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18.02.2019 14:54

Travel in Kyrgyzstan can be a challenge

Travellers from the seventh to the twenty first century have spoken eloquently of the charm and hospitality of Kyrgyz, the “jewel of Turkestan”. When the Chinese traveler-monk Xuan Zang, visited Kyrgyzstan in the seventh century, he reported “tall peaks which reach to the very sky”, and warned that travellers were “molested by dragons”. Modern visitors will...


04.02.2019 17:25

Puncak Jaya: Highest peak of Indonesia

The largest islands of Indonesia are Java, Sumatra, Borneo (shared with Malaysia and Brunei), Sulawesi and New Guinea (these are shared with Papua New Guinea). Indonesia has land borders with Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and East Timor and maritime borders with Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Palau and Australia. Highest peak of the country is Puncak Jaya at 4884 meters above sea...


22.01.2019 16:34

The magic ancient Nabataean town of Petra

For many individuals Jordan begins and ends with the magic ancient Nabataean town of Petra. And it is true, Petra is without doubt one of the Middle East’s most spectacular, unmissable sights, battling it out with Machu Picchu or Angkor Wat for the title of the world’s most dramatic “lost city”. Yet there is so much more to see in Jordan – ruined Roman cities,...


14.01.2019 16:57

Djibouti, a beautiful little country in northeastern Africa

Djibouti, a beautiful little country in northeastern Africa ... In fact, the third smallest state on the continent. Also known as French Somalia, it was a colony until 1977 when it became an independent state. Officially spoken languages are French and Arabic. The two main ethnic groups constituting the population of Djibouti are the tribes of Isa and Afar, the language of the latter being...


07.01.2019 20:35

What is hidden behind the present name of Iran?

Ancient cities, some still thriving in the modern age and some abandoned millennia ago, testify to the key role played by this proud land between East and West. Names like Persepolis and Isfahan resonate down the centuries. Antiquity, crowned with ups and downs, centuries of cultural and secular dominance, with centuries of material and spiritual decline - Iran, one of the descendants of the...


02.01.2019 11:30

Ethiopia - Salt and Fire

Ethiopia is an African country, located on the eastern part of the continent. It is landlocked and borders Somalia – to the east and southeast, Djibouti – to the east, Eritrea – to the northeast, Sudan and South Sudan to the northwest and southwest, as well as Kenya to the south. Ethiopia is among the biggest countries in Africa - # 10 in the list, and 27th place on the list of...


27.12.2018 15:23

Antigua – a colorful jewel, nested at the foot of an active volcano

If you are planning to roam in Central America, there is one place that you’ll see marked as a must go in every travel blog, magazine, guide book or whatever your source of inspiration and information is. This would be the charming, colonial town of Antigua, situated only 45 km away from the current capital of Guatemala. If you already have you flight tickets for Guatemala booked,...


17.12.2018 15:35

Gambia – the smallest country in Africa

Can you imagine that somewhere in 21st century people still vote by putting stones in a basket and until 2016 the president was officially referred to as Sheikh, Professor, Doctor, President (according to BBC he even added an extra title - “chief bridge builder” for reasons that are far to surreal to explain here). This country is commonly known as Gambia, although the official name...


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10.12.2021 15:21

Saudi Arabia - the birthplace of Islam (tips for visiting the country)

It took really long for Saudi Arabia to decide to open for tourists, but now it is finally a fact and Penguin Travel immediately put the destination on its belt. The Kingdom – known as the spiritual birthplace of Islam, now has a new approach to attract visitors and that's why the visa requirements are changed. The changes are so big, compared to the past that they look almost like a...


06.08.2021 17:00

7 Things to do in South Sudan

  It’s the newest country in the world and one that a lot of people haven’t even heard of. Those who have, usually associate it with the military conflict that has been tearing up the region for decades. But behind all of that, lies a country of ancient cultural rituals, a myriad of colorful local tribes and raw natural beauty. It is still the most challenging destinations for...


05.08.2021 08:55

The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

Can you name the country with the most pyramids in the world? Nope, it’s not Egypt. The country which holds this record with more than 200 pyramids is actually Egypt’s southern neighbor – Sudan. Though not as big as the Egyptian ones, they are just as impressive and have just as intriguing history, dating back to 8th century BC, to the kingdom of Kush. Since the Sudanese...


01.10.2020 11:45

11 Interesting Facts about Rwanda

  Rwanda is a small African country, whose name is often mostly associated with the horrific genocide that happened here in 1994. It was one of the most tragic events in the history not only of Rwanda, but the world. However, it was also a turning point in the country's history. It has since then embarked on a new path of social, economic and ecological development and deserves to be known...