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05.08.2018 11:51

First oil paintings were not drawn in Renaissance Europe but in Afghanistan

The world's first oil paintings were not drawn in Renaissance Europe but in Afghanistan For more than a decade Afghanistan was mention mostly with the Taliban and terrorism, burkas and beards. But Afghanistan is much more. It is country where ancient traditions endure and a new country is emerging. The world's first oil paintings were drawn not in Renaissance Europe but in the caves of Bamiyan,...


29.07.2018 14:39

The Akwasidae Festival in Ghana

The Akwasidae Festival is the most important event for the Ashtani diaspora in Ghana The Akwasidae Festival is celebrated by the Ashtani people and Ashtani chiefs in Ghana. The festival is celebrated on a Sunday, once in every six weeks. In importance the Akwasidae Festival is next only to the National Day celebrations. The traditions of the Akwasidae Festival are connected with the Akan annual...


23.07.2018 16:09

Croatia: Pearl of the Adriatic

Croats arrived in 7th century and the country was once a kingdom The Croats are believed to have arrived in what is today Croatia, from southern Poland, south of Kraków in the early 7th century. Croatia was once a kingdom in 925 under the kingship of Tomislav, the first king of the country. Today the country has new “kings” – their football team, who won the silver medal...


16.07.2018 18:59

Ethiopia: The Oldest Independent Country in Africa

Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country and a main tourist destinations. It has unique cultural heritage. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church is one of the oldest Christian churches. Ethiopia is the second most-populous country in Africa, with a population of over 90 million people by 2015. It is second to Nigeria, which had a...


09.07.2018 14:11

Damavand - The Highest Peak in the Middle East and the Second Highest Volcano in Asia

Did you know: Damavand is the highest peak in the Middle East and the second highest volcano in Asia Damavand is a majestic stratovolcano located 70 km North East of Tehran and 70 km south of the Caspian Sea. Damavand is the highest peak in the Middle East and the second highest volcano in Asia (after Kunlun volcano in Tibet). Did you know: Damavand is one of the Seven Wonders of...


02.07.2018 10:21

Madagascar: The Home of the Biggest Baobabs in the World

Did you know: Madagascar is the pearl of the wildlife in the Indian Ocean Madagascar is the biggest island in the Indian Ocean and is famous for its amazing wildlife and biodiversity. You want breathtaking views of nature? – You will have them! Either you dream about white sand beaches, stunning rainforest, great surfing sports or delicious food – these are all there, waiting for...


26.06.2018 13:08

The Trans-Siberian Railway: Journey Through 8 Different Time Zones

Did you know: The Trans-Siberian railroad is spreading on 9,288 km Spanning an incredible 9,288 kilometres from Moscow to Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian railway is the longest direct rail route in the world. It passes through over eighty cities and small towns and crossing 16 large rivers, including the Volga, Ob, Yenisei and Amur. Did you know: The construction works of Trans-Siberian...


19.06.2018 14:37

Heaven on Earth - Venezuela

Did you know: Venezuela’s name means “Little Venice” and it was given by Amerigo Vespucci In 1497 on his third voyage to the Americas, Christopher Columbus sailed to the Orinoco Delta and declared he had found “Heaven on Earth”. He named this region “Land of Grace” and that remains the country’s nickname today. In 1499 Alonso de Ojeda’s...


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09.07.2024 16:01

Photo Diary: Afghanistan Tour (Kabul, Herat, Bamiyan, Band-e Amir, Mazar-I-Sharif and Other)

In today's article, we will take you on a virtual journey to a misunderstood land where ancient civilizations have left their mark on rugged mountains and sweeping valleys. Afghanistan, a land often overshadowed by conflict, unveils a strikingly different side to those who dare to look beyond the headlines. It's a place of profound beauty and cultural richness, a stark contrast to its war-torn...


27.06.2024 17:45

Everything you need to know about travelling to Afghanistan: Essential travel information (Q&A with our tour leaders and local guides)

Traveling to Afghanistan in 2024 is an adventure like no other. Despite its rocky past and current political situation, more tourists are starting to explore the country, thanks in part to the Taliban's push for tourism. Penguin Travel is leading the way, having successfully organized a few trips in the last year. Must-see spots include the stunning Bamyan Valley, the gorgeous Band-e-Amir...


17.06.2024 11:32

Best Trekking Trips to do in Europe This Fall: From the Lycian Way to Madeira's Marvels

As the leaves start to turn brown and the summer crowds dwindle, Europe transforms into a trekker's paradise. This fall, grab your hiking boots and explore some of the continent's most stunning trails on a self-guided adventure. Here are six must-visit trekking destinations that promise breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and unforgettable experiences. Lycian Way, Turkey The Lycian Way in...


13.06.2024 17:20

Everything you need to know about travelling to Syria in 2024: Essential travel information (Q&A with our tour leaders and local guides)

Syria welcomes you again! For many years, Syria has been in the midst of a civil war, making headlines on a regular basis. However, the country is now slowly returning to a state of peace and tranquility, and some areas are once again open to tourists. In 2022, we resumed our travel programs in Syria and are excited to have the opportunity to showcase all that the country has to offer to...