Red light district, Amsterdam – Netherlands

The famous Red Light District extends between Warmoesstraat, Oudezijds Voorburgwal and Oudezijds Achterburwal and perpendicular streets. It is here that behind each showcase with a red neon, day and night prostitutes wait for their customers. They are forbidden to show them nude, then they hide the minimum. Apart from that, the area is full of pubs where beer flows afloat like sex shops, including the famous Condomerie and the Museum of sex. The atmosphere is surreal because tourists of all ages and from everywhere don’t seem to really take the place seriously. We could think they believed they’re in a sexual amusement park where every night lots of buses of tourism take them there.
The district is one of the oldest in Amsterdam.

Tips

Note that it is forbidden to take a picture of the prostitutes behind the windows.
Do not miss to admire the facades of the 14th century, canals and charming alleys. It is also here that is found the oldest church in Amsterdam.
Don’t miss a visit to the Museum of Amstelkring, hiding in his attic you could find the last clandestine Church of Amsterdam.

 

Cilento sailing, Marina di Camerota, Italy

With the Association ‘Cilento sailing’ (Cilento a vela) it is possible to live the sea of Cilento, individual boats or group sailings, sailing along the coast of the Cilento, moving if you want up to the Amalfi coast or to the South, to the Aeolian Islands, stopping at the most beautiful bays and you can dive where the sea is limpid and uncontaminated.
Lunches and dinners under the stars with typical products of the Cilento as the ‘tonno alla lunga’ (tuna plate) home-made.
Excursions are accompanied by an explanation, historical and mythological side of the coast.
The host of Cilento is not a passive visitor, he will be called to perform tasks while sailing.

Tips

If you want to enjoy the quieter months, visit Marina di Camerota between April and June or between September and November. Fewer tourists and the temperatures are pleasant.
You can make the trips in a single day or organize weeks or just a weekend. Let advise yourself by the experts.
Prices and itineraries will be provided by e-mail: cilentoavela@gmail.com

The 9 most challenging airports in the world! part 2

Here is the part 2 of the 9 most challenging airport in the worlds.

5. Gibraltar Airport (Gibraltar)

It is the fifth most dangerous airport in the world and one of the most popular! The runway passes through the city streets, particularly the High Street Winston Churchill (towards the land border with Spain) ‘cuts’ through the runway, so the traffic stops each time a plane takes off or lands.

6. Barra International Airport (Barra)

It is the only airport in the world used as … a beach! In fact, even the takeoffs and landings of aircraft at the airport of Barra are in the beach. Yes you read right. And the paradox does not end there: When the tide floods the airstrip at night many cars come to help the pilot with their lights! Warning signs inform people who bathe about the flight expected!

7. Lukla Airport (Nepal)

Mountains on the one side and a cliff on the other. This is the picture that one encounters when preparing to land at Lukla airport in eastern Nepal. The runway is at an altitude of 2,900 meters above the sea level and is particularly popular with climbers, who use it as a starting point for the ascent to Everest.

8. Madeira Airport (Madeira)

The airport of Madeira is located near the city of Funchal and serves domestic and international flights. The runway was narrow, which created many problems during takeoffs and landings of aircraft, while 1977 was a tragic accident. It was then that the city authorities decided to extend the runway to the beach, since the other side there are steep cliffs. So the airport was rebuilt, and the runway with its increased length is supported by huge pillars and lead to the beach.

9. Scarlett Martinez International Airport (Panama)

This one have two challenges for the Pilots the runway is over a bridge and close to the beach.