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21-04-2016

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.

16-03-2016

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.

15-02-2016

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.

18-01-2016

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».

15-12-2015

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.