Galicia? That’s there somewhere in Poland? Two (almost identical) names cause confusion. The “other” Galicia with “z” actually belongs half to Poland and half to Ukraine and was once closely connected to Austria. But why are the lands (almost) the same? The Spanish Galicia goes back to the Celtic Gallaeker (Latin Gallaeci), a Celto-Iberian people, who settled in the region in ancient times. And Polish Galicia is based on Galich (Latin Galicia), a small town in western Ukraine.
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The palms extend on two sides of the route and tint the landscape in a sea of green color. The leaves of the banana trees bow in the wind and in the shadows under the trees are some buffaloes and cows around. In part, you can see the typical picture of a bird sitting on the back of an animal. Just as it is known only from films or documentations. Partly on the street, there are pigs tied on branches which are taking a bath in the mud. Everywhere dogs are lying on the street. They look completely different. There are well-fed dogs with a collar and also you can see many poor destinies, who are struggling with eczema. You learn quickly here, to not cry for every sad fate you see. Continue reading
Barcelona, the wonderful capital of Catalonia, has a lot to offer its visitors – I’ll tell you what you can not miss there! I have been there for two times and I was never diasppointed! I would like to begin with the most famous attraction – La Sagrada Familia! It is a beautiful church that […]
Budapest bewitches every visitor. Houdini’s hometown is a Rubik’s cube of grand-scale monuments and unfading beauty that holds you captive. A gentle soul emanates from within this city built on imperial strength, and people engage in a high-stakes hustle to claim their own piece of happiness. Continue reading
If I buy myself some clothes or other material things, my pleasure is not for very long time. You buy it, you wear it, you take it for granted. But if you invest your money in travelling, you live on this for longtime. Memories arise and you gain pictures in your head from moments nobody could give you […]
I received a wonderful Bamboo Tattoo made by great artists from Koh Tao Bamboo Tattoo. First I was sceptical, but after having spoken with another tourist I knew that they would do a good job. The stuff is very friendly and there’s only one thing to say: A tattoo made bamboo art is ART! For […]
Shark Bay is a pretty spot where you are able to see a lot of colored fish and little sharks. Unfortunately I saw none of the sharks, but I saw a large turtle instead and this was stunning. There is a nice restaurant on top of the hill and you see down to shark bay […]
Malibu Beach Bungalows are pretty little Bungalows with a hammock on each veranda. They look pretty nice, but they are very small and simple inside. You got a mini fridge and the bathroom is like all the bungalows in Thailand only one room where you flood the whole room by taking a shower. I will […]
This lodge is absolutely extraordinary! I booked three nights for 1.950 Baht and what I got for this was much more than I expected! Let’s start from the beginning: I took the fairy from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan which took me about one hour. They said it would take 30 minutes, but I was […]
This night was an adventure to me. I bought a ticket for the train to move from Bangkok to Surat Thani. It wasn’t expensive at all and I was so excited what would expect me. At first, I thought I would be in the wrong train because of the seats there. I expected to see […]
This elaborate temple doubles as the national headquarters for the education and preservation of traditional Thai medicine, and is also the site of one of the first Thai massage schools. If you’re not here to study, wander through the galleries filled with gilded images of Buddha, relax respectfully next to the 150-foot-long Reclining Buddha, or […]
There are several floating markets near Bangkok and for me it definitely was a highlight. The one I went on is about one and a half hour away, so the one or the other would perhaps prefer a nearer one. You get there by taxi or car and after that I was brought to the […]
This was one of the most beautiful holidays I ever made and this was not because of the city itself.
This accomodation is clean, pretty, made with love and has a special flair I can’t describe. The owner was very friendly and uncomplicated. He gave us two bikes to visit the city which is about 5 to 10 minutes away to cycle. The accomodation Continue reading
I visited Zadar in 2015 and it was one of my most beautiful holidays. The accomodation I already recommended was perfect: Villa Karma Zadar; and the city offers so much to see although it is very small and originally. From the accomodation to the city was a nice way along the waterfront which was gave […]