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June 7, 2020

Opened the Colombia galleries

Being invited to visit Colombia, we did not hesitate much, added a few more points of interest into our itinerary, and set off. Colombia is the only South American country with both the Atlantic and Pacific coast. As located in tropics, it has typical tropic areas like Cartagena and the Caribbean coast in general. Southwards in the Andes, however, there lies a totally different world. Thanks to high altitude, the climate is very pleasant in cities like Medellin The city of eternal spring (around 1500 metres) or Manizales (around 2100 metres). The highest peaks of the Andes, slightly above 5000 metres, even are covered by glaciers.




April 22, 2020

Updated the Croatia galleries

Croatia is a country spread along a big part of the Adriatic Sea's coast that being a border sea of the Mediterranean sea. As the Croatian sea is closest to our country it is a popular summer destination for our citizens despite the fact the weather is not that stable there. This time however, for a change we visited Zagreb the capital for its famous Christmas markets and decorations rather than some summer resort. The weather was dull and misty though luckily without frost so with some help of mulled vine it was quite bearable.




April 1, 2020

Updated the Carnival Zilina galleries

Already sixteenth traditional Zilina's carnival took place in the middle of February. The weather was quite bearable this time without any sunshine, true, but also without rain and the temperature was not that low. As expected, a lot of masks participated in the parade. We could see many old as well as new faces. Mask from Montenegro represented the outlands this season. The crowds were in a perfect mood again and that is what counts.




March 28, 2020

Updated The United Kingdom galleries

Our trip around the Irish Island took us to the Northern Ireland, too. It is a part of United Kingdom. Here, the main attractions were not the greens of the nature, but splendid coastal sceneries (Carrick-a-Rede, Giant's Causeway), a visit of a whisky producing factory (Bushmills), a castle ruin (Dunluce) and cities with relatively recent bloody history (Derry, also known as Londonderry, and Belfast the capital of the Northern Ireland). Beside other, we found out we have a lot of invalid British coins. However, the weather was generous, what was more than fine.

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