Mount Etna is located on the island of Sicily in Italy. It is interesting to know that Etna volcano is a self-formed volcano. 600 thousand years ago in its place was the bay. Today, Etna Volcano is the largest active volcano in Europe and thus arouses interest among travellers. Mount Etna is inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.
In addition to a beach holiday in Taormina, you will find several interesting historical monuments that you can visit. In Taormina there are not many attractions, but enough for a small resort town. Therefore, if you get tired of lying on the beach, you can easily find something to occupy yourself in the town.
Belgrade is the beautiful capital of Serbia. Belgrade is named after the white-stone fortress, which the Romans built in 33 BC. The city of Belgrade has a long and somewhat sad history. But today it is a modern youth city in which it is nice to come for the weekend. I would even call Belgrade a city of fun. 😉 The answer to the question: “Why?”, Read in the previous article “7 facts about Belgrade and Serbs that surprised me!”
Siena is one of my favourite cities in the Tuscany region in Italy. Siena is a small city that combines a centuries-old history and beautiful architecture. Siena is known all over the world for its medieval brick buildings, photos of which you have probably seen at least once in one of the travel magazines.
After spending a few days in Belgrade, I paid attention to some features of the city and Serbs, about which I will tell you below. Belgrade is the capital of Serbia, but being in it, I have never had the impression that I am in the capital. Rather, it was the feeling that I was in an ordinary small town.
“Hollywood – the place where dreams come true,” by these words screenwriters described Hollywood in the film “Pretty Woman”. I believed them and therefore thought that Hollywood is some kind of magical place. 🤩 That the famous Walk of Fame, is located in the heart of the district (it is there), and on it day and night walk crowds of celebrities. That in the middle of this whole holiday of life lies a red carpet. In general, as you can see, I have rich imagination. 😇
Santa Barbara is one of the most glamorous cities in California. It differs from neighbouring settlements with magnificent architecture in the Mudejar style. The city of Santa Barbara is located between the Pacific coast and the Santa Ynez Mountains. All this, in conjunction with the excellent weather conditions, annually attracts to Santa Barbara thousands of tourists, and also celebrities and rich people.
Today I would like to tell you a little about Russia and the Russians. This information is useful and interesting for all those who have never been to Russia, for those who are going for travel to Russia, as well as for those who have already visited it. Something what you can’t find in a tour guides.
Living in the city of Düsseldorf, I very often went to Cologne, usually for inspiration. This happened for the reason, because in Cologne there is a large community of creative people that you can meet while strolling along the streets. Both of these cities are beautiful, but only in Cologne I could relax, rest and be inspired.
The German City Bonn is known to the world as the city where the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven was born. That is why in Bonn at every step you will meet various monuments, houses and other attractions related to Beethoven.
I really liked Bonn. A small German town in which it is pleasant to stroll along the streets, admire the architecture, visit the local sights and look at the university where was studied Friedrich Nietzsche.
Our new trip on the Caddo Lake can even be called amusing. The lake remained as beautiful as a couple of years ago, but the only thing that bothered me this time, was the presence of alligators in it. I do not know if they were there on our first visit, or they were transported there by someone until we arrived again, but now it’s a fact. On the Caddo Lake live alligators.
As I said in the previous article, the German City of Düsseldorf is not a tourist city, but nevertheless offers its guests many interesting places to visit.
In Düsseldorf you can entertain yourself by visiting various museums, concerts, theatres, gardens, etc.
I made for you the top 8 attractions of Düsseldorf, which are definitely worth a visit.
I’ll begin my story about Germany from Dusseldorf! Dusseldorf is exactly the city in which we lived for several months of winter. If you do not take into account the weather conditions in this city, and the time of year in which we settled there, then we can say that Düsseldorf is a wonderful city and I fell in love with it with all my heart.
Of all the cities that I have visited in Texas, USA I most liked Houston. Houston – a city with a furious energy. Each time arriving in Houston, I would like to move, go somewhere, do something. I have the desire to dress nicely and simply walk on the streets.
By the way, about the streets of Houston. I do not know about you, but I get excited at the sight of “stone jungle”. Especially in sunny weather. I love to walk around the city and watch on skyscrapers, it seems to me that they kept some secrets. And next to these huge buildings, you feel a grain of sand in the grand universe.
About the Caddo Lake, which is located on the borders of the State of Texas and Louisiana, we learned from the friends. Caddo Lake Is located just 32 miles from Shreveport, Louisiana, and is a state park.
