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Venice, Los Angeles

Venice is a beachfront neighborhood on the Westside of Los Angeles, California, United States. It is known for its canals, beaches and circus-like Ocean Front Walk, a two-and-a-half-mile pedestrian-only promenade...

Monday, March 10, 2014

Arequipa, The White City in Peru

Nicknamed The White City, Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru after Lima.
The city is a major tourist attraction in South America and this is no surprise considering the fact that its historic center, which spreads over an area of 332 hectares, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area combines in an special way colonial, european and local architectural elements.
Arequipa is situated at 2380 meters above sea level and is surrounded by three impressive volcanoes that truly have breathtaking views.
The white city nickname was given because many buildings are built of sillar, a local white stone.

Some of the best things to see if you are in Arequipa are:

The main square in Arequipa, Plaza de Armas
The main square in Arequipa, Plaza de Armas

Monasterio de Santa Catalina in Arequipa, Peru
Monasterio de Santa Catalina in Arequipa, Peru

El Misti Volcano
El Misti Volcano

Monasterio Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru
Monasterio Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Telc, Czech Republic

Telc is a town in the Moravia province of the Czech Republic, close to the Austrian border.
The main tourist attraction in Telc is the central town square with houses built in the Renaissance and Baroque style in the 17th century. The whole town center is now preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The romantic old town of Telc repeatedly served as a backdrop for film and television.
Other things to see in Telc are:

  • The Telc Castle fortification 
  • The Holy Spirit Church (Kostel svatého Ducha) 
  • The Parish Church of St. James (Kostel svatého Jakuba) 
  • The Jesuit church built in 1666'
Remember that Telc is just a small town so it’s probably the wrong place to come if you’re looking for pumping nightlife or a huge range of organized entertainment.

Street in Telc, Czech Republic
Street in Telc, Czech Republic

Wooden bridge in Telc, Czech Republic
Wooden bridge in Telc, Czech Republic

Old town plaza in Telc, Czech Republic
Old town plaza in Telc, Czech Republic