Architecture and art, Photography, Sightseeing, Uncategorized

Street art in Cuenca, Ecuador – the secret of turning walls into canvas

You’ve got to admit – graffities are everywhere. It’s simply impossible to imagine yourself in a world where there’s no scratch on the public toilets, no tags on old railway carriages, or on the road signs. But it’s always puzzled me how talented street artists not only fail to get the proper consideration for their works, but are often put in the situation to pay fines.   It’s partly why I’ve always been impressed by…

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Photography, Uncategorized

Wildly inspiring rock climbing photos

Rock climbing is difficult, but with passion and motivation, you can make anything happen. If these pictures don’t inspire you to get into it and start considering rock climbing… then I don’t know what will.              ……

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Gear & Equipment, Indian area, Ski, sports and adventure

Snowboarding in Himalaya – an adventure on top of the world

‘Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.’ Franz Fafka  Trip fundamentals Very few things can make you feel more alive than snowboarding during winter. It’s not even just about the adrenaline – the entire experience is more about gradually discovering yourself, which also explains why most of the snowboarding enthusiasts have discovered a spiritual…

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Eastern Europe, Photography, Sightseeing

Off the beaten path – a portrait of Romania in photos

Because there are so many wondrous places this country hides, we’ve decided to show you the beauty of it, in a way that requires no words to describe its magnificence. Rodnei Mountains Omu Peak Statue of Decebalus Apuseni Mountains Brașov County Sighișoara Bâlea Lake Scărișoara Cave The Black Sea Transfăgărășan ……

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Architecture and art, Europe, Sightseeing, Travel Tips, Uncategorized

Venice – the best time you’ll have getting lost

Because you most certainly will get lost. In most of the situations, it’s not even a matter of time – there’s too much challenge even for a great map to save from this. Yet what you should wonder if whether or not you want to be saved. You see, I’m all for planned travels, I believe they reflect our interest for the locations. But Venice is the exception that I’d always advice people to make…

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Architecture and art, Financing & Budget, Travel Tips, Uncategorized

The world’ most famous School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, now available for you

  Accio Hogwarts             Since Halloween is coming, we thought that instead of giving you ideas of what to wear, we could help you immerse in a completely fictional universe. The good thing is that you don’t need any special qualifications to enter the Harry Potter universe. If you’ve been waiting a day too much for your letter to Hogwarts, it’s time to visit it without any special invitation. From muggles to top wizards, anybody can…

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Health & Safety, Sightseeing, Things to do, Travel List, Travel Tips, Uncategorized

Where beauty meets adrenaline – incredibly dangerous roads

Valli del Pasubio, Italy Of course from a point on there’s restricted vehicle access, but when did this last stop anybody? And if drivers tend to think twice before venturing, the cyclists aren’t made to follow the rules. What makes it famous are the stunning views and the legend says that you can’t just go there only once. The true surprise that people most often don’t expect when coming to this place is the huge…

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Architecture and art, Middle East, Sightseeing, Trekking

The cradle of Central Asian civilization – a short guide to Uzbekistan

It’s the cradle of culture of Central Asia – all infused with history, from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Itchan Kala at Khiva to its capital city Tashkent. Wandering around and getting lost in the local atmosphere means discovering new things every time: that Uzbekistan is one of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world (along with Liechtenstein); that Tashkent’s metro features chandeliers, marble pillars and ceilings, granite, and engraved metal, it’s been called…

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Middle East, Photography, Travel List

An untold tale from Central Asia – Uzbekistan in pictures

As I’ve tried to point out in other posts, there are many countries under the auspices of a more general category known as off the beaten path. I stand by the belief that not being the top-of-mind option for travelers isn’t necessarily an indicator of its actual quality as a destination. In fact, most of the times, this etiquette is all about the lack of popularity instead of the place itself. Uzbekistan is one of the many examples on the list…

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Central Europe, Sightseeing, Ski, sports and adventure, Things to do, Trekking

Photos to feed your wanderlust – discover mesmerizing Slovenia

I always like to imagine how Hemingway would have written about this place, partly because his talent would magically bring out the best in everything, and partly because there’s no chance to come here and not have a coup de foudre on this country. Slovenia is mesmerizing in every possible way, no matter who you are or where you’re from. Its beauty is discrete and bashful, yet energetic and vigorous. Lake Bled This crystal blue-green lake is…

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