Germans have other pets besides German Shepherds and in Boston not just Boston Terriers can be seen. People choose dogs relying on own preferences. But sometimes locals are too prone to having a certain breed so it becomes a distinctive of a location. Natural conditions, fashion and even set of mind contribute to it.
Once upon a time, far back in 1554 a bishop from Wrocław came to the city on the banks of Vistula and had a four-legged pet with him. Locals were so charmed by the long-bodied doggy that they have carried love to the breed through the years till our times. By the way, Kraków is even called this way: the capital of dachshunds. ‘Jamnik’ – the way this breed is called in Polish – became a truly iconic and unofficial symbol of Poland’s second capital. It is convenient to have a stroll along narrow ancient streets together with it. Dachshunds respond to the Poles, whose love to these four-legged is overwhelming, with immense fidelity. Today in the streets of the city toy and souvenir dogs can be seen every step of the way, puppies will be staring at you from postcards and logos of means of transport. True dachshund lovers not just from Poland but from the whole world gather every year for Jamnik Parade that takes place in Krakow for over a decade now. During the fest dogs defile in fancy outfits, listen to anecdotes and stories about themselves, willingly sit for portraits and even admire them afterwards.Photodajlapu.com
In the streets of London, the city that is in love with dogs, you will probably come across all dog breeds of the world, however, regardless of this diversity, patriotic Englishmen still prefer Britons. Among them Welsh corgi who are believed to be the oldest British breed. Legend has it that small corgis were given to people by fairies, which used to ride them. Steady fashion for these miniature herding dogs was brought in by the monarchs. Diggings in Wales proved the roots of Welsh corgi “in royal waiting” going back to 11th century. Queen Elizabeth II has been their devoted admirer since the age of 18. Since her father gave her her first pet, she has had about 30 dogs of this kind. Elizabeth II second also developed a breed that became a mix of corgi and dachshund and got to be called “dorgi”. Discreet citizens of London are mainly attracted to Welsh corgis due to the dogs’ refinement and manners; and thank to their small size owners can easily carry them during London’s frequent rains.Phototeenvogue.com
While in Krakow, London or any other city owners of small-scale doggies feel comfortable, in places where high mountains adjoin abysmal precipices they would have to be pretty worried about their pets. Therefore, say, in Switzerland, nearby the Alps, where strong fitful winds and avalanches can suddenly occur, dwellers prefer large dogs, unafraid of whims of nature. St. Bernard dogs have always been believed to be iconic breed here – the dogs that have saved far more than one person lost in the mountains. The Swiss and St. Bernard dogs are very much alike: similarly composed, calm, balanced, cozy and at the same time heroic, stanch and with a strong character. This breed has become a true symbol of Great St. Bernard Pass in the Alps. Inspired by heroic deeds of “our little friends”, in the vicinity of the city of Martigny on the Pass, the Swiss created a museum where they immortalized the breed’s bravery. Not only will you be told the history of St. Bernard dogs and their main line of work there, you will also be allowed to communicate with honorable dogs that live there. Photopalaiskraft.com
Japanese metropolises almost totally lack suitability for keeping dogs. Apartments and houses there are small in size, number of parks is limited therefore only few citizens can afford having pets. But this has absolutely no affect on the love of the Japanese to animals. Akita is one of the most respected breeds in Tokyo and other cities. It became famous thank to its striking representative – Hachikō. This dog, which had been waiting for his owner to come home from work for 9 years after his death, touched hearts around the globe. Hachikō was immortalized in a monument on his waiting place – near Tokyo Railway Station. Goods and souvenirs that symbolize Akita can be seen in both large and small cities of the state every step of the way. Akita in Japan is considered to be the symbol of fidelity. This is the feature that wins hearts of the Japanese for whom family, loyalty and respect are sacred. It is probably the peak of happiness for them: to have a strong family and a reliable fluffy friend.Photolapkins.ru
People of Turkmenistan treat their national traditions with care, trying to maintain unity. Therefore Central Asian shepherds, bred in the territory of Turkmenistan with their areal limited, respectively, to Central Asia, are nation-wide favorites there. It is almost impossible to take these dogs out of there because they are believed to be a true pride of the nation. Central Asian shepherd is one of the world’s oldest dog species. Wolf dogs – so they are sometimes referred to – serve as shepherds for sheep, goats and horses that locals breed. They also protect livestock from predators. Untiring Turkmens, who are accustomed to working, appreciate wolf dogs’ power and endurance. Lovers of these dogs annually hold dog fights to check their dogs’ preparedness to self-protection.Photo petsi.net
5 tons of water fall off into the ravine every single moment, roaring, raising steam and disseminating spatter in all directions. ‘Liquid wall’ of Iguazu Falls extends its crescent on the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
The best gift for ladies is flowers. The truth is, it is incredibly romantic and beautiful, suitable for any age and status. Especially nice it is when there is plenty of flowers. Dozens upon dozens! And where else can you admire floral beauty if not at the festival? We selected five the most famous and flowery fests from around the world.
In this day and age, it is difficult to surprise anyone, especially an urban resident, with some large department store or market, since nowadays one can buy everything from a humble convenience store next door. However, the iconic bazaars and flea markets are still operating across the globe, they are famous in legends and described with delight.
The well-known saying goes: east is a delicate matter. All-in-all, it is true as evidenced even by details. Due to specific climate, eastern women have similar type of appearance, and their nations are united by close cultures. Therefore, they prefer the same beauty standards. Women are supposed to be modest, to dress so as to completely or almost completely conceal figure.
Flower fields and valleys are impressive and attract attention of the most discerning connoisseurs of beauty. Multi-coloured deposits of fragrant plants adorn vast valleys of almost every country, in the most distant parts of the world. We offer several options for such floral carpets for every taste.
What is it that characterizes any nation without much words and long explanations? Dances, of course, because it is these movements, refined over centuries, that can tell a foreigner about other peoples much more than thick history books. If you carefully watch and feel the way people dance in different countries, their mind set will become much more comprehensible. And these aren’t mere words.
There’s hardly anything that compares to bright-starred sky and silence. It is the stars that OUTLOOK want to tell you about or more precisely about the places with the best view on them. In Europe it is recommended to go stargazing not to some place but to… Slovenia. Point is, this small country is one of the cleanest in the world and consequently isn’t that polluted with smog.
This mysterious eastern country can surprise even the most experienced tourist. We are convinced of this and will gladly tell you why. And let's start with the fact that tourism in today's Turkmenistan is a rather promising and dynamic economic sector.
Each state has its own official symbols: flag, coat of arms and anthem. But in addition to the traditional "identification mark" there are symbols chosen by people, for instance, a favourite bird. It is about them OUTLOOK expands below. To register the people's love by document, in 1960 in Tokyo at the International Conference on the Protection of Birds was created the concept of "national bird".
Land-art is not simply the landscape design but also the whole direction in art which in thee 21-st century considered one of the most important when only lazy people do not speak about the ‘green technologies’ and environment. The names of stars of such an activity have sturdily come into the speech of the tutors, critics, and connoisseurs, especially they outline Patrick Dougherti.
On the canvas of Scottish legends, mystical patterns are embroidered. Local people believe in ghosts. The famous Scottish legends were not only at the books’ pages. They are assured that every day view the souls of ancestors watch them. Today OUTLOOK will tell you about the secrets hidden in the Mary King’s close.
Good tourist is not just someone who is always quick off the mark and ready to embark on a journey any minute. It is the one who is also known for an ability to carefully plan holidays six months in advance. If you are one of them and already think where to go in summer - our next story about gigantic Issyk-Kul Lake and kinds of recreation there is for you.
Not every tourist will come to Japan. But Marina Belka, a fashion designer, did it, because the mysterious Land of the Rising Sun was her childhood dream. She shared with us her impressions of Tokyo and gave practical advice to future tourists.
When I, as a little girl, for the first time passed my hand over trimmed bush, my palm got scratched with sharp edges of twigs and lasting arborvitae fragrance hit my nose. Mesmerized, I was not able to take my eyes away from the cones, balls and squares that surrounded me in the park of a small resort town. I felt like being inside a fairy tale, where behind the leaves I could notice a smile of the Cheshire Cat.
Few of us, while our favourite tea is steeping, are scrutinizing about the way this drink went through to get into our mug. Of course, stereotypically, we know that most likely it came from India or China, but in fact origin can vary. In the world there are about 30 countries which are very seriously engaged in tea business, and within this community a very clear hierarchy emerges, headed by the so-called Big Tea Seven.
Canary Islands are not only the sea, beaches and cocktails. They are also the charred history of this part of the earth, the fire-breathing vents and salt mines. Especially hot temper among the rest of the islands, the land of Lanzarote is famous. Earlier on this land, volcanic eruptions occurred with an enviable regularity. Now, here tourists go to see the power of fire and magma and even look into the "underworld".
Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote "You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.", but, alas, with each passing day those who committed to and trust us decline in number. We are talking about endangered animals, to save them is a sacred duty for Homo Sapiens, otherwise worthless is statements that people are the top of the evolutionary chain.
A thing that for tourists is a reason to click photo cameras in amazement, for local citizens is a source for constant concern and even grave danger. A chain of fire-breathing volcanoes, banded with salt lakes and thermal geysers, is believed to be one of the most astonishing spots on the planet. But one thing is to have a look and leave and completely another – to constantly ‘sit on a powderkeg’.
Each of us wants to escape rush of a city from time to time and lie low somewhere far from everything and anything. And it better be a place where one can listen to whisper of waves, feel light breeze and forever make friends with inimitably loud silence that muffles every disturbing thought…
In recent years Georgia has rightly become very popular touristic spot on world map. Probably, everybody will find something for oneself in this proud mountainous state: amazing nature, delicious food, devote and cordial friends and much, much more. OUTLOOK try to visit it as often as possible and share all kinds of interesting stuff with you. Today we’ll tell about a marvelous Sataplia Reserve.