Today's destination is the city of Rockford, which is appreciated for its charm. The Rock River flows through Rockford. On the right bank there is, for example, Riverfront Museum Park, which includes the Burpee Museum of Natural History, which we highly recommend. It was opened in 1942.
More and more sunny days, but also the ongoing security measures regarding the situation with Covid-19, which prevents us from traveling abroad, result in an increasing interest in trips in the beautiful Czech countryside. However, this also causes an extreme increase in the number of people in the most famous tourist places and roads. So where to go and avoid the crowd? Come with us to the Jeseníky Mountains. On the 60-kilometer route, you can relax from the city parks, enjoy the fresh air without a curtain and you will meet a larger concentration of tourists practically only in the vicinity of Králický Sněžník.
Our last stop in the Bratislava region will be the Marianka pilgrimage site and the Little Carpathian medieval gem - Červený Kameň Castle. We will also visit the breathtaking lookout tower and recommend a family bike trip.
Today we will go back in time together. We will visit the area inland, which is about 2 hours drive from the capital Muscat. These are the ancient towns of Al-Hamra and Misfat Al-Abreyeen. We park and everywhere is deserted and empty.
After visiting the famous brewery, today we will head to the town of Żywiec itself. This city of 30,000 is an ideal starting point for hiking in the Western Beskydy Mountains, it also offers recreation at the picturesque Żywiec Dam and attractive sights with an engaging history.
At the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass in the Mustang district, on the famous route around Annapurna, lies the famous pilgrimage site of Muktinath. Why famous? Muktinath is one of the oldest inhabited areas in the Himalayas, worshiped by both Hindus and Buddhists. Every year, a large number of pilgrims from all over Nepal, India and the rest of the world come here to wash in the sacred baths. Buddhists believe that in Muktinath, the Indian mudr Padmasambhava, better known in the Himalayan regions as Guru Rinpoche, who brought Buddhism to Tibet in the year 747.
Today we will visit sunny California again and look at one of the lesser known cities. Most of you will certainly think of metropolises like Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego or smaller cities like Santa Barbara, Fresno or Sacramento.
Last week we went to explore the Slovak regions. The first of them was Bratislavský, which, despite its relatively small area, offers a number of interesting tips for trips. Today we will continue his visit and we will go to one unusual street and to nature.
Oman is one of the most fascinating countries of the Arabian Peninsula, which I had the opportunity to visit. Already at the airport in Muscat, we are surprised by the cleanliness, pomp and kind nature of the local people. The capital has a population of about 4.5 million, with more than a third of Oman's population living here. Muscat is the seat of the sultan, government and parliament. Muscat is the political, economic and cultural center of Oman.
This time we will set out to explore southern Poland, more precisely the city of Żywiec, which lies at the confluence of the rivers Koszarawa and Soła in the Silesian Voivodeship. We start in a local brewery founded in 1856, which produces one of the most famous beers in Poland.
Our last day in Malaysia has come. We don't want to go too far from Kuala Lumpur and we also enjoyed the beaches a lot, so we will visit the city of Putrajaya. It has served as a federal territory since 2001 and is the planned capital and administrative center of Malaysia. The seat of government moved here as early as 1999 due to the congestion of the existing capital Kuala Lumpur. However, the king, parliament and embassies are still based here.
Today's next chapter of exploring Raleigh begins with a visit to the Marbles Kids Museum, where adults are sure to enjoy. The museum is full of various interactive exhibits. For example, on such a "music playground" TreeTunes, children can create various musical melodies and try out instruments such as a xylophone, banjo, bells and more. In the STEMOsphere room, children can explore the secrets of math and put together various puzzles. In the children's garden they will learn how to take care of plants and nature. The icing on the cake is a cinema hall with IMAX technology with a screen more than 21 meters wide, where popular educational films are shown.
With its area of 2052.6 km², the Bratislava Region is the smallest of all regions of Slovakia. As for natural or historically valuable places, it certainly does not lag behind others.
The Sultanate of Oman offers many beauties and today we will head to one of the country's most amazing sceneries. If you want to experience a wild adventure in Oman, go to one of the canyons. We chose Wadi Shab, due to its availability south of Muscat and on our way back to Bimmah Sinkhole.
Last week we visited the town of Baden in Lower Austria, we already know about its history and perhaps the biggest tourist attraction - spa. Today we will continue to explore. We will look at interesting sights and institutions, recommend a few social events and finally give some tips for trips to the surroundings of the city.
The sobering-up station provides sanctuary for elephants who have fallen into poacher traps or other difficulties. They use their own elephants, who are very ethically trained here (do not really expect any circus, here it helps). Injured elephants are undergoing rehabilitation and, if possible, their return to nature. The station also takes care of moving elephants due to the ever-increasing agricultural area. The employees are doing a really beautiful job here, be sure to come to support them.
After our short excursion in South Carolina we will head to North Carolina, which is the 28th in the US in terms of size and 9 in terms of population. Today we imagine the city of Raleigh.
Join us to the northwest of Slovakia, more precisely to the distinctive region of upper Kysuce. We will visit the border village of Svrčinovec and one unique place in the world - a natural monument of Megonka with the appearance of spherical sandstone formations.
One of the excursions you can take while in Hurghada is visiting the capital of Cairo, the Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.
Approximately 30 kilometers south of Vienna, in the province of Lower Austria extends spa town of Baden (unofficially Baden bei Wien), which was at the time of the monarchy popular place in Austria's elite and now offers a unique atmosphere full of elegance and grandeur.
Our second day in the Cameron Highlands we again take a trip to the tea plantations. We take a taxi and go from Tanah Rata through the city of Brinchang to about 10 km distant Kea Farm, where roses are grown.
Today we visit Charleston for the third time. Before we go to the streets, we will have a few interesting things.
The largest housing estate in Slovakia - Petržalka in Bratislava - hides many natural corners. One of them is the nature reserve Starý háj, which is located in the eastern part of Petržalka, not far from the Danube cycle path (Eurovelo 6).
Today you will take a boat trip, but also into the desert. We sail to the Egyptian Isle of Giftun, famous for its fabulous beaches. And then we go for Bedouins.
After hot days on the sunny island of Langkawi, we move to the coldest area of our journey - the Cameron Highlands. Located at a higher altitude, there are lower temperatures, which is a bit unusual for us in Malaysia. But it is nothing dramatic, the windbreaker and long pants are enough for morning and evening. Our destination for the next two nights is the city of Tanah Rata, which will also serve as a starting point for our two scheduled trips.
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