The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando

9 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon voyage Reading Time:  11 minutes

Hogsmeade village © Elbert Hampton

Hogsmeade village © Elbert Hampton

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a themed area spanning three theme parksIslands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida and the upcoming Universal Epic Universe—at the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida. The area is themed to the Harry Potter media franchise, adapting elements from the film series and novels by J. K. Rowling. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was designed by Universal Creative from an exclusive license with Warner Bros. Entertainment.   read more…

Theme Week Bulgarian Black Sea Coast – Kavarna

30 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  8 minutes

© flickr.com - Boby Dimitrov/cc-by-sa-2.0

© flickr.com – Boby Dimitrov/cc-by-sa-2.0

Kavarna is a Black Sea coastal town and seaside resort in the Dobruja region of northeastern Bulgaria. It lies 42 kilometres (26 miles) northeast of Varna, 43 km (27 mi) from Dobrich and 43 km (27 mi) south of the border with Romania. It is the principal town of Kavarna Municipality, part of Dobrich Province. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 11,397 inhabitants. A little yacht port, a fishing base, a spacious beach and a resort complex exist in the town. The landmark Cape Kaliakra is located a few kilometers to the east, as is the tiny beachfront resort of Rusalka. Three 18-hole golf courses with villa communities and marinas are being developed nearby, two of the courses are designed by Gary Player and one by Ian Woosnam.   read more…

Theme Week Bulgarian Black Sea Coast – Nesebar

29 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  5 minutes

© Happyna/cc-by-sa-4.0

© Happyna/cc-by-sa-4.0

Nesebar (often transcribed as Nessebar and sometimes as Nesebur) is an ancient city and one of the major seaside resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, located in Burgas Province. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Nesebar Municipality. As of December 2019, the town has a population of 13,600 inhabitants.   read more…

Theme Week Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

25 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon voyage, Theme Weeks Reading Time:  7 minutes

Primorsko © flickr.com - Boby Dimitrov/cc-by-sa-2.0

Primorsko © flickr.com – Boby Dimitrov/cc-by-sa-2.0

The Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, also known as the Bulgarian Riviera, covers the entire eastern bound of Bulgaria stretching from the Romanian Black Sea resorts in the north to European Turkey in the south, along 378 km of coastline. White and golden sandy beaches occupy approximately 130 km of the 378 km long coast. The region is an important center of tourism during the summer season (May–October), drawing millions of foreign and local tourists alike and constituting one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Prior to 1989 the Bulgarian Black Sea coast was internationally known as the Red Riviera. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, however, its nickname has been changed to the Bulgarian Riviera.   read more…

Theme Week Calabria

19 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon voyage, Theme Weeks Reading Time:  10 minutes

Cliff at Tropea © Przemyslaw "Blueshade" Idzkiewicz/cc-by-sa-2.5

Cliff at Tropea © Przemyslaw “Blueshade” Idzkiewicz/cc-by-sa-2.5

Calabria is a region in Southern Italy. It is a peninsula bordered by Basilicata to the north, the Ionian Sea to the east, the Strait of Messina to the southwest, which separates it from Sicily, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. It has almost 2 million residents across a total area of 15,222 km² (5,877 sq mi). Catanzaro is the region’s capital.   read more…

Philadelphia Main Line

19 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon voyage Reading Time:  15 minutes

Ashbridge House in Ashbridge Memorial Park in Bryn Mawr © MainlyTwelve/cc-by-sa-4.0

Ashbridge House in Ashbridge Memorial Park in Bryn Mawr © MainlyTwelve/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Philadelphia Main Line, known simply as the Main Line, is an informally delineated historical and social region of suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Lying along the former Pennsylvania Railroad‘s once prestigious Main Line, it runs northwest from Center City Philadelphia parallel to Lancaster Avenue, also known as U.S. Route 30.   read more…

Theme Week Armenia

22 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon voyage, Theme Weeks, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  16 minutes

Etchmiadzin Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site © Areg Amirkhanian/cc-by-sa-3.0

Etchmiadzin Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site © Areg Amirkhanian/cc-by-sa-3.0

Armenia, officially the Republic of Armenia, is a landlocked country in the Armenian Highlands of West Asia. It is a part of the Caucasus region and is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the south. Yerevan is the capital, largest city and financial center.   read more…

Highland Main Line in Scotland

11 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon voyage Reading Time:  6 minutes

Culloden Viaduct © geograph.org.uk - Peter Moore/cc-by-sa-2.0

Culloden Viaduct © geograph.org.uk – Peter Moore/cc-by-sa-2.0

The Highland Main Line is a railway line in Scotland. It is 118 mi (190 km) long and runs through the central Scottish Highlands, mainly following the route of the A9, and linking a series of small towns and villages with Perth at one end and Inverness at the other. Today, services between Inverness and Edinburgh, Glasgow and London use the line. At Inverness the line connects with the Far North Line, the Aberdeen-Inverness Line and the Kyle of Lochalsh Line. All trains are diesel-powered.   read more…

Theme Week Basilicata

25 December 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon voyage, Theme Weeks, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  9 minutes

Sassi di Matera © Superchilum/cc-by-sa-4.0

Sassi di Matera © Superchilum/cc-by-sa-4.0

Basilicata, also known by its ancient name Lucania, is an administrative region in Southern Italy, bordering on Campania to the west, Apulia to the north and east, and Calabria to the south. It has two coastlines: a 30-km stretch on the Tyrrhenian Sea between Campania and Calabria, and a longer coastline along the Gulf of Taranto between Calabria and Apulia. The region can be thought of as the “instep” of Italy, with Calabria functioning as the “toe” and Apulia the “heel”.   read more…

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