viernes, 11 de septiembre de 2009

Budapest

Buda y Pest separadas por el Danubio! by Antuan1.
Budapest, great city, cosmopolitan and varied.
I spent 6 beautiful days there, living in a flat in the Old Jewish Neighbourhood, which is so closed to the city center. I really liked the atmosphere and the nice little coffee shops and all kind of restaurants.
We had the chance to see two villages outside Budapest: Godollo and Szentendre.
I found them quite touristic, especially the last one, and very lively.
Budapest is one of the nicest places I have visisted so far.
Loved it.

- by Antuan1. osito "comunista" by Antuan1.

As the largest city of Hungary, it serves as the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, andtransportation center[2] and is considered an important hub in Central Europe

Originally Budapest had 10 districts after coming into existence upon the unification of the three cities in 1873. On 1 January, 1950 Budapest was united with several neighboring towns and the number of its districts was raised to 22 (Greater Budapest). At that time there were changes both in the order of districts and in their sizes. Now there are 23 districts, 6 in Buda, 16 inPest and 1 on Csepel Island between them. Each district can be associated with one or more city parts named after former towns within Budapest.

el trabajador by Antuan1.

Seven islands can be found on the Danube: Shipyard Island, Margaret Island, Csepel Island, Palotai-sziget (now a peninsula), Népsziget, Háros-sziget, and Molnár-sziget.
.Puente Isabel by Antuan1.
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Heroes´ Square : Heroes' Square, where Andrássy Avenue meets Dózsa György út, is the biggest and most impressive square of Budapest. In the middle stands the Millennium Monument, with Archangel Gabriel on top, holding the double cross of Christianity and the Holy Hungarian Crown.

It was constructed to mark the 1000th anniversary of the arrival of the Magyar tribes. The pedestal below is occupied by the ornate horseback statues of the seven Hungarian leaders who led the Hungarian nation into the Carpathian Basin in 896 AD. The middle of the square is dominated by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, wreathed by all heads of state when officially visiting Hungary

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jueves, 10 de septiembre de 2009

Phrases about Travelling

1 - Saint Agustin fromHipona: The world is like a book. Those who do not travel only read one page.
2 - Ib'n Battuta: "He who does not travel does not know the value of men."
3 - Charles Baudelaire: Free man, you will always love the sea.
4 - Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, el Papa Juan XXIII:
Life of man is a pilgrimage. We make a pause of a few years in this world, but after that, our soul again returns to pilgrimage.
5 - Robert Louis Stevenson. 'To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.
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Dubrovnik




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I liked Dubrovnik, beautiful medieval city, nice people and great views.
I did not discover anything I hadn´t tryed before about food. Croatian food is inspired in the Italian one. They should be more "original", but overall, Dubrovnik worths his name as "The Pearl of the Adriatic".





CATS! CATS are part of every day life in every village or Croatian Town.



They seem to give life to the touristic streets and it is cute to see them taking their "siesta".




I have attached the most representative pictures for me, taken in Croatia.
Hope you´ll enjoy the views.
:)

Croatia


I had the chance to see Croatia this summer. It was ahot summer there, I could barely live with it.
Croatia has more than 1000 islands and very green-blue transparent water. You can see the fishes and the way the sun is reflected in the clear waters.
But there is a BUT. I found the Dalmatian coast very very touristic, cities like Split, Zadar and Dubrovnik are so populated by tourists, most of the time I feel tired of not having enough space to discover the beauties of these locations as I would wish so.
The people are very touristic orrientated, but I understand their situation. As one woman told me, they live and can subsist only because of tourism.
The thing is that the hotels are so expensive in Croatia that the only way you can accept is to stay over night in someone´s house. Most of the people rent rooms in their houses, which is ok, as the price is convenient for everybody. People seem nice, they want to please their guests, and the young ones speak English, and older people are speaking Italian and German.
I liked Split very much, the Isle of Krk, Krka National Park, Dubrovnik, Zadar and many more.