Keywords: travel, adventure, vietnam
We had a couple of individual days away from the city for these excursion and they were such eye-openers and a very different perspective on this region of Vietnam. With an early start one day and a late evening return to our hotel the other, we felt the trips were such a contrast to the other experiences we had on our stay in Ho Chi Minh and added such depth to our overall stay.
Keywords: Architecture, Bohemia, Castles, Castles and Fortresses, Central Europe, Czech Culture, Czech film, Czech History, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Europe, History, South Bohemia
Originally owned by the powerful noble house of Rýzmberk, the castle’s present appearance dates to a rebuilding that took place in the late 15th and early 16th centuries following the Hussite Wars.
That reconstruction was overseen by prominent architect of the time, Benedikt Rejt. Following the reconstruction, the castle was the most important and well fortified of its type in Bohemia. Consisting of inner and outer sections as well as two moats, it would have taken a very determined and well equiped adversary to stand a chance of successfully laying seige to it.
The castle changed hands in 1548. However, due to poor management, the House of Říčany who had purchased it were forced to sell it just fifty years later. The castle’s last noble owners, the venerable and prominent Czernin family, held the castle from 1598 until it was seized by the state following the Second World War.
Keywords: Airbnb, Prague’s residents, short-term rental, Prague’s mayor Zdenek Hrib, Airbnb owners, Prague, Prague’s city center, Czech capital’s center, Prague’s cobblestone streets, Prague’s development institute, tourists, other information, short-term lets, properties, coronavirus pandemic, coronavirus outbreak, tourism, city, coronavirus crisis, lower house, Reporting
Using state of emergency powers in place during the coronavirus pandemic, the Czech parliament’s lower chamber fast-tracked a plan allowing local authorities to better collect tax and other information on short-term lets.
Keywords: meditation, Retreats, Thailand
Since the 60s, many foreigners have trained at monasteries in Thailand and have become monks & permanent visitors. However, there are a few rules that should be observed when visiting a monastery:
- Never sit with the soles of your feet facing a Buddha image or a Buddhist monk. It is considered ill-mannered to sit with them facing an object of respect.
- Women should not touch a Buddhist monk. If a female wishes to make an offering to a monk, she should place it on a table and allow the monk to accept from there.
- Do not climb on sacred objects and do not hug Buddha statues.
- Do not take photographs of meditating monks as this obviously disturbs their practice.
Keywords: Colorado, hikes, rmnp, rmnp hikes, rocky mountains
I know I’m doing a lot of vicarious living right now through everyone else’s adventure posts, and I hope that I can provide the same for all of you.
Keywords: caderno, fotografia, geografia, literatura, photography, tradições, travels, viagens
But don´t worry, if you´re not into religion, there´s a lot to do and to see in the city. One of my favorite activities was to discover the local street art. Vitoria Gasteiz has an impressive collection of murals, thanks to an initiative called ‘La Ciudad Pintada’ (‘The Painted City’). It was hard to decide my favorite one…
Keywords: cheapvillakohsamui , conradkohsamui , fourseasonkohsamui , houseforrentkohsamui , kohsamui , ritzcarltonkohsamui , villakohsamui
Choeng Mon beach is 1.1 km from our villa while Chaweng Beach is only 1.2 km. The nearest airport is Samui International Airport with 3.8 kilo meters.
Keywords: Germany, Travel, Hamburg, miniatur wunderland, Speicherstadt, Elbphilharmonie, Hafencity
Tarragona is a great city to combine culture with a good cuisine under the mediterranean sun. You can enjoy the party life to get to know local people while learning a new language. Tarragona is a great place for your Erasmus experience because of its diversity and the proximity to other great cities like Barcelona, Salou, Girona and Valencia.
Keywords: China , Great Wall , hiking , Great Wall of China , hiking in China , Jiankou , Mutianyu
When arriving in Beijing, we both knew a must-do was to spend one of our three days exploring the nearby sections of the Great Wall of China, as arguably the wall is the most iconic monument in all of China. Having learned about how the Great Wall was built as protection from the northern Mongol invaders as a high-schooler, I was giddy with excitement to finally get my first chance to see this colossal feat in person – I mean come on it spans 13,170 miles (21,196 kilometers)!