According to history, this lake is named for the Indian tribe named Caddo, that lived in the lake until they were expelled from there in the 19th century. One of the notable features of the Caddo Lake is are flooded cypress forests. They create a romantic atmosphere and attract tourists to this lake.
Dallas and Fort Worth, it is two US cities that are located in the state of Texas. I combined Dallas and Fort Worth in one article because, firstly, they are located in the same agglomeration, and secondly, in spite of its major financial meaning for the United States, they are not very attractive for the tourists.
I believe that if you are going in Dallas for business, you will find many great opportunities, but if you will go to Dallas or Fort Worth like me, as a tourist, you will see that you can spend there the weekend, make a shopping, visit local restaurants, but for sure you will not go there for vacation.
New Year in Vienna, Austria. Do you want to fly to Vienna for the New Year holidays? And if yes, what you can do there?
Have you already celebrate the New Year in one of the European countries? If so, you can already imagine about what awaits you, namely, fireworks in the main squares, various street festivals, Christmas fairs and a crowd of people.
Cappadocia. Have you ever fly in a balloon? Have you ever seen a hilly area created by nature, by breaking and weathering of volcanic rocks? Have you ever meet a sunrise and admire hundreds of balloons at the same time goes to the skies?
About this and many other things I will tell you in this article. So, I introduce you an amazing area, which is located on the territory of modern Turkey – Cappadocia!
In this article I would like to give you some practical tips to help you save time and money while traveling in Florence. Each of the tips come from my personal experience, my trial and error, so each of advice has its real value. By the way, most of these tips will also be relevant in any other tourist town.
I think that one of the most beautiful cities in Italy – Florence, no needs special introduction. In addition to its beauty, Florence is also famous for its history and great people who were born in this city. Such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Dante, Galileo and others. Each of them has made an enormous contribution to the development of the city and the world art.
New Orleans is a city in which “there is no reason not to drink.” Such a number of holidays, parades and parties that organise in this city I have not seen yet any where. By the way, because of this, the Americans called New Orleans “The Big Easy”, this name very clearly emphasises the free atmosphere of the city and the light-heartedness of its locals. During the day, the city looks like a normal metropolis, and in the evening turns into the kingdom of fun and debauchery.
Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, as well as its major cultural center. Istanbul is playing a big role in the life of the country that’s why many tourists often forget that the capital of Turkey is Ankara.
Over its history, Istanbul was the capital of four great empires: Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman. For this fact alone is enough to have a desire to look at such an interesting historical phenomenon.
Pulau Perhentian Islands, can be called Malayan Maldives. Perhentian Islands have a crystal-clear water, colours Azure, the endless sea, white beaches, palm trees, and wild jungle. Seeing all these exotic ingredients together, you fall in love with the place at first sight.
Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous castles in the world. According to legend, it is believed that this castle became the creative basis for the Castle Sleeping Beauty, Walt Disney, as well as inspired Tchaikovsky to write the famous ballet “Swan Lake”.
Neuschwanstein Castle is located in Germany in the Alps, in a very picturesque place near the Schwansee Lake. Lake name, translated from German means – Swan Lake. For such reason they call the castle Neuschwanstein – means New Swan Stone.
Jewish Quarter, is a historic place, which keeps secrets of the Second World War. But I’m not going to talk about the War, I just want to share with you information, which I found on the streets of Krakow. There are fond memories, and there are sad memories, for the Jewish people, the memory of the Jewish Quarter of Krakow relates to sad memories.
Planning to visit the birthplace of the great composer Mozart, the beautiful city of Salzburg, I decided not to use the traditional way. Instead of pre explore the local attractions on the internet and then to visit them, I decided to see the city through the eyes of local residents. For this I was thinking talk with some locals, and ask for their advice: what is better to visit and where better to eat.
I even could not imagine that in Shreveport you can find so much entertainment. But I was wrong. I spent a lot of time in Shreveport, to have time to visit all its attractions, but the most interesting and funny happened to me a week before my leaving from the United States, ironically.
Going on a trip, there is always a question of what to do, where to go, what to see, well, etc. So, what is better to do in Krakow?
As I have already told in Krakow there is a large number of historical monuments. Walking around the city you will constantly meet various churches, old buildings, etc. I will not list you all, I will just tell you about the most interesting places.
