. This time we visit a small village of Tatranska Lesna. It is located almost in the middle on the road from Stary Smokovec and Tatranska Lomnica. On one side it borders with the Path of Freedom and from the other side with the mouth of Studena Valley.
Certainly I am not the only one who used services of a lowcost airlines. To be honest, I have never regretted doing this. I was pleasantly surprised that such a journey gave as a bonus.
There are many beautiful views in the Sazava river in the region of Central-Bohemia. One of them is on a rocky top of Hadi Skala. The view is over a valley right in front of the town of Davle, where the Sazava meets the Vltava River. A circular route mostly goes through forests and easy terrain. The route is 6 kilometers long. The start place is the town of Petrov. From there we follow the yellow path.
One Saturday in March, we set out to exploring our capital, Bratislava. We had learned that it has a new landmark. It is devoted not only to tourists from abroad, but mostly to locals. The attraction is the so-called Street of Light.
As the name implies, it is the ruin of Kostelec nad Sazavou castle. The ruins are visible from Hradecice hill, in Cizov u Tynce nad Sazavou natural reservation. After 300 meters of hike a beautiful view to the valley and the Sazava river opens to you.
The heart of the city of Vysoke Tatry is a picturesque village of Tatranska Lomnica. The village is located at an altitude of 850 meters. The village is the largest settlement in the Tatras and, according to many, the most beautiful. Is that really true? That's what why went there to see on our naked eye.
In the heart of Switzerland, in Bernese Oberland is a beautiful valley of Haslital, the colors of which are completed with multifaceted environment of mountains. Together, in the following lines we set out exploring this sought after tourist valley.
Today in the former tourist inn and a prison building with courtyard, there are many knowledge to learn, lots of collections and specimens that are valuable in terms of values and history, but also a lot of educated people. We are in the building of the Museum of the Bohemian Paradise in Turnov.
Today, our steps will lead to the north of Slovakia. We will visit spectacular Orava region, where we visit the unique technical monument – Orava Forest Railroad.
Ski resort Ischgl has for years been considered a lifestyle capital of the Alps. It deserves this attribute not only thanks to the first-class snow pleasures, which you can enjoy winter sports enthusiasts, but also to the number of organized entertainment events.
The village of Litmanova is not only well-known for appearance of the Virgin Mary that happened there on Zvir in the years 1990 to 1995. Thanks, to skiing resort there, that except local skiers there are many skiers from abroad, mostly from Poland.
Region Stubai has many interesting places to see. The most visited include the Stubai Valley, which has the skiing area Stubaier Gletscher, Schlick 2000, Serlesbahnen Mieders and Elferlifte.
In the compounds of the farmhouse built in the early 18th century during the encounter with different traditions and customs of our ancestors. The farm is therefore visited for exhibition of remaining building as well as for a good venue for old Czech customs. During the winter, before hailing the spring, it is the carnival which brings here the locals, neighbors and people from the surrounding area to celebration.
Although this winter is not one of the most generous, in terms of snow cover. But it is still enough to visit ski resorts, which have artificial snow, so winter sports fans still can enjoy the season.
In sunny southern Austria, in the southernmost state of Carinthia, there is a winter paradise. There are well-maintained slopes, perfect snow conditions, and perfect atmosphere. This can get hearts of all fans of skiing and untouched nature.
Although winter is in full swing and snow inspires people to put on ski boots rather than hiking boots. However, it is time to schedule trips for the summer season. Those planning to go to the High Tatras, for example, may rise to one of the easternmost mountains shields, Velka Svistovka (2037 meters). Because the adjacent Kezmarska Biela Voda Valley could be walked through also in winter, many winter hikers will appreciate the following tip.
My trip from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon was relatively fast. Desert crossed by a freeway slightly changed to forests of northern Arizona.
Although winter for us this year is very generous in terms of snow, completely free of snow, we're just left. Although not all ski resorts have sufficient snowy, winter sports enthusiasts will certainly come into their own, mainly thanks to artificial snow.
Despite we have visited well-known Austrian town of Mariazell many times, only recently we have managed to come in the time the basilica was opened. Thus, we have visited this jewel of pilgrimage from the inside.
The town of Tabor is located in Jihocesky Region on the Luznice river. It has about 35 thousand inhabitants and is the second largest town of the region, after Ceske Budejovice. The historical center of Tabor is a landmark reservation, thus it is an important tourist destination.
As many other places in the High Tatras (2314 meters) even Bystre Sedlo is not that well known among tourists. Perhaps, it is given to the fact that there is no cottage that would offer tourists some refreshments after being whole day on food. Or, perhaps, the route is not leading to any of the High Tatras’ peaks. There are only a few people but you will definitely enjoy your time in untouched Tatran nature.
To Grand Canyon, I traveled from Las Vegas. It was about mid-November so I enjoyed cool temperatures. Before I left, I had decided to treat myself, so I entered a first diner I saw and ordered pancakes for breakfast.
The tiny town of Mariazell, which is the most famous pilgrimage site in Austria and one of the largest in Central Europe, we visited for the first time. Like other years, we set out to Austria for a few days, again. We enjoyed a great skiing and a bit of a rest from everyday worries.
This city of 150 thousand people is located in the nearby German state of Bavaria. From Prague to Regensburg it takes approximately two hours by car.
Do you belong among winter sports lovers? Also, you can not imagine a winter holiday without a good snow and well-maintained slopes? Although, I have to admit that in recent years we go with a group on skiing for one week. Usually, we go abroad, but the Slovak mountains, we did not forgot about. My favorite places have been for years the Kysuce and Orava regions.
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