Old maritime and fishermen tradition, delicious vine, friendly French, beautiful weather, blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea… All of this lure in millions to rest from worries while getting some of the southern energy. The French Riviera is not the cheapest area in Europe yet it is worth it. You wont be disappointed.
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.
Den Haag is surely the most attractive city in the Netherlands. Its atmosphere makes it a great competitor to the famous capital of this small yet rich country. If you think there is not much to surprise you than you are plain wrong.
The name of the city reffers to Quito tribe, original inhabitants of the area. They lived here before the Incas and the Spaniards. The Spaniards reached the area in 1534 and founded San Francisco de Quito settlement. At first, there were only 204 people who lived in what is the present historical district.
On this very day we take you to the Spanish island of Mallorca situated in the western regions of the Mediterranean Sea. It belong to the Balearic Islands autonomous region. As it is winter now, the beginning of the year is the best time to plan a summer vacation. The following lines should introduce you to this amazing, shiny island.
The view of the city of Rio de Janeiro offers a unique combination of city and wildlife. Simple houses and skyscrapers framed by rock formations on the hills, white beaches and blue sea with tropical forests in the background, all this is Rio de Janeiro. Every year, the annual carnival procession of Samba is encouraged by the tourism industry and 700,000 tourists will come to visit.
The city consists of several districts. To get around downtown it is the best if you travel by subway or bus. Botofago and Flamengo were the first areas in the southern zone inhabited by residents. Botofago was named after one of the first inhabitants of João Pereira de Souza Botafogo. There are many museums, theaters and cinemas, but also a varied nightlife. Flamengo, on the other hand, is quieter with large colonial and apartment buildings.
The capital of the autonomous region of Sicily and Italia's fifth largest city- Palermo is situated in the north of the island. Everyone who likes history, architecture, and great cuisine would love it here. The city was founded in the 8th century BCE. Its strategic location made in an important trade and political center. For hundreds of years the city was under the rule of the Arabs and you can still notice their influence on city's architecture, or even cuisine today.
Santiago is the capital of Chile. It is the first stop on our three-week long vacation. The city is surrounded by the mountains. About 6 milion people live there. The journey there is quite long (it took us about 14 hours). You won't regret it, however.
This time we leave Europe to visit Africa, Morocco (the Kingdom of Morocco) to be precise. 32 million people live in this country in the north of Africa. It is a beloved sea resort where also many landmarks are located.
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