Catania is a major port located on the eastern coast of Sicily at the foot of Mount Etna, the center of the province of the same name. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is about 300 thousand people – it is the second largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy.
Catania was founded by Greek colonists who arrived in Sicily in 729 BC. In the 5th century BC the cruel tyrant from Syracuse Heron I expelled the inhabitants of the city and renamed Catania to Aitna, but he was soon overthrown, and the city regained its name. In 403 BC Catania was once again ruled by Syracuse, and the inhabitants of the city were sold into slavery. A statue of Cora (Persephone) with a torch in hand made during that period has survived to this day. Continue reading
Baku’s nightlife is very rich: in the illuminated metropolis, it lasts until the morning hours. In the establishments on Baku Boulevard, everyone will be able to dine while sipping a cocktail on the terraces from which the Caspian is visible, as well as spend time in karaoke bars and enjoy jazz and rock music.
Night excursions in Baku
The 3-hour tour “Baku night tour” (transfer by minibus), starting at 21:00, involves a walk to the fortress walls and the Philharmonic Garden. In addition, sightseers will reach the upper part of the Azerbaijani capital by funicular, from where they will be able to admire Primorsky Boulevard and make excellent photographs. “Baku night tour” is also an opportunity to admire the Flame Towers towers in the form of three fiery languages, visit the martyrs alley, the State Flag Square and Lesser Venice, see the Maiden’s Tower and the carpet museum building. Continue reading
Emerald lagoons, cliffs covered with dense tropical vegetation hanging down like thick giant hair, mysterious grottoes, mountains hiding in a blue haze, waterfalls among the pristine jungle – all this is Thailand, the fabulous natural riches of which can be discovered every time you travel.
In this article you will learn about two large and popular islands for tourists – Phuket and Samui.
In general, each island has something of its own, a completely different atmosphere, climate, nature, its mood. Only Thais are hospitable, as elsewhere. No wonder Thailand is called the country of a thousand smiles, the benevolence of the locals is amazing. Continue reading