David Černý may not be a household name, but his innovative and at times controversial creations undeniably draw attention to the onlooker’s eye. Love him or hate him, Černý’s work certainly cannot be accused of being dull or unwitty. Many of his intriguing sculptures lay nestled within the historic nooks and crannies of Prague’s charming cobble-stoned streets, often eluding the less observant passersby.
Cherry trees in full bloom are truly beautiful. An orchard of cherry trees is beauty multiplied. But in Japan, blooming sakuras are a stunning site for which tourists from different parts of the world don´t hesitate to travel the distances. Do not miss this last opportunity to see the best of sakuras this year. Since Sakuras start blooming even in January, these are some of the last opportunities for this year. For example in Nagano, Fukushima, Fuji Five Lakes and Aomori the blooms are best seen from April 2 till April 22.
Ubiquitous sun, hot weather, endless beaches, layers upon layers of blue and dazzling sand. For this picture, a majority would travel pretty long distances. Where are the most virginal beaches mirroring the Biblical paradise? Check out our list.
The result of the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD was thousands of deaths in neighbouring cities. The volcano that had been regularly sending warning signals finally burried two major cities Pompeii and Herculaneum which led to preserving them almost intact, in the shape they were left in, for several centuries. Predictions of volcanic activity today are more advanced than during the times of Pompeii. Nevertheless, tragedies are not always prevented. The greatest tragedy of recent times occured during 1985 in Colombia when the volcano Nevado del Ruiz caused estimatedly 25,000 deaths. Check out the list of active volcanoes around the world.
Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara – a cliché to say so, but still the main attraction for a visit to Cuba. Ask anybody and you´ll get a quite similar answer: „I want to see the country before it changes“. Traveling into a Marxist–Leninist socialist state is a different kind of holiday, catapulting you straight into history . . . Tourism in Cuba has been growing rapidly since the ‘80s. Tourism – now counting more than two million visitors per year – is one of the island’s main revenue sources. But obviously there is much more to this country than history and politics.
Temples although places of worship are also a major tourist attraction in different parts of the world. Some are known for their ancient history, others for the spectacular architecture and others for the hundreds of thousand of people that the volunteers at the temples feed each day.
What would be the night temperature in your home? Between 17 - 19 ° C is considered suitable for a good night‘s sleep. Only two degrees below that – at 15 ° C – the temperature gets very uncomfortable for most people, the usual result being a cold nose and eventually a headache from the cold. Now, reducing that by another 20 ° C will take you to night temperatures in one of the most unusual hospitality concepts you can imagine. And there some incredible websites to visit to learn more about it. Discover ice hotels this winter, and hurry up since the season last only four months each year.
Uganda, Luganda, Buganda – a rhyming trio which describes the capital region of Uganda. Kampala – Uganda‘s capital city – grew from the Buganda Kingdom, today a subnational region surrounding the capital. The area is definitely worth visiting. Luganda, on the other hand is one of the major languages spoken among the people who live in the south of Uganda in the territories nearest to the capital city. Having travelled across the entire country, we end our Uganda Tour in Kampala, where we began.
Cairo - the city that never sleeps. Sitting on the banks of the Nile River, Cairo is a witness to Egypt‘s ancient history and conveys a never-ending energy. In case you have a brief stopover in Cairo, here is a guide to what you shouldn´t miss.
If you are uncertain about which category of monuments would be worth visiting, you could narrow the field by visiting the colourful ones. Doesn't that sound right to you? Colourful buildings do have a couple of advantages to consider. First, not too many of them are famous, therefore your trip will be quite original. Second, the pictures of these brightly colored monuments will be simply perfect.