Archive March 2018

Are Lithuanians obsessed with bees?

In mid-January, the snow made the little coastal town of Šventoji in north-west Lithuania feel like a film set. Restaurants, shops and wooden holiday cabins all sat silently with their lights off, waiting for the arrival of spring. I found what I was looking for on the edge of the town, not far from the banks of the iced-over Šventoji river and within earshot of the Baltic Sea: Žemaitiu alka, a shrine constructed by the Lithuanian neo-pagan organisation Romuva. Atop a small hillock stood 12 tall, thin, slightly tapering wooden figures. The decorations are austere but...

The world’s oldest working planetarium

There was a beat of silence as the room’s atmosphere shifted from inward reflection to jittery disbelief. “How is that even possible?” said one visitor, waving a pointed finger at the living-room ceiling. “Is it still accurate?” asked another. “Why have I never heard of this before?” came the outburst from her companion. Craning my neck, I too could hardly believe it. On the timber roof above our heads was a scale model of the universe, painted in sparkling gold and shimmering royal blue. There was the Earth, a golden orb dangling by a...

Top Secrets Places in Hopkinton

Are you thinking of visiting Boston this summer season? If the answer is a resounding YES then you must visit the town of Hopkinton, which is less than 30 miles away.  This town is known for being the starting point of the famous Boston Marathon, which takes place in April on Saint Patriot’s Day. In fact, it has the headquarters of the reputed Dell EMC. Before visiting Hopkinton, Massachusetts, you must plan your trip strategically. You can look up the best places to stay in Boston to have a pleasant trip. It should not be an unplanned one!  Here is a post for you to find out about the...

7 Ancient Ruins Around the World, Reconstructed

Ancient ruins have a very special kind of beauty: each ruin tells an elliptical tale of a civilization of the past, leaving you to fill in the gaps with your imagination and what you know of the history. Oftentimes, those ruins that have been preserved are sites of great importance: palaces, temples, and castles where great leaders and villainous despots enjoyed the fruits of their empire before an inevitable fall from glory. To visit and walk in their steps is a spooky privilege indeed! Perhaps it’s because these mysteries run so deep that it is so satisfying to witness the reconstruction...

Peaceful, Fairytale-like Cities Through Europe You Cannot Miss!

There still exist places where you just walk around and wonder if they came out of some fairytale or is that beauty real! Its colorful squares, narrow or wide streets, its beautiful and calm parks where one enjoys walking in order to forget about everything and disconnect for a moment, its rich history and specific smell, yet delicious traditional food and drinks makes them an irresistible place for visiting. Among the innumerous such cities, especially in Europe, we made a list of five best and highly-recommendable ones. Wolfenbuttel, Germany, Europe Wolfenbuttel is a spectacular city in...

Mission Trip Is A Way Beyond Education

It is a trend to organize mission trips or service trips for the teenagers these days. Schools and colleges often hosts such trips and name it excursion where the children get to learn things in practical. Trips to various wildlife sanctuaries, botanical gardens, archaeological heritage spots, historical places etc. are good for the teenagers because it is a proven fact that it is easy to learn and remember things that our eyes see, and ears hear when compared to remembering things with reading and imagining it. Humans tend to remember what they see and hence Mission trips for teens is...

The wise words that changed my life

It was one of those Dublin summer days that don’t make sense; the sun was hiding behind a dark grey cloud and the air felt muggy and oppressive. I was working as a nanny, and my youngest charge was complaining about the weather and trying to get out of going to nursery. I was only half-present; early that morning, I had checked my email and my sister had written to tell me that our beloved grandfather had been diagnosed with cancer. At that time, I had no idea that it was already too late, but I was feeling fragile and alone in a country that was not mine. We set off on the short walk...

Electronic Visas – Taking Planning to a New Level

All travelers know that it goes a lot of time and effort into planning the perfect vacation. Most of the times, getting your visa is at the top of your list because it may take the longest. Getting your equipment and other travel-related items is easy compared to a visa. However, that may not be the case anymore. More and more countries choose to issue electronic visas. Whether it is for tourism enhancement or unwanted delays, it does not really matter. The applicants are the beneficiaries in this case, and it made things a whole lot easier. Introducing iVisa There are many third-party...

Top 8 Luxury Neighborhoods in Marco Island

Marco Island, Florida is a captivating place. It’s just about perfect for anybody looking for a perfect place to relax. From the north end of the island to the south end, the properties here are designed around a fun lifestyle. Eighty percent of the homes are waterfront. Great restaurants are just around the corner. The best part though, are the people. Something magical happens when a community is built around a lifestyle pursuit. We’re all connected by a shared philosophy here. We live on an island. After you recognize that you must have a piece of Marco Island for yourself, it just...

Andaman – The Best Choice for a Memorable Honeymoon

The journey to a blissful marriage begins with a wonderful honeymoon. As the first holiday that a couple spends together after a their wedding, you will be getting a chance to learn more about each other, go on an adventure and explore the unknown. One of the top places that serve a unique honeymoon experience is the magnificent Andaman Islands. Andaman Nicobar Tour Package- Sun, Sea and Sun Even the coldest hearts are guaranteed to melt in the midst of beautifully clear turquoise water. Along with pristine beaches, basking in amazing seclusion is a worthwhile treat that has attracted...

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