The advantages of ferry crossings for guests and residents of maritime powers are very obvious. Here is the opportunity to move to the desired point with the car, bulk luggage and even pets, and considerable savings in the purchase of automobile fuel, and a significant reduction in transfer time. But if you delve into the essence of the matter and get acquainted with the structure of modern ships and the conditions in which a person who bought a ticket for a ferry finds himself, it becomes obvious that the advantages in such a travel arrangement are incomparably greater than might seem at first glance.
Descendants of the Vikings with affectionate names
The countries of the Baltic region have long been firmly connected with each other by a multitude of relations – economic, cultural and just human.
When the sea captain Gunnar Eklund established the shipping company Viking Line back in 1959, he most likely set himself exclusively business goals. Continue reading
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 city. I don’t know, maybe it is. And in fine weather, Petersburg is simply beautiful! Spring, Neva joyfully shimmers in the sun without frowning at all. Isaac, Winter, Admiralty. The mood is great. There are many tourists on the streets, but this is not a crowd. The queues in museums are not long yet – while you are standing, there is just time to prepare yourself for a meeting with the beautiful. In restaurants and cafes there are always free tables.
Every year, planning another vacation, children’s vacation or holiday weekend, the thought comes to a trip to St. Petersburg. It doesn’t matter that I’ve been there many times. With each new visit, you discover the city in a new way. It all depends on age, mood, life circumstances. Continue reading
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 of the Algarve, Madeira and the Azores, and also see with their own eyes the architectural and natural splendor of this European country.
By the way, the homeland of famous travelers of the era of the Great geographical discoveries has not yet become a country of mass tourism, like its closest neighbor Spain. This, probably, is one of the main advantages of this country for many tourists looking for something interesting, not spoiled by mass tourism.
With its ancient monasteries, castles and fortresses, mansions and quarters with narrow curved streets, magnificent nature and architecture, Portugal gives the impression of a small copy of its large European neighbors – France and Spain. In addition, local restaurants also perfectly cook seafood, and also smell delicious of spices. Continue reading