Krakow is incredibly beautiful city in Poland. And by the way, it is an ancient capital and second most populous city in Poland. And that is also the place of coronation of Polish kings. In Krakow there is a large number of historical monuments and of course, the city center is listed in a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I’ve already talked about the island of Penang in Malaysia, and now I would like to tell you what you can do there. What to see in Penang? Where to go? etc.
Believe my experience, you can be happy in Penang just walking through the streets. Especially on the street decorated with “Street pictures”, or along the coast. But if you will want something more and you decide to get acquainted with the history of the island, or simply look the museums, you can visit next ones:
When I saw for the first time Cairo in the window of airplane, I was surprised by its size and color. I knew that Cairo is Egypt’s capital and largest city of the Middle East, so, I might think that it will be big city, but I even could not imagine that he would be so huge.
As a rule, the plane need about thirty minutes for a landing and during all that time we circled above Cairo. Houses and streets by orange-brown color, attracted me with its mystery. I thought, that I was in a fairytale of Aladdin and I had circling on the carpet-plane above the endless deserts of the East.
I had planned to go to Nice and have looked at the beautiful pictures of the Cote d’Azur on the internet, but just a few days before the trip my Italian friends told me about the Cinque Terre, and I realized that I should go exactly there.
I’m sure I will go one day also in Nice, but comparing the photos of Nice and the Cinque Terre, I had absolutely no doubt what to choose.
Portofino is small, but the world-famous town located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. Portofino was founded by the Romans and named Portus Delphini (Lat.), or Port of the Dolphin. Because of the large number of dolphins that inhabited the Tigullian Gulf. In the past Portofino was a fishing village.
Roses… Idea to visit “Gardens of the American Rose Center” visited me often, but for various reasons I constantly postponed it. One day in the spring, finally I got into the car and drove there.
Gardens of the American Rose Center is located near the city of Shreveport, Louisiana. In May, in the southern part of America it is already quite hot, so I decided to go to there early in the morning, just to be sure I can take a walk easy and enjoy the view of roses.
As I already told, America and the Americans way of living is very different from the European. People, which cross the ocean, in order to see one of the youngest country in the world, will be surprised watching the life of Americans. Fun fact that, also Americans which traveling in Europe, surprised for the same arguments when they see the European way of living.
Recently in the book Amy Thomas «Paris, My Sweet» I read a funny moment, in which she said that the Europeans are very “cold” people, and that in the streets and cafes with her greets only the elderly, the others, overlooked Amy.
Bonnie and Clyde, I think in this world, everyone at least once heard about this criminal couple. Maybe not everyone knew the history of them, but to hear… It’s passed been more than 80 years, from May 23, 1934 when Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and were shot by the Texas Rangers and officers from Louisiana on a rural road in Bienville, Louisiana, United States.
According to Wikipedia: Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States.
In this city lives about 200 thousand people. The population predominantly African-Americans.
From 1863 to 1865 during the Civil War, the city was the capital of Louisiana.
It seems strange to talk about the first flight for someone in 2016, but this topic is really relevant. And there are millions of people in the world, of all ages, who have to make its first flight in the life.
The idea to write this article keep me during one of my own flight. On one of the trips, my neighbors in airplane was an elderly couple Ivanov (name fictional).
Deep in the Alpine mountains, living his life, fairytale village Hallstatt.
Hallstatt is a small village, situated in Upper Austria. Its area is only 60 square meters, the population is less than 1,000 people. The historic center of Hallstatt, is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hallstatt is known for salt miners and its production of salt, one of the oldest in Europe. Salt mining is carried out for 3000 years. For everyone, who would like to visit one of these mines, in village organized excursions.
Of course, you have to be crazy, to fly to Rome for only one day. And try to see all the sights. But this was great experience. During that day I have lived one small life, full of emotions and events.
In the evening, when I had to go to the airport, I was so tired, but very happy.
I wrote for you 10 facts about life in America which surprised me, just to help you preparing for a trip. You can’t read about it in the guides, but you will see it in your travels on America.
Burghausen is a small town in Germany. Very close to the border of Austria. It is small for my opinion, but by European standards is the largest town in the Altötting district of Oberbayern in Germany.
This town famous because inside of it you can find Burghausen Castle, is the longest castle in Europe (1,051 m).
Braunau am Inn, a small town in Upper Austria, which is only 60 km far from Salzburg and 120 km far from Munich.
The city is famous for the fact that Adolf Hitler was born in it. In front of that house is The Hitler birthplace memorial stone, a memorial to victims of the Nazis.
