Traveller guide

Azerbaijan, Baku – The Capital of an Oil Country
Published: 9.8.2013
The meaning of Baku is “God’s city.” Is it? You may learn it in the article today.

Scotland: Orkneys – Magical Islands of the North I
Published: 5.8.2013
The Orkney Islands are located on massive cliffs north of Scottish shore. There are 70 islands and only on about 20 there is some permanent settlement.

USA: Philadelphia – Street Life I.
Published: 4.8.2013
I decided to spent part of Christmas in the former capital of the State of Pennsylvania and the whole United States. During my introductory au-pair course I met a Czech with whom I still stay in touch, she invited me to her home in Philadelphia.

Scotland: Edinburgh - Bòidheach prìomh-bhaile (Beautiful Capital) I.
Published: 3.8.2013
When one is in Scotland he/she should’t miss Edinburgh, its capital. This city located near the sea is worth at least several day stay. Still, you should bear on mind that you wouldn’t see everything.

Bolivia, Cochabamba – Lets Go to Central Bolivia
Published: 2.8.2013
Cochabamba is the capital of the Cochabamba Department that cover the area approximately of Slovakia. This department is well-known in the country for its fertile soil thus its nickname is “granary of Bolivia”. Among agriculture products cultivated there are grains, tobacco, sugar cane, potatoes or cocoa beans.

China: A Long Journey VII. - Yinchuan III. A Town of Chinese Muslims
Published: 29.7.2013
As it has been already said in the previous article, Yinchuan is the capital of Ningxia, an autonomous region of the Hui people. Long story short, the Hui people are Chinese Muslims and you may recognize them at first glance for men as well as women wear typical hats.

USA: San Francisco – City in Bay II
Published: 28.7.2013
Next day morning we set out to explore Lombard Street, a street that is world famous for its zigzag character. And really, houses are built to allow everyone who live there to drive in or out on this steep hill.

Spain, Granada: A Blink to the Eternal Silence in the Alhambra II
Published: 22.7.2013
The visitor will feel at home in the Patio de los Leones whose fountain, surrounded by a slim gallery of 124 columns, provides a humane architectonic space put to the service of men, in a miraculous mixture of geometry, light and rhythm.

USA: San Francisco – A City in Bay I
Published: 21.7.2013
I gave myself a four-day vacation in San Francisco in the middle of my two-year au-pair stay in the US. Everyone, who ever was there, never said anything except superlatives and mentioned the difference between east coast and west coast cities.

Srí Lanka: Colombo – A Colonial Fortress
Published: 19.7.2013
There live more than twenty million people in Sri Lanka and 750 thousand in its largest city, Colombo. The northeastern border of the city is the River Kelani and the city itself is situated on Sri Lanka’s western shore. As many present states in Africa, Asia and Latin America, even Sri Lanka had its colonial experience with Portuguese, Dutch, and eventually with British.

India: How I Imagined "Incredible India" III.
Published: 15.7.2013
We spent New Years Eve and New Year on camels back, unusually, in the Thar Desert in Rajastan, near Pakistan border. We danced around fire in the sound of side drums together with tourists from all-around the world. We ate Indian meals with Kari, chili and sand.

USA: Niagara Falls - Between Two Countries
Published: 14.7.2013
I went to a trip to Niagara Falls together with my three au-pair colleagues near the end of my two-year stay in the US. It is an unwritten tradition to visit the Niagaras if you are an au-pair in New York. I haven’t met anyone who didn’t visit the falls or at least wasn’t going to.

Spain, Granada: A Blink to the Eternal Silence in the Alhambra I.
Published: 13.7.2013
«I believe in eternity», said the American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson when proclaimed to see the genius of Greece, Italy and Spain. Without any doubt, Emerson knew Granada or, at least, he had a feeling of how it would be like.

India: How I Imagined the "Incredible India" II
Published: 8.7.2013
What dos afflict one’s soul? Omnipresent beggars, mostly kids who are dirty and usually ill and mutilated in purpose. They try to catch you and making gestures they are hungry…

USA: Pittsburgh – The City of William Pitt
Published: 7.7.2013
I started my two-year stay in the US in Pittsburgh. I had stayed there for four mostly summer months. There I had first experiences of living in a foreign country, adapting to new habits, food, people and I also tried to overcome the language barrier.

CZ: From the Most Western to the Most Eastern Point of the Czech Republic 2
Published: 6.7.2013
For we like to find new interesting trips we decided to travel from the most western to the most eastern point of the Czech Republic. Both places have something in common: they are hidden and perfectly camouflaged; a tiny pathway leads there and it goes through a hilly terrain. Everyone every time thinks he/she is somewhere else.

Italy, Bari: A Trip To South Italy
Published: 5.7.2013
Bari is the capital of an Italian province of the same name. It is also well-known for its port and universities. There is, for instance, Polytechnic University or University of Bari where about 70 thousand students are enrolled (at Charles University study “only” about 50 thousand students).

India: My Ideas of "Incredible India" I.
Published: 1.7.2013
Before I travelled to India I had only uncertain idea of what I can expect from India. I imagined the India I knew from Bollywood movies as I love beautiful colorful saris, clinging bracelets, large earrings and mostly songs of Bollywood.

USA: Washington, D. C. – A Show of Monuments
Published: 30.6.2013
I had visited Washington D. C. during my two-year stay in the US. I had spent there three days for I considered it a duty to visit the city not only for it is the US capital but also for its vicinity. It is about 250 miles/400 kilometers from New York.

China: Long Journey VI – Yinchuan II Tombs of Western Xia Dynasty Kings
Published: 29.6.2013
One of most popular tourist attractions of the Province of Ning-Sia are royal tombs about 35 kilometers from the center of Yinchuan. It is a landmark you just have to visit. We set out there soon after we get an accommodation. After while we found a bus heading to Shun Hing, literary “western Xia Square”.

Algeria, Algiers: Fusion of European and Islamic Architecture
Published: 28.6.2013
The original Arab name of the Algerian capital means Islands. It refers to four islands by the Algerian shore, which later became part of mainland.

USA: New York – Bridges
Published: 24.6.2013
New York consists of five parts – Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Only one of them, Bronx, is located on mainland. Other districts are situated on islands; Manhattan and Staten Islands are on individual islands. Queens and Brooklyn are located on one common island. The city districts are separated with water crossed by about 60 bridges.

USA: New York II. - The Big Apple 2
Published: 23.6.2013
Today in our article we would like to present you few interesting sites you shouldn’t miss during your visit in New York.

CZ: From the Westernmost to the Easternmost Point of the Czech Republic 1.
Published: 22.6.2013
For we like to seek interesting tourist trip we decided to set out from the westernmost place of the Czech Republic to the easternmost place.

Italy, Modena – A City Where You Enjoy Your Meal
Published: 21.6.2013
Ancient Etruscan and later Roman city is located near the Apennine Mountains in northern Italy. The city is in the heart of the region of Emilia Romagna and on its borders flow the rivers of Panaro and Secchia.

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