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
Hotels may be different, there is not only romantic and luxurious, but also unusual hotels . able to instill fear in their guests. Anyone who suffers from night terrors, or often feels nervous excitement, it would be better to advise to stay away from these terrible hotels. But for those who literally live by a thirst for thrills, in particular, dreams about encounters with the supernatural and mysterious, these hotels can be the the necessary adventure been searching for and waiting for. Just remember to lock the door, and keep a powerful flashlight next to the bed!
Tel unusual about of fear in Shanghai
At first glance, in the Shanghai hotel “Holiday Inn” there is nothing strange and terrible. But everything will change in the moment when you decide to take a dip in the hotel pool, because it will be like swimming in a new place. Glass pool bottom extends above the streets of the city at the height of 24 floors up! And all that will keep you from terrible nightmare of falling is a clear piece of reinforced glass, which seems just a thin partition, not able to save you from death. The pool length is 320 meters, 320 meters of fear and panic. “Yes, of course, Mr. architect, that was a great idea! Why not quit there yet and the alligator to trigger additional tremors? ” Continue reading
Did you enjoy your dinner in hotel for those who enjoy giraffes? Moreover, these animals can look into the window of your room whenever you want. Such a miracle is possible only in an amazing place in Kenya called “Giraffe Manor”. This Villa once was a haven for cubs, the rarest endangered Rothschild giraffes. And today is a unique mini-hotel. host guests wishing to observe the long-necked animals, socialize them and learn a lot about the wildlife of Africa.
History Of Giraffe Manor
In 30-ies of the last century in the suburbs of Nairobi was built an ordinary family house, not differing from the rest. After 40 years the owners of the houses were Betty and Jock Leslie-Melville. Life goal of this couple was the preservation of rare breeds of giraffes. They were brought to the territory of the estate a couple of pups of these animals. In addition, Jock founded the African Fund for protection of wild animals, which is successfully working today, protecting many species from extinction. Continue reading