The Black Mill

Being still on the topic of Denmark and Sweden, I am dedicating this post to one legend which is very popular in the Netherlands and Scandinavia. In my humble opinion, it is too cruel because there is too much blood and Devil is one of the main characters. But it’s true people from the north know it and even they have black mills. And the legend goes like this … Continue reading

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Mochileros y Gringos

462-mochileros-y-gringosMochileros are backpackers in Spanish, i.e. these who travel with one rucksack only and seek new adventures. They are usually welcomed by being called gringos (or foreigners) by natives in South America. It’s not an insult to be called a gringo on the New Continent, just on the opposite – guests and visitors to the countries should feel flattered. And what does one mochilero-gringo visit in Colombia? Have you ever been interested in this?

There is one particular place which is known as the liquid rainbow where the Guayabero River is coloured in various colours. It is goes through Caño Cristales (or the Crystal Canyon) and it’s renown as the most beautiful river in the world owing to the five colours that change one after another from July through November – yellow, green, blue, black and red. For this reason it’s also called the River of Five Colours. Continue reading

S-ciavo

Venice is most probably the strangest and most fascinating city of all of the marvellous Italian places. Maybe it would be because there are no cars and almost unreal quietness reigns there (apart from the numerous tourists and vaporetti); maybe because winter mist makes the city’s narrow and tight streets even more mysterious and dreamlike; maybe because of the annual magic Carnival which attracts visitors from all over the world; maybe due to the legends which spread out and tell about the origin of every angle of the island …. Who knows? 🙂 What is certain is that la Serenissima  is unique in the world despite the fact that almost every continent has its own Venice (and even more than one) but of course none of them could reach the uniqueness of the “original”one that was built on 118 islets altogether connected to the mainland through canals and its structures being supported by a large range of wooden platforms placed deep in the sea in the Venetian lagoon. Continue reading

The Saint Goose

St Martin of Tours was Roman who was born in Savaria, antique Pannonia which is in today’s Hungary in either 316 or 336AD (the date is uncertain). His parents were pagans and at that time Christianity had already been legalized although it hadn’t still been the official religion of the Roman Empire. His father was a soldier (a tribune) in the Imperial Horse Guard and the family had to follow him to northern Italy when he was assigned to a post in Ticinum. Actually, the boy was brought up namely there. Continue reading

On the Other Side of Öresund

I walked you through Copenhagen in my last three posts. The proximity of the city to the Öresund Strait makes it even more attractive to tourists. Why?

Because enthusiasts like us (one Balkan girl and an Italian guy) could take one of the numerous trains to Kastrup and the Copenhagen Airport early in the morning from where there are very frequent trains which bring you to the town situated on the other side of the Öresundsbron (or Öresund Bridge) only in 20-25 minutes. The distance between the cities is only 8km and the most convenient way to reach one of them from the other one is to cross the Danish-Swedish border on the Öresund Bridge/Tunnel, as I mentioned above. And which is this city exactly …? Continue reading

The Friendly Old Girl of the Town

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Now we are turning back to the Stork Fountain and Kunsthallen Nikolaj (St. Nicholas Church) on the Amagertorv Square in the City of Spires in order to go straight and visit the famous Nyhavn and the Amalienborg Palace, to have a meeting with the friendly old girl of the town and say “Hi” to fish-species in the Blue Planet. If you are ready, off we goooo …. first to …. Continue reading