Tag - Beach Holidays

MAZURIAN LAKE DISTRICT

We spent three days at The Masurian Lake District. It is a great lake district in northeastern Poland which contains more than 2000 lakes. The district had been elected as one of the 28 finalists of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The Lakeland extends roughly 290 km eastwards from the lower...

GDYNIA

Our next stop was seaport city Gdynia (parking 50 PLN), which lies on the coast of the Baltic Sea along the Gulf of Gdańsk, just northwest of Gdańsk city. First mentioned in 1253, Gdynia began as a fishing settlement. Major growth came only after World War I when Gdynia was returned from...

HEL

Cold weather and rain followed us to Hel – the sandbar peninsula in the Baltic Sea. The width of the peninsula varies from 100 meters to 3 kilometers. Since the peninsula was formed entirely of sand, it was in the past frequently turned into a chain of islands by winter storms. Nowadays a...

LIPTOVSKÁ MARA

We’ve got some young visitor in our truck for a few days, so we have changed our itinerary to relax on the banks of Liptovská Mara dam in northern Slovakia, on the Váh river near Liptovský Mikuláš. The dam was built to prevent floods between the years 1965-1975 covering an area of 22 sq...

BENI HAOUA (بني حواء)

We drove through mountainous, forested, and very fertile area (fig, olive, wine, apple, plum, almond) to the little coastal town Beni Haoua, as usually, few kilometers before the settlement, there was local Gendarmerie waiting to lead us to the only one resort there Dar El Ikram. After...

BÉJAÏA (بِجَايَة‎)

We have arrived in the late afternoon in a famous and liberal beach town Béjaïa. It is overlooked by the mountain Yemma Gouraya, whose profile is said to resemble a sleeping woman. The other day we met Ferhad – a very friendly and helpful local businessman, who showed us around the town...

JIJEL (جيجل‎)

We were driving with our friendly police escort through the Kabylie Hills to the coast. The first overnight we made in Jijel. We have parked next to the abandoned Kotama Hotel on the beach. Then we took a walk around in bad cloudy weather. Unfortunately, the beach is really dirty...

SKIKDA (سكيكدة‎)

In the afternoon, we took a curvy and narrow road through the hilly and forested landscape to reach the coast of the Gulf of Stora. There is a long sandy beach along the natural Mediterranean coastline near Skikda. It is still a bit abandoned area with very little touristic infrastructure...

SOUSSE (سوسة)

Today we were exploring Tunisia’s third-biggest city. It is an important port and commercial center that originated as the Phoenician settlement. It was used also by Hannibal as his base during the Second Punic War (218–201 BC). Sousse changed its allegiance during the Third Punic...