Today's chapter will not be dedicated to the description of records but will be specialized for knowledge of one from most impressive and rather forgotten corners of Europe. So, let's visit South Italia, where deserted rocky small town of Craco is to be found.
Nature History Museum, established in 1892, belongs to most important Pretoria Museums. Nowadays, this institution serves as a research and documentation centre of South African flora and fauna.
Who is accustomed to grandiosity and hospitality of Czech spa towns, so he would rather shade his pretensions, staying in Slovakia. So, Rajecké Teplice, a locality, situated not far from Žilina, could be an example of difference between Czech and Slovak balneology.
Corsica belongs to unnumerous line of Mediterranean islands which is took out from standard level with its atmosphere, architecture as well as excellent delicacies.
Distant South Africa belongs to richest countries of this continent, where quite strong influence of European civilization could be followed. And such civilitation put a base to its foundation. Anyway, in our new serial, you can get more interesting information.
Short visit of Mongolian capital Ulanbatar would not be too attractive but such stop will often be starting point for trips across Asia. The distances seem to be rather small. No wonder, Mongolia's surface is so big as the whole Europe!
Today's chapter will describe the metropolis, situated in east part of Siberia. Irkutsk belongs to biggest Siberian towns. It is very important stop of Trans-Siberian Line, close to beaches of Baikal Lake.
This bay is also known as Lim Canal, and you can find it on west coast of Istria, six kilometres distant from the town of Rovinj. The canal is nine kilometres long and was established with inundation of karst valley.
Travelling in Far East, we have a look to Siberia again. As a target of our today's and next journey, it will be two important Russian towns, which are also important stops of Siberian Railway-Line at the same time. The town of Nowosibirsk is bigger, 1500 kilometres distant from smaller but much more interesting town of Irkutsk (it is approx. 40 hours train -journey).
It could seem to be rather ridiculous to say a person, not being informed about a situation, that you wish to visit mountains in the Ireland. Anyway, your general idea aboud emerald island could fuse with neat plain, coloured into thousands of green islands. Nevertheless, the contrary is right: the Ireland has its mountains, not one mountain range only. And all are wonderful.
Last chapter is describing picturesque Pacific group of islands.
This chapter will make you acquaintance with small town of Sigatoka and Nadi, the third greatest town of Fiji Islands.
In today's wandering through Russian towns, we visit Republic of Tatarstan, its capital Kazan, one of biggest metropolis of Russian Federation.
The Islands of Fiji drew the attention of Europeans since their discovery. The colonizers were really shocked when they found that a cannibalism was done there. Anyway, at present, this picturesque group of islands became very popular and rather safe locality for spending holidays. (to relief of many persons).
The whole day on feet!
Now, we transfer from Spain to the neighbouring country of Portugal.
In 2010, the town of Bardejov became a winner of competition, as the most beautiful Slovak locality. Just in 1986, the town got the appreciation of prestigious UNESCO-ICOMOS European price, and later, in 2000, Bardejov was, as the second Slovak town, registered in UNESCO World Heritage nature and cultural Survey.
Afterthat, when we said good-bye to Marketa and Pepa (they continued their trip to Bolivian beach of Titicaca Copacabana) we left by bus for Arequipa, the second biggest town of Peru.
The Ireland is to be said that it would be rough country, becoming fine by means of its type of whiskey. And such fact is double so valid at west coast. Although this area is whipped by winds and rains, it conceals some from most beautiful countrysides of Europe. So, Galway Bay, including the town of Galway, situated in its north - east point, belongs to such jewels, of course.
Our second excursion to the Titicaca Lake was headed for Taquille Lake, where the countryside could remind the Mediterranean. So, we left, (together with Pepa and Marketa,who arrived to Puno early morning) for the pier. Here, we met a man, who sold us the tickets yesterday, and he lead us to rather luxurious vessel.
The 11th day of our journey was dedicated to Gibraltar (this area is not loved by Spaniards), important navigation point, connecting Europe with Africa.
We arrived to Puno, after sleepless night, at five o'clock in the morning, and were contacted immediately by accommodation beaters, as this became usuall during our stay in Peru. The first man offered us the rate of Sols 15 per a night, and such offer was acceptable.
The tenth day of our journey we made a trek in Sierra Nevada Mountains and climbed up to the top of Veleta (3392 m), the second greatest peak of Spain.
A picturesque Slovak countryside is to be characterized by extraordinary high number of castles. According to some statistics, its density there is the highest one in Europe! If we could put down all buildings, including those that ceased to exist, where it could be difficult to discover some stones at leats, its number could reach two hundred units!
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