Cologne is a city in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, located in the west of the country, on the banks of the Rhine. Founded in 16 AD, Cologne (then Ara Ubiorum) in the year 50 was elevated to the rank of the city of Agrippina, the wife of Emperor Claudius. In the Middle Ages, the number of religious buildings grew, Cologne became equal to Jerusalem (at least as it was said in those days). In 1248, the cathedral was founded. But its construction was completed only in 1880. In 1388, a university was founded in the city. Cologne was the first city with a democratic constitution and kept aloof from any kind of upheaval. However, in 1794, French troops entered the city, and after 1815 he moved to Prussia. In 1945, the city was destroyed by 80 percent, but the inhabitants lovingly restored it literally “from the ashes.” Continue reading
Golden Sands is the most popular resort in Bulgaria and one of the oldest. It began to be built in 1956, and Soviet basketball players became its first guests. Then tourists began to come from neighboring Czechoslovakia: they were not ready to let them on the Adriatic, but Bulgaria came up. Since 1963, the resort began to receive guests from Western Europe.
The village is located on the territory, which since 1943 has the status of the Golden Sands nature reserve and borders on another reserve – Baltata, which was established in 1963. Ecological paths and observation platforms have been set up along their territories. If you want to look at the subtropical coniferous forest, you should go to Golden Sands, if you want to look at the swampy floodplain forests where many waterfowl nest, then go to the north, to Baltata. Continue reading
Attachment to one place of rest – unless, of course, it is connected with neophobia (fear of everything new), without irony, let’s say, commendable devotion. What could be wrong with the fact that a person has found an ideal corner for himself on Earth? And if he can give practical advice to others and thoroughly talk about why he has found peace of mind anywhere, namely here – such an experience is invaluable! Imagine, season after season, Russian tourists flock to the resorts of Costa Daurada (this is the name used in Catalan) and every year many of them repeat their trip, replenishing the number of loyal fans of it – today it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. And, it would seem, with each season it’s becoming more and more difficult to diversify their leisure time, breaking away (literally) from the “Gold Coast” – everything has been investigated, everything has been worn out. Continue reading