Just how grand and appreciated is Neuschwanstein Castle? Well, it’s been featured in a lot of films and has been the inspiration for the sleeping beauty castle, yes THE “Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.” It’s visited by over 1.3 million people a year. Located at a rugged hill just above Hohenschwangau village, it was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as his personal refuge, but was opened in 1886 after his death. The castle was never finished, if it had been then it would have had over 200 interior rooms instead of 14. Three years was their estimation before it was finished, but since Ludwig II wanted everything to be perfect, it took longer and wasn’t finished even at his death 17 years later. Neuschwanstein Castle is well equipped with the modern technology of their time like toilets with automatic flush on every floor and even an air heating system for the entire castle. In the courtyard, you can find an astonishing inner garden and even as far as an artificial cave. Of course we can’t forget to mention the two story Byzantine style throne room, with paintings that depict angels, which ironically does not have a throne since Ludwig II […]
In the peaceful place of Cornwall, a paradise awaits those nature lovers and enthusiasts. A garden filled with so many varieties of flora that you’ll be staggered on the actual count. The Eden Project was opened to the public back in May 2000 and it has since then collected plants from all over the world and placed them in the artificial biodomes. But all of this is not only for show, it has become a great source of knowledge towards a better sustainable future. Located there is the world largest greenhouse, the Rainforest Biome. All the sights and smell of a rainforest just within your reach. The Tropical Biome gives you a glimpse of all the tropical plants you might have only seen in pictures. The Mediterranean Biome displays arid plants like olives and grape vines, there are also various sculptures present. Then there’s the Outdoor Biome which shows plants that grow on the temperate regions of the world like lavender, sunflower and hemp. Other important things that they show and demonstrate are the different products that come from the plants. And just with a transfer of a biome, you can literally experience the climate and flora of other countries. […]
Opening a bottle of French wine on a beautiful sunny day and enjoying your favorite ravioli while gazing at the Paris skyline is the definition of a perfect day. Paris is one of the favorite cities of millions of travel enthusiasts around the world. Thanks to its vintage cobblestones streets with lights shining on the surface, while incredible music and delicious food are all around you. Paris is a city that is divine and takes elegance to its best!
Apart from all the fun things you can do in Paris, your wallet might not find it funny, as it is also a very expensive city. Money is known to disappear quickly in restaurants, bars and visiting attractions if you’re not smart. It won’t be a happy feeling finding your bank balance trippin’, trust me! Are you planning a trip to Paris? To save you from trouble and your checks from bouncing, here are some of the best tips that have helped me stay in the budget on my last trip to the city of love and romance.
Are you planning to spend a peaceful weekend or a nice holiday in Siena this Summer? If so, you will certainly be interested in knowing the events in Siena that will take place in July of 2016, the middle month of Summer during which the city of the Palio comes alive with folklore and exclusive occurrences. In addition to the center of Siena, during the month of July events will take place also in Chianti, Val d’Orcia and Val d’Elsa.
The main events in and around Siena in July 2016
The Palio of the 2nd ofJuly itself is the first event for which you should already be looking for a nice accommodation near the city center! A practical advice on this regards: choose the Hotel Italia in Siena, a 3-stars hotel near the city walls, but outside the restricted traffic zone. Booking a hotel near the center but outside the restricted traffic zone like the Hotel Italia allows to reach the hotel by car, but also to reach Piazza del Campo easily on foot, with a nice walk of 15/20 minutes, to enjoy the race and the parade with historic costumes, the decorations of the square and all the multicolored folklore that surrounds this historic event.
Known as one of the longest beach in the Mediterranean with its 18 km long beach trail, it’s left unspoiled and beautiful. Giving each and every tourist a picturesque scene, not only that but the beach itself has soft sand and the water is quite shallow. One of many known tourist destinations, but surprisingly it’s never crowded.
No kind of heavy development is allowed so it remains preserved and protected. This is the best beach for those who long for a great tan, due to the fact that there are only a handful of trees; the shade is scarce. So yeah, get ready for a tan whether you like it or not.
People who don’t believe in fairy tales have obviously never heard of Lake Bled. With just one look you get the impression of myths, magic, royalty and other surreal ideas. Just head towards the Julian Alps, northwest of Slovenia to experience a popular and otherworldly tour.
One of the most fascinating sight in this tourist destination is the small and peaceful island in the middle of Lake Bled called Bled Island. At first sight, that island might seem a little lonely and sad, but it actually isn’t. A church was built during the end of the 17th century, it was dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and it had Gothic frescos and Baroque equipment. Presently, weddings can be held here and it happens quite regularly. It’s even considered good luck for the groom if he carries the bride all the way up through the 98 stone steps that leads to the top.
In Poland, you can discover the highest and the most alpine out of all the mountains, the Tatra Mountains. Sure the Alps is an astonishing beauty on its own, but many have looked to the Tatra Mountains instead. Actually, almost everything you look for in a mountain can be found here. There’s the breathtaking view, scenic valleys and relaxing lakes. Of course the place and the trails provide a perfect place for skiing, hiking, mountaineering and such; the highest summit being Mt. Rysy.
Hikers from the most experienced to the beginners can find the perfect setting to enjoy the mountains. You can choose from the 275 km of marked trail, don’t worry because there are indications for the various difficulty. Keep in mind that the color marks on the trail doesn’t signify the difficulty, it actually indicate the routes. The best time to hike is around 8am, be sure to check your equipment and supplies for water, food, jumper, etc. For the extreme adventurers, a p