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Visby, The Most Remarkable Towns in Scandinavia

March 5, 2015 |

Visby is one of the most remarkable towns in Scandinavia. Visby is known for the city wall, the Cathedral and many church ruins. During the Swedish summer, from mid-June to mid-August, Visby is crowded. It is one of the best party cities in Sweden in the summer. In 1995 the old city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here are the highlights:Read More

Visit The White Swan in Kaunas

March 4, 2015 |

Kaunas in the centre of Lithuania, is the country’s second biggest city. It has several districts and sites interesting for tourists. The Old Town was mostly built between the 14th and 17th centuries, resembling buildings in Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Open spaces, parks, and places of interest are in the compact New Town as well as some other locations. Here are the highlights:Read More

Wrangel Island, The Last Place On Earth where Mammoths Survived

March 4, 2015 |

Wrangel Island is an Arctic island in Chukotka in the Russian Far East. For its rare Arctic tundra bio-system, home to over 400 rare plant species, it is one of Russia’s UNESCO World Heritage sites. Wrangel Island is a breeding ground for polar bears, seals, walrus, and lemmings. Wrangel Island may have been the last place on earth where mammoths survived. Here are what you can see and do in the island:Read More

Yekaterinburg, Russia’s Largest and Most Important Financial, Industrial and Cultural Centers

March 4, 2015 |

Yekaterinburg is an important industrial and cultural center of Russia. It is official capital of Urals region of Russia. Yekaterinburg is the 4th largest city in Russia. By the 20th century it had become one of Russia’s largest and most important financial, industrial and cultural centers. The city is often said to be situated on the border of Europe and Asia (on the Asian side) and (at least) three symbolic monuments of this can be found near the city. Here are the highlights:Read More

York, The City of Festivals

March 4, 2015 |

York is an ancient cathedral city with a history that dates back to before Roman times. It is situated in Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, England with some of the best preserved historical buildings and structures in Europe. York is a fairly small city – four days is enough to see the major sights although York is a city that reveals its charms to explorers with curiosity and patience. York is known as England’s “City of Festivals” as there are regular cultural festivals every year. Here are the highlights:Read More

Volos, An Industrial City With A Large Port

March 4, 2015 |

Volos is the 5th biggest city (and 3d largest port) in Greece, situated in Thessaly. Volos is an industrial city, with a large port. Modern Volos is built on the area of the ancient cities of Demetrias, Pagasae and Iolkos. At first glance, Volos City Center doesn’t seem particularly interesting for the traveller, but a walk in the town streets might change your first idea. Here are the highlights:Read More

Windhoek, The City Where Most Safaris Travelling Through Namibia Begin

March 3, 2015 |

Windhoek is Namibia’s capital and largest city. This is the city where most safaris travelling through Namibia begin, and also the first point of entry in Namibia should you arrive by airplane. English is spoken throughout Namibia, it is the country’s official language and is also the medium of instruction in most schools. Here are the highlights:Read More

Vorkuta, A Russian City Grew From A Gulag Camp

March 3, 2015 |

Vorkuta is a coal-mining town in the Komi Republic, Russia, situated just north of the Arctic Circle in the Pechora coal basin at the Usa River. The labor camps at Vorkuta were established in 1931 to mine coal deposits at the foot of the Arctic Ural Mountains. For 25 years, prisoners and exiles labored to turn this area of tundra into one of the largest coal sources of the Soviet Union. The complex grew to include more than 20 mines, mining villages, power stations, roads, railroads, and the new city of Vorkuta. Today, Vorkuta is an industrial city in decline, plagued by corruption and poverty.Read More

Waitakere Offers Many of the Native Delights that Make New Zealand Unique

March 3, 2015 |

Waitakere is the western part of the metropolitan area of the Auckland Region and also the Waitakere Range. Waitakere is best seen by car. Buses and trains service the area, but many are slow and serve residents rather than visitors out to see the sights. Waitakere offers many of the native delights, such as trees, bushes and flowers that make New Zealand unique. Here are the highlights:Read More

Wake Island: Ahead of Most of the Rest of the World

March 3, 2015 |

Wake Island is a tiny island in Micronesia in the Pacific Ocean, located 2/3 of the way from Honolulu to Guam, best known for its role in World War II. It is an unorganized United States territory, with no permanent residents, just members of the U.S. military and civilian contractors who manage the facility. Positioned just a few hundred miles west of the International Date Line (UTC +12), Wake Island is “in the future” from most of the world, and the rest of the United States. Here are the highlights:Read More