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.
So, let’s go to Spain: Continue reading
Palma’s a tonic for any traveller. With an old-world charm, a laid-back island pace and three-hundred days of sun a year, it’ll refresh even the most frazzled of souls. Add an array of cutesy coves, classy eateries and buzzing bars to that heady mix and you’ve got a top battery-recharger.
Let’s start the journey clockwise, starting at its capital: Palma! Continue reading
“There’s too much risk in loving.” the young boy said. “No,” said the old man, “there’s too much risk in not!” (Atticus)
The real journey of discovery is not to explore new landscapes, but to see old ones with new eyes.
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
When I flew to Mauritius, I had no expectations of this vacation spot. I knew that there are beautiful beaches and warm weather. That was enough for me to attract myself. If I had known earlier that Mauritius is so versatile and offers so many different things, I would have gone there a long time before.