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    Don't miss a visit to the...

    by tucha Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Don't miss a visit to the local market in Funchal. It has a variety of flowers, fruits and fish, that I never seen in the mainland (Portugal).
    You have to go there.
    And..you have to vist the North Coast , too..You don't want to miss this rainfall, over the road, am I right??

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    STEYR - Wehrgraben

    by globetrott Written Feb 25, 2003

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    right under the castle 'Schloss Lamberg' you will find a pedestrian bridge crossing the STEYR

    The bridge takes you first to Museum Arbeitswelt and finally to 'Wehrgraben' - where in ancient industrial times the hammerworks were powered by waterpower

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    If you like...

    by badamcevski Written Aug 26, 2002

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    If you like HIKING,excursions,nature....
    you must vivst the National Park of Galicica

    The slopes of Mount Galichica, situated between Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa and covering an area of 22,750 hectares, were declared a national park in 1958. Nineteen different forest communities have been discovered here. This indicated that the vegetation in this park is very rich, including several extremely rare types of flora.

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    OhridOhrid is a town-museum...

    by badamcevski Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Ohrid

    Ohrid is a town-museum and a cultural treasury of Macedonia.It has often been referred to as the 'Balcan Jerusalem'. Situated on the shore of the Lake Ohrid, it abounds in natural and spiritual beauties. The antique name of the town is Lychnid. It became known for the work of Ss.Clement and Naum, the disciples of the first Macedonian and Slavic educators and enlighteners, Ss.Cyril and Methodius. Ss. Clement and Naum were founders of the famous 'Ohrid Lyterary School' in the 9th century.It was a highly developed ecclesiastic, educational and literary centre, among the first in Europe.

    The town is dominated by the monumental Fortress of Tsar Samuel, situated on the top of a hill (see the picture on the left). It was one of the official seats of the first Macedonian state after Alexander the Great.This fortress has 18 towers and 4 gates.The walls are about 15m high.To-day's look is from the time of Tsar Samuel (end of 10th century).During his rule, in Ohrid are builded 365 churches (!), for each day of the year.In that period, Macedonian church was a Patriarchate.

    In the town centre there is a real masterpieces of old town architecture from the 19th century. The old Bazaar is full of shops and stores as well as craft workshops selling a wide range of merchandise including the souveniers typical of this area : the famous Ohrid Pearl, silver filigree work and wood-carving.

    Today,Ohrid has about 15 churches.All these churches have valuable frescoes, rare examples of medieval art and are the object of study for many internationally recognised historians of the medieval period.

    Of the numerous cultural and historical monuments in Ohrid, a few deserve special attention : the Church of St. Sophia (11th century), which is the most eminent medieval monument in Macedonia, the Church of the Holy Mother of God Peribleptos (13th century), situated in the same complex as the famous Gallery of Icons, the Church of St. John (Yovan) of Kaneo (13th century), with a wonderful view of the lake. The oldest church is St.Clement's Monastery (9th century), builded by this Great Saint.

    In the vicinity of Ohrid is town of Struga. South from Ohrid, on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid,are placed picturesques villages: St.Stephan, Peshtani, Trpeitsa and the famous Monastery of St. Naum.All this coast is full of hotels, camps and turist sites.

    In the centre of Ohrid there is a few modern hotels.Comfortable accomodation is also provided in private houses where the hospitable hosts provide everything to make their guests feel at home.

    The conclusion is- you must see Ohrid!

    The old inscription and the old town architecture of Ohrid.















    The Church of St.John(Yovan) of Kaneo (on the left) and the Church of St. Sophia( on the right)















    The Church of Holy Mother of God and the icon of St. Clement

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    The Magnificient Mystery of...

    by badamcevski Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    The Magnificient Mystery of TREBENISHTA!

    The inhabitants of Trebenista dissapeared without writing their names on a single page of History.

    All that they have left behind is the magnificent golden traces of their existence.

    The 'Trebenista' necropolis is located 9 km northwest of Ohrid, in the immediate vicinity of the village of Gorenci, and to the left and to the right covers the sites of Suva Cesma, Tri Celjusti and Vrtuljka; also under the trace ot the Ohrid-Kicevo-Skopje motorway. Until now a total of 56 graves (tombs, tomb structures) have been excavated, 13 of which are so-called 'nobleman' tombs containing opulent funeral contributions, the rest contain less boastful archeological material.


    For more than seventy years, the name 'Trebenista' has denoted a necropolis whose exquisite ancient archaeological material has been of particular interest to the scientific archeological circles, both in Europe and througout the world.

    There is no mention of the inhabitants of the Trebenista circle in any historical sources. Nor are there any written documents, legends,or stories about them. Their names were 'inscribed' on the archaeological objects which were discovered in the tombs. Their origins, speech, spiritual life, creative life - in other words, all of their secrets - are an enchanting challenge in an irreversible quest for the absolute truth.

    http://www.soros.org.mk/trebenista/SODRZINA-e.htm

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    THE ANCIENT THEATRE,during the...

    by badamcevski Written Aug 26, 2002

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    THE ANCIENT THEATRE,during the summer there are a lot of free of charge music concerts by famos musicians all over the world.

