Holidays in Portugal are beautiful all year round
Now the opposite is true - hundreds of thousands of tourists come here every year to touch the rich Portuguese history, try real port wine, soak up the beautiful beaches…

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Where to stay in Golden Sands
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…

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Where to stay in Vienna
It’s not for nothing that many people call Vienna the grand drawing room of Europe - with such riches it’s not a shame to receive the highest guests. Moreover, it…

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Crete

In the glorious numerous galaxy of the Greek islands, Crete is the largest and most tourist, one of the largest in the Mediterranean. Three seas wash it: Cretan, Libyan and Ionian. The capital of the island is Heraklion. Crete is the south of Europe, its satellite island of Gavdos is considered the southernmost point of this part of the world.

The first settlements appeared on Crete 13 thousand years ago. In the II-I millennia BC the island was experiencing the heyday of Minoan civilization. For the territory of Crete, the Byzantines and Muslims competed with each other several times. In the XVIII-XIX centuries, the island was shaken by war and rebellion: the people of Crete demanded reunion with Greece. At the end of the 19th century, as a result of the Cretan revolt on the island, the Cretan state was proclaimed, and the long-awaited reunion (enosis) occurred only in 1913. Continue reading

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, located in the north of the country, at the confluence of the Elbe River in the North Sea. The settlement, which subsequently gave rise to the city of Hamburg itself, arose in this place in the VIII century. Around 950, the fortress of Hammaburg was built by Emperor Charles the Great. On May 7, 1189, Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa granted significant trading privileges to Hamburg. This circumstance played a large role in the development of the port of Hamburg, and now this day is celebrated in Hamburg as the “birthday of the port.” Continue reading

Baden Baden

Baden-Baden is a spa town in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, located on the western slopes of the Black Forest. Until 1931, the city was called Baden, but people often spoke of Baden in Baden (the Baden region) and this is how the current double name Baden-Baden originated.

Baden-Baden is famous for its hot springs. Even the ancient Romans noted the healing properties of these sources. The ruins of Roman baths are still preserved in Baden-Baden. And in the XVIII century, Baden-Baden turned into the largest resort in Europe, where monarchs, nobles, writers and musicians gathered. In the XIX century, the city became quite popular among the Russian aristocracy, it was visited by Fedor Dostoevsky, Ivan Turgenev, Anton Chekhov and others. Continue reading

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Brilliant St. Petersburg
May Petersburg welcomes guests with warmth and bright sunshine. But, of course, not always so lucky. Petersburgers like to complain about the weather and talk about the cold and dank…

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The most unusual natural attractions of Brazil
There is one interesting place in Brazil that does not cease to amaze the Brazilians themselves - it is the Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses National Park, on the territory…

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Venice
Venice - the most amazing and most famous city in the world - a city on the water, is located in the eastern part of Northern Italy. Venice is one…

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Helsinki
Helsinki is the capital of Finland. The city is located in the south of the country on the shores of the Gulf of Finland. Helsinki covers an area of ​​1,140…

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