There is only a small handful of countries that is allowed to enter St Petersburg Visa Free and obtaining a Visa into Russia can be a tedious process. Fortunately, there are exceptions that allows you to enter St Petersburg Visa Free for up to 72 hours.
When the Soviet invaded the Baltic States in 1940, the red terror of the Soviet secret police (KGB) rained on the capital of Riga. The operation of the KGB in Riga was closely associated with a corner building known as the Corner House. This KGB headquarter is now a symbol of the oppressive regime that governed the Latvian population for 50 years.
Hidden deep beneath the rehabilitation spa center in Ligatne, a small village in the middle of a national park, is a secret soviet bunker built to protect the soviet political elite in case of a nuclear attack during the cold war. The 213,000 square foot hideout, completely self-sustainable and could support 250 people for up to three months. It is equipped with sophisticated equipment of the time so the commanders could continue their communication underground.
Sedlec Ossuary, is a Bone Church which contains around 70,000 human bones located in a Kutna Hora, a small town that is 70km away from Prague. It is one of the most fascinating sites in Czech Republic and is on our tick list during our visit to Prague.
Driving in Montenegro coastline along lush green mountain, looking at a scenery of forever changing coastline with clear a blue sky joining with the deep blue ocean at the horizon. We have arrived at our Mediterranean getaway in Montenegro.
Bulgaria is a land filled with history and is the third archaeological rich country following Greece and Italy. The capital city, Sofia was founded 7000B.C by the Tracian tribes and was ruled and occupied by many different superpowers, such as the Romans and the Ottomans. Today, Sofia is a modern cities but the history of this place could be seen everywhere. Here are 10 fun facts we found about Bulgaria.
Arriving in the “Paris of the East” looking across the huge Danube River at the extremely beautiful structures lining on either side of the river bank. Budapest is truly a beautiful city. It is filled with delicious food, classical music playing romantically on the streets and more importantly, the city is famous for its thermal baths. We stayed at a famous Budapest spa hotel, Danubius Gellert Hotel to tick of this must do activity in this this city.
White sandy beaches, tropical fruit juices, Rio de Janeiro is the paradise for beach loving tourists. The city is surrounded by the most beautiful landscape covered with mountains and beautiful beaches. We had a great time travelling in Rio as this city bursts with culture, history and heritage.
In the heart of the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro, I found myself walking down a flight of steps closer and closer to a revolting stench of open sewers. The ground was full of rubbish and there were many dog shits on the path that I had to avoid. The streets were winding down at random directions and buildings were built extremely close with no fresh air.
Having 6500 cubic meters per second of water flowing in front of me may sound amazing but seeing it with my own eyes was astonishing. When Eleanor Roosevelt visited Iguazu Falls years ago she couldn’t help but exclaim “Poor Niagra”. This is probably because Iguazu Falls is 30 meters taller and three times wider than Niagra Falls. Iguazu Falls is now named the “New 7 Wonders of Nature”.