Archive February 2017

The Beginner’s Guide to Winter Sports

A lot of people nowadays are picking new hobbies and interests they can spend time learning. Some of these include a new language, painting, and even physical fitness. One of the things that have come up a number of times are various winter sports. While this is an exciting hobby to pick up, it is not exactly friendly to first timers. One wrong move while snowboarding and some of us will tumble down the snowy hill. However, as with any sport, with enough practice and preparation, you will be gliding down that slope on your board like a pro. Winter sports has a bubble of its own, not just...

Turkey’s secret underground city

BBC’s Travel Show brings you the latest insider travel news, a wealth of destinations, amazing experiences and features and practical hints, tips and advice for your holidays. If you liked this story, sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter, called “If You Only Read 6 Things This Week”. A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Earth, Culture, Capital, Travel and Autos, delivered to your inbox every Friday.

Val Gardena – Best Ski Resort In North-Western Italy

The first associations of winter are the most perfect track for ski sports on the slopes of the Dolomites. If you still not have decided where to go on a winter vocation let your decision to be the destination Val Gardena. It is the best ski resort. If you are a true fan of skiing this winter destination is inevitable, because the ski slopes are well connected and among them is Alta Badia so that the entire length of the tracks exceeds 500 kilometers. The center has a dozen tracks fор beginners, trails for experienced skiers to tracks for professionals. Otherwise, precisely in Val...

Two countries as close as brothers

When I was growing up, my father used to tell me stories of his travels to Poland. “It was a rite of passage for Hungarian youth,” he said. “Once we got to Poland we would hitchhike around and stay with locals; we’d just need to hold out a small Hungarian flag on the side of the road and we’d be picked up.” “Why did the flag help?” I asked once. View image of Hitchhiking in Poland “was like a rite of passage for Hungarian youth” (Credit: Credit: Pawel Kazmierczak/Alamy) “The two countries have always been friendly,...

The world’s oldest restaurant?

BBC’s Travel Show brings you the latest insider travel news, a wealth of destinations, amazing experiences and features and practical hints, tips and advice for your holidays. If you liked this story, sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter, called “If You Only Read 6 Things This Week”. A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Earth, Culture, Capital, Travel and Autos, delivered to your inbox every Friday.

India’s auspicious flowers

I met Dhanalakshmi outside Periyar bus stand in central Madurai as the sun was rising over the South Indian city, warming the cool, crisp air and streaking the sky with pink and gold. Dressed in a simple red sari, she balanced a large straw basket on her hip, its interior lined with strips of glistening green banana leaves. Inside were coiled strands of small, incredibly fragrant, pearly-white buds: the famed jasminum sambac, known locally as Madurai malligai. View image of The heady fragrance of jasmine has always been Madurai’s most defining experience (Credit: Credit:...

Germany’s favourite fast food

It’s nearly impossible to visit Germany and not eat Currywurst or Bratwurst, two ubiquitous sausage dishes. But regardless of the sausage’s fame, it seems that Germans can’t get enough of the döner kebab. The nation of 82 million people consumes two million kebabs a day, according to Gürsel Ülber, spokesman for the Association of Turkish Döner Producers in Europe (ATDiD). Safe to say, the thinly sliced meat – cooked on a vertical spit, wrapped in pita or flatbread and topped with salad – overrules the sausage-duo as a preferred fast-food...

Snowy Fairy Tale – Lake Louise

Skiers, snowboarders, pedestrians and lovers of wildlife should not miss to visit the amazing Canadian pearl, the Lake Louise. In the arms of the majestic Rocky Mountains, there is a real treasure, the Lake Louise. One of the most important natural reserves of the planet is located in the Canadian province Alberta and enters in the borders of oldest national park in the country – Banff National Park which existing from 1885. Since 1984, it became part of the wealth of UNESCO because of the majestic mountain peaks and landscapes, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, limestone caves...

5 Tips for Planning Your Australian Road Trip

For many people, a trip down under is a once in a lifetime experience. Learning to surf, getting sunburnt and exploring the crowds and culture of Australia’s cosmopolitan city centers is all part of the fun, but to truly experience everything Australia has to offer you’ll want to pack the car and hit the road. Whether you plan to drive the famous Great Ocean Road in Victoria, explore Australia’s world famous wine regions or make a trip out to the iconic rainforests and Great Barrier Reef in sunny Queensland, then you’ll probably want to get yourself a car. But Australia’s unique...

Shirakawa – Japanese Village With Winter Spirit

Although it looks like an images from a books, the tiny, picturesque, small towns are actually one of the best kept secrets of the world. So, there is only one question: do you have enough curiosity, courage and time to visit the most famous Japanese village Shirakawa? Japanese village Shirakawa is a typical mountain place where 96% of the area is composed of mountains and forests and only 0.4% is cultivated land. The beautiful houses are built of wooden beams in the style of cottages in order to form gradients. In this village all buildings are adapted to the environment in which they...

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