There is such an expensive entertainment – Whale Watching, whale watching. There are several spots in America, South Africa, and Madagascar where people come from all over the world to see the world’s largest animals. Moreover, the considerable amounts paid for this adventure do not guarantee that you will see, in fact, a whale. A close friend of mine, for example, spent a whole day at sea near Boston, and saw nothing but the tears of disappointed children. Therefore, the offer to wrap in Kaikoura to watch whales I responded with uncharacteristically skepticism. Watch whales in Kaikoura come not just.Near the shore, not far from the town, there is a deep ocean depression Hikurangi, which is simply teeming with plankton, which is carried to the surface by the rising ocean current. Well, where plankton is, there are whales. For a long time, kaikura was a powerful whaling base, which now does not resemble anything, this poor fishing has long been a thing of the past. Now it is one of the centers of ecological tourism, one of the first to receive the “Green globe”, a kind of environmental Oscar in this part of the world. Continue reading
Neuschwanstein castle (Fussen, Germany) – history, excursions, exhibitions. Exact address, phone number, cost of entrance tickets. Local legends and ghosts.
Near the town of Fussen in southwestern Bavaria, not far from the Austrian border, is the majestic Neuschwanstein castle. Almost every one of us, viewing beautiful cliparts on the Internet, probably came across photos with this lock more than once. Indeed, the castle in reality is not inferior to its graceful graphic images. As if hovering over unapproachable mountains, Neuschwanstein castle simply enchants from the first second of acquaintance. Renovated in 2009, the castle now looks even more majestic and elegant. Continue reading
I also visited the Tulip fields today. I went without preparation. I decided that I would take a course for Hillegom, but I would sort it out on the spot. I arrived by bus, walked for almost an hour, and around the trouble-trouble, distress: either the fields have faded, or the tulips are cut, or around the field there is a huge moat with water. As a result, I was ready to admit defeat and headed for the Hillegom railway station. And then…
…I was rewarded for all my suffering today 🙂
Here you can buy a one-day tour to Keukenhof + flower fields, which includes train travel from Amsterdam to Hillegom station and back, bike rental for the day, and entrance to Keukenhof Park. Continue reading