Efteling Park in the Netherlands, which appeared in 1952 thanks to an artist from the Netherlands, Anton Pik, is located 100 kilometers south of Amsterdam, in the town of Kaatsheuvel, a few kilometers from Tilburg (Brabant Province) …
Efteling Park in the Netherlands
This oldest entertainment corner of Holland grew out of a small clearing, which the creator populated with the heroes of fairy tales: dragons, elves, genies, gnomes … The Dutch and their kids liked the idea, and the park began to grow, including more and more modern attractions. Today it is the largest theme park in the Netherlands, one of the favorite holiday destinations for young Dutch people, as well as one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. It is twice the size of the world famous Disneyland Park in California, which appeared three years later. Each year, Efteling is visited by over 4,000,000 guests. Continue reading
There are many wonders in Spain, even the beaches are unusual. Some are completely hidden under water at high tide, others are hidden among the coastal cliffs. On some beaches, sand is of an unusual black color, and there are those that, like two drops of water, are similar to the beaches of the Caribbean.
We suggest you to get acquainted with the most unusual Spanish beaches.
1. Gulpiyuri Beach (Asturias)
In the north of Spain, between the small towns of Ribadesella and Llanes, is located one of the smallest beaches in the world, Gulpiyuri, recognized as a natural attraction. Its width is only 50 m – a real beach in miniature. But it is unique not only for its size. The fact is that Gulpiyuri is a sea beach, but is not located on the sea coast. As a result of the erosive effect of the sea on coastal cliffs, karst craters formed. During high tide, the funnel is filled with sea water through the opening between the rocks. Continue reading
According to environmentalists, the province of Cinque Terre on the Ligurian coast of Italy is the cleanest land in the whole Mediterranean. Five small towns clinging to cliffs near the sea, gave the name to this resort – Cinque Terre is translated from Italian as “Five Lands”.
Cinque Terre, Italy – the cleanest land in the Mediterranean
Tourists are attracted to the Cinque Terre not only by the incredibly beautiful cliffs hanging over the sea, at the foot of which old buildings are piled up in a picturesque mess. The life of local residents, traditionally engaged in fishing, growing grapes and actively offering “gifts of nature” to tourists, is also interesting. The life of these people was little changed by the “benefits of civilization” who came here, the Ligurian fishermen living in the “Five Lands” have largely preserved the customs and traditions of their ancestors.
Monterosso al Mare (Monterosso al Mare) Continue reading
Dusseldorf is known worldwide for its reliable banks, grotesque buildings and the fashion shows of the best fashion designers. A much smaller number of people are familiar with the traditional carnival, which takes place annually in all the cities of the Rhine.
Carnival in Dusseldorf
The carnival in Dusseldorf combines respect for ancient rituals and an absolutely crazy approach to exhibit design.
A unique feature of the carnival is a complete refusal to comply with the rules of decency and political incorrectness. It was such an extraordinary approach to organizing the event that the carnival in Dusseldorf became famous.
Artists publicly mock politicians and public figures of a world level, completely not worrying about the possible consequences. Great sense of humor, good weather and excellent beer create a unique holiday atmosphere and general fun. Continue reading
The Cretaceous Mountains are amazing natural monuments that a traveler will surely encounter, following the land route from Central Russia towards the Kuban, the Caucasus, the Caspian coast.
Temples in the chalk caves of Pridonya
On the territory of the Voronezh, Volgograd, Belgorod, Rostov regions of Russia, Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, the Cretaceous Mountains belt is located in the Don basin and its largest tributary – the Seversky Donets. Departing into the earth’s thickness to a depth of 50 meters, the upper layers of the Cretaceous deposits are mixed with the earth, so grass, shrubs and trees grow on the Cretaceous mountains.
Soft chalk is great for creating caves, so ancient hermit monks settled in the chalk mountains. Later, Orthodox churches began to be built in the thickness of the chalk mountains. We will talk about the most interesting of them in this article.
Church of the Sicilian Icon of the Mother of God Continue reading