Travel Advice That You Can Trust

The act of traveling can teach us incredible things. It really opens you up to new ideas. There is nothing quite like moving beyond the familiar and being exposed to something completely out of the ordinary. Getting to see it in person, far outweighs any inconvenience you may experience during travel. Pack your luggage in such a way that it can be easily carried, even for fairly long distances. You’ll be walking with your luggage more often than you might think. A lighter bag will make your trip easier, safer and much more fun for you than if you are lugging a heavy case. Before departing on a trip, the wise traveler makes sure at least one person back home knows where he will be. This “home base” contact should also be updated with any unplanned changes the traveler encounters on the way. Someone who knows where a traveler is  Read more…

Take A Trip You Will Always Remember

hey say that travel broadens the mind, but it’s hard to expand your horizons when you’re dealing with endless hassles or trying to figure out where your luggage went. Before you take that next vacation, save yourself the headache with the tips in this article. They’ll help make your trip go smoothly. When you are traveling to a foreign country, learn something about its customs ahead of time. It will help you avoid embarrassing mistakes in local etiquette. It can also help you understand and appreciate the culture a little better. In a way, you will be representing your country in a foreign land, so you would want to make a good impression. When traveling to a strange city, always be aware of your surroundings. Both, extremely busy and extremely quiet streets, can carry added risk. Tourists who are busy gawking at the sights may turn around to find their  Read more…

Worried About Traveling? Read These Tips First!

If you are like most people, you have probably heard a ton of scary stories about traveling. In most of these stories, the problems could have been averted through proper planning. This article provides valuable advice that can help prevent such problems from happening to you. Make sure to follow the advice. When traveling, whether it’s for a day or a month, don’t advertise your absence on social media sites. If you do, this lets people know that you’re going to be away from home and that most likely your house will be empty. This significantly raises your chances of being robbed while you’re out of town. When traveling, always be prepared to have things stolen. Make advance photocopies of all of your important papers. You can even upload electronic scans of these documents for easy access while traveling. The local American embassy can assist you in contacting those at  Read more…

The Wawel Cathedral

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I personally have always been attracted to churches and cathedrals because these monuments inspire so much those gazing upon them. And I’m talking strictly from an artistic point of view. There are so many buildings which manage to move people due to the multitude of elements they encompass within their structure. Whether we are talking about the façade, the size of the edifice or the interior design, there is always something that impresses the visitors. Wawel Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church which still stands erect in the Polish town of Krakow after almost a century. There is much history behind the monument and many important events have occurred within the building, such as the coronations of monarchs. Moreover, it was in this specific cathedral where Pope John Paul II was ordained into priesthood. But this type of historical accounts might not stir your interest so we should give a  Read more…

Maramures

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Evolution is not only necessary, but desirable, because it marks our constant progress towards a better and superior stage of our existence. But during this constant transformation, the past seems to inevitably get lost on the way and thus traditions, customs and artistic expressions are lost in the mist of forgetfulness. But there are still areas in the world where people manage to maintain century-old traditions alive. Such a place is Maramures, a region located in the northwestern part of Romania. It is amazing how the inhabitants of this area refuse to change their cultural heritage and continue to perpetuate it in different aspects of their day to day life. The traditions which date back since the Dacian period are still preserved to the present day and tourists who venture in this part of Romania would be captivated of the world they were to discover. A relevant trait is the  Read more…

Olesko Castle

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It is amazing how history is inscribed in the massive walls of structures and how monuments are thus given a voice. And this statement can easily be verified by taking a simple exemple and depicting the complex history behind it. And this is going to be our purpose in this piece of writing. Olesko Castle is a monumental structure which dates back to the 13th century and which has accumulated in its ‘portfolio’ quite a number of noteworthy events. First of all, it should be pointed out that in the 14th century the edifice was an important fortification of the ancient town Rus. But in almost two hundred years it had changed its scope dramatically, having evolved from a stronghold into a palace of the nobility. It was in the last years of the 15th century that its refurbishing was initiated and due to excellent craftsmenship it became a reflection  Read more…

Lenin’s Mausoleum

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A while back, I have published an article on the website in which I have presented the famous Red Square in Moscow. Today, I ‘return’ to Russia and to the Red Square in order to depict more accurately  one of the attractions located here  which has only been mentioned in passing in the previous article. I am talking about Lennin’s Mausoleum, which has been erected in the Red Square shortly after the death of Vladimir Lenin. Located in the center of Moscow, the mausoleum is a well-known tourist attraction, especially since visitors can actually gaze upon the communist revolutionery. Shortly after his demise, which occured on the 21st of January 1924, a wooden burial chamber was constructed in order to lay to rest his earthly remains. But such a construction was not worthy of the Soviet ruler. Thus the architect Aleksei Shchuse was commissioned to erect a much appropriate and  Read more…

Mauthausen (Austria)

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The memory of WWI and II is kept alive throughout the globe, whether we are talking about monuments erected in celebration of the fallen heroes or whether we put forth the exhibits presented in various museums from all over the European continent. But probably the places which best depict the gruesome reality of the world conflagrations are the former concentration camps which even today bring chills to visitors. One such camp is situated in Austria, at a 20-kilometer distance from the city of Linz, in the small town Mauthausen. The camp came into being on the 8th of August 1938 and it was mainly established in order to provide the stone quarry which existed in the neighborhood with the necessary laborers. Initially, all the prisoners were forced to build the camp which would serve as their confinement quarters, only afterwards to be delivered as slaves to the stone quarry. The  Read more…

Museum of the Great Patriotic War

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When it comes to our historical past, there is a lot of information which fails to reach people over generations, especially since history, as it has been pointed out numerous times, is written by the winners. Even if it has always been underlined that history offers an objective look over the events which have changed the face of the world in time, it is worth mentioning once more that subjectivity is forever present in the history books, especially since we have only one side of the story presented to us. But nevertheless the accounts historians provide individuals with are of extreme value as they recall the past events which would have otherwise fallen into forgetfulness. But since the purpose of this website is to allow readers to get as much information as possible about the tourist attractions available throughout Eastern Europe, we are going to do just that. The subject  Read more…

The Merry Cemetery

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If we were to take a country and start exploring it carefully, we would be surprised of the many grand discoveries we were to find. And I would like to narrow this statement to a specific domain, namely to tourism. Nowadays, we have a multitude of websites from where we can gather the needed information in terms of tourist attractions in a specific country or area, so if we embark on a journey of discovery, we already have a picture in our minds of how the trip will unfold. But even so, nothing compares to actually being there, and to the impression you are left with after seeing in person a monument, a historical building or a breathtaking natural setting. There is a particular area in the northern part of Romania which has capture my attention a long time ago and which I have failed to present to you so  Read more…