It is 9 p.m. Streets are almost empty yet you are in Tasmania's largest city which is home to almost quarter of million people. The reason is simple - the city is so vast nobody stays in downtown in the evening. However, it is quite lively and busy during the day. Still, this is a noise and business of a quiet harbor city where is no reason to hurry. Apart from rising number of tourists, there are no radiant tomorrows for the city iteslf.
Before we get to Asuncion we need to ride through Gran Chaco which spans across Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. It covers most part of Paraguayan north where most of the war with Bolivia took place in the 1930s. Paraguay won it. The reason for the wall was that both parties mistakenly believed to hold oil resources. Today it is just empy wasteland covered of grass and trees.
Yosemite valley (situated in the area of the park of the same name) is encircled by grey granite rocks rising atop thick forest. El Capitan is the most well-known granite massif. This rock is a place where amazing climbers from all around the world come to. The Nose is the most famous climbing trail. Half Dome is the second most well-known summit. Its name comes after its shape.
Today we begin our new series on Nordic cities. For following 11 Saturdays we tell you where the traveller Magdalena Radostova went and what saw there.
After amazing Le Mont-Saint-Michel one wouldn’t believe there is something else as amazing as this place. Still, we have several tips for you where to go.
We visited the most beautiful landmark in Trencianske Teplice last time - Hammam. We also entered the spa park and then admired Kursalon. Today we continue in our walks to explore many new buidligns and beautiful nooks.
I thought that I would not find a country which is more diverse than Scotland or Iceland. I was wrong. Tasmanie is an island south from Australia. It is almost as large as the Czech Republic. However, it seems like Scotland, Portugal, New Zealand all at once. Moreover, there are all kinds of animals you have seen only in documentaries about nature.
Santa Cruz de la Sierra is the largest city in Bolivia. It is situated in the central-eastern part of the country far from the Ands. It stretches on flat land. It is remarkable to view the city from bird’s eye perspective. It is of eliptical shape consisting of three bypass circuits (anillos). These are interconnected by radiales – main roads to which are given numbers clockwise. There are 27 of them. The city looks rather like a large village for its low buildings and quite life. There are, however, several more expensive streets with luxury goods. Nobody is in hurry in this city. Locals like to sit on benches and rest. Wristwatch seems like a decoration than a useful accessory here.
Yosemite National park i sone of the parks in the territory of the Sierra Nevada mountain range (California) It is considered an important park yet i tis ot the oldest one. Also, i tis under UNSECO World Heritage protection, it was listed in 1984. Every year, many tourists go there, mostly in summer. Therefore, it is for the better to do many things in advance. Mostly mountain climbers from all around the world go there as well as people who simply love nature.
Finnish national parks are considered among the most beautifulin the world. There are thousands of lakes in the southwest of the country and, in the Baltic Sea (near the coast), many islands covered of untouched nordic nature.
War movies fans think of Normandy mostly as the landing site for the Allied invasion in July 1944. However, Normandy has long and rich history. Its flag has three golden leopards. The people of Normandy call them „les treis cats“ - the three cats
We visited the selected landmarks, tasted spa waffles and decided to try local healing water. There is no better place to enjoy your treatment than in Hammam, an iconic building in this small town.
If you like tourism and beautiful trips come and join us for one easy walk to the Small Carpathian mountains. We start at Plavecky Mikulas village. There are several marked tourist trails going on into the landscape.
It is an amaizng experience to buy tickets in Bolivia. It also tries nerves of you and the person who tries to sell you them. We buy tickets to Samaipata village in Sucre. Samaipata is on the way to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, supposedly the last city in Bolivia we would visit. Our intention is to rest for a while in Samaipata for we have been in large crowds for the last couple of days.
Today we will roam around in Moravia, the region of Olomouc. We visit the city of Prerov, a great place for holidaymakers and also an imporant city in the region which is only 20 kilometers from Olomouc.
We ride through a thick forest. Suddenly my daughter screams stop, please stop. She points to a bush before us. The more I concentrate the more I can see it – a leopard! Amazing catch. I take pictures of it instantly. The cat is hidden in the trees. Still, we manage to observe it for a while. We don't disturb it at the moment. Soon we arrive at the center of the park. We immediately show our catch. Nobody believes us. One ranger says that for 8 years he has worked there he hasn't seen one yet. Well, we show him our evidence.
Even though we could write a lot about Loire Valley this one is, at least for now, the last part. Next time we visit another France's region.
Last time we introduced you the history of Trencianske Teplice. Today we set off to explore its landmarks and places worth seeing.
After long time, we visited not the highest but certainly one of the most spectacular of Slovakia's mountain ranges – Vrsatska Klipe.
Sucre is the most beautiful city in Bolivia with the best well-preserved colonial architecture we have seen so far. It is also the cleanest and most well-maintained city in the country. Somehow you can feel the order and will of the people to keep the city nice. I tis elegant, simple by colors, and locals are proud to walk around it. It is more or less of the size of Potosi. Around quarter million people live there. Sucre was added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1991.
Vast mountain ranges and the East Alps stretching across Austria. These are the endless source of inspiration for outdoor activities in any season of the year. The Seckau Tauern is a marvelous mountain range. It will leave any fan of nature and its beauties with strong impressions.
Perhaps it would surprise you that hippos are considered among the most dangerous animals in Africa. Many of the local inhabitants have at least one death in the family caused by hippo. This massive creature has almost no pigment, therefore it must remain in water for days. It washes itself with its tail. Their body makes them mistakenly slow. They can, however, run up to 30 km/h. If it manages to catch a human it can easily split a man into two halves.
For the fact that Loire Valley is a wine-growing region speaks also the area on which wine grapes are grown – around 750 square kilometers. The valley is the main supplier of white wine in France. But let’s leave this beverage for a while for we have to see other chateaus in the area.
Tired of daily routine of daily life we decided to make a vacation somewhere nice. Once we looked at a map, the spa town of Trencianske Teplice caught our attention. It is only several kilometers from Trencianska Tepla.
Another stop on our journey to the north along the eastern coast of Sorfjord coastline is Lofthus – a small village with well known apple orchards. Lofthus is visited by tourists thanks to a steep tourist trail. It goes uphill onto a plateau of Hardangervidda national park. It is a plain area of immense vastness.
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