    The theatre was discovered in the central part of Varosh in 1935, and additional archaeological excavations took place between 1959 and 1960. According to the analysis of the inscriptions found in the theatre, it is presumed that it was constructed in antiquity, and was used for theatre performances - plays, and after the Roman conquest of the town, the theatre was turned into an arena for gladiator fights. It was adorned by numerous sculptures and reliefs that are preserved to the present day. However, since the modern city of Ohrid is built on the grounds of the ancient Lychnidos, these buildings cannot be excavated.

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  • The city of Lieden, The...

    by raao Written Aug 26, 2002

    The city of Lieden, The Netherlands. If you can live there for as long as possible, you will not only know the city but also The Netherlands. Just a few minutes from Amsterdam. Bye a bike, you do not need a car, and use it in Lieden.

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  • i think that most people miss...

    by raif Written Aug 26, 2002

    i think that most people miss seeing the real people who inhabit small non tourister places. sometimes when you travel outside of the museums, parks, shops, etc. you will delight yourself of how normal life is. also, 'the people will love to see your faces there'. ciao.

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  • Furnillo Beach (Positano,...

    by uofmpanther Written Aug 26, 2002

    Furnillo Beach (Positano, Almafi Coast, Italy.
    Wonderful beach with free showers, changing rooms, and unbrella seats. Just pay 0.75 euro each way to take a boat there from the Positano public beach. They boat services don't advertise it, so you have to ask the stands on the beach to find a boat that goes there. Well worth it instead of paying 10 euro to get the same things on the public beach with not as great a view.

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  • Cesky Raj. Gorgeous walking in...

    by caithurley Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Cesky Raj. Gorgeous walking in sandstone cliffs, and beautiful bohemian forest.

    Go to Prague rail station, get a train to Turnov, then buy one for the local train to Hruba Skala. it's not that far really, only quater of a day's travelling once you get going. But... beautiful. Stay in the Hotel Zamek. It's a medieval castle right on the edge of the forest - take a look:

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    People are alot more friendly...

    by Arual Written Aug 26, 2002

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    People are alot more friendly than you think. Of course you can run into your not so friendly people, but most people want you to love where they live. Dont be afraid to talk to new people. You can get alot more out of your trip and make some new great friends!

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    Most people don't miss...

    by europe_rocks Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Most people don't miss Stonehenge when they go to Europe, but with foot and mouth disease if is becomes increasingly difficult to view the wonderful sight. Our opportunity to see it was in jeopardy but we were permitted to drive past the magnificent sight.

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    Poland has plenty of them: the...

    by call_me_rhia Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Poland has plenty of them: the Chapel of the skull in Czermna, where the walls are not made of cement but human bones, is a touching place. Different, but in the same country, the Wieliczka Salt Mine near Krakow: an underground wonderworld of salt sculpures and rooms.

    In Slovenia there's so many places that would just do to qualify as off-the-beaten-path, but my very favourite is Predjama Castle, cut into bare rock and containing a hidden castle and passage inside the the first and most eye-catching castle. Another great place is the old town of Skofja Loka, which has some amazing buildings.

    The old town of Kotor of Montenegro is exactly beautiful and worth visiting. Right by it, it's a drive along the hair-pin road that goes over the mountains: you can get fantastic views of Kotor Bay. Still in the area, but in Bosnia i Hercegovina, the village of Pocitelj is home to a really great (Turkish?) fortress.

    Islands: in Italy I would swear that the island of Procida, where the oscar-winning il Postino (the Postman) was filmed, is one of the most charming places one could visit. Same for the Aeolian islands, still in Italy, just off the coast from Messina, and especially Stromboli. Other islands worth mentioning are the Shetland islands, even if they suffer from the foulest weather ever experienced

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    We now come to the village of...

    by dsharp Written Aug 26, 2002

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    We now come to the village of Neasham the road between Neasham and Hurworth was at one time known as the most haunted road in England. A spectre known as the 'Headless Hob' took the lives of dozens of people over a thirty year period in the 18th century. It became so notorious that the writer Daniel Defoe came from London (a journey of many days at that time)to see for himself. The hauntings stopped when the villagers paid for the whole road to be moved 200 metres to the right. It is said that the labourers found a long forgotten grave in the undergrowth and used it for the foundations of the new road. It is for certain that the hauntings stopped with the moving of the road.

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    Continuing our stroll Here is...

    by dsharp Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Continuing our stroll Here is an ancient Roman Road.If you were to turn left across the fields you would come to a beautiful place by the river called The Fish Locks.It was here that the poet Wordsworth wrote his 'Pastoral'poem while wooing his future wife from the nearby Sockburn farm. But the tale I like best which comes from an old farmer in the area isb this is where he introduced his friend Colderidge(another famous poet) to the joys of opium smoking.Colderidges most famous poem was composed while taking opium, the poem is Xanadu.

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