Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category

Halloween in Ireland

Martes, abril 12th, 2011

Contrary to what may seem to many, the celebration of Halloween has its roots in the lush green countryside of Ireland for over 2,000 years and not in the United States, yes, was largely responsible for popularizing this pagan festival based in the rites and myths of the Emerald Isle Celtic.

Halloween in Ireland

Photography by Barnacles Hostels

Halloween was invented in Ireland:
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Heidelberg one of the romantic cities

Lunes, enero 24th, 2011

Heidelberg one of the romantic cities.

Heidelberg is a city in Germany located in the Neckar valley, northwest of the state of Baden-Württemberg. Heidelberg is known for its castle, but also by their university (Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg), founded in 1386 by Ruprecht I, and refounded in 1803 by Duke Karl Friedrich of Baden, and more than 30000 students. The city also served as the focus of the Protestant Reformation and Martin Luther hosted in 1518.

Heidelberg

Photography by rs-foto

In 2007, Heidelberg won third place in ranking of healthiest city in Germany, which also has a notable public transport. It is also one of the most tourist cities of Germany, with 3.5 million visitors last year. (más…)

Domus Aurea – Nero’s House

Lunes, diciembre 20th, 2010

The construction of the Domus Aurea (Golden House) has been considered the most extravagant enterprise throughout the history of Rome. When two thirds of the city were burnt by the great fire of 64, Emperor Nero used the “free” space to build his new palace. Built in a very short time, Nero committed suicide in AD 68 but before he could fully enjoy their stay, the huge golden dome that gave its name was just one of many bizarre elements of its decor: there was gold everywhere roof thrust with semi-precious stones and ivory auctions mosaics, precious finish, pools and fountains everywhere, an artificial lake …

Domus Aurea - Nero's House

Photography by halsey7

Most of the walls were covered with frescoes, trying different themes for each group of rooms, bedrooms, finished off with perfectly polished white marble, with shapes that play with light and concentrated or dispersed at the whim of architects . (más…)

Festivals and tours in Alicante

Miércoles, noviembre 17th, 2010

Festivals and tours in Alicante

Between the sea and the hills that served as protection in times of conquest, Alicante has been since antiquity a confluence of roads and cultures that have left their mark on the landscape and culture. The first traces back to the Bronze Age, but it’s certainly the Muslim occupation that has set in both the city and the province of place names and geographic locations.

Festivals and tours in Alicante

The Muslim presence is still very present today with the celebration of fiestas of “Moors and Christians”, with which we commemorate the landmarks of war that occurred during the war of conquest and reconquest. (más…)

Oktoberfest festival in Munich

Jueves, octubre 28th, 2010

The Munich Oktoberfest festival is perhaps the biggest crowds of the world, each year pass through their tents 7 million people during the two weeks it lasts. Shared queue, table and a joyful and relaxing atmosphere that gives a special charm.

Oktoberfest festival in Munich

Photography by digital cat ?

Today I offer a few tips to make the most of this great festival that is Oktoberfest: (más…)

Montenegro south of the Adriatic Paradise

Viernes, noviembre 20th, 2009

 

Montenegro is an excellent choice for your vacation, this is a small country that is part of the Balkans and the Mediterranean, keeps borders with Bosnia and Herzegovina to the north, Albania to the south, the east by Serbia and Kosovo and to the west the Adriatic Sea. Its geographical formation is given by its coast in the Adriatic Sea, its plateaus and mountains in the coastal zone include the existence of various estuaries and bays being chief among them the Bay of Kotor. (más…)

The Balearic Islands is Mediterranean paradise

Miércoles, noviembre 11th, 2009

The Balearic Islands is Mediterranean paradise

The Balearic Islands is an autonomous Spanish community, consisting of the Balearic Islands archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, along the eastern coast of the Iberian peninsula, divided into two groups of islands, northern islands are Mallorca, Menorca and Cabrera, Ibiza and Formentera southwest, places of breathtaking landscapes and beautiful beaches. This community has a rich history, extensive cultural offerings, opportunities for rest and relaxation that makes it the ideal place for a holiday, is accessed from different parts of the world, the airport of the capital Palma de Mallorca is the busiest Spain. (más…)

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