Many times I have heard about the Mayan civilization, their calendar, their progress in mathematics and astronomy, but I have never thought about their history. Where they lived? What they did? And what happened with them?
Arriving in Mexico, I had the opportunity not only to learn a little more about the Maya, but also to see the results of their work, which, by the way, very impressive. The stone city built in the middle of jungle, gone underground and re-excavated in the 19th century, add mystery and enigma to those places.
Cancun – a resort town in Mexico. Very famous for the Americans, but there you can also meet a lot of Russians, Italians, Chineses and citizen of other countries.
When you arrive in Cancun, it is difficult to imagine that about 50 years ago, it was a small fishing village, known only by Mexicans.
One rainy day in Austria, I decided to search in Internet a city that I can visit at the weekend and luckily I found Český Krumlov. Having read that in that city I can see the second largest castle in the Czech Republic, I became interested and decided to visit it.
Getting up early on Sunday, I went on a journey. The weather was sunny and the highway in Europe very comfortable. So, I expected my little trip successful.
Continuing the theme of Malaysia, I wanna to tell you about street pictures, which you can found in almost every town in this country. I will tell you about Georgetown in Penang.
Every year, thousands of tourists visit the island of Penang, and one of the favorite entertainment of tourists – photographing with wall pictures and walk on Georgetown. By the way, since 2008, Georgetown is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Traveling around the world, many times I have met people who would like to move to live out of their country.
Whether it’s Russia, Germany, Austria, Italy any one in any country, there is always a certain percentage of the population who are not satisfied with the rules and laws of the country where they are living.
Verona is a beautiful, old town which annually attracts millions of tourists and romantics. To walk along the famous streets, see the amphitheater, to visit the house of Juliet, to visit local attractions.
Most people associate Verona with William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Romeo and Juliet.” An interesting fact is that the Italians, especially the residents of Verona, prefer to put the first name of Juliet and after Romeo.
Malaysia, sweeps in my mind the name of the wonderful country, and the soul becomes warm and cozy. This was my first encounter with Asia, a unique, amazing part of the world, full of paradoxes and warmth. First meeting took place at the level of feelings when came out of the plane, I was plunged into the atmosphere of warm days and endless sun.
Each of you have probably at least once flew on a plane. To date, the aircraft – the fastest means of transportation available to the masses. Maybe you flying once a year, maybe you build an international business and spend most of your time at airports. Nevertheless, for each flight you have a question: what to do while waiting for?
After receiving an invitation to visit the rodeo I’m was agreed immediately. Because a few days ago on the Internet I was looking for information about when and where I can see such a wonderful event for European eyes.
Rodeo – is a sport where the cowboys compete in the ability to tame a wild horse or bull. Today, the rodeo is a traditional American sport, while it originated in Spain and Mexico.
Everyone knows the story of Zhenya Lukashin of the “Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!” (famous movie in Russia). When, after the pre-meeting of New Year in the sauna with friends, the poor Eugene get drunk and flew to Leningrad instead of his friend. And after he was trying to get into apartment of someone, being sure that it was his apartment.
On the eve of the anniversary of my traveling around the world I was thing how many things have happened over the last year? Thouse events would be enough for 10 years life of the average citizen. I’m also feel like so many years have passed …
Malaysia, Singapore, Austria, Italy, Germany, Croatia, Czech Republic, Russia, USA, Turkey.
“Is there life beyond the ocean?” Or “Welcome to the USA!”
America – is a beautiful and vast country, full of contrasts and surprising phenomena. I don’t think that is also amazing for the Americans, but believe me, for the Russian people there is many fun and interesting. Surely, this proposition is true for any other cultures and nations other than Russian, but now I’m going to talk about the States.
In our land we have a one of small paradise island and name of that – Penang in Malaysia!
That is a wonderful country with beautiful small population, they are very kind and smiling. They are will be happy help you to cross the street, found up whatever you lost, explain you about their culture and country.
I have not yet visited any city in Africa, but it means only that I will! I am sure will come the day when I will get acquainted with its beauties, features and cultures. Africa is one of the oldest continent.
In this part of the world you will be able to plunge into the ancient atmosphere, to see how lived the pharaohs, to touch the wild nature and sunbathe under the scorching sun.
New York – the city of fairy tale, a dream city. Millions of people each year seek to at least visit the city, and at best remain to live in it. When I saw in illuminator of airplane the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline I almost burst into tears.
Still, there is around the world some cities, which is really better to see for yourself.