Sightseeing and Landmarks

Sightseeing is one of the most popular tourist activity out there. There is not a country in the world that doesn’t have landmarks and tourists attractions. No matter if they are created by nature or humans. We love all places, no matter of their cultural value, historical significance or overall beauty and we love the odd ones even more.

The section is about world’s most interesting sightseeing locations. We write about both: popular locations, as well as hidden gems that even most locals don’t know about. We search for interesting spots by talking to locals or doing a researching the place on our own.

Our most favourite places to write about are: monuments, art galleries, historic and natural landmarks, unusual pubs and restaurants, guided tours, bus tours, museums and of course urban monuments.

No matter if you are planning a city break, a holiday or if you are a local, this section will offer new places for you to discover.

St John and St Thomas: Virgin Islands hiking routes

Thursday, August 18, 2016 Hiking and Walking by admin

“O’win, oko, o’win, oko, o’win, oko” the cadence of the oars digging into the emerald green waters brings a whisper of change across the sea. The beat grows ever faster and faster as their target nears. “O’win, oko, o’win, oko”. There will be a feast this night. “O’win, oko, o’win, oko”. This raid will mark either the end for the Caribs or their foreign invaders who have come to claim these islands. Cries go out to their gods, to the pa’u – the island, the palana – the sea, and to a’talɨ, the cave. Fire shoots out of the side of the giant wooden beast – a galleon, and the chants fade away to jovial music.

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Archaeological sites of Lemnos Island

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Sightseeing and Landmarks by admin

In the summer of 2016, I’ve been travelling around the Aegean Greek Islands for three weeks. From all the islands I have visited Thassos and Samothraki were the most touristic ones. While, Lemnos Island on the contrary – strikingly authentic.  The island is not easily accessible from the mainland, so there are not many tourists there. Its authenticity emerges from simple things such as daily life or countless chapels scattered all over, even at isolated foothills.

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Maya ruins and Mayan Temples – Chichen Itza, Coba, Tulum

Saturday, July 30, 2016 Sightseeing and Landmarks by admin

One of the first thoughts that come to mind immediately when you think about Mexico is the amusing culture of Mayans, Aztecs and other Mesoamerican civilisations that flourished between 250 and 900 AD, starting to develop as early as 1800 BC.

Maya ruins and temples fascinate many of us since childhood: vivid images of strolling through the entangled jungle surrounded by iguanas, anacondas and deadly jaguars expecting a sudden attack at any moment.

Imagine finding an abandoned ancient town covered in creepers, cutting your way through the overgrowth of the jungle.

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Chernobyl Ghost Town: a Trip to Pripyat

Friday, July 08, 2016 Sightseeing and Landmarks by admin

The quiet town of Pripyat – a Ukrainian town that will never be the same again.

On April 24th, 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant took lives of hundreds of people and became one of the most dramatic events of the 20th century.

The accident that happened that day at the plant in Ukraine (which was part of the USSR at that time) left an enormous trace on the Earth’s ecological state and people’s health.

The tragedy resulted in the biggest radioactivity release in the human history.

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Haunted London: 11 places to visit and investigate

Saturday, July 02, 2016 Sightseeing and Landmarks by admin

There are people who believe in ghosts and people who don’t. Some of us are skeptical and some just need a little proof.

No matter if you are a believer or not, some of the haunted places on my list will make you shiver.

London being one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe keeps many dark secrets. From funny ghosts to fearsome ones – London has it all.

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