Velvet season: where to go to relax in the fall?
Initially, the velvet season was called the period in the area of ​​Easter. The last weeks of April and the first weeks of May were considered golden days when it…

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How to save on airfare
He who gets up early gives heaven good luck. This saying applies to tickets. The sooner you plan your flight, the more likely you are to buy a cheap ticket.…

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Tourist pearls of the Dominican Republic
The colonial city of Santo Domingo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its cultural and historical significance. Colonial Santo Domingo will charm anyone. Small cobbled streets with…

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What is interesting in Uzbekistan? Samarkand

Samarkand is first of all something very ancient, 2500 years or more. Someone heard, someone saw, someone even knows his story. Well, at least approximately. I would venture to suggest that the standard chronological series of the average educated person looks something like this: Sogdiana, Marakanda, Afrosiab, Tamerlan, Registan, Turkestan. Samarkand, Registan Square, Sher-Dor Madrasah in our time Photo: Vladimir Prokofiev, personal archive of the Word-symbols, and each of them – hundreds of years of history. Including Russian. They know especially about Tamerlan, since at one time he did not quite get to Moscow.

Lucky! Already very “cool” he was a warrior, and his troops are used to destroying everything that moves. The Russian enlightened public first learned about Samarkand at the exhibitions of the artist Vasily Vereshchagin in 1874. Continue reading

What is a poor man?

However, no less important role was played by those who undertook to organize and direct large masses of newly-arrived pilgrims. It’s not so easy to explain to tens of thousands of people where and why they should go. And, besides, where to settle, where and what to eat and where to have fun. There is nothing to be done, man is man. Now, thanks to the Internet, planning a trip has become no less interesting than then making this trip. You dig a lot of information, catch gold fish for yourself in this muddy water and, finally, spend a tourist route on the map. Let’s go here, here and here. We spend the night here. Have lunch at this place. In the end, even before you leave, you feel like a connoisseur, an expert, and – not afraid of the same word – a poor man. Karl Beedeker (Karl Baedeker; 1801 – 1859) Continue reading

Tourists took a dip in the Galician Chernobyl and suddenly got poisoned

A significant fact – in contrast to the Europeans, the Russians do not crawl into the turquoise waters of their pond, beware. But in the “Galician Chernobyl”, as the locals called this very bad place, instagramers get poisoned almost every week. And consider it right!

The Galicia region, in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, came into the attention of the authorities and the media between the First and Second World Wars. In Spain, then the Nazis and Franco came to power, whom the “sculpted friend” Adolf Hitler, urged to shut up the village activists and begin industrial mining of tungsten. At the then level of technological development, this put an end to the cultivation of the land – too many hazardous chemicals were spent on the processing of ore extracted from mines. Nobody thought about ecology, the war was just around the corner, and after the war the mines worked for another 30 years, before closing in the 80s. Continue reading

In the midst of the swimming season
Too bright, scary shots of the victims were published in local media, and rescue services are in no hurry to lower the alarming red flags. In Andalusia, a tailwind from…

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What documents are needed to travel abroad
Visa-free agreements have opened up a ton of travel opportunities. But again, the question remains: what documents are needed to travel abroad, how much money to prepare and what needs…

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UAE is one of the fastest growing countries ...
People come here not only to soak up the coast (the state stretches along the Persian Gulf), but also to see first-hand its main attractions: Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Zayed Mosque,…

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What to take on a trip
Each trip can become stressful before it starts. And in order to avoid this, you should think ahead of time what to take with you and start the training camp.…

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