Beer. A world-spread beverage yet not all the same everywehre. Do you also like having a cold one at your favorite place? What if you go somewhere further than just to the nearest place? Yes, we talk about world's largest beer festival - Oktoberfest.
We spend the end of the work week in another picturesque French town. Nîmes. There are amazing sights dating back to the antiquity. The most important one is an amphitheater built in the 1st century AD. Its proportions are impressive - 133 to 101 meters. About 21 thousand people could fit inside its auditorium. The theater was designed trully skillfully. There are 124 exits so large crowds could move in and out within minutes.
The Cliffs of Moher are among the main tourist places, a must for almost anybody who visits Ireland. The cliffs are situated in the western part of the country. Buses can get you there quick and easy from almost any place in Ireland.
Over 4200 kilometers of cycling trail, eight top-notch trails with well thought out infrastructure, themed cycling regions, radial cycling trails, new bike parks, trails, and family cycling trails. This all can be found in Lower Austria.
One of the most popular place in Myanmar is Inle Lake. There are couple of interesting things about it. First, there are traditional fishermen. But also, there are unique floating gardens, and many villages built on water - on lake, or the river streaming from the lake.
Otavalo city is located in a valley at 2560 meters above sea level. It is famous for its markets. Every Saturdy there is a large market where locals sell their hand-made products, clothes, and other souvenirs. Otavalo markets are considered the largest and the best in South America. Don't forget to bargain.
When one says Brussels everybody think of somethign different. Many think of the seat of the European Parliament first. However, this is not everything you can find there. Brussels is Belgian capital and also the largest metropolitan area in the country. By Brussels we mean entire territory with over milion people even though the city itself has just over 140 thousand residents. Can you tell the difference?
Karpaz is a point of rest for migratory birds. In addition, there are over 40 orchid species. There are also 7 snake species, yet only three are poisonous. Karpaz is also place famous for turtles and wild donkeys.
Kvetna Garden is our last stop in Kromeriz. The garden is true gem of architecture even on global scale.
Southeast Asia is booming. Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia are in some respects much more developed than we here in central Europe. However, should you like to experience the "true", unglobalized Asia then travel to Myanmar, Cambodia or - as we in this short video - to Myanmar, the country you might know as Burma.
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.
Among Beligum's gems are Brugge, a town in the northwest of the country. It is the most importing urban center of west Flanders. It has been rightfully called Venice of the north. Do you ask why? Well...
This time, I leave Famagusta for Salamina which is about 10 kilometers away. Salamina is what remained of an ancient city. I can see the ancient columns and buildings right upon going through the main gate. The sea borders the ruins on the left. I pass by beautiful fountain decorated with statues up to the agora. On the opposite site, there is a pool and next to it a luxurious spa decorated with mosaics and frescoes.
Before seeing other sights, we would like to present you couple of interesting facts on Lyon.
The last day in Rome was the perfect day for a trip off the city. We visited two different places. After Villa d‘Este we decided to set off to Frascati. There is Villa Aldobrandini. Frascati is situated 20 kilometers southeast of Rome. A train departs from roma Termini to here regularly. The ride takes half an hour. But bear in mind that the train departs from a pretty remote platform. So don't go to the train station at the last minute.
Last week, we concluded our article on Kromeriz at Podzamecka garden which is listed as a World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It is amazing nature gem of this picturesque city.
Anyone who asks me where to from Chiang Mai, Thailand, gets the advice to visit Doi Inthanon national park. I recommend the very same trip also to you.
Over seven thousand professional salsa dancers, many dance schools, bars, and salsa clubs - this all is Cali, or Santiago de Cali as it full name sounds. It is the city of salsa. Salsa is not just entertainment here. It is the way of life of the Caleños, the local dwellers.
You will fall in love with Antwerp immediately. Why? Once you get off the train, the train station will amaze you. You will see its interior which can rightfully be called marvel of architecture.
Famagusta or Gazimagusa was the name of Ammochostos meaning "buried in sand". Local terrein is flat yet fertile. Visible are green pipeline leading here water underwater from Turkey. It has been operating only since 2016. Water is scarce on Cyprus.
Last time we got the first glimpse of Lyon, mostly its cuisine and gastronomic traditions. Toda,y we learn more on sights and interesting museums.
We decided to leave Rome on Sunday for Tivoli, a town about 40 kilometers away. Formerly, this was a place where Rome's rich went to recreate because they had their summer residence there. Today, tourists are most intrigued to visit the magnificent Renaissance villa – Villa d'Este.
During our walks in Kromeriz we reached Archbishopric chateau on Snemovni sqaure. We follow up on our last week's walk and explore more of beautiful places in this city. Before entering the cahteau, we visit the Mlynska gate which is a part of city's fortification.
The climate in the mountains in the north of Thailand is very different to the south of the country. Mountains usually rise as high as 1500 meters. Temperatures can easily drop below 10 degrees Celsius in winter. That's why strawberries are grown here, for instance. The mountain climate is great for high-quality arabica coffee as well. About 50 kilometers from Chiang Mai town, there is a coffee plantation I went to visit. It was there where I finally realized how much work is behind one simple cup of coffee.
A city in the mountains, palm trees, coffee plantations, well-preserved houses and their colorful balconies and flowers - this is Salento. A paradise frozen in time.
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