Janův hrad castle, South Moravia, The Czech Republic

John’s Castle (Januv hrad), Lednice–Valtice Cultural Landscape, South Moravia, The Czech Republic

John’s Castle (originally Janův hrad)

The castle is locally almost known as “Janohrad” and usually no one calls it by original and correct name Janův hrad. John’s Castle was built between 1801 – 1808 as an artificial ruins by Joseph Hardtmuth’s project, yes the inventor of the pencil. By the way he projected also beautiful and romantic tower Minaret in Lednice but it is a tip for the next time. Continue reading

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Free Travel Pics in high resolution for free download and use

Dear readers, photographers, tourists, guides and travel companies, please let us introduce our new website – Free Travel Pics.com, where you can download images in high resolution for absolutely free and use it without any restrictions.

We run two travel websites – Život na cestách.cz and this current one – Life On The Move.net, which is an English version of our original Czech website. We have a lot of beautiful pictures from the World so we want to prepare them as The Ultimate source for absolutely FREE DOWNLOAD of high resolution photos from beautiful and interesting places and destinations around the World. Continue reading

World’s tallest building – Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

World’s tallest building – Burj Khalifa, was created with the intention to give Dubai a new icon, a symbol, replacing the hotel Burj Al Arab and indelibly mark Dubai on the maps with something unique that is not anywhere else in the world. And because in the Emirates skyscrapers rising like mushrooms after the rain, the decision ultimately was that they build the tallest building in the world, ever humankind could made.

54 elevators?! Yes!

One point of interest is that the final height has been kept in secret during the construction of Burj Khalifa due to make that victory happen and protect it against someone who could possibly try to overcome. At its height, 828 m it has 162 full-fledged floors and a movement of people between them is provided by 54 OTIS elevators.

Problems during the construction

The construction of Burj Khalifa began at 21st September 2006 and the building was inaugurated on the 4th January 2010. I think that something like that is really not possible anywhere in the World except United Arab Emirates. The construction was accompanied by a lot of complications like about every other building, but the biggest problem was finance despite the fact that the construction workers were doing from Pakistan, India and other countries for approx. 3 USD per day. They have not received their money for long time even though they were forced to do almost non-stop so workers went into the strike during which they destroyed equipment in offices, cars and construction and many other things. The estimated damage was about 1 000 000 USD.

Finance

To be able to finish the construction of Burj Khalifa, Dubai has to ask for loan from Abu Dhabi and it caused a very unpleasant thing for them. Originally the tower had to be named Burj Dubai and a lot of people still use this name. When Abu Dhabi agreed with financial assistance, they had only one condition – the tower has to be named after their Emir (chief of the town – I’m not sure if the mayor would be really suitable translation) – Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and so the greatest icon of Dubai eventually became the building bearing the name of a person who is inseparably linked with the neighboring emirate – Abu Dhabi.

Interior design contributed by Mr. Armani himself

On the interior design of Burj Khalifa was involved even himself, Mr. designer Giorgio Armani that there is also the first hotel of this kind – Armani Hotel.

HQ Villa, Lima, Peru

Hostel HQ Villa, Lima, Peru

Hostel HQ Villa, Lima, Peru

Address: Av Independencia 1286 Miraflores, Lima, Peru

I can really recommend this absolutelly fantastic hostel HQ Villa with 4 EUR by night (December 2010) in Miraflores district of Lima. If I would have a house one day I wish there would be the same awesome atmosphere inside. I don’t remember so many places where I really felt as at home like here so quickly. Continue reading

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Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai

They have to have everything an extra in Emirates…really…so I have been thinking and saying to myself that it would be nice to summarize some the most interesting “the best” which I have already seen or I’m preparing to see.

Whether it is a hotel Burj Al Arab, the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa, an artificial island of Palm Jumeirah or a diving engineered archipelago The World. I would like to start with the possibly biggest paradox I can imagine. Continue reading

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Welcome on LifeOnTheMove.net website!

First of all I would like to welcome all of you on this newly emerging website LifeOnTheMove.net which is just an English version of our original website with the same meaning in the name in Czech language: www.ZivotNaCestach.cz.

So, let me quickly introduce our web.

What’s gonna be LifeOnTheMove.net about?

Kare Kare Beach, Nový Zéland

It’s simply gonna be about an interesting places and events at home as well as arround the whole world that are worth seeing, experience and photograph as we already have in the subtitle of the website!

We don’t want to make something difficult and hardly describe everything in all details and also not just a general info which you can ready everywhere. We want to share our photos with people somewhere else than just on FaceBook where they are dissapearing so quickly and want to suggest to see some interesting places which we already visited.

There should be some info about:

  • how to get this place
  • what to see and not miss there
  • attractions to see nearby
  • where to eat and sleep well
  • what is the price of basic food like for example sausages and beer :-)
  • to mark this place on a map
  • some nice photos of this place

For whom is the server for?

For all people who like to travel – doesn’t matter if personally or just by a finger on a map, looking for some inspiration for their trip or travel but also for people who like to have a look on photos from nice places, dreaming about big travels or expeditions, planning a weeking trip or they just want to discover and read something about a place they don’t know yet.

We have been visiting and meeting each other for so long time with my great friends from New Zealand and many other countries but there is not time enough today to do that so I decided to make this server to be in touch and to know about our trips and about each other because it is very hard to be just in time and to watch this kind of things on FaceBook where they are dissapearing so fast.

It takes so much time to find some points of interest before my each trip so I thought it could be nice to have an option to find for interesting places on the place, where my friends and people with the same kind of mind are sharing their tips and suggeestions of places they like and to find quickly what to see on place I’m going.

Who is going to participate on this web?

From the beginning just myself but I hope my friends and people I have met on my trips will join later as well. If people will like my idea I would be happy to get some authors also become from readers of the web as it is for example on Geocashing where you have to put something inside a box if you got something from it before.

Because we already have many articles from (hopefully) interesting places, I will start to add these translations here as soon as possible one by one. Currently we live in the Czech Republic all of us but it would be nice to get some interested people in writing about some nice places in their country from different places in the World.

So, if you are interested to join our team, just let me know, please in comments or by the e-mail to this address: info (at) lifeonthemove (dot) net

Thank you so much and have a nice day,

Kamil

www.ZivotNaCestach.cz