1. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood Legion Media The church looks amazing from the outside but it’s even more impressive on the inside. Its interior walls are covered with seven square km of mosaic and the church is built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded in 1881. 2. Kizhi, Karelia Kizhi Sergey Smirnov/Global Look Press Kizhi Island in Karelia, 764 km north of Moscow, is home to Russia's oldest surviving wooden churches. For example, the Church of the Resurrection of Lazarus dates back to the late 14th century. 3. Bermamyt Plateau, Karachay-Cherkessia Bermamyt Plateau Legion Media Bemamyt Mountain is 2,592 meters above sea level. It’s the “Russian Trolltunga” and offers the best views of Elbrus. 4. Ai-Petri suspension bridges, Crimea Ai-Petri suspension bridges Legion Media Ai-Petri is one of the best-known … [Read more...] about 100 most beautiful places in Russia – the ultimate list
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(CNN) — Bright lights, big cities. The lure of urban centers has lost none of its appeal in 2018, with tourists expected to make around 1.4 billion trips to cities around the world this year. UK-based market research company Euromonitor International has just released its Top 100 City Destinations 2018 report, an annual ranking of the world's most popular cities by international tourism arrivals. Once again, Hong Kong has come out on top. Close to 30 million tourists are expected to travel to the region before the year is out -- and more than 50% of them will be from the Chinese mainland. Travel is on the rise Global air traffic has been rising steadily for years and 2018 is no exception. Euromonitor International's research covers 600 cities and, they say, global inbound arrivals are expected to grow by 5% this year. Asia continues to be the biggest player in the rankings, with 41 of the top 100 cities being on the continent. Bangkok holds onto its place … [Read more...] about Most visited: World’s top cities for tourism
LONDON has been named as the second most-visited city in the world – coming only after Bankgkok. Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index looked at the number of overnight visitors to 162 cities around the world in 2017 and revealed a top ten. The research also looked at how much money travellers spend on average per day in the city. While Bangkok sees 20.05million visitors per year, London is very close behind with 19.8million tourists paying a visit per year. The average spend per day in London is £116 – which is surprisingly less than is spent per day in Bangkok, at £131 per day. London also has many free things that tourists can do if they want to cut down on their bills. There are also beautiful views and greenery at parks like Greenwich and Primrose Hill. Many of the capital's museums are also free, such as the British Museum, the Natural History Museum, the V&A and the Science Museum. Paris comes in third place, with spending there per person … [Read more...] about London was the second most-visited city in the WORLD last year – second only to Bangkok
Thinking of popping the question to your beloved on Valentine's Day? If the answer is yes, you're in luck because (as we all know!) Derbyshire is the most romantic place in the UK. With rolling hills as far as the eye can see, elegant stately homes and remarkable feats of nature, the Peak District is visually stunning and has inspired love stories which have bewitched the world. For example, literary classic Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen has strong links to Derbyshire. It is believed that in 1811 the author stayed at Bakewell's Rutland Arms and, while there, visited Chatsworth which inspired her description of Pemberley, Mr Darcy's grand home. In the same novel, the market town of Lambton is thought to be Bakewell. Consequently, film and TV makers have flocked to Derbyshire over the years to capture the landscapes and stately grandeur that played their part in love stories which have stood the test of time. Why not pop the question while taking a romantic stroll past the setting … [Read more...] about Nine of Derbyshire’s most romantic places for a wedding proposal
GO mBEANNAÍ Dia daoibh and a big welcome as usual to the Bluffer’s Guide to Irish, episode a gazillion. As you read this, dear fans, the Bluffer will be getting ready to head of to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Alnwick and Edinburgh for a wee break with some of his chums. It promises to be a varied six days with two big cathracha - cities, cósta oirthuaisceart Shasana - the coast of north-east England and a trip along Balla Hadrian – no points for guessing that’s Hadrian’s Wall – and an tuath máguaird - the countryside around. It’ll be interesting the listen to people talk and hear how the blas - the accent changes from pure Geordie to the (self-acclaimed) cultured accent of the Scottish capital. Acclaimed by all however, is the beauty of Edinburgh. Now, if you were having a conversation in your basic but improving Irish who would you describe the most beautiful place you had ever been? Well, it depends on what you like. For instance, is … [Read more...] about Do the most beautiful places in the world have to be in the country?