HANOI: A TRIP TO NORTH VIETNAM
They burn everything: food, money, clothes, tablets. Sacrificial fires blaze along the roads, at snack bars and shops. