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1. Jackson Hole, USASearching for fun and absolutely unique vacation in winter we are obliged to mention Jackson Hole in Wyoming, USA! This is the paradise for everyone keen on winter sports - ideal ski conditions, fascinating resort offering cozy accommodation among the surrounding white beauty. The name was given to this fabulous place by the mountain men, who explored it and were struck by the almost vertical slopes they passed entering the valley, like hole's walls. Today the region is one of the most famous ski destinations, where all peop...
Published on 28/12/2011 14:16
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1. The Wave, ArizonaA true expression of nature's powerful skills as an artist, the Wave is simply mesmerizing with its smooth shapes and bright overflowing colours. Situated on the verge between Utah and Arizona, it was formed over 190 million years ago by water erosion of sand dunes, pressed in stone. The area is accessible only on foot through a 4-5 mile hike, yet its tremendous scenery is worth every bit of effort.2. Yellowstone National Park, WyomingVolcanic rocks of black obsidian, geysers and hot springs are trademarks of the oldest and ...
Published on 28/12/2011 08:00 1 comment
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1. Bora BoraA Polynesian gem nestled between the beautiful Barrier Reef and the turquoise blue lagoon, Bora Bora is a synonym of exotics and sun. Luxurious spas, dramatic tropical landscapes and island tranquillity would give you a unique Christmas experience of a lifetime, away from the snowy hustle of the urban festivities. A charming isle like no other, Bora Bora is perhaps one of the most romantic and pretty sunny destinations worldwide.2. DubaiOpulent and ultramodern, Dubai is certainly one of the planet's top metropolises, a proof that, w...
Published on 28/12/2011 08:00
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1. Hussaini Hanging Bridge, PakistanIn the world top scariest bridges, the Rope Bridge nearby Hussaini village in Pakistan is definitely in the first place. The bridge crosses the River Hunza and has become famous all over the world as one of the most dangerous bridges. This fame is absolutely deserved because when the brave adventurer steps on it, if he finds where to put his feet on, because of the great holes between the wooden steps, the bridge starts to swing and there is a big chance to lose control, step in empty or just panic and freeze...
Published on 28/12/2011 08:00 1 comment
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1. The Castle Keep, NewcastleThe Castle is medieval fortification, located in Newcastle upon Tyne. As a matter of fact the City of Newcastle was named after this remarkable structure. Initially the construction was created of motte-and-bailey design and later, in the 12th century it was replaced with a stone built structure. It is believed that both 8th century cemetery and a Roman settlement were disturbed during the construction of the castle. Nowadays, part of the Roman settlement still exists under its foundations. Everything from hospital,...
Published on 28/12/2011 08:00 1 comment
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1. Texas State Capitol, AustinTexas State Capitol in Austin is definitely the most emblematic place to see in Texas. This gorgeous building rises proudly with its height of 94 meters and fascinates the observer with its beautiful architecture in Italian Renaissance style. The building hosts the governor and the legislation offices and is furnished in gorgeous style with many portraits and sculptures of all the previous governors of Texas and the presidents of the Texas Republic. The State Capitol, which was originally built in 1888, ...
Published on 23/12/2011 08:00 3 comments
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1. Nile, AfricaWith the length of 6,650 km, the river Nile is recognized as the longest river in the world and the queen of rivers. It springs from two main sources: the Lake Victoria in Uganda and Tana in Ethiopia, respectively known as White Nile and Blue Nile, and flows in the Mediterranean Sea. The river Nile passes through the largest desert - Sahara and therefore could be described as life-giving force of the African desert territories. It is certainly remarkable for the fact that exactly the valley of the Nile is one of the cradles of hu...
Published on 23/12/2011 08:00 2 comments
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1. PrambananPrambanan is a temple complex, the largest in Indonesia, consisting of many separate temples in the typical Hindu style, as the main temple is 47 meters high. The complex is situated in the province of Java and was built in the 9th century. Being so ancient and beautiful provokes many tourists to go and visit the sacred place. The amazing architecture among the surrounding beauty of Indonesian nature landscape offers a view not to be missed and the feeling that you have the unique chance to touch such a spiritual place. That makes P...
Published on 22/12/2011 08:00 2 comments
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1. Sequoia National Park, CaliforniaWith its towering trees, inspiring waterfalls, soaring mountain peaks, spectacular valleys,  flowering meadows and of course the giant sequoia forest, the  Sequoia National Park is one of the most frequently visited unspoiled treasures of the United States. Established in 1890, it is the second oldest in the country and the California's first National Park. The grandeur and the scale of those reddish giants is really impressive, but the park also boasts many easy foot trails, which lead to undisturb...
Published on 22/12/2011 08:00 1 comment
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1. Crescent Lake Oasis, Gobi Desert, ChinaCrescent Lake is a magnificent and extremely beautiful spring located in the Gobi desert, about 6 kilometres south of Dunhuang city in China. It is embraced by the Echoing-Sand Mountain. The water of this living oasis is used by the farmers and the local people and that, combined with the lack of the rain in the area, led to the gradual disappearance of the lake, which has existed for thousands of years. The lake can be seen during your exciting journey on the Silk Route. 2. Umm al-Maa, LibyaUmm Al-Maa,...
Published on 21/12/2011 08:00 1 comment
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1. Wat Rong Khun, ThailandWat Rong Khun is different from any other temple in Thailand and in the whole world. It is an interesting mixture of the traditions of Buddhist architecture and contemporary modern art. The temple is almost entirely white - no other colour is used for its decoration. It is decorated only with small pieces of reflective glass, which give a spacious and enchanting appearance. White was chosen because it represents the purity of Buddha and the glass which symbolizes his infinite wisdom, which illuminates the world and the...
Published on 21/12/2011 08:00
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1. Vienna Christmas Market, AustriaVienna Christmas Market or Christkindlmarkt is not only one of the oldest one in the world but also the most popular. It is located in front of the town hall - a marvellous building in Neo-gothic architecture style. Since the middle of November visitors can pick up Christmas gifts or enjoy delicious cookies from nearly 150 wooden stalls. The park located near the market is also an attraction with its decoration resembling the gingerbread cookies and colourful lights. The Rathausplatz can offer something for ev...
Published on 20/12/2011 08:00 1 comment
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1. Tongariro National ParkThe natural beauty of New Zealand is the reason why tourists visit this country. Only there nature reveals to people such a rich diversity. In New Zealand, which is located on two islands there are 14 national parks, where forests, mountains, fjords, volcanoes and rivers are the main and most valuable landmarks. At the heart of the North Island of New Zealand there are three active volcanoes, which are quite impressive and are renowned as the Tongariro Volcanoes situated in the magnificent Tongariro National Park. It i...
Published on 20/12/2011 08:00
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1. Medellin, ColombiaWhen it comes to Christmas decoration, Medellin is the ultimate place to visit. The second largest city in Colombia will charm you with numerous and colourful lights. Each December has a specific theme for decoration which tries to be even brighter and shinier than the one from the previous year. The greatest gathering of Christmas lights can be seen across the Medellin River which also becomes the busiest place during the period. It feels like carnival of lights, street performers and all sorts of candy sellers. If you wan...
Published on 19/12/2011 08:00 1 comment
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1. St. Basil's Cathedral, RussiaOne of Moscow's most inspiring places is the St. Basil's Cathedral, impressing with both its appearance and bold architecture. The whole building is dyed in various colours and patterns, which, together with the interesting cast of the domes, give a great deal of originality and charm. The cathedral has a total of eight separate chapels, each topped by a colourful dome, while a majestic golden-topped tower rises high in the sky, glistening in the sun. Built in 1561 on the famous Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral ...
Published on 19/12/2011 08:00 2 comments
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1. PetraAn emblematic cultural site in all of Jordan, and gorgeous Petra is rich in over 800 beautiful monuments, bequeathed by the Nabatean people. The city is prominent for its unique architecture, cut in the harsh pink-reddish rocks and for its impressive conduit system. A spectacular compilation of temples, tombs, baths, streets and interesting buildings with colonnades, the ruins reveal a deserted image of a once flourishing urban centre. Petra remained hidden to the western world for hundreds of years, enveloped in the high mountains, onl...
Published on 19/12/2011 08:00
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1. Guanajuato, MexicoLocated in central Mexico, Guanajuato is a beautiful and quiet university city and capital of the state of Guanajuato. The city is a safe place to live, with curved colourful pedestrian streets and squares bordered by pastel-coloured houses with iron balconies. In Guanajuato is also the situated the Museum of the mummies with a collection of over 100 preserved mummies, which reveal the secrets of everyday life in the mountain town famous for its silver mines. Callejón del beso is a little street turned into an attraction. ...
Published on 16/12/2011 08:00 2 comments
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1. Old TbilisiThe recent reconstruction of Old Tbilisi was quite expensive, but it turned the city the main tourist destination within the whole Georgia. As a result the old part of the town attracts with its tiled roofs, narrow cobblestone streets and elaborated fretted terraces. The tourist itinerary includes Narikala fortress, "The Bridge of peace”, the park on the riverbank which is the recreational hub of the city - the form of this area will imitate the geographical shape of the country with pathways depicting the borders of the regions...
Published on 16/12/2011 08:00
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1. KenyaYou will surely get dizziness with the dazzling array of animals and birds in Kenya: from amphibians and reptiles to rare birds and mammals, this whole country is a kind of huge reserve, home to the treasures of African wildlife. The visitors are mainly attracted by the exciting safari adventure trips, when you can see some of the most imposing animals in the area, called the "big five”: elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion and rhino. Of particular interest are also the numerous parks and reserves in Kenya, where one could also face the e...
Published on 15/12/2011 08:00
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1. Belgrade FortressInitially, Belgrade Fortress Kalemegdan functioned as Roman military camp in the 1st century, when it was built. Often being an object of battles, Belgrade has a long and bloody history behind its back. The capital of Serbia had been destroyed 40 times, which can be noticed by the fortress's outlook - the wall layers are several, each one representing separate historic period. Belgrade is one of the most ancient European cities although nowadays it is a modern and dynamic city. In 1760 the Fortress took its final appearance ...
Published on 15/12/2011 08:00 1 comment
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1. CaliforniaCalifornia boasts meandering creeks, vast lakes and native trees, forming its beautiful landscape, which makes it really suitable and assigns it a place among the world's most popular golf destinations. To feel the pleasant whiff of nature, you may take a swing near Lake Tahoe. In case you are searching for comfort and luxurious amenities, you may visit the Monterey-area locations, as Spanish Bay and Pebble Beach. Sacramento, Napa and Newport Beach are also among the Californian golf hotspots, offering professional courses at very ...
Published on 15/12/2011 08:00
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1. House of the Blackheads, RigaThe House of the Blackheads is the crown jewel of Old Town in Riga. The impressive building was constructed in 14th century and it has been destroyed by the Soviet Army, but also rebuilt in 2001. The building was used by the guild of unmarried merchants called the Blackheads who were some of the most wealthy and important people in 18-19th centuries. During the 19th century two wings have been added to the original construction and the second floor was transformed into celebration hall. The House of the Blackhead...
Published on 14/12/2011 08:00
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1. Venice BeachVenice Beach is the ultimate place to visit while in Los Angeles. Go to the beach, enjoy the California sun and soft sands, get some tan or surf. You will never be bored on Venice Beach. Of course, you should walk around and explore some of the Venice Boardwalk which is almost as famous as the resort itself. Half a mile near the Pacific Ocean coast, you will be entertained by numerous live performers and street artists. Another thing you shouldn't miss is the sunset in Venice Beach whether you will be on the beach or at some plea...
Published on 13/12/2011 08:00 1 comment
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1. Stari Most, MostarStari Most is the star sight to see in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The bridge dates from the 16th century, the Ottoman period. It was destroyed in 1993 during the War and reconstructed to look like the original. The bridge connects the two parts of Mostar which name is often translated as "bridge-keeper”. The Stari Most was constructed during the reign of sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and was the broadest man-made arch then. Because nothing is actually known about how the stones have been carried over ...
Published on 13/12/2011 08:00
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1. Big Ben, LondonThe most iconic sight in London is the clock tower Big Ben. Although the name was originally given to the great bell of the tower, now everybody knows the tower itself by that name. The Tower was built in 1858 and now it is known as a symbol of both the city of London and England. The design of the Tower, planned as a part of a new Palace of Westminster is in neo-gothic style, the height of the Tower is 96.3 meters and it rises proudly by the Houses of Parliament. Big Ben is the first site to visit in London and definitely the...
Published on 12/12/2011 08:00 1 comment
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1. Postojna Cave and Predjama CastleMore than 20 km of underground wonders, the Postojna Cave is the longest cave system in Slovenia. A ride on a sub-terrain train will take you in a world of whimsical forms and enchanting chambers and halls. Besides the extravagant shapes of the formations, the cave is also noted for the unique fauna, as it is home to the rare proteus anduinus, aka "the human fish”. Tourists can also enjoy a visit to the nearby Predjama Castle - an ancient Renaissance edifice, built within one of Postojna's cave mouths, whic...
Published on 12/12/2011 08:00
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1. Easter IslandEaster Island is without doubt the most popular tourist destination in Chile. The island is located in the Polynesian triangle and is considered one of the best preserves of Polynesian culture. Its Polynesian name is Papa Nui meaning "Big Papa”. The island hosts nearly 900 sculptures made of volcanic rock between 11th and 17th century. The "moai” or the statues reflect the connection between the living and the dead as the statues stare into the inner part of the island. Exploring the mysterious statues of Polynesian ancestor...
Published on 11/12/2011 08:00 2 comments
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1. Buda Castle, BudapestDefinitely the most noticeable thing in Budapest is the Buda Castle. It is an enormous architecture, built and rebuilt in the centuries in order to become a grand palace with 203 rooms, hosting the Historical Museum and the National Art Gallery. Situated 48 meters above the Danube, the Castle is actually gigantic and the Baroque style is exactly what matches its size. There is no use to say that tourists need more than a couple of days to be able to see everything there - statues, paintings, exhibitions... ...
Published on 10/12/2011 08:00 1 comment
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1. Carhenge, NebraskaCarhenge is a contemporary artistic reflection of the legendary Stonehenge. Despite bearing a similar magnetic appeal, it was not created by mystical forces or extraterrestrial intelligence, but by a man named Jim Reinders. An intriguing composition of 38 gray-painted old cars, arranged in a similar way to the stone sanctuary, the Carhenge resembles the historical monument to the extent that you can compare photos of the two sites and find it hard to distinguish structural differences!2. Chernobyl, UkraineA notorious emblem...
Published on 09/12/2011 08:00 1 comment
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December
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1. Sydney Opera HouseThe incredibly beautiful opera is located on the coast of Point Bennelong and is one of the emblems of Sydney. It was opened on 20 October 1973 personally by Queen Elizabeth II with a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and splendid fireworks. The building of the Sydney Opera House includes about a dozen rooms of different sizes for different kinds of cultural events - a concert hall with 2500 seats, Drama Theatre with 500 seats, as well as several small rooms, one of which is located in the inner open-air courtyard. ...
Published on 09/12/2011 08:00
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1. Cliffs of MoherMost of Ireland is covered with a carpet of green fields and hills. Cliffs of Moher are one of the most daring acts of nature in the otherwise gentle Irish landscape. Cliffs of Moher are the top tourist attraction in Ireland.  They are 214 meters high at their highest point and stretch 8 km along the coast. To stay on top of the rocks is quite scary experience. The sound of the roar of the waves, howling wind and the seagulls circling above make the landscape an exciting and unforgettable view.2. Dublin CastlePerhaps the ...
Published on 08/12/2011 08:00 2 comments
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1. Archaeological site of ApolloniaAbout eight miles outside the city of Fier lay the ruins of the notorious ancient city of Apollonia. The city flourished in the Roman period and was home of the renowned philosophical school. Founded in 588 BC by Greeks from Corinth, Apollonia is an emblematic city for the rich cultural-historic heritage of Albania. The Illirian city was the most significant of all the 30 cities in the ancient world, named after God Apollo. It is therefore home to many archaeological sites from different periods - Roman, Greek...
Published on 08/12/2011 08:00
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1. The White HouseThe single place you cannot miss in Washington, D.C., the heart of American politic life - The White House. It was built in the early 19th century in neoclassical style with white sandstones, which gave it the name. The first president to enter the White House was John Adams, followed by Thomas Jefferson who made significant improvements in the construction. At first, the White House was accessible for the public but due to events such as 11/09, now you can visit the Old Executive Office Buildings if arranged in advance. Even ...
Published on 07/12/2011 08:00
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1. Santorini, GreeceSantorini is a volcanic island in the Cyclades team of the Greek islands and is considered to be one of the most preferred holiday destinations along with Crete and Mykonos. The island it remarkable with its white-washed small houses into the traditional villages, built on tall cliffs, and its own active volcano. The local architecture is interesting mixture between Venetian as well as Cycladic architecture, which is mostly visible in the capital city of Fira. Visiting the magnificent Santorini you can enjoy long walks on it...
Published on 07/12/2011 08:00 1 comment
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1. Margarita Island, VenezuelaOn the northern shore of Venezuela there is the little piece of paradise, called Margarita Island. It can offer beaches for any taste and demands - deep or shallow, full of people or not, with hot or colder water, with or without waves... The island offers also and a lot of interesting places for sightseeing, like churches, castles and unbelievably beautiful nature, which can take your breath away. There is an interesting thing for everyone, because the place is tourist centre and is prepared to meet the needs of t...
Published on 06/12/2011 08:00 2 comments
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1. Giant's CausewayBeing part of a geological complex, The Giant's Causeway extends from Irish Sea to Scotland. The curious hexagonal shapes of the rocks (as if whittled with instrument) are formed after the rapid cooling of the volcanic rock. The native mythology's version of the creation of the 40,000 basalt columns is rather intriguing - it explains that the hunter warrior Finn McCool built it to serve as a linking road to Scotland. In 1986 UNESCO pronounced the Giant's Causeway World Heritage Site. Drawing the interest of geologists and sci...
Published on 06/12/2011 11:47
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1. Golden Gate BridgeRecognized as one of the most emblematic symbols of San Francisco and the United States, the Golden Gate Bridge extends on the length of 7.5 miles and links the city of San Francisco with Marin County. The structure could be described as a sensory beauty featuring light, sound and color, and could be crossed by foot, car or on bicycles. The bridge is certainly the most photographed one in the world. With its massive construction, beautiful design, tremendous towers and great span, the Golden Gate Bridge could be described a...
Published on 05/12/2011 11:29
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December
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1. Dobshinska Ice CaveIce Cave Dobshina is located in the national park "Slovenian Paradise" and is unique karst formation, created by nature in the past nine centuries. It was discovered in 1870 by Eugene Rufi. Dobshina is 1388 m long. The largest room is 120 meters long, 12 meters high and the floor is covered by 26.5 m ice layer. The view there is simply stunning. In the national park you can also admire unparalleled canyons and mountains. There is located also the longest cave in Slovakia - Stratenska.2. Bojnice CastleBojnice Castle is the ...
Published on 05/12/2011 09:06
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1. Buyuk Han, NicosiaBuyuk Han (the Great Inn) is the oldest public building from the Ottoman period located in the capital city of Cyprus. The Han was originally built to provide accommodation for rich travellers from Anatolia and its windows were situated really high in order to protect the merchants from burglars. It was also used as a prison, and the headquarters of British troops on the island as it resembles a fortress. Buyuk Han and in the square around it, are full of shops and cafes. In the summer they are filled with peo...
Published on 04/12/2011 19:18 1 comment
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1. Adolphe BridgeAdolphe Bridge in Luxembourg is a national symbol of the independence of the country and is one of the most attractive sites. Many tourists go to this amazing bridge to enjoy the beauty of the arches and the amazing architecture. It was built in 1903, after three years of work. Its designers were the French Paul Séjourné and Paul Rodange from Luxembourg. Called by the citizens "The New Bridge", it was indeed named by Grand Duke "Adolphe Bridge”. Today it is the most visited place in Luxembourg!2. Notre-Dame Ca...
Published on 03/12/2011 13:28
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1. Caernarfon CastleOverlooking the picturesque Seiont River, Caernarfon stands as the most majestic castle in all of Wales. Built by Edward I as a strategic stronghold and a center of royal power, the castle's monolithic building was to resemble Constantinoples architectural glory. From the unique hexagon towers to the daunting crenellations, every accent of the castle was designed to instill admiration. No wonder that Welsh tales and legends speak of Caernarfon as the '”fairest castle that man ever saw!”2. Penrhyn CastlePenrhyn Castle is ...
Published on 02/12/2011 13:01
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1. Trakai Island CastleThe building of the Castle began in the fourteenth century, but the very castle was completed in several stages. It is situated on an island in the Galve Lake and has been a centre of great importance for the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and also a very strategically situated. Nowadays the castle has been renovated but its style and appearance from the fifteenth century are still preserved. This is the most interesting and attractive site in Lithuania.2. Vilnius Old TownThe capital of Lithuania is famous for its old town dist...
Published on 02/12/2011 12:22
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December
2011
1. Grand Place, BrusselsGrand Place stretches in the very heart of splendid Brussels. The central square of the city is perhaps the most prominent destination, as it is a mélange of wonderful architectural masterworks, world class restaurants and the best entertainment spots that the Belgian capital could present to its guests and citizens. The square is especially picturesque in August, when every two years a beautiful flower carpet is designed over the whole surface and hundreds of people gather to contemplate on the magnificent sight and ar...
Published on 01/12/2011 14:38 1 comment
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December
2011
1. Corcovado Hill, Rio de JaneiroCorcovado Hill in Rio de Janeiro is definitely emblematic for Brazil, famous for the one of the kind 38 meters high statue of Jesus. The top of the hill, where the statues is, can be reached via a rail way or a road, and that is definitely the place, which no one, who has arrived in Brazil, could miss! Tourists go to see that statue and enjoy the view of the city, which is really breathtaking. The statue of Jesus, with hands spread as if he is blessing all the people is so inspiring, especially seen on hill, tha...
Published on 01/12/2011 11:54 2 comments
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