As we indicated last Friday, today we will take you to the picturesque state of Wisconsin, where we will explore interesting corners of lesser known cities.
Are you fascinated by Scottish castles? Against the dark sky, walls with gothic windows over the centuries lashed with rain and overgrown with rich green grass provoke our imagination longing to know at least a small piece of their stories. Castles and ruins of churches, monasteries and medieval buildings built from the local dark stone are a typical decoration of the beautiful and dramatic Scottish landscape.
In the next few weeks we will set out for the Balkan Peninsula, more precisely for Bulgaria. This European country has given the world many inventions, remarkable personalities, and has opened up many beautiful natural places, architectural gems and cultural customs.
My visit to Scotland was coming to an end, but I still had about 2,000 kilometers to go home. But Scotland is beautiful, so why hurry? So I stopped at several places on the Isle of Skye and gradually reached the highest mountain of Ben Nevis.
From Quetzaltenango we take a bus to Lake Atitlán. It is located in the department of Sololá and in the surrounding area is definitely one of the most famous natural attractions.
There are never enough holiday tips, so we bring you inspiration for places that are worth seeing during the autumn, and are also suitable for families with children. In Lower Austria almost everyone find what they like. Don't you believe?
If you are going to the desert while traveling across Morocco, do not miss the relatively large provincial town of Tinghir and its annexed Palmeria on your way to Merzouga. It is actually an oasis, the last nice place to live before entering the plains leading into the desert. There are over 40,000 inhabitants in the city, most of whom are Berber ethnic. It is one of the poorest regions in the country and you will probably encounter begging children who are accustomed to regular income from the pockets of tourists while staying in the area.
Wisconsin is a state adjacent to the magnificent The Great Lakes, and its charm is certainly the small towns along the highways that connect larger cities like Madison, Green Bay or Wisconsin Dells. And today we will visit these small towns.
Slowly we are leaving Slovenia. Our last voyage will lead below the breathtaking Mangart mountain in the Julian Alps, which proudly rises in close proximity to the border with Italy.
If I could only return to Scotland in one place, it would be either a remote and deserted mountainous island of Harriss, or justified by Skye. And the more I think about it, the more Skye wins.
The city of Huehuetenango is located in the department of the same name, Huehuetenango, which is one of the most diverse in nature and culture in Guatemala. At the same time, it is not very well known and visited, so it is not crowded with tourists. The city itself is therefore such an ordinary city without many monuments, but retains its authenticity. It is rather just a town for a short stop and overnight stay.
Today we take you to a place surrounded by untouched nature where you can relax from the rushed everyday reality. We will set out to the picturesque Low Tatras, more precisely to the village of Magurka, which is part of the village Partizánská Ľupča.
Imlil is a relatively small mountain village located in the western part of the Atlas Mountains, roughly in the central part of Morocco. In fact, it is not so interesting in itself, but still welcomes thousands of visitors every year. You ask why? This is the place where alpine tourism enthusiasts go to the highest mountain in North Africa, Jebel Toubkal.
Our tourist destination today is the city of Riverside, which lies approximately a hundred kilometers east of the megalopolis of Los Angeles. In comparison, it looks like a small suburb with its 300,000 inhabitants. However, if you want to try something other than a traditional overcrowded tourist destination, it is a great cruise destination.
From the town of Bled we set out for another natural gem in Slovenia - the largest lake in the country. It covers an area of over 3 km². We will talk about Lake Bohinj, whose shores provide a wonderful walk around the Triglav National Park.
The mountains in the north-west of Scotland rarely exceed 800 meters and roads usually run along rivers or coasts. Therefore, I would not expect here to be as beautiful and high as Applecross pass. Let's go to there!
From Belize we headed to Flores. As soon as we cross the border, they start chasing us on expensive tourist buses. We will not be fooled, we will cross the local bridge and ask for “non-touristic buses”. Of course, there are regular buses to Flores, which are much cheaper.
The Central Bohemian Region abounds in a number of interesting and beautiful places. One of them is the village of Soběhrdy, where a unique family park with animals and attractions is located.
Today you will take a look at the Italian city of Finale Ligure, which lies in the province of Savona in the Gulf of Genoa (Ligurian Sea) and belongs to the Italian Riviera. Although perhaps Finale Ligure is not well known among classical hikers, many mountain bike lovers come here, because there are nice trails and MTB trails.
Today you will set out on a trip to the bowels of a steamer. Well, not quite, we go to the Arabia Steamboat Museum. On September 5, 1856, a steamer sank in the Missouri River, just 10 miles from Kansas City, carrying approximately 200 tons of supplies for stores in the American Midwest. The Arabia ship had been forgotten for over 130 years, until it was accidentally discovered by an amateur archaeologist in a cornfield, because the river had changed due to erosion.
After visiting the amazing Vintgar Gorge, we move to Bled. This most important tourist center of the Upper Carniola Region is located in the northwestern part of Slovenia and offers several landmarks.
After a whole day in the wetlands in the north of Scotland, I headed west along the coast to get back to the mountains. They are much lower than those in the center of the country, but it does not detract from their beauty. Because of the harsh climates, heather and grass are often not kept on them, often leaving only majestic gray rocks.
Belize is a small country we visit on our journey through Central America, and quite expensive, so we'll just hitchhike it rather than stay in the Caribbean or some tourist activity. However, it is worth mentioning three places.
Today we set out for the Sázava River, which is considered the Golden River. Not only the color of the water but also the fact connected with gold mining in Jílové u Prahy contributed to this name.
We reach the volcano by bus, which stops in front of the National Theater in San José and goes directly to the crater parking lot. The road is quite tiring and slow, a short distance from the top will be delayed by a column of cars in front of the ticket offices (like every national park, this one is also charged).
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