The country of Croatia is full of strange sights worthy of attention. From passenger wrecks of Titanic times to traces of brontosaurs. Some of these interesting places are located on land, some under water.
Sunken ship “Baron Gauch”
The story of how the elegant Baron Gauch passenger liner went under water during World War II partially recalls the fate of the Titanic. The ship began its last journey from Kotor, Montenegro, heading to the port of Trieste. The ship was transporting refugees and military personnel. The fate of the vehicle is very tragic and associated with a stupid mistake: while the ship’s captain was sleeping, his deputy was having lunch, an inexperienced intern ignored the warning about the minefield laid down by the Austro-Hungarian troops. Killed 147 people. The liner crashed 40 kilometers from Brijuni Island. This place is popular with divers Pula and Porec. Continue reading
The name of the island of Cyprus itself is shrouded in secrets and legends. Today, history and hedonism are bizarrely intertwined here. Everywhere the typical Mediterranean landscape is blessed with the unfading beauty of antiquity: Crusader fortresses surrounded by high cypresses, Greco-Roman amphitheaters carved into the cliffs, and Byzantine monasteries perched on mountain peaks. In cosmopolitan cities, the elements of antiquity and modernity are harmoniously interwoven. The capital of Cyprus Nicosia is full of attractions:
“Old Nicosia”, i.e. the central part of the city has a radial layout and is surrounded by a ring of impressive stone bastions and massive gates of the Venetian wall (1567-1570).
The gate of Famagusta is one of the architectural masterpieces of the protective ring of old Nicosia. Exhibitions and musical evenings are regularly held in their internal premises (the beautiful restoration of the gates was awarded the “Europa Nostra” international prize). Continue reading
Who said that the New Year holidays are winter, frost and snowfall? If the snow is replaced with white sand of a tropical beach heated by the tropical sun, the Christmas tree with a palm tree, and the traditional “Soviet champagne” with the Pina Colada cocktail, such a New Year will become even more interesting!
New Year and Christmas holidays – this is a time of carefree relaxation and, of course, a wonderful festive mood.
And what can make such holidays unusual and unforgettable? Naturally, unusual atmosphere and many, many Caribbean Sea. If you are bored with the traditional snowy winter, try to celebrate the New Year in Jamaica! Continue reading