Category Archives: In-Geography

Winter tours: Winter walking in the Highlands on Scotland

Winter tours in Scotland

You don’t have to scale any actual mountains to enjoy a winter walking adventure with snow-cloaked peaks all around you. Wilderness Scotland runs trips in the Cairngorms national park among the lochs, glens and ancient Caledonian pine forest, reminiscent of many a Hollywood biopic, with stunning views of the Cairngorm Mountains.

Winter tourism: Tatra Mountains, Slovakia

Tatra Mountains in Slovakia

In deepest winter, being outside in your swimwear might not seem that appealing but once you dive into the geothermal pools at Oravice, which simmer at a healthy 38C, all doubt will slip away.

Parents will love the relaxation pools and sauna, while kids will lap up the artificial waves in the sports pool and the waterslide.

Winter tourism: Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania Winter time

Travelling through Transylvania (Romania) in winter, with its Carpathian Mountains backdrop, gothic castles, Saxon villages, and horse-drawn carts, it’s easy to feel like you’re in the pages of a picture book.
Which you are, albeit a blood-sucking vampire one, for this is Dracula country.

Visiting Prague: when to go and what to see

Malá Strana

Beautiful year-round, Prague is busiest over the Christmas and Easter holidays and during the summer months. Prague is the equal of Paris in terms of beauty. Its history goes back a millennium. And the beer is the best in Europe!

Prague is a huge city with several district articles containing sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife and accommodation listings — have a look at each of them.

Winter tourism: Skiing in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia

Cahkadzor-si-resort-Armenia

The location of Armenia in subtropical zone between the ridges of central part of Caucasus Minor and the fact, that more than 90% of its territory at a height of more than 1000 km above the sea level determine the basic characteristic of the climate of Armenia. It is formed here by air masses of midlatitudes. In summer tropical continental air masses encroach from the South. In winter the air above Armenian Plateau is strongly cooled and the area of high air-pressure sets here.

Exotic and hidden countries: Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh)

karabakh traveler

Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh)

Yahoo Travel: Nagorno-Karabakh was an ethnically Armenian autonomous region of Azerbaijan during the Soviet Union. The citizens of Karabakh voted for independence in 1991 while the Soviet Union was disintegrating. This ushered in a war between Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh, with support from Armenia.