5 NONBANAL EXCURSIONS
Excursion to prison (La Paz, Bolivia) The prison in San Pedro, the largest in Bolivia, is officially only accessible after being convicted, but many guards are ready to take curious…

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TWO-WHEELED STOCKHOLM
There are enough contenders for the title of the world's bicycle capital, but the Swedes are convinced that this title belongs to Stockholm. Here you can get to any place…

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MOTHERLAND OF THE RIGHT DRAGONS: TRAVELING TO SOUTH KOREA
Images of dragons can be found throughout Asia. At first glance, it is rather difficult to determine the origin of the fairy-tale reptile. However, in Korea there is an old…

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BARCELONA: THE CITY OF THE FUTURE
670 points of wireless Internet access. Thousands of sensors throughout the city. Some help save up to 30 percent of the electricity needed for street lighting, others help reduce water…

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FROM ROTTERDAM TO MILAN: TRAVELING BY EUROPE BY TRAIN
Traveling by train in European cities has long been popular with the locals, but Russians are still little known. Meanwhile, this is a budget option to explore the region for…

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a real restructuring began

BARCELONA: THE CITY OF THE FUTURE

670 points of wireless Internet access. Thousands of sensors throughout the city. Some help save up to 30 percent of the electricity needed for street lighting, others help reduce water consumption for urban needs by 25 percent, and others show drivers where the nearest available parking space is. The plans are to turn 70 percent of the roads into pedestrian zones and reduce the flow of cars by 21 percent, transfer municipal institutions to “green” electricity and break the entire city into super blocks. Barcelona is getting closer to its goal – to become the smartest city on the planet. Continue reading

RIGA: HIPSTER CAPITAL OF EUROPE
In Riga, everything is “in trend” - after all, it is the hipster capital of Europe Text: Diana Chernichenko Riga resident Katya Kovalenko points to the squat red brick buildings…

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FEEL GAMBIA!
A colorful crowd of people at the airport of Banjul, the capital of the Gambia, makes noise, dances, waves, flows around foreigners standing in line for passport control, smelling spirits…

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TRIP TO STROGANOVA PLACES AND PERM REGION
The Perm land knows how to surprise anyone: the Kungur ice cave, the rocky cliffs above Kama and Chusovaya, the Permian gods and animal style, the Permian fossils. But there…

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