Feeds (English) Feeds (English) en (Serge Moseykin) (Serge Moseykin) RSS Feed Generator Thailand. Chiang Mai (Suburbs). Wiang Kum Kam Since 1984 remnants of about 30 ancient constructions — most of them temples — have been discovered in Wiang Kum Kam. This turned out to be the location of the town founded by King Mhangrai the Great which was the capital of the Lanna Kingdom for several years before Chiang Mai took over. Wiang Kum Kam still prospered till the second half of the 16th centure when the Burmese invasion and severe floods resulted in abandonment of the town which was then lost for the next 400 years. 2016-04-21 00:00:00 Russia. Moscow Region. Museum Factory of Pastila The famous apple pastila (marschmellow) has long been the face of Kolomna. In 2009 the old production technologies were re-installed here. And in the Museum Factory of Pastila the guests become the participants of a thrilling performance showing production of pastila as it was in the 19th century. To delight of the guests, the performance is followed by tea with sweet pastila. 2016-03-16 00:00:00 Balearic Islands. Majorca. Palma de Mallorca. Palma Aquarium In the gigantic Aquarium of Palma de Mallorca you’ll find yourself in the underwater realm where you could bump into an enormous shark (luckily, through the glass!), look directly into the eyes of a muraena or relish the dances of hundreds of colourful jellyfish. For visitors’ convenience by each aquarium there is an interactive monitor with detailed information in six languages. 2016-02-15 00:00:00 Czech Republic. Plzen. Breweries Plzensky Prazdroj Plzen Prazdroj is the brewery that has since 1842 produced the famous and unique Pilsner Urquell — the classic Czech beer from the noble Saaz hops. Interestingly, Urquell stands for «genuine» in German. The same meaning, indeed, is conveyed by «prazdroj» — the brewer’s name can be translated from Czech as «Pilsner from the source». 2016-01-18 00:00:00 Canary Islands. Tenerife. Bodega Monje Monje winery on Tenerife island welcomes those interested in learning the vine growing and wine making traditions. Today it's already the 5th generation of the Monje family that runs the family production of wine which started back in 1750. 2015-12-15 00:00:00 Greece In her multi-century history Greece, the cradle of the Western civilization, has seen a number of victories and defeats. Today we witness yet again that the beauty and natural appeal of the land, the openness and friendliness of its people haven’t ceased to impress the guests of Greece! 2015-11-22 00:00:00 Italy. Sardegna. Capo Testa Already in the Roman Empire Capo Testa in northern Sardinia was known for granite delivered from here to construct monuments — even the Rome Panthenon is said to be among them. But nothing can match the granite masterpieces of the nature itself in this cape! Through the centuries the weariless work of coastal waves and winds turned the numerous rocks into amazing stone sculptures of the most peculiar shapes. 2015-10-20 10:18:09 Balearic Islands. Majorca. Pollenca Today it takes to distance away from the sea coast into the mainland to get enchanted by the «true» Mallorca with its historical traditions — like you find, for instance, in Pollensa, a small town in the North-East of the island. 2015-09-15 00:00:00 Sri Lanka. Pollonaruwa Pollonaruwa is prominent for the Gal Vihara (originally the Uttararama),  a rock temple of the Buddha that is the most well-known one in Sri Lanka . Buddhist pilgrims as well as visitors from around the world are attracted to Pollonaruwa by the gigantic images of the Buddha that are preserved in the Gal Vihara. Formerly Sri Lanka's medieval capital, Pollonaruwa is presently listed in the UNESCO World Heritage. 2015-07-22 00:00:00 Russia | Moscow Region | Kolomna This ancient Russian city that dates back almost as far as Moscow has much to offer to any visitor, whether young or old. After a walk around the 16th century Kremlin, it is worth visiting the Museum Factory of Pastila (marshmallow) where you hop into the 19th century atmosphere and relish tea with pastila of the traditional taste, yet unknown to many. 2015-06-16 00:04:07