SHOULD BE ACCEPTED
WITH A SUITCASE WORLDWIDE
Iako je u Tunisu zvaničan jezik arapski, svi govore
francuski a u turističkim mestima
solidno se služe i engleskim jer je turizam jedna od najznačajnijih privrednih grana.
Do Tunisa se najlakše stiže avionom. Aerodrom Kartagina udaljen je 8 km od glavnog grada Tunisa Tunisa i put do njega je pun intenzivnih boja, od azurnog neba, preko mora u svim mogućim tonovima plave, do belih fasada seoceta Sidu Bu Saida i neverovatnih boja cveća i rastinja.Sve je u Tunisu u znaku turizma.Nabel je poznat po grnčariji i najlepšim plažama, a Sus, stari feničanski grad Hadrumet, ima Medinu sa ulicama punim šarenila tradicionalnih nošnji, blještvih izloga zlata, mirisa parfema, kože i orijentalnih začina. Port el Kantui, sa marinom u kojoj se ljuljuškaju jahte milionera, prava flota malih čamaca, katamarani, gusarski brofovi zan iznajmljivanje i mini podmornice, najluksuznije je letovalište Tunisa. Monastir sa velelepnim mauzolejom Habiba Burgibe i Mahdia, nekadašnja prestonica Fatmida, biseri su ntuniskog turizma.Hamamet, bivše ribarsko mesto, u kome su boravili i Vinston Čerčil, Antoni Idn, Andre Židi i drugi, danas ima novi deo, najmoderniji u Tunisu, gra?en po uzoru na Azurnu obalu.
Sam grad Tunis najviše je uskladio staro i novo. Do srca grada, Medine i stare zgrade engelske ambasade danas poznatoj po tome što je u njoj sniman čuveni film Engleski pacijent stiže se duž avenije sa modernim tržnim centrima i hotelima od kojih najveći pripada lancu El Muradi.
Tunis je bezbedna zemlja u kojoj se boravi u odličnim hotelima, kupa u toplom moru, jede zanimljiva hrana sa dosta začina, piju sjajna vina, pravljena po francuskoj recepturi, kupuju raznorazne drangulije i dobre kožne tašne i jakne, noću zabavlja u restoranima sa trbušnim plesom. Istorija oličena u Kartagini, osećaj avanture za vreme boravka u Sahari i preplitanje tradicije orijenta sa ostatkom sveta, sastavni su deo Tunisa koji treba doživeti. Makar jedamput.
best developed tourist and ski centers of Romania are situated on the Carpathians,
the second large mountain massive in Europe, after the Alps. It is situated
in the middle of Transylvania, 'the quiet country of quiet people', as written
on a board at the entrance into this province. They extend along the thirty
kilometers long valley of the river Prahova, all of them exceed a thousand
meters level above the sea and they have a whole net of hotels, castles and
Transylvania, the name of which arises from the Latin word 'transilvana', which virtually translated means 'the land behind the forests', is in the heart of Romania and it is surrounded by the Carpathians from all sides. Through history, Transylvania was settled by Romanians, Hungarians, Germans (the Saxons), Czechs, Armenians and many others, numerous languages were spoken and cultures mixed, so that this part of the country is quite different from the rest. This is visible, first of all, in Sinaia, a charming town with about fifteen thousand inhabitants, which irresistibly reminds of Switzerland. It is 120 km far from Bucharest and it was built on the slopes of Furnica mountain, at a level of about 1,000 meters above sea. It is full of wooden houses in the Alps style, towers, relief wooden window frames and more than twenty hotels, the oldest of which is Karaiman, constructed in 1880 and the most dignitary is Palace, from 1912.
Sinaia was founded in the 17th century by the Prince Kantakusen, after his return from the pilgrimage to the monasteries on the Sinai Peninsula,and it got its name on December 1, 1874. When the first King of Romania, Karl I Hohenzollern (1866 - 1914) came to the throne, Sinaia got its present look. In 1833 he constructed his summer residence, the Peles Castle, in which there is the most attractive museum in the country now. The Castle was a work of the architects Wilhelm Doder from Vienna and Johann Schulz from Lvow. The King Liman gave the castle a Renaissance glow and the extravagance of the Bavarian castles of the King Ludwig. The Peles has got 160 rooms, in which, in addition to the Karl I, also the Kind Ferdinand and the Queen Maria took rest. Slightly later and slightly farther away, Karl I constructed also a smaller castle, Pelisor, which was used by Ceausescu during his rule, in order to host the worldwide statesmen, such as Nixon, Carter, Honecker or Giscard d'Estaing. Evil rumors say, the guest visits lasted from 1971 to 1975, when Ceausescu found out there was a beetle in the castle, which might be a life hazard, so that he gave up any further arrivals.
There are gondolas at the height of 1,400 and 2,000 meters above the sea level, driving every half a hour from the town center to the ski center of Sinaia. After a six minute drive, one arrives at a large plateau, from which, in summer months, mountaineering tours to the Carpathians start, whereas in the winter period, all the time by April, one drives ski on the paths of various lengths all the time by April. From the gondola, there is a view on dense forests, staying in the base, hiding numerous shops, cafes and taverns, among which also the 'Taverna Surbului' or 'The Serbian Tavern' in the translation, which offers such Serbian specialties that Romanians from the whole country , and specially from Bucharest, wait for a free place for weeks. The most wanted meals are soft beans, pickled food and roast ground meat.
From Sinaia, up the river Prahova, the road takes further, deeper into Transylvania. On the slopes of the mountain Tempa, at 650 meters above the sea level, there is Brasova, after Bucharest the largest industrial, University, historical and tourist center of Romania. The main attraction in it is the famous Black Church, from the 14th century, with a unique fresco of the Holy Mary in black clothes, the largest Gothic church on the road from Vienna to Istanbul, which got its name by its blackened walls after a fire caused by the Austrians, in 1689. There are also the City Hall from the 18th century, as well as ruins of the fortress, from which Dracula fought with Saxon salesmen about taxes.
On the fourteenth kilometer from Brasova, a tourist eden begins, the largest winter center in Romania - Poiana Brasova. At the entrance, there is a crossroads, with road direction signs and one should just choose the desired direction. Around the lake there are hotels Alpin, Tirol, Miruna, Limor and others, with swimming pools, fitness centers, night clubs, gambling facilities and similar winter 'miracles'. The Center itself is at 1,030 meters level above sea, but many ski lifts and cable railways take to the 14 paths with the length from 800 to 4,600 meters and all of them together offer about fifty kilometers for skiing. There are night skiing paths and artificial snow preparation devices.
Poiana Brasova is full of cafes and taverns with Romanian specialties, as well. Sausages and various types of intestines, such as liver with sheep cheese and cream, as well as very heavy spiced pickled food, are the main specialties. Various mousakas, potato or green corn soups, tripes with bacon, crisp kale with ground meat, or the Romanian pot with vegetables and meat, do not lag behind, either. The favorite sweets, in addition to fried pasta with anything, is Papanage. It is a donut filled with jam and poured by melted cream. One eats it hot or cold, depending upon one's taste.
Beer is good and wines are excellent. In Transylvania, they serve light white and red wines like Leanjka, Fetjarsko and Muscat White or Burgunder Gray.