If you are from Europe, New Zealand is one of the most remote places in the world. In the very distant past New Zealand separated from other continents. Today it is situated alone 2000 kilometers from the closest continent – Australia. In the following weeks we are going to discover and explore many beautiful places in Zealand. Let's start by introducing you to the lesser and more "civilized" part of the country. The Northern Island.
Miami is a big city with all what comes with it – a vast airport, traffic jam on its multiplelane highways, skyscrapers, city parks, coeastline with beautiful beaches, museums, restaurants, etc.
Today we make a beautiful family trip to enjoy some fantastic hiking. We will visit the amazing alpine resort of Stoos rising above Lake Lucerne.
Early in the morning we set out to explore the beautiful Scotish island of Skye. Today, we are about to expect the rain whole day. We are disappointed by that because the place is beautiful. However, as rains are quite common around here it is nothing easy to plan your trip accordingly.
Last time we mentioned that Ravenna is the city of mosaics. Nowhere else in the world are there so many mosaics except for in Istanbul. Also, we mentioned that music festivals take place here.
Archduchess of Austria, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia – Maria Theresa. She was rich, she was talented, and maybe even beautiful. She had it all. Her position, ambition, and circumstances made it so that she faced many large obstacles and some strokes of fate happened to her as well. Her life was fulfilled and long. However, how did she actually live? Can we still see some remnants of her life?
In the eastern part of Liptovska basin at the foothills of the Low Tatras, there is the quiant mountain village of Kralova Lehota. This village is an important junction of the roads from the east, south, and west of the country. Interesting here are both natural and man-made sights which we are going to visit on this day.
The largest US city is not only skyscrapers, shopping and the Statue of Liberty. Borroughs around Manhattan live their own life. Moreover, people from all around the world live there. I recommend you to spend some time in the artsy Brookly or the neighboring borough of Queens. Let's us take a peak how it is like there.
The winter is at full swing. Yet not much snow in Czechia. Many, however, think where to travel to in summer already. In case you love sightseeing, we have a great tip for you. Start to plan your vacation in Bulgaria.
Skialpinism has becoming increasingly popular. Hence we became interested in a relatively new book which contains a selection of the best skialpine rides in the mountains of Slovakia.
In the morning, we set out to beautiful Highlands situated in the northwest. On our way, we pass snow-caped mountains veiled in morning mist. This tempts us to stop and take a beautiful picture. This time we are heading to a place to what we are looking forward the most to – Skye island. A road bloc complicates our travels. It absolutely confuses our GPS which frighten us a bit. We are running of fuel while gaining kilometers and there are not many gas stations around. Eventually, everything works out well and we continue in our journey.
Ravenna is one of the most historic cities in Italy. Between the years 402 and 476 it was the capital of the Western Roman Empire. Today, it is home to almost 160 thousand people. Every year a summer opera and classical music festival takes place here.
One of the most beautiful mining cities in Slovakia – Banska Stiavnica. It is unique for its architecture, history, and atmosphere like anywhere else. Its romantic streets and quiant nooks tempt you to discover this place of long history.
Empire State Building, dozens of other skyscapers, Broadway, Central Park, yellow cabs… Everybody must have heard about the center of New York – Manhattan. Large share of global trade has center here as well as culture, diplomacy, media and fashion. New York is by population the largest city in the US and one of the largest cities in the world. Let's see its streets for ourselves.
Elegant design, unforgettable experience and loads of ice…
The capital of Slovakia received a new and interesting book about it which has recently reached the bookshelves. The perspective on Bratislava is from record breaking facts on the city.
On this day we set off to central Scotland, to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Loch Lomond is the largest Scotish lake with the area of 71 square kilometers, the maximal depth of the lake is192 meters. There are over 30 small islands and we strive for visiting one of them.
Today we continue in our walk in the home of the famous Shred of Torino.
Lower Austria's ski resort are situated near from Bratislava. People who love skiing and winter sports may enjoy several ski resorts, 200 kilometers of ski slopes, and about 100 ski tows.
China's largest city has been attracting attention of foreign visitors. In Shanghai you may get a non-visa allowance to enter the city for 144 hours. If you have a transfer flight there, you may visit the city during that. I spend there 17 hours on my way to New Zealand. I don't regret the time spent there.
On this day we visit a quiant town 2 hours from London. Its inhbitants are proud of their native – the playwright William Shakespeare. Even though he passed away a long time ago you may feel his spirit all around.
Glittering snowflakes all around, tenacious dogs, sweet-smelling cinnamon, a herd of raindeer, and long anticipated aurela borealise…
Autumn is an unusual time of the year to travel. For a long time, we were thinking if to even set out despite less dayilight time, winter, often rains yet Scotland captured us with its beauty and we would eventually buy our flight tickets. There is a regular connection between Prague and Edinburgh. Glasgow is about an hour of car ride from Edinburgh. Yet first we would travel bit further to the west and make a trek in the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.
Perhaps you have heard of this city for its famous Shred of Torino, a piece of shred in which Jesus Christ was wrapped upon his crucifixion. The face apparent on the face of the shred allegendly belongs to Christ himself. The shred has been a subject of debates for long years; much research have been done to prove or disprove its authenticity.
Pilsen has buttressed its art scene since the Middlge-Ages as suggest its Gothic structures, Renaissance houses, modern architecture etc. The landmarks are mostly within city's historical core. I would like to present you a true gem of Pilsen's architecture today. One doesn't necessarily notice it right away for house decor is not within our eye sights. Locals often don't know that they pass by works of art. Today, we take a closer look at sgraffiti by Mikolas Ales, an exceptional Czech graphic artist, illustrator, and painter of Czech history.
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