Monday, April 29, 2013

The Cobbled Streets of Dubrovnik, Croatia

The walled city of Dubrovnik once served as Croatia's Navy defense against pirates and would-be invaders. Today, it is a walled city of surprises, beauty, and history. Perhaps one of the most amazing things about present-day Dubrovnik is that, it still has the charm and value of its medieval counterpart.

In fact, if you walk through the streets of Durbovnik, you can still feel the  of the knights and nobles that lived in this side of Croatia, hundreds of years ago. The cobbled stairs and streets of Dubrovnik are the reasons why tourists flock to the city.

Landmarks of Dubrovnik:

  • Red roofs of homes in the Old Town
  • The Roland Statue
  • Picturesque Old Harbour
  • Bokar Fortress (highly recommended!)
  • Sponza Palace
End your stroll through Dubrovnik by visiting some of the local cafes in the Old Town. In case it gets too lively (and it will get lively during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, a 45-day festival), simply turn your white noise machine designed for travels on and say goodbye to disturbing noise.

The Historical Fort of Carcassone, France

Carcassone, France:

Carcassone is located in the south of France, in the province of Languedoc. Perhaps one of the most beautiful landmark in Carcassone would have to be the fortified Cite de Carcassone which commands thousands of visitors every year.

Cite de Carcassone is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This fortified structure was built during the occupation of the Romans back when France was known as Gaul.

To get to Carcassone, has some information which you may find useful.

Traveling is a fun thing to do, no doubt about it. Meeting people, seeing things you have never seen before, tasting cuisine and pastries that are foreign to you, and experiencing a brand new culture are just a few of many reasons why we travel.

But traveling, or going on a vacation, according to many well-traveled folks, can be the most stressful thing to do. Stress when traveling happens as you pack up for your things, prepare for your flight, make the necessary hotel or apartment bookings, and even as you leave for home.

Perhaps the most stressful part of traveling would be the train-, plane-, car- or bus-ride to your dream destination and coming home. Being en route can take a toll on your health and on your enthusiasm to travel.

Fortunately, that doesn't always have to be the case. Make the most out of your trip with the help of white noise machines designed for traveling. White noise machines can block out unnecessary noise caused by noisy engines, or by roads with heavy traffic. The Benefits of White Noise for Travel »

Do you own this picture? I found this picture off of Tumblr but would like to give credit to whoever owns it. Please send me your link and I'll add proper attributes.