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Czechia: castles and beer, history and culture

Czech, Prague

The Czech Republic, or known since 2016 as Czechia, is a Central European country, known for its castles, baroque and gothic churches, famous locally brewed beers and long and rich history. Its capital, Prague, with its mazelike cobbled streets, hosts fully preserved 9th century castle, a medieval old town and Charles Bridge, lined with ornate statues.
Český Krumlov, a town in the south, has a variety of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque structures, and many restaurants and souvenir shops. On the west, there are natural spas with mineral water, Karlovy Vary and Mariánské Lázne. In ancient town of Kutna Horá, world known Sedlec Ossuary hosting more than 40,000 human skeletons (here is an idea for an unconventional Halloween tour!). And, last, but not the least, city of Plzeň, the birthplace of Pilsner beer. Cheers!

Top 5: places to celebrate Halloween in the US, 2018

Halloween potion

Whether you like to celebrate at home, quietly, or you usually go full scale decorating the house and trick or treating, Halloween is always exciting holiday. It is very entertaining for kids, but adults are enjoying it very much as well. If you like to travel to the US (or you are already there), here are some recommendation on which places are best for celebrating Halloween.

United Kingdom: mix of traditional and modern

United Kingdom, London

The United Kingdom (UK) consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, each of them with distinguished geographies. England is the home of London, a global financial and cultural centre and river Thames, major landmark in the UK. Scotland is a land of Highland mountains, offshore islands of Skye and Lewis, and the legendary Loch Ness monster. Wales is mountainous, but also has miles of beaches and castles at Cardiff, Caernarfon, Caerphilly and Conwy. Northern Ireland is known for its scenic Glens of Antrim and a coastline featuring the Giant`s Causeway, amazing natural formation of hexagonal rock columns.

Barcelona: vibrant, artistic, relaxed

Barcelona, a vibrant cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia region in Spain is famous or its art and architecture. Spectacular Sagrada Família church, designed by Antoni Gaudí, is iconic landmark and recognisable emblem of the city. Picasso Museum and Fundació Joan Miró host famous pieces by these masters.
The mix of old and new is so natural in Barcelona, so one will walk from medieval Gothic Quarter into central promenade, La Rambla, packed with famous brand shops and restaurants and cafes, and cross between ancient into modern within few steps.
When tired of city buzz, visitor can climb to Parc Güell garden, another jewel packed with Gaudí deigns and breath-taking panoramic views of city and the coast.
Barcelona cuisine, while similar to rest of Spain, has some specific tastes, which tourists can explore in and around famous La Boqueria market, whether it is a high end dining or some tapas between strolls through this wondrous city.

Madrid: elegant, historic and regal

Madrid, Spain

Spain’s elegant capital, Madrid, is famous for its boulevards and parks and as a centre of world`s most renowned art museums. Prado Museum hosts works of Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish and European masters. Reina Sofia Museum hosts one of Picasso`s best works – Guernica. Madrid is also very modern city that offers great restaurant and night life experience and famous Gran Via street is lined up with shops for high end shopping experience.Several of world`s most famous landmarks, such as Colosseum, Vatican with Sistine Chapel, are located in Rome, and they bring millions of tourists every year.
And, of course, world known Italian cuisine, together with genuine Italian espresso and gelato are major part of your visit to this magnificent city!

Rome: inspiring, romantic and dynamic

Rome, Colosseum

Rome is ancient city, founded about 3,000 years ago and never stopped being exciting and relevant ever since. Hence the nickname – The Eternal City. Today, it is a modern, cosmopolitan metropolis with perfect mixture of historical sites, art museums and modern culture, entertainment, fashion and night life.
Several of world`s most famous landmarks, such as Colosseum, Vatican with Sistine Chapel, are located in Rome, and they bring millions of tourists every year.
And, of course, world known Italian cuisine, together with genuine Italian espresso and gelato are major part of your visit to this magnificent city!

London: majestic, diverse and with unique style

London, UK

London, the capital of the United Kingdom (and of England), is a modern city, but with history stretching back to 1st century. Reminders of rich history are the Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben` clock tower and Westminster Abbey, while across the Thames River, modern, London Eye observation wheel sits as a contrast and a reminder that city embraced new era and technology in everyday life.

Berlin: history, culture and dynamic life

Berlin, Germany

Berlin is a perfect mix of history, culture and modern, dynamic life events. Its turbulent history in 20th century through Second World War and later being divided during Cold War era left behind reminders such a Holocaust museum and Berlin Wall. Today, Berlin is a modern city with many things to offer, from culture, history, nightlife to vintage and high-end shopping.

Austria: stunning nature, beautiful art and culture

Austria, village, mountains

Austria is a Central European country with stunning nature, rich history and amazing cultural heritage. Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, are notable few of famous composers born in Austria, and are just a small part of vast number of masters of their art. World famous painters, Klimt, Kokoschka and Schiele were also from Austria, and list goes on.
Most populous cities are Vienna (the capital), Graz, Linz, Salzburg and Innsbruck and there are numerous mountain villages scattered throughout breathtaking mountain landscapes.
In the west, there are famous ski resorts of Alpbach, Ischgl and Kitzbühel that offer skiing experience for skiers of varied skills, coming regularly from all around the world.

Germany: landscapes, poets and philosophers

Germany is a country in Western Europe. It stretches in the south from Austria and in the north to North and Baltic Sea. This is a country of beautiful and diverse landscapes of forests, mountains and rivers. Its capital, Berlin, is a modern city with waste cultural heritage and bustling art and nightlife scene. It is a home to famous Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag parliament building and many sites related to WWII.
Germany is famous for its castles, world known classic music composers, car industry, beer, sausages and bread products and famous Octoberfest in Munich.

France: culture, history and gourmet food

France, Eiffel Tower, Paris

France, a country in Western Europe, has everything that traveler needs for exiting journey: medieval cities and castles, villages in Alps and, of course, Mediterranean Riviera, for relaxing summer holidays. Paris, France`s capital, is world known as a fashion center, filled with classical art museums including, of course, the Louvre and world`s most famous landmark – the Eiffel Tower. The country is also well known for its wines and exquisite cuisine.

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