Monday, January 31, 2011

The anxiety of travelling

I am standing in the check at an airport. Already starting to feel the excitement associated with travel. I always look with envy at dozens of preparing to travel especially to those tourists, which is accompanied by carelessness at the beginning of the journey. But no thanks to the carefree now I'm flying with them. I was always nervous. Passport and a ticket on the spot tucked in under his shirt dangling bag. Did I forget anything?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva is no ordinary city. Reference may be made - probably accurate - impression that the world should be more than just the same in Switzerland. Whenever there is an international conflict, it is precisely here, on neutral ground trying to resolve it. Geneva is considered the most osmopolitan of all Swiss cities, and picturesque location - on Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) - no doubt adds to its charm and makes it a unique place.

Geneva is home to the headquarters of many international organizations such as the United Nations (European headquarters), the World Health Organization, International Labour Organization, the World Trade Organization, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, or CERN. Held here one of the largest and most important automotive exhibitions - Salon International de l'Auto.
It is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe - more than half of the population has a foreign passport (including those with dual citizenship). There is established in 1559, university, international airport and the headquarters of numerous companies and banks.

Geneva was one of the most important centers of European Enlightenment. In 1712, a watchmaker in the family, was born here, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who visited the town, as a famous person, in 1754, becoming the ongoing conflict in the social side of the young bourgeoisie. In the years 1755-1778 in Ferney-Voltaire, Voltaire lived in Geneva, whose vast estate sought the jet Geneva. Genewczykiem was Jean-Etienne Liotard - the most renowned Swiss painter of the eighteenth century, as well as Michel de Crest, a physicist and surveyor, author of the first measurement-based trigonometric panorama of the Alps. Other prominent citizens of Geneva, was a naturalist Horace de Saussure-Bénédict, one of the first conquerors of the city visible from the highest peak in the Alps - Mont Blanc.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Scandinavian Websites

I'm planning another travel and this time I think it will be Scandinavia. Since I don't speak a word in any of the scandinavian languages I found the website SerpArchives to be quite helpful. It's actaully an SEO tool (and since I'm a keen SEO myself I found it twice as interesting), but gives a good overview of the websites in different countreis. So for example for Sweden I checkd out the Swedish Serp Archive, and those for Finland and Norway. Good stuff and very useful for bothe SEOs and travellers.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


City of three thousand mosques, the aim of millions of tourists and the intersection of trade routes. Istanbul markes the border of Western civilization in the east and repeatedly defined the rhythm of history - its strategically located not only in space but also in time. Istanbul's combines Christian Europe with the Muslim Asia. a trip to Turkey and Istanbul is a treat for every traveler.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Polish Deli in Edinburgh

Nice idea for a business: A married couple in Edinburgh established a Polish-English Polish delicatessen Deli Polonia and their venture has received an award from the local chamber of commerce. Edinburghers can buy there such products as Polish sausages, dumplings, pickles, stuffed cabbage (one of Polish national dishes), or Polish bread. On sale are also Polish newspapers and Polish beer.

The deli is popular not only with the Polish community, but also Scots, Spaniards,
French, Italians, and Chinese people. They buy such products as Polish bread, herring, sausages, juices, Polish fudge. For christmas the delicatessen is preparing carp and different traditional cakes. They also participate in the the Christmas market in central Edinburgh.

I love Polish food, so was very glad to come across this store. Good work.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Yule winter celebrations

Yule is a feast of winter, associated with the winter solstice and is celebrated in northern Europe since ancient times. After the adoption of Christianity, the feast was known under the name "Christmas", a combination of tradition and symbolism Yule imposed on the entire history of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Traditions include garnishing Yule fir, putting in the furnace properly prepared logs, mistletoe hanging in homes and holly, gift giving and celebrations.