Your Romantic Road adventure can also mean

I packed powdered meals, and self-heating military rations. For fire I used a small tripod burner with butane canisters for fuel. We also needed crampons in case we encountered ice on the trail. All of us wore heavy-duty hiking boots, thick jackets, and wool caps and gloves. I was worried about how much water to […]

Embarking on a journey on the Romantic Road

It is approximately 9.9 miles from the South Rim to Phantom Ranch. The elevation at the top is 6860 feet, and at the Colorado River, 2480 feet. I studied maps of the trail, and learned that the heat can be very dangerous in the summer. In the winter, ice could be on the trail, since […]

Meaning that the temperatures are going to be cooler

Apart from wearing the right clothes and shoes for the gorilla trek, there are other valuable items that you should not forget. Insect repellents, sunscreens, enough water, waterproof camera bags and walking sticks are some of the most important to bring along. Depending on the weather, you can also consider packing poncho or rain jackets […]

Sometimes life asks us to sacrifice

Lake Bled is located in the Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia. The natural landscapes surrounding the lake are amazing. It’s no surprise that Bled was a favorite destination for President Tito, who was spending a lot of time in his villa located on the lakeside. It was more than ten years back in 2004 that […]

The Park Guell

The Park Guell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). Carmel Hill belongs to the mountain range of Collserola – the Parc del Carmel is located on the northern face. Material this time served as natural hills, and not bricks. Details of the […]

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was a Catalan architect from Reus and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí’s works reflect an individualized and distinctive style. Most are located in Barcelona, including his magnum opus, the Sagrada Família. The author of eighteen buildings is the architect Gaudi. All of them are executed on the territory […]

Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). A beauty temple of Barcelona, which is the main creation of Antoni Gaudi. The towers of the Sagrada Familia are well visible from afar: they tower above the many houses of […]

Barcelona, the city in Catalonia

Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in the Kingdom of Spain, as well as the country’s second most populous municipality, with a population of 1.6 million within city limits. Its urban area extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 4.7 million people. A magnificent European city […]

The Monument of Ivan the Terrible

Ivan IV Vasilyevich commonly known as Ivan the Terrible or Ivan the Fearsome, was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547 and ‘Tsar of All the Russias’ from 1547 until his death in 1584. Monument to Ivan the Terrible – the first in the history of Russia monument to Tsar Ivan the Terrible, […]

Munich is the capital and largest city.

Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, and the 12th biggest city of the European Union, with a population of above 1.5 million. The Munich Metropolitan […]


Yakutsk is the capital city of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located about 450 kilometers (280 mi) south of the Arctic Circle. Population: 269,601 (2010 Census). Yakutia is known as the birthplace of mammoths, precious stones and, as one of the coldest places on Earth. The capital of the republic, Yakutsk, you can not see with the […]


Teriberka is a rural locality (a selo) in Kolsky District of Murmansk Oblast, Russia, located on the Barents Sea coast, at the mouth of the Teriberka River. In Teriberke lives a little less than a thousand people. Tourists come much more. One moved here just after the the film “Leviathan”, others have chosen these places […]

Church of All Saints, Yekaterinburg

The Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land is a Russian Orthodox church built on the site of the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, where Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, and several members of his family and household were shot by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War. […]

Church of the Savior on Blood, St. Petersburg

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main sights of St. Petersburg, Russia. Other names include the Church on Spilled Blood, the Temple of the Savior on Spilled Blood , and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ. This Church was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was […]

Berlin Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral is the short name for the Evangelical (i.e. Protestant) Supreme Parish and Collegiate Church in Berlin, Germany. It is located on Museum Island in the Mitte borough. The current building was finished in 1905 and is a main work of Historicist architecture of the “Kaiserzeit”. Berliner Dom or Berlin Cathedral – is the […]

Palmyra is an ancient Semitic city

Palmyra is an ancient Semitic city in present-day Homs Governorate, Syria. Archaeological finds date back to the Neolithic period and the city was first documented in the early second millennium BC. Palmyra changed hands on a number of occasions between different empires, before becoming a subject of the Roman Empire in the first century AD. […]

Bering Island

Bering Island is located off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Bering Sea. At 90 kilometers (56 mi) long by 24 kilometers (15 mi) wide, it is the largest and westernmost of the Commander Islands, with an area of 1,660 square kilometers (640 sq mi). Commander landscapes of the imagination: quaint coastal cliffs and expanses of […]

The 18th-century architecture ensemble

The 18th-century architecture ensemble was built following the order of Catherine II in Neo-Gothic style, after projects of the Bazhenov and Kazakov, and it is the only 18th-century architectural ensemble of such dimensions in Russia. State historical-architectural, artistic and landscaping museum-reserve “Tsarina” is located in the south of Moscow, and includes the palace complex, a […]

Yelagin Palace

Yelagin Palace completed in 1822 is a palace in Saint Petersburg which is situated on Yelagin Island in the Neva River and served as a royal summer palace during the reign of Tsar Alexander I. Constructed on the site of an earlier mansion built during the rule of Catherine the Great, the villa was designed […]

Saint Michael’s Castle

St. Michael’s Castle, also called the Mikhailovsky Castle or the Engineers’ Castle, is a former royal residence in the historic centre of Saint Petersburg, Russia. St. Michael’s Castle was built as a residence for Emperor Paul I by architects Vincenzo Brenna and Vasili Bazhenov in 1797-1801. In the early 1990s, St. Michael’s Castle became a […]