The history of Alsace – fifteen centuries of conquest, occupation, and exemptions. This region was a bone of contention between Germany and France. Only in 1918, Alsace was definitively ceded to France. Mix of French and German culture, Alsace has gained its distinctive character, its pronounced individuality. Here, like in a fairy tale: the house of stone and wood, decorated with bright colors, Catholic churches, splashing fountains, winding streets of villages, castles, wine cellars, storks on the roofs, dilapidated castles, mountain landscapes with vineyards. Alsace cherishes the old traditions and legends. Here on the famous hill of Saint Odile, patron of Alsace, You will be able to witness the preserved grottoes mysterious forest priests of the druids and buildings of the Celtic age . This is one of the sacred places of Alsace, preserving the memory of the miraculous healing of the blind daughter of the Duke of Itingana (VII century), who founded a monastery here and later became the patron Saint of Alsace. This monastery is still a place of pilgrimage, and in the scenic foothills still has the key of water, which according to ancient belief the vision returns. Continue reading
Moscow — a surprisingly cosmopolitan city, where old mansions coexist with modern buildings of glass and metal, narrow, cobbled streets are almost side by side with wide avenues. This Grand metropolis promises an exciting sightseeing holiday for culture lovers, unbridled joy for fans of nightlife and lots of activities for the youngest guests of the Russian capital. No matter for what purpose the traveller arrives in Moscow: business, shopping, or simply rest, in this city there is a worthy lesson for any guest.
What to do in Moscow
To describe all the sights of Moscow impossible: the world-famous art galleries, picturesque parks and renowned theatres, and magnificent architectural ensembles. To start exploring the city with his heart — the red square, where stands majestically the Kremlin, the striking colors of the domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral and recalls the dark past a place of execution. If you go with red square towards the Plaza of the Revolution, we will see the monumental building of the Bolshoi theatre. He just recently opened after reconstruction and has again opened its doors to lovers of Opera and ballet. Lovers of architecture will find a walk through the old streets of Moscow, which, like a cobweb, covered the whole of the city centre. Right behind Ballimaran runs street the Kuznetsk Bridge, which can go down to Bolshaya Dmitrovka and then go to Kamergersky lane, where in the evenings street performers play and waiting for its guests with its cosy restaurants with international cuisine. Continue reading
Planning a trip to any country, the first item in the list is the issue of housing. But not all travellers will love the standard hotel, typical room service and continental Breakfast. No matter what, the trip really becomes more memorable when, and housing, chosen by you, contributes to the impressions received. Make your next trip brighter than any previous note on this list of 13 of the most unusual hotels in the world, which not only differ from ordinary hotels, but will be a worthwhile investment and effort.
Palacio de Sal, Uyuni Salt flats, Bolivia
It is better to stay away from this hotel, if you want to reduce your sodium intake. The entire building is constructed from pure salt, from walls to floor and furniture. Chalky-white huts blend in with the desert landscape ivory the Great salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni, which stretches into salty oblivion in all directions and provides an excellent platform for observations of starbursts. What to say: this is the land of salt, and huge quantities of salt. Continue reading