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The Best Places to Visit in Kiev, the Ukraine (Ukraine - Destinations)

The Golden Gate The Golden Gate
Zolota Vorota or the Golden Gate, one of the most unique architectural sites in Kiev, was reopened in 2007 after a long reconstruction.  The name of gate in Kiev reminds of the entrance of the Constantinople, the idea being of Yaroslav Mudry. He wanted his contry be as powerful as Byzantine Empire. Ruins of ancient Kiev main gates were originally built during the rise of Kiev, and are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Designed meticulously by historians and architects, the new building that buried ancient walls is considered t...
Mariyinsky Palace Mariyinsky Palace
 One of the most impressive buildings in Kiev and of the Ukraine, the Mariyinsky Palace is located on the right bank of the Dnieper River. It currently serves as the residence of the President of the country and it is located near the Palace of the Parliament. Initially, the Palace was built to serve as a summer residence for the  Russian Empress Elizabeth Petrovna and the Romanov family.During the Worls War II the building was badly damaged requiring a reconstructio...
Hydroparc Hydroparc
Hydropark  is a place where you can relax with your family and walk in the evening with friends. A place where everyone can find something to rest. For sports fans there are many Gidropark tennis courts, table tennis tables, and bike rental. Going through Venice Zatoka  one can get on simulator platform under the open sky. Many cafes, discos, boutiques with the sale of food and souvenirs, but for veterans - dance floor with themed music. As there is an amusement park where you can have fun, long a fav...

The Best Places to Visit in Riga (Destinations)

Riga Castle Riga Castle
One of the most famous and popular attractions in Riga is the Riga Castle, which is visited by Russian and foreign tourists. The history of the Riga Castle dates back to 1330 when it was built after the destruction of the old castle. In 1642, when Riga was under Sweden domination, a new wing was built to the castle by the River Daugava which has survived in its original form to this day. In the days of Czarist Russia castle was rebuilt to meet the needs of the provincial institutio...
Riga Motor Museum Riga Motor Museum
Despite the distance from the center of the city, it is well worthy to visit the Riga Motor Museum because it is the only automobile museum in the former Soviet Union. It is included in the 30-ky best technical museums in the world and in the top five in Europe. The collection includes cars and motorcycles at the beginning of the XX th century, military sports cars, limousines and 30-x years cars (including Molotov’ s car, limousine Brezhnev), s...
The Dome Cathedral in Riga The Dome Cathedral in Riga
Some years ago, this magnificent cathedral, located in Riga, was closed for renovation, but after the renovation its doors were thrown open to welcoming back many tourists and locals. The construction of the Cathedral and the monastery began in 1211 and lasted for many centuries. Finally, the outlines of its Baroque 90 - meter tower acquired in 1766 in the cathedral. Its body is one of the largest in the world. It was built in the 80s of the XIX century. Special works for the organ ...

The Best Places for a Safari in Africa (Destinations)

 Chobe National Park, Botswana Chobe National Park, Botswana
Chobe National Park is situated in the Okavango Delta and contains four different eco-systems. The highest number of species in Africa is concentrated in Savuti . Chobe boasts 120.000 elephants, so that you can hardly miss them, enjoying the safari. It is best to visit Chobe from May to September, winter months are cool and dry. Herds of zebra, eland and wild beasts, buffalo and giraffes gather around Savuti in this time of the year. Chobe can be reached by car, it makes the trip le...
Loango National Park, Gabon Loango National Park, Gabon
Loango National Park in Gabon is perhaps the least well-known nature reserve on this list, but the acquisition of popularity among a wide range of tourists is only a matter of time. Loango is the only place in Africa where you can see whales, chimps, gorillas and elephants in the park. In Loango you can enjoy the contemplation of nature on the shores of the ocean, savannah, swamp and forest. Loango National Park is perhaps the mos...
Kruger National Park, South Africa Kruger National Park, South Africa
Kruger National Park in South Africa has the greatest diversity of wildlife in Africa, including the 'big five', hippos, crocodiles, leopards and others. Kruger Park in terms of arrangement and support is the best in Africa, so ideal for an independent safari on your own machine. Kruger National Park is 2 million hectares protected African savannah, where an incredible variety of life forms exist in harmony in a frame of archaeological and historical monuments. The park stretches fo...

Top 10 Best Cities in the World to Live in (Destinations)

Adelaide Adelaide
About Adelaide   Adelaide is the capital and the largest city of South Australia state. It is the fifth largest city in the country with a population of over 1.1 million. It is named in the honor of the Queen of Great Britain and the Hanover wife of King William IV who ascended to the throne from 1830 till 1837. The city is located on the oceanfront. The central part of Adelaide co...
Helsinki Helsinki
About Helsinki   Helsinki is the capital and the largest city of Finland with a population of 578,000 inhabitants. Its coves encircle the city streets, its bridges connecting the islands and ferries communicate with the most remote islands. Helsinki is a great city, and the port remains a constant noise of ships entering and leaving. Helsinki is the center of business, education, ...
Vancouver Vancouver
Vancouver is, for the fifth year, the head of the ranking of the best cities to live, according to an annual study published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).   About Vancouver   Vancouver, a city located on the west coast of Canada, w...

The best countries of South America (Destinations)

Chile Chile
Total area: 756,950 km2 Population: 17,094,270(2010 estimate) Density: 22/km2 Currency : Peso (CLP) Official language(s): Spanish Capital: Santiago de Chile Governement: Unitary Presidential Republic Internet TLD: .cl Calling code: +56      A landscape as diverse as in Chile is described in folklore sources: "When God gave a glance to the world he had created in seven days, he decided...
Colombia Colombia
Total area: 1,141,748 km2 Population: 45,586,233(2010 estimate) Density: 40/km2 Currency: Peso (COP) Official language: Spanish Capital: Bogotá, D.C. Governement: Unitary presidential republic Internet TLD: .co Calling code: +57      Columbia is situated in the north-western part of South America, sharing borders with Venezuela and Brazil to the east, Ecuador and Peru to the south...
Brazil Brazil
Total area: 8,514,877 km2 Population: 190,732,694 Density: 22/km2 Currency: Real (R$) Official language(s): Portuguese Capital: Brasília Governement: Federal presidential constitutional republic Internet TLD: .br Calling code: +55      Brazil is a country located in the Eastern part of South America. It is bordered to the north by Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and the French oversea...

The best countries of Europe (Destinations)

Greece Greece
Total area: 131,990 km2 Population: 11,305,118(2010 estimate) Density: 85.3/km2 Currency: Euro (€) Official language: Greek Capital: Athens Governement: Parliamentary republic, Unitary state Internet TLD: .gr Calling code: +30      Greece is a country located in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north and Turkey to the East. Greece has acc...
Spain Spain
Total area: 504,030 km2 Population: 46,030,109(2010 estimate) Density: 93/km2 Currency: Euro (€) Official language(s): Spanish Capital: Madrid Governement: Parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy Internet TLD: .es Calling code: +34     Spain is a country located in Western Europe. It shares borders with Portugal, France, Andorra, Gibraltar and Morocco. Spain has access to the...
Austria Austria
Total area: 83,872 km2 Population: 8,356,707(2009 estimate) Density: 99/km2 Currency: Euro (€) Official language(s): German (Standard: Austrian German) Capital: Vienna Governement: Federal Parliamentary republic Internet TLD: .at Calling code: +43       Austria is located in Central Europe. It is bordered by: Germany and the Czech Republic to the North; Slovakia and Hungary to the E...

Best countries to live in the world (Destinations)

France France
France has an unsurpassable quality of life. Healthy lifestyle in the cities, picturesque landscapes, splendid ancient architecture, great culture, fine cuisine and last but not least, the best health care in the world make it one of the world’s best country to live. But what cannot be measured in real terms is the soul of this place.   "How can you lead a country that has two hundred and forty six different kinds of cheese?" (Charles de Gaulle, French president, 1oct 1962). If he were alive today, the General de Gaulle would have had to revise his statement - France now boasts over 400 varieties of cheese, this suggesting to a large extent the country's cultural diversity. Much of its originallity comes from the fact that its territories are found in all major regions of the continent, each with its own personality. Both the diversity of landscape and...
Austria Austria
Amazing landscapes, eco-friendly initiatives, the 4th country in the EU with the highest GDP/capita and some of the best ski resorts in the world are few of the reasons why this country deserves to be in the list.    Austria is a country rich in traditions, music and contrasts, from the Western Alps to the Danube basin in the east. The country of Johann Strauss and Mozart, it is also remarkable for the historic buildings, museums and world-class alpine landscape that takes your breath away. In a cafe, in a ballroom or church, Austrians seem to have something from the charm and romanticism of Italians combined with the discipline of Germans. Austria's glorious architectural wonders are inherited from the powerful Habsburgi, who dominated...
Switzerland Switzerland
Turning its natural disadvantages into its own advantage, Switzerland is now a super-efficient, high-tech society, where everything functions perfectly. For centuries already peaceful neutral, here you will find reliability, quality, discretion, punctuality, safety and tranquility. Furthermore, the swiss speak five languages, so that any foreigner can easily accommodate here.    Small, rich and with only 7.5 million people, Switzerland is renowned for its enviable quality of living and clocks indicating the time perfectly. Domestic products such as cheese, chocolate, precision watches and multi-functional penknives are popular worldwide. Reputed political neutrality, financial power, isolated location and wonderful mountains have enabled Switzerland to have a central role in European affairs. The central location makes it a great centre for conventions and international conferences.  ...

The most beautiful Zoos in Europe (Destinations)

Prague Zoological Garden, Czech Republic Prague Zoological Garden, Czech Republic
  The Czech capital is one of the best rated zoos in the world: Prague zoo is not only a living sanctuary, where animals frolic in semilibertate happy, but a real Noah's Ark, which have been saved valuable species of animals from extinction. The idea behind the Garden, was put into practice in 1881, when Prince Rudolf of Austria marriage with Princess Stephanie of Belgium. Then, a local newspaper called for the establishment of a zoological garden in Prague. In 1919, a meeting of more teachers and researchers has resulted in making...
Berlin Zoological Garden, Germany Berlin Zoological Garden, Germany
  Zoologischer Garten Berlin is the oldest and best known location of its kind in Germany. Impresioanat Besides this, the Berlin zoo last year had more than 3 million visitors, making it the crowning title of the most visited zoo in Europe. Open to the public on 1 August 1844, covers 35 hectares. The first of its collection of wild animals have been donated by Frederick William IV, King of Prussia. After the bombing during the Second World War the garden was almost completely destroyed, only 91 animals of the 3715 copies managed to...
Schönbrunner Zoo in Vienna, Austria Schönbrunner Zoo in Vienna, Austria
  If you arrive in Vienna, head steps towards Tiergarden Schönbrunn, Schönbrunn zoo that is situated near the palace of the same name. Founded in 1752 as an imperial menagerie, it is actually the first zoo in the world. Emperor Joseph II expeditions in Africa and the Americas, in order to capture wild animals for captivity in Vienna. Number of animals has increased steadily until 1945, when the Allies during the bombardment of Vienna, a part of the garden was destroyed, a large number of animals being killed. &n...