Category Archives: Destinations

Iceland

Iceland is literally a country in training, a large volcanic laboratory where the powerful forces shape the land and reduce the size of a speck surprised. Country’s natural eruptions, the characteristics of the lava, geysers Geysir effusive as the Golden Circle (the original after all they were called), hot springs, cracks and tears and slow grinding glaciers are so cinematic that it sometimes seems unreal . Want to swim in the turquoise pools, standing behind a waterfall to overthrow or walk through a layer of white ice to experience dazzling full strangeness of nature in Iceland.

The landscape is contagious: the hidden energy and a desire to shape the world are the features of Iceland. Bohemian village chief Seyðisfjörður the East, and never miss vibrant Reykjavik. That the net capital, little green, contain higher concentrations of the world of dreamers, writers, poets and musicians, you will play in high spirit runtur, City pub crawl weekend conference. Creatures of Iceland are larger than life as well: there is no better place on earth to come face to face with whales elegant and spitting in Husavik. Flutter By little and puffins bill in their millions along the cliffs towering above the sea.

Located at the head of a fjord, Akureyri is a bustling, cosmopolitan city of Iceland second. Although still a long way behind the capital in terms of population and facilities, excellent selection of museums, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants that differentiates it from sleeping cities, rural areas are found in other parts of Iceland.
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Snow-capped peaks rise behind the city and through the flower boxes in the city, trees and landscaped gardens belie city location just a stone throw from the Arctic Circle. With a lively summer festival, some of Iceland’s best winter skiing, and a relaxed and easy, which is the natural base for exploring Eyjafjördur and east of Myvatn.

Portugal

While it is true that Portugal is no longer best kept in the Iberian Peninsula, the secret, it’s pretty easy to escape the crowds. Even in the most popular tourist resorts of the Algarve, it only takes a short bus ride or a walk through the field to show little frequented places that still offer a sense of discovery – a sentiment close to the Portuguese soul. Portugal has an old world charm, with medieval castles and picture-perfect villages scattered along the coast and winding hills covered with flowers. Of the ancient university city of Coimbra Portuguese favorite refuge of Lord Byron, Sintra, the country’s proud history can be felt everywhere.

Sun-drenched beaches like Cascais and Sagres offer temptations of a more hedonistic. In fact, the dramatic end of the world’s wild cliffs, beaches, dunes protected coves and sand islands off the coast of Portugal has long enchanted visitors and residents alike. Meanwhile, the nation’s capital, Lisbon, and its northern rival, Porto, are magical places for the traveler, river view, cobblestone streets and rattling trams framed by looming cathedrals.

Known as the Statute of Rome of Portugal, Braga compact center is full of splendid baroque churches. Baroque churches, and the clamor of bells, are a constant reminder of what’s in charge here. In fact, Braga has been a center of religious power and the conversion of the Visigoths in the sixth century. Its cathedral, built in the 12th century as Portugal, but was fought by the Moors – is the oldest in Portugal.
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But do not come alone waiting for mercy: the compact downtown pedestrian streets are bustling with cafes and worldly concerns, and students from the Universidade do Minho add except much younger.

Guatemala

Guatemala is a magical place. If you are in the Maya Mountains, markets or a million other things, that is bound to be captivated. People come and stay. Or, leave and return. There is almost too much here, and even the shortest journey that leads to completely different places, with new challenges and surprises. Spanish students come to Antigua, a city nestled between three volcanoes, while travelers looking for more unusual destinations, please contact via little-known places such as Lake Izabal or Nebaj, a Mayan village hidden in a fold the distance the mountains of the Cuchumatanes. And sooner or later, almost all end up in the Highlands – Lake Atitlan is a compelling drawcard …

Guatemala’s Mayan heritage is everywhere. Remote archaeological sites in the Petén is unavoidable, the fascinating city of Chichicastenango adheres to pre-Hispanic beliefs and rituals, even now. St. Lucia Cotzumalguapa, however, offers a glimpse into the mysterious Pipil culture, with some stone heads and scenes carved relief interesting are in the fields and fincas (plantations) in the city.

Sure, of Guatemala, has its problems (most visible in its sprawling capital, Guatemala City), but not the place for fear of his mother fears whatsoever. Travel here once dangerous and uncomfortable, now characterized by ease – you can do almost anything you want, and only limited by your imagination.
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In all the long and serious discussions about where to get off the beaten track in Guatemala, you can be sure that the name of Antigua and Barbuda does not arise. This is fantasy – what the country would look like if the Scandinavians came in and took over a couple of years. It is a place where power lines run underground, building codes are met, the garbage is collected, traffic diversion and stray dogs “disappear” mysteriously in the middle of the night.

Russia

For centuries the world has wondered what to believe about Russia. The country has been reported variously as a land of incredible wealth and poverty indescribable cruel tyrants and great minds, generous hospitality and meddlesome bureaucracy, beautiful ballets and industrial monsters, godly faith and unbridled hedonism. These eternal truths Russians live in equally diverse landscapes of the frozen tundra beaches and sun-kissed, silver birch and fir forests dense and deep, mysterious lakes, snow capped mountains and rolling meadows, those famous steppes. Factor of ancient fortresses, palaces, churches and luxurious swirly spire lost in time of the peoples of wood and you begin to see why Russia is simply amazing.

To get the most from Russia, is the head of the beaten track. After taking in the old favorites like the dynamics of Moscow, St. Petersburg historic and beautiful Lake Baikal dive deeper into the world’s largest country. Visit the sandy beaches and golden season of the old Prussian Kranz, now known as Zelenogradsk in the westernmost region of Kaliningrad, the charming village of Volga River Gorodets, home of popular artists and cake bakers honey Elista fascinating, unique in Europe Buddhist enclave and the location of the City Chess Crazy, mausoleums Dargavs 400 years, ‘City of the Dead’ in North Ossetia, or the hot springs of Kamchatka Nalychevo Valley in the Russian Far East.

Russia’s vast geographical distances and cultural differences mean that no tick of its most outstanding in the way you a smaller country, and the Russian Far East, for example, is the size of Europe. A more sensible approach is to see Russia as a set of countries, each deserves exploration. In a transit through Moscow, has direct flights to a regional center of Irkutsk, to have a vacation of Eastern Siberia, or in Yekaterinburg to explore the mountains of the Urals.
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If places of cultural and architectural interest are what you are looking for, stick to European Russia, which is all the country west of the Urals. If you do not mind occasionally rough and are looking for outdoor Russia, train the eye in the vast spaces of Siberia and the Far East. On the other hand, increase your adrenaline on the ski resorts of the country, best friends and the rivers of the raft. You can also get a bird’s eye view of everything from the cockpit of a MiG-25 unique experience or even from outer space, and getting beaten up in a horn (traditional steam bath).