In the past, almost all voyages, many of which ended with great geographical discoveries, began off the coast of Portugal.
Now it’s the opposite — hundreds of thousands of tourists come here every year to touch the rich Portuguese history, taste real port, soak up the beautiful beaches of the Algarve, Madeira and the Azores, as well as see the architectural and natural splendor of this European country. Continue reading
Mozart, Strauss, “Tales of the Viennese forest”, the Vienna Opera, schnitzel in Viennese, and, perhaps, strudel-often this is all that our educated countryman can remember if you ask him a question about Austria.
Modern Austria and the Austrians
And at the same time, surprisingly, the name of the country does not cause associations with something distant and completely unfamiliar. Continue reading
The coldest hotel – Ice Hotel (jukkasjärvi, Sweden)
Ice Hotel is a real hotel built from ice and located near the Arctic circle. Guests are invited to spend the night in fairly cool rooms, where the air temperature does not exceed -5 C. All rooms and halls of the hotel are completely made of snow and ice. Continue reading