Lisboa is righteously one of the most visited cities in Europe. Yellow trams, hills, cable cars... You can easily get lost in its colorful streets for hours. Washed laundry waves in the wind, you can drink coffee with locals at one of many great cafes and taste local sweet pastry. You can also just set off to the grandiose Ponte 25 de Abril, a red bridge which looks like Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
There is a small British enclave in the southernmost tip of Spain (Andalusia region known for the cities of Cordoba and Granada mostly). The earliest finding of human settlement dates back to the Stone Age here. A skull of a Neanthrtal man was found there. Later, armed struggles were led over the this strategic area which was annexed by the United Kingdom eventually.
Today, we visit one of the four countries creating the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is Scotland which is situated in the north of the island. The Atlantic Ocean creates its boundaries on the north and the North Sea in the east.
Great performance of the sun and the longest teak bridge in the world in the background. This you can see at only one place in the world.
A while ago we mentioned Dyrehavsbakken, the oldest amusement park in the world. Its name is quite long and hard to pronounce. No wonder then that people call it simply Bakken. It is about 10 minutes by car (20 minutes by train) from Copenhagen.
Summer is the period of walks and relax. Pools, parks, or mountains are welcomed shelters from the heat. We went to Bratislava's green oases this time. Locals and tourists alike find there refuge among trees and flowers.
Wine, coffee, cliffs, waves. The western-most country of continental Europe is of the sort everybody likes. It belongs to the top 20 most visited countries in the world. There are beautiful beaches including the best surf beaches of all Europe. Nature in the inland is magnificent as wel. Culture is rich and cities are lively and busy. Let's visit Portugal!
A beautiful city scenting with orange trees is located in Andalusia, south Spain - Cordoba (Córdoba in Spanish). The city is protected by UNESCO. Tourists are lured in for its Arabic architecture originating around the year 1000. The city was an important part of Islamic cutlure back then.
A town where is a water canal, banana trees, remains of wooden cloisters. Curious looks of Burmese children, and a pleasant encounter with farmer Uman.
Last week we spent some time in Denmark in the second oldest but one of the most popular amusement parks in Europe - Tivoli. Today we visit the Netherlands. Home to the another popular park - Efteling.
The Male Karpaty mountains is a very beautiful mountain range situated in the west of Sloavkia. There are many interesting paleontological and geological localities in the south of the range. The significance of this area led to foundation of a new Slovak geopark - the Sandberg-Pajstun geopark (SAPAG).
Malaga (correct Spanish spelling is Málaga) is the second largest city in Andalusia. It is situated on the Mediterranean coastline. It is a center of the famous Costa del Sol resort.
Castle gates, gigantic royal palace, wooden teak cloister, world´s largest book, the Iravadi river – welcome to Mandalay.
We have introduced you several of the best European amusement parks. We mentioned Tivoli Gardens as well. It is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world.
We visited the town of Master Paul last week – Levoca. We move 11 kilometers to the south to Spisska Nova Ves. This town is considered the gateway to the national park of Slovensky Raj.
The Austrian Alps posses lure to domestic and foreign tourists. They are attractive and there are many marked tourist trails. The Ennstal Alps are also breautiful and interesting for tourists. One of the main summits of the mountain range is Großer Pyhrgas – a limestone giant rising to 2244 meters above Spital am Pyhrn village.
We travelled several days by bike after we left Siem Reap. Even though we didn’t want to admit it, we already felt the rising number of kilometers under our feet. Our departure from Cambodia was getting loser as well. Therefore, we decided to take a break for couple of days and go to Sihanoukville, a seaside town.
Last Friday, we got some taste of one of the best theme parks in Spain. We continue in our tour there today.
Today we visit an ancient town with a complext of the most valuable landmarks in Slovakia. It is part of UNESCO (since 2009) with Spissky Castle and Spisska Kapitula. We talk about beautiful town of Levoca.
Today, we take a look at the eastern part of the island in the direction from Funchal to the easternmost part where are droughts. It seems as if it was not Madeira there. The landscape is vastly different and there grows almost no vegetation at all. It is only after rains when it gets bit of green there. No levada leads to this area. You can find them only in the mountains. The area is inhabited, however. Therefore, some vegetation is actually there.
In the two preceeding articles of our miniseries on the mountains of Lower Austria presenting tips and points of interests for the summer. We are going to continue in this today.
When our alarm set off at four a.m. it took us some time to realize where we were, especially after the strenuous day before. Siem Reap is a small town visited by tourist in large numbers thanks to its Angkor Wat temple complex as well as other temples. The town was still asleep when we hopped on our rented bikes to ride to our next adventure.
There are many large and small theme parks scattered across Europe. We spent last three weeks at Europa-Park situated on the German-French borderline. Today we move 1200 in the southwest direction and land in Catalonia, Spain.
It is not necessary to provide you with some extensive introduction of the High Tatras. These mountains are simply splendid. They lay in the heart of Europe, being a well-known and popular destination among domestic and foreign tourists. Mostly those who love alpine treks travel here frequently. Koprovsky peak (2367 m) is one of the most famous and most visited points of interest there.
I have already presented you with two parts of my story about Malta. Yet there are still places to see. We visit another two inhabited islands today.
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