Backpacking is one of the most awesome and incomparable ways of travelling. When one is a backpacker for a while, it becomes a different person and will never see the life as he used to do before it. In this posts, we bring you 5 reasons for travelling with a backpack.
We’re a chain of hostels where you can enjoy the eclectic city of Lisbon, the cold and historic Prague, the unequalled Marrakech, the frenetic rhythm of London or the outstanding Barcelona. In our hostels, you will meet a crazy amount of backpackers and travellers who, like you, understand life as an unique opportunity to do something unforgettable.
It is true that Marrakech is not a city that draws too much attention to its monuments or its museums. However, we do have a great diversity of places so that we can live a completely unforgettable experience. In addition, there are very good hostels in Marrakech where we can stay: 5 places to see in Marrakech.
Whether you are thinking of going to Lisbon, Prague or Marrakech, whether you are a backpacker from London, Barcelona or any city in the world, this post is for you. From Equity Point, we bring you 5 reasons to travel:
Lisbon is considered as an astonishing city with buildings made of limestone that leaves no tourist indifferent. It is the oldest capital of the western part of Europe that is waiting for our next visit. Here are some things to visit in this place.
At Equity Point Praguewe’ve got a room dedicated to Kofola and not to Coca cola. So, what’s the connection?
Originated in the Czechoslovak pharmaceutical company Galena, (located in Opava) in 1959 during research targeted at finding a possible use for surplus caffeine produced in the process of coffee roasting. The resulting dark-coloured, sweet-and-sour syrup Kofo became the main ingredient of a new soft drink named Kofola introduced in 1960.
During the 1960s and 1970s Kofola became exceedingly popular in Czechoslovakia because it substituted for Western cola-based drinks like Coca-Cola or Pepsi, which were not generally available. Read more
The Kladruber (Czech Kladrubský kun) is the oldest Czech horse breed and one of the world’s oldest and it’s considered very rare. We have a room at Equity Point Prague to commemorate it.
The main breeding center is in National stud farm Kladruby nad Labem in the Czech Republic where Kladrubers have been bred for more than 400 years. Kladrubers have always been bred to be a galakarosier – a heavy type of carriage horse for the court of the House of Habsburg.
Bred in Kladruby nad Labem national stud, the Kladruber breed is almost 400 years old, yet is remarkably rare (492 mares as of January, 2011). Kladruby stud was founded in 1579 by Rudolf II as an Imperial stud, at the Perlstein stables.
The breed was based on imported Spanish (such as the Andalusian) and Italian horses, crossed with Neapolitan, Danish, Holstein, Irish, and Oldenburg blood, in addition to the heavy Czech breeds. The animal was first developed to be a galakarosier; a heavy type of carriage horse used to pull the imperial coach, usually in a four- or six-in-hand, at ceremonies and funerals.
It originally came in a variety of colors, including palomino and appaloosa, although today the breed is strictly gray or black, due to a breeding program requiring 18 “white” (i.e. fully mature grays) and 18 black stallions for various ceremonies of the court.
Hollywood and Czech Republic: What’s the connection?
Barrandov Studios is a famous set of film studios in Prague, Czech Republic. It is the largest film studio in the country and one of the largest in Europe. Several of the movies filmed there won Oscars.
Czech film history is closely connected with that of Prague’s entrepreneurial Havel family, and especially with the activities of the brothers Miloš Havel (1899–1968) and Václav Havel (1897–1979) (Václav was the father of the Czech President of the same name).
In 1921 Miloš Havel created the A-B Joint Stock Company by merging his American Film distribution company with the Biografia film distributors.
At present the studios are often called the “European Hollywood” or “Hollywood of the East” and many films have been filmed there, such as Mission Impossible, The Bourne Identity, Casino Royale, Prince Caspian, and many others.