As the holiday season is getting closer, cities light up their streets and open their Christmas markets. This custom finds its roots in Middle Age Germany and is becoming ever more popular in many cities worldwide. During the 4 weeks of the advent, the period preceding Christmas day, Christmas markets are sprouting around the globe. These ephemeral islands of Christmas magic are enlivening the cities with scents of roasted nuts, bratwurst and mulled wine. The accent is set on artisanal, hand-made products as well as traditional ornaments and gifts from around the world.
Discovering the incredible Armenian History Museum in Yerevan is an essential part of your journey through a country that has yet to be flooded by a wave of tourism and few know about its history or even where it is. Anyone interesting in historical, adventure and cultural tourism, Armenia is a must! Armenia has stone circles older than UK’s Stonehenge with a story filled with thousands of years of Paganism.
The Cologne Carnival, the biggest street festival of Germany’s fourth largest city, opens on 11 November at 11.11. Up to 70000 carnival enthusiasts meet today on the Heumarkt square in the city centre of Cologne and will celebrate the beginning of the so-called “fifth season of the year”, the carnival. Get fancy dressed to welcome the traditional Dreigestirn, trio leading the carnival festivities, as well as numerous bands who will entertain the crowd until the little hours in the morning.
Crete is the 5th biggest Mediterranean island located in the southern frontier of Europe and is one of the most popular Greek tourism destinations. Due to its strategic geographical position, the island not only boasts an abundance of wildlife, but it combines the new alongside with the old and ancient with contemporary history.
Located near the city of Osoyoos in British Columbia, Canada's Spotted Lake is a must for ecotravellers and draws thousands and thousands of visitors from around the world to come and see this beautiful and natural phenomenon. When the water level is low, the calcium, sodium and magnesium sulphate, silver and titanium filled lake dissolves and separates into more than 365 separate pools, forming strange circular swirling patters that you walk in and amongst and around.
Spring is knocking at the door and it is time to start thinking about planning your summer vacations. If you are bored with your usual travelling style, this year you can choose a different way to spend your vacations. Try ecotourism. And the perfect country to visit is Greece. I have selected for you the best 5 ecolodges in Greece. You will choose the one that satisfies all your travelling needs.
Pamukkale - which translates as 'cotton fortress' - is one of the world's most beautiful natural spas. Hot calcium-laden waters spring from the earth and cascade over a cliff, and, as they cool, they form dramatic travertines of hard, brilliantly white calcium that form pools.
With a rich history and culture as well as plethora of natural resources, Turkey became the third most popular destination in the world last year. In 2013 alone, the country was visited by 39.7 million travelers from Europe and foreign nations, which was predicted to increase last year and in 2015 as reported by the Daily Sabah. If you’re visiting Turkey anytime soon, here are some of its hotspots to include in your list of must-see places.
Even though Bali is only a small provincial island in the country of Indonesia, the so called "Island of The Gods" can be easily separated from the rest of the universe. First and foremost it attracts travellers by its spirit, hospitable and easy going people with stunningly exotic culture. Furthermore, the Balinese nature tends to perfectly reflect the inner beauty of the locals offering tourists its remarkable beaches, waterfalls, lush greenery, wildlife, savannahs, and volcanic landscapes.