Finally Beijing. Our journalistic team has battled a series of security checks and we find ourselves in an endless airport lounge. The feeling that the local crowd have to absorb us was not correct. Then we see a smiling Chinese lady and in minutes everyone sit in a luxury air-conditioned bus.
To the New Zealand capital of Wellington we arrived in the evening. We had arranged lodging at some Englishman of CouchSurfing. His name was Mark and he lives in New Zealand for about 6 years. He lived in the southern part of town called Kilbirnie, from the city centre had to take a bus which took about half an hour.
Asia - a continent with many faces, climatic zones and incredible differences. With an area of 44 milion km² and about 4 billion people is the largest and most populous continent in the world.
The nice weather filled our expectations. From one of the local hostels in Taupo, where we spent last night was a wonderful view of snow-capped volcanoes in the National Park (NP) Tongariro, towering above Lake Taupo.
At Hradčany Square in addition to previously mentioned Schwarzenberg Palace or Archbishop Palace you can find other architectural treasures, which we will tell you about in today's article.
The next morning we were going to the next thermal area called Waiotapu, which is lying about 27 km south of Rotorua. Our original plan was that we go from Rotorua further by hitchhiking and the buses we will use just rarely. The reality, however, was eventually reversed.
What attracts most people to the beautiful island of Rhodes, is the sun. To its rays, that oblažují fourth largest Greek island full 330 days a year, people have come here in the Stone Age. Since then Rhodes was continuously "civilized" and therefore lying on its banks an incredible amount of wonderful old monuments.
Our first stop after Auckland was according to scheduled Rotorua represents area of geothermal activity and centre of Maori culture. In Rotorua we arrived around noon by bus company InterCity (journey from Auckland took about 4 hours) and already on arrival we could feel its magic.
The fashion is to fly to exotic countries and bring home the images of white beaches. Paradise of islands, beaches and beautiful nature hides a much closer - in Europe. Greece is a country, that you can´t know during one summer vacation - you'll want to come back again and again.
After a five hour bus ride we arrived at Vienna's Schwechat airport, where we have about another 5 hours to departure. The flight from Vienna to Zurich, Switzerland was relatively quick and calm compared to the other two.
Certainly there are places, that in conjunction with the U.S., won´t listen very often, but these are a territories with size, that cover part of western and central Europe. Endless plains of the Midwest, home of the original Indian inhabitants, but also the land of mountains and inhospitable places with names like Badlands and Black Hills. A decent theme of our next article!
Except the classic exotic destinations such as Thailand, Cuba or the Dominican Republic has become increasingly more people goes to beautiful places of the black continent. Exactly such a location is divine island of Zanzibar, which smells of cloves and white beaches washed by the warm Indian Ocean.
Each of us has a dream that you either meet, or is life just a dream. My dream has always been seen at least once a paradise on Earth, which is almost untouched by human activity - and this paradise is called New Zealand. I am glad that I belong to that group of people who have their dream fulfilled, even at the price that had to touch you deeper into the wallet.
Tropical colonies with remarkable caves is one of six overseas territories of Australia.
Each year thousands of animals migrate across the huge national parks of Tanzania. In this African country live 20 percent of all African animals - Tanzania is the only country in the world that has more than 25 percent of the protected area.
Last trip in Nepal took us to Bakthapur, where we had break on the way from a two-day trek in Shivapuri National Park back to Kathmandu. It is a city (like a suburb of Kathmandu), which is part of the World Heritage List.
Caribbean, where you can see - that is Varadero, the biggest local resort. Despite the annual onslaught of tourists keeps the mood full of passionate Cuban dance, nice people and Caribbean comfort. But do not expect Relaxing holiday here - at the Varadero's Alive!
Vysehrad complex includes many buildings and monuments.
After a relaxing day, in Kathmandu spent especially by shopping of different scarves, beads, clothing and more, we went on a three-day trip to the not too distant mountains to the north. The day before departure, we had the desire to buy a seat reservation at the bus station, but we weren´t successfull.
Light a cigar, which on her thighs thick rolled Cuban woman, have the rum daiquiri from, which on plantations cultivated Cuban farmers, and let spoil you by Cuban salsa performed by Cuban beauties. What spoils the Cuban idyll? Maybe the fact, neither of Cubans, who represent it, never travel abroad and never search on the Internet.
The second day after leaving the five thousand high saddle, we considered as the most difficult part of the journey. It started with no breakfast, which almost could not eat. Apple pie was still quite good, but the pudding, which was to be involved and who brought us next to the bowl, it was almost inedible. Another course, chocolate pudding tasted like hot chocolate because it was not at all th
Tsavo National Park is huge. It is so great that he even had to split into two, so that visitors to his disadvantage in the world: you have to pay at the entrance to each section. But that inconvenience all over - about 21 thousand km² East and West Tsavo Park welcomes you to the lions roar, and maybe you will finally find out, as does the giraffe.
Check with us on one of the most memorable places of our capital city.
After climbing to the saddle, the highest point of our journey, we declined to Bimtang village and there spent the night. The next day long descent waited for us and overcoming long distances, so it was advisable to set off quite early. In the morning Hari annoyed us, because he walked around and looked significantly at his watch, as we already should leave.
On the east coast of equatorial Africa lies wild Kenya, beautiful country with wildlife. Although most people are poor farmers there you can also find a luxurious beach resort with excellent facilities on untouched beaches of the sky blue ocean.
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