Orava Castle, is one of Slovakian icons, is known by almost everyone, but only a few know about the remarkable village below. Oravský Podzámok is not only the gateway to one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia, but also offers a number of interesting architectural gems and attractions.
After visiting Quepos and the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park, we set out on another journey through beautiful Costa Rica. Along the Pacific coast we take a local bus to Puntaneras, located on a small promontory in the Gulf of Nicoya and is the capital of the province of the same name.
Today we continue in our tour of American cities. From Orlando, Florida, which we visited last time, we headed far west, all the way to Houston, Texas, which is said to be the best culinary scene in the US. But that's not the only thing you can look forward to.
Since we like hiking, today we will take you to one beautiful place. Our starting point will be the picturesque village of Liptovská Anna (Liptovský Mikuláš District), the origin of which dates back to the year of 1396.
In the south of Slovakia, less than 100 kilometers east of Bratislava, you will find a picturesque town with the same name on the Nitra River. It played an important role in Slovak history and many monuments have been preserved to this day. Let's have a look at the most interesting places together.
Do you plan to spend your holidays in Italy this summer? How about at least once trying to swap the sea for a lake. I promise that you will not regret this decision.
Zborov Castle has been increasingly a popular destination along its more famous counterparts in the northeast of Slovakiasuch as the historical monuments of the town of Bardejov and Bardejov baths, Zborov Castle (Makovica). It is a national cultural monument and, like the village at the foot of it, it tells an interesting story of its past.
After visiting the exotic Puerto Jimenez and the surf paradise of Matapala, we take a bus along the Pacific coast to the north. Our next stop is Quepos and we are still in the province of Puntaneras. Quepos is about 60 kilometers from the capital of Costa Rica - San José - and is a kind of gateway to the popular tourist park Manuel Antonio.
The Florida city of Orlando is clearly one of the world's most visited destinations. Tens of millions of people come here every year. The most interesting in this city are local amusement parks. We have already taken you to some of them - Islands of Adventure, Walt Disney World or Universal Studios Orlando.
Blockheide Nature Park is located near the border of Bohemia, so if you are spending your holiday in South Bohemia and looking for an interesting tip for a trip, do not miss this engaging nature reserve.
Visit Yorkshire Dales National Park near the beautiful historic city of York in central England. There is a peaceful and beautiful green English countryside and dozens of opportunities for easy relaxing walks.
The monastery high in the mountains has for centuries been a refuge for the Benedictine monks, who are here guarding the miraculous statue of the Black Madonna of Montserrat. Maybe you belong to pilgrims who will go to her to worship. But even if you do not believe in miracles, take a day trip here from Barcelona. It is an exceptional and impressive place.
Today we will take all tourist enthusiasts to the picturesque village of Kalameny, which is located in close proximity to the famous Lúčky baths. From here we head to the highest castle not only in Slovakia but also in Central Europe - the ruins of Liptov Castle.
Approximately thirty minutes of drive from the town of Golfito to the small port of Puerto Jiménez, a small town in the province of Puntaneras on the Osa Peninsula. It is probably the cheapest and fastest way (about half to three quarters of an hour) to get to this southern tip of Costa Rica. There is also a regular flight here because there is a small airport in Puerto Jiménez. However, it only holds about 4 passengers, and the flight price is countless higher than for cruises. At the same time, if you are lucky, dolphins will join you on a short journey.
Summer holidays are an ideal time for family trips, so today we invite you to one of these. Our destination will be the Polish village of Nedeca (Niedzica), located in the Spis region, near the Slovak border in Lesser Poland.
England's largest national park attracts the most beautiful views, deep valleys and some sixty crystal clear lakes. There are many organic farms and microbreweries, it is also a gourmet paradise. I stopped there on my way to Scotland and at the first moment I felt pitty that I didn't reserve more time.
Summer is in full swing. We take you to a place which is great for families. A serene location, sandy beach, shallow coastline…
Not far from Dunajská Streda (near the famous Slovakiaring road) there is a refuge not only for felines - the Malkia Park. Today, we invite you to stroll through this unique park, which is primarily a rescue station for animals that were placed under inappropriate conditions.
From Panama, we head northwards to neighboring country of Costa Rica. First we choose a flight to the town of David, which is relatively close to the Costa Rica border, and the interstate flights are very convenient. From there we take the bus to the border, the journey with the locals is really cheerful, but we are well on the way - the small port town of Golfito. Just be careful that the customs officers do not forget to stamp your passport, which is a little messy. Otherwise, you will cause many problems. On the border there is a duty-free zone, many locals come here for shopping and there is really a great bustle, at the same time there is a lot of restaurants and various kiosks where you can refresh yourself.
You can do anything in Columbus, Ohio. You may even have a some hard time to even decide where to begin. To visit all the museums, various festivals and other places of interest for tourists you would definitely need more then just a day or two. But we will try to make your travel a little easier by choosing a few tips.
Austria is an increasingly popular destination with us, we can go on a trip to the lakes and the mountains, all by car and the road does not take us more than a few hours. Moreover, it is a neighboring countrys. It is a pity when people avoid trips around the corner and prefer more exotic destinations.
Croatia, a popular destination not only for Czech tourists, is becoming increasingly popular. It boasts beautiful nature, beautiful towns with charming streets, a long coastline with beautiful beaches and more than a thousand of islands and islets.
Panama is a relatively bland country that lies in the shadow of Costa Rica's increasingly touristy tourist destination, with the infamous Colombia on its other side. Nevertheless, a large number of flights to Central America are conducted through Tocumen International Airport, which is located 24 kilometers from the capital city of Panama. And because there are good land and air links between Central American states, there are more to visit in one trip. They accept classic US dollars everywhere (although with a worse exchange rate), so there is no need to exchange money and the Panamanian Balboa has the same exchange rate.
Today, we see the nature of Ohio. Either you can set out for short and easy trips on paved walkways, or make hikes into the wild.
Oaxaca is the last stop in Mexico that we would like to mention. At first I did not know how to pronounce it properly, "Oakhaka", but it was probably the nicest city on the way to Mexico that we had visited. However, our journey there was quite adventurous, said mildly.
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