On a September morning we woke up early to follow the path of the lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park. This series of articles will take you on our safari to Uganda in the form of a photogallery accompanied by short narrative fragments. The weather was not exactly favourable to us, since a slow but persistent rain was falling. We managed to spot other animals, but nowhere did we catch a glimpse of the lions. Then, when the rain finally stopped, we got lucky. At last, a golden silhouette was approaching from afar.
Let me introduce you to Oman, an unfairly underrated country in the Middle East. Disproportionate attention is given to the UAE, Qatar, and other countries in the region. Oman, in contrast, is rarely noted despite fact that it offers a lot.
It is wonderful to experience the glitter and glory of the top tourist spots. On the other hand, the advantage of the least visited places is obvious. Since the number of tourists hardly exceeds a hundred thousand a year at secondary locations, the odds of crawling through crowds of people who have had the idea of coming at the exact same time are next to nil. Check out the most infrequently visited holiday destinations.
As a commemoration of today, which is Columbus Day and celebrated in several countries, we will take you on a trip which is indeed a trip to nowhere - traps in maps. With these copyright traps deliberetely inserted by cartographers, the journey with these maps is actually what Christopher Columbus might have experienced. Have a look at places that are no more than just names in maps.
For all those daring spirits who like to test their limits, overcoming the jagged terrain of the greatest canyons may be the right idea for active relaxation. To make a start, here is a list of a few canyons that will take your breath away.
We continue exploring the Middle East. Since we have given you a short intro into sights and culture of the UAE, it is time to visit another country in the region. You never know when you will have a chance to come to the Middle East again, and it is useful to have in mind what you should see. It is time, therefore, for Bahrain - one of the smallest and richest countries in the world. Bahrain is a small archipelago in the Persian Gulf located between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
All around the world there are places that at some point in time have become accepted as special. Sometimes this is due to the energies these places transmit or to the occurance miracles that, apparently, have occured there. Some of them, meanwhile, have been dedicated to certain saints. Today, we shall discover three.
It is a recipe which has been followed by all classical authors of world literature: if you want the Muse to pay you a visit, leave the noisy city behind and move to a quiet place, where life proceeds calmly and smoothly, without hustle and bustle – a place where the presence of people is so unobtrusive that you will think about it only if you happen to stumble upon a passer-by. A year ago, I discovered such place in the Czech Republic, and after paying it several visits, I have completely fallen in love with it.
We've traveled to the highest spots, the stunning cliffs, the longest bridges... and now we‘ll explore the world's most captivating caves. Colossal spaces, giant stalactites, even entire landscapes are the common features of these subterranean places.
Although a range of health issues confronts a large share of the population, visiting a spa does not have to be a response to health considerations. An enchanting atmosphere derived from the attractive ambience along the promenades, or simply a desire to relax and enjoy peace and quiet can also be good reasons for visiting. For whatever reason: welcome to the Czech spas.