Ayutthaya is probably the most popular (and impressive) historical site near Bangkok. After the first day in Thailand’s capital which turned out to be extremely dreadful and filled with bad luck (you can read about it in this post), we were happy enough to leave it behind and go exploring different places in Thailand - hoping they would turn out to be better. And fortunately, they surely did. Ayutthaya Historical Park is rich in ancient temples and Buddha statues (especially the famous one at Wat Mahathat temple which is surrounded and entangled with branches).
Lofoten archipelago is a truly spacial place. It's located above the Arctic Circle and during the summer, the sun never sets (in winter, it never rises which is perfect for admiring Aurora Borealis). From mid May till August, you can walk around at 2 am and feel as if it was late afternoon.
Lofoten is extraordinary not only because of the unusual sunrise/sunset times. I must admit it is the most beautiful place on our planet I have ever seen. Surrounded by the vast Norwegian Sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, the archipelago is warmed up by its waters and the climate is surprisingly mild, even in winter. The islands emerge suddenly right out of the sea and their pointy peaks resemble the highest parts of the Alps. Surprisingly, apart from the spectacular mountains, Lofoten has... tropical looking beaches that you'd never think could exist so far north. Perfect, white sand and turquoise, clear waters seem to bea carbon copy of the Caribbeans. All this unusual mixture of landscapes otherwise not seen side by side creates an unique fantasy scenery that you'd expect to see in a video game rather than in reality.
So you want to take a safari but you need it to be not only amazing but affordable. Since the old days, you can now have a more upscale safari without adding too much to the price of it. In this article, we are going to give you the top 5 most affordable and astonishing safari tours so you get a great adventure that won’t break the bank!
Unless you've been hiding on another planet, the Game of Thrones will feature to some degree in your life, even if it is just to extoll your virtues of not seeing a single episode.
You're missing out, not just on one of television's epic adventures but some staggering locations. This is a series which hasn’t just become a part of popular TV culture, it features in every arm of the entertainment industries from the original books through Telltale Games video game and online casino slots such as those at Betway Casino, created by Microgaming.
Mostar is a really living fairy tale town. The stone bridge, the cosy houses and the unreal, green river will transport you to a different, fantasy world. Mostar is very easy to get to, not so expensive and still considered off the beaten path. However, due to its tiny size, during the peak season, you may find it hard to believe as there are so many crowds everyhwere that it's difficult to squeeze through while walking down the narrow, little streets.
It's unbelievable that this unique, one of a kind place was almost completely destroyed by the devastating war as recently as 30 years ago. You won't find many traces of it in the old town area, however. It’s been perfectly restored but it’s a bit sad to realize that the amazing bridge is rebuilt, not original. There are still a few bullet holes in some of the walls that are silent witnesses of those tragic events. Nevertheless, nowadays, the overall atmosphere is idyllic and Mostar is extremely picturesque. If you didn’t hear about the war, after visiting Mostar, you wouldn't even notice that it actually happened. It’s perfectly safe and it's one of those many amazingly charming towns you must see in the Balkans.
Although Rysy is the highest peak in Poland, it's relatively easy to climb it to the top. The hike is quite tiring and steep; nevertheless, it's nowhere near as difficult as some other trails in the Tatras - like, for example, the trail to Zawrat via Dolina Gasienicowa which is my favorite in the whole Tatars.
As an interesting fact, I can mention that the Rysy peak is also a border crossing point - you can easily go down to the other side which is in Slovakia. The Slovakian side of Rysy is easier but less spectacular. As both countries lie within the Schengen zone, of course, there are no guards or barricades; you won’t even notice you’re in a different country.
Holidays are what we usually look forward to aside from our salaries. And it would be perfect if you spend your breaks on a vacation. If you have thought of going somewhere in England, then consider getting into 5-star luxury holiday cottages.
If you are spending because you deserve yourself and your family a treat, then prices won’t surely bother you. But the question now is “what are the perfect cottages for your holiday break?” To answer that question, here are some of the famous property companies in England.
Before I had a chance to travel to Costa Rica, while having lunch in Panama's paradise San Blas Islands (it's a must!), we'd met some other amazing backpackers from all over the world who'd done the trip we were going to do the other way around – we were heading from Panama to Costa Rica, they’d just come to Panama from Costa Rica. And all of them shared the same opinion: Costa Rica is a great place to visit with the exception of its capital city: San Jose.
Usually, we get quite different impressions from what is generally thought of a place we're visiting, and San Jose, being the central gateway for other destinations in such a popular country as Costa Rica couldn't be so bad after all – we had thought. As it turned out, the opinions were closer to the truth than we had expected.
You might have been to Philippines in the past, but it’s quite likely that you have missed on a paradise! Zambales, from the outside might look just like any other average island in the Philippines but most of its treasures are well kept secrets. Zambales is in fact, one of the most picturesque tourist destinations in the Philippines. Let’s talk about where you need to go and the things to do in Zambales.
Lake Bled is Slovenia's most popular tourist attraction and although it's getting more and more famous, it's still relatively unknown comparing to other European landmarks. And, in contrast to other places flooded by masses of visitors, the beautiful Bled is not overrated at all. In fact, it is way better in real life than in the photos. The images cannot really convey the clear, deep blue color of water, pristine natural surroundings and charming architecture, all combined together.
The town of Bled is best visited in the summer when you can swim, kayak, hike and use it as a base to explore the amazing, hidden treasures of Slovenian Julian Alps.