Lower than the Alps, but spreading over a longer distance, the Carpathians are a unique eco-system of Europe. One third of the plants on the continent can be found here, in the vast and wild forested areas, full of life. The majority of Europe’s carnivores lurk in these forests, with […]

Though the Carpathians don’t reach the grandeur of the Alps, with tops of only around 2,500 m, they offer plenty of wild landscape and challenge for hikers, climbers and drivers. The Transalpine is a newcomer in the top of spectacular roads through Romania, challenging the fame and thrills of Transfăgărășan, […]

Though nature gives us endless reasons to admire it, nothing seems to epitomize better the idea of beauty and sensibility than a flower. Each flower is a universe that speaks to our senses, with perfume, frail image and lofty petals. From the wild flower found only on the mountain top, […]

On the national road DN 1, that connects Brașov to capital Bucharest, between the ski resorts Predeal and Azuga, there is a national road, DN 73, that leads to the city of Râșnov, with its famous fortress. The road is well maintained and will take you very close to the […]

The National Park Piatra Craiului is situated in the central part of Romania. To the west, it is quite isolated, being bordered by the Carpathian Mountains, but from south-east it can be reached from the European Road E574, that connects two major cities, Pitești and Brașov. Pitești, home of the […]

Derdap (pronounced Djerdap) is the second largest natural park of Serbia, after Prokletije, found at the border with Albania and Montenegro. Derdap is a vast forest and mountainous land of 600-650 sq km, comprising some villages. The most spectacular part of this landscape is created by the gorges of Danube, […]

Coming from a dry continent, the Arabs developed a profound admiration for green gardens, sometimes building the necessary springs themselves, which required some impressive engineering skills for the time. The Quran itself is full with images of the Paradise described as an oasis in the desert. So when the Muslims […]

The Aquarium is a place not to be missed when visiting Barcelona, though the city has so much to offer, including a zoo garden with its own aquariums for sea-lions, penguins and a dolphins performance show. The main asset of the aquarium is the enormous sharks tank, which features a […]

Some 74 species of animals, constantly growing and plenty of entertainment facilities. This is in short the zoo garden in Barcelona, one of the richest wildlife collections on the continent. The park includes even an amphitheater with a pool where dolphins give representations that get the applause of spectators. Be […]

When you find yourself walking around the lakes of the largest national park in Croatia you feel like you entered a place of unspoiled beauty disconnected from the civilized life of the old continent. So pure that you can hardly believe it’s real. Even tourists who gather here lured by […]

Tineretului Park (The Park of the Youth) has 80 hectares of green land and lake which makes it the second park in Bucharest after Herastrau, which is in the North part of the city. It is not as elegant and as shadowy park as the Cismigiu Gardens, being a younger […]

Malaiesti Chalet is one of the last halts when climbing to Omu Peak to see the Sphinx. Of course, this is just one of the many possible routes you can take towards the peaks in the Bucegi National Park. The climbing might be demanding from the physical point of view, […]

Only 3 km from the coquette resort of Zabljak there is a glacier lake known as Crno Jezero (the Black Lake), who’s name comes from the shadowy color the water gets at some moments in the evening when the sun sets over the surrounding hills and forests. The road from […]

It’s hard to chose the most pleasant place in a town so lovely as Seville, but the Park Maria Luisa definitely competes with the most famous civic squares and cathedrals due to its tranquility and harmony. And it’s not all about nature in this park, redesigned for the Ibero-American Exhibition […]

The two beautiful rivers of Montenegro, Tara and Piva flow south to north, towards Bosnia where they form the river Drina. The waters of these rivers are spectacular, due to their transparent green waters that ran so fast that they form white whirlpools of foam. A large dam was built […]

For Romanians the name of this mountain sounds very familiar and there is a good reason for that: it probably originates exactly in this language or in other related dialect spoken in the Balkans by descendants of the Romans, such as the Serbian Vlachs, the Croatian Istro-Romanians or the Greek […]

East of National Park Durmitor, the river Tara creates a splendid canyon, which can be admired by an elegant bridge built right before the second world war, under the Serbian monarchy. The bridge has the aspect of a Roman bridge and a curved line, that allows those who walk or […]

Siriu Lake was formed in 1982 as a result of the building the Siriu dam and of Nehoiasu hydro-electric power plant. The dam connects Siriu and Horse’s Bridge mountains. The area is not yet used for tourism, even though it has a picturesque view over the 11,5 km long lake. […]

Depending on what you consider an island, Greece has between a thousand and six thousand islands, of which over two hundred are large enough to be inhabited. Some of those are major tourist attractions. Crete is the largest Greek island, with a population of over 600.000 people. Heraklion is its […]

The Pincian Hill may not be one of the famous seven hills of ancient Rome, but today is the most pleasant one, as it hosts the finest park in the city. To imagine a person as rich and powerful as to have something like that as a week-end domain is […]

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