Corfu is the Italian version of the name of this island. The Greek version is Kerkyra. It is the second largest island in the Ionian group of islands. Compared to other Ionian ones, it is located to the north of everything. Corfu in the northeast borders with Albania, from which it is separated by the Kerkyra Strait. The northern part of the island is covered with chalk mountains less than a thousand meters high, it is more fertile and picturesque in contrast to the south of the island, covered with hills. The main city of the island also has a double name: official – Corfu, popularly – Kerkyra.
In the Greek epic, the island was glorified as a meeting place for Odysseus and Queen Nausikai – this happened in Paleokastritsa Bay. Continue reading
Debrecen is a city in eastern Hungary, the second most populated city in the country after Budapest, and the economic and cultural center of eastern Hungary. The city lies on the territory of the famous Khorobadi steppe – empty, included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.
Debrecen was first mentioned in writing in 1235. In 1361, King Lajosh I granted Debrecen the status of a free city. In the XV-XVI centuries, Debrecen became an important trading city, there were a large number of fairs, mainly agricultural. Thanks to the wise policies of the leadership of the city of Debrecen, it was possible to maintain independence; it remained a peculiar city-state, defining the internal development of local society and the formation of urban identity for centuries to come. 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