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Istanbul Tulip Festival – tips for tourists

Let’s make a retrospective journey into the history. During the prosperity of the Ottoman Empire, tulips were brought from Persia to Turkey and after a short time they become the national symbol of the country. And already in the 17th century, the flower enters Europe, taking root especially well in the Netherlands. Despite the fact that it was Turkey that was the first European country to appreciate the beauty of the tulip, many people consider the Netherlands to be the capital of this flower. The Turks could not get used to such injustice and since 2005 decided to renew the celebration of the tulip festival in Istanbul.

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Cappadocia – mysterious riddle of the nature

You wake up before dawn, turn off the annoying alarm clock and, when you reach the sink, finally bring yourself to your senses with ice water. You get on the bus, where about twenty more lucky ones and the driver (it seems that he was the only one who slept here) are waiting for you, takes you first for instructions, and then to the Goreme Valley, where huge canvases cover the ground with a blanket. Literally ten minutes later, everything starts to hum and fuss around, the canvases instantly rise and take a form of a sphere and you are already standing in a dense wicker basket and wait for the departure permit. At first light, the fairy tale begins, hundreds of air balloons soar into the air, the earth recedes and internal anxiety is replaced by euphoria. All valley is spangled with the huge balloons of different colors and at this moment you realize that you have never seen anything like it.

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Liev

Lviv storefronts

Lviv is perhaps the best city to experience Ukrainian hospitality, get an insight into the traditions and immerse in the fairy atmosphere. One can walk along small pedestrian streets, explore back streets, admire numerous Catholic, Christian churches, and cathedrals. And what a magical atmosphere is here on the Christmas Eve! European tourists not often decide to visit this place, and they don’t know what they are missing! Here are ideal conditions to spend a weekend.

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German and Italian holidays:
cities and places to visit

Italian holidays from Germany: cities and places to visit

Few countries can compete in their tourism draw with Italy, there is a rich history and fascinating nature, and unbelievable food, and the largest art heritage; one can list dozens of reasons to visit the country in the form of a boot. Who would refuse such a neighborhood? Indeed, formally Germany does not border with Italy, but actually they are divided by a small plot of Austria or Liechtenstein, depending on the route. So it’s easy as pay for Germans to go where all the roads already lead. In this article, we will briefly tell you about how to make your trip comfortable, what exactly deserves special attention and where it is better to stay for the night.

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Haunted Castles in Europe

Haunted Castles in Europe

When, if not on the eve of Halloween, people feel like watch some horror movie again or plunge into something mystical for a while. We are sure that you will cope with the choice of a horror movie, a festive costume or a pumpkin size, so today we will tell you about castles that have a mystical history and keep many secrets. In some of these stories, people swear that they saw a ghost in the labyrinth of rooms and halls; other stories were enriched over the years with otherworldly mythology since they passed from mouth to mouth; and some stories are considered mystical simply because of old tales, and hardly anyone will ever recall exactly the reason why the estate became notorious. Nevertheless, you are welcome to review five European castles, in which, according to legend, you can meet ghosts, and it is your choice to believe those legends or not.

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