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Flora and fauna From what grows and moves on earth, the following were noted: of course, dromedaries are one-humped camels (which have delicate and silky lips, as the women at the hotel noted); many cats – just as they were depicted in Egyptian frescoes and paintings, with an elongated body, graceful and piercing eyes, in which the history and truth of the pharaohs and pyramids were hidden; the same as we have, arrogant crows, the ubiquitous sparrows (also arrogant); date palms (by the way, they have a bare trunk, because they are sheared so, leaving only a curly top so that they bear fruit more actively, otherwise they would look like an overgrown bush); something reminiscent of our southern magnolias, with stunning white flowers with an indescribable aroma and a whole lot of some odorous, flowering, flowery and pinkish flowers and flowers. Continue reading
It often happens that friends don’t want to go where you want. The second half is constantly working or not at all. I don’t feel like with my parents, and I don’t have only one traveler in the family. And so it turns out that you are faced with a choice: either go alone, or join the company of unfamiliar people from work. There is another third option – to wait for the next vacation and hope that by this time there is a company.
What to do? First, sweep away the third option right away. There is no point in wasting time in the city. In any case – you need to go to rest. And away to get impressions, get to know something new, interesting and, of course, take away with you a fraction of the energy from the sea. It remains to choose between the option of a little-known company and travel alone. And here is what I will tell you from my personal experience: it is better to go alone than with anyone. Continue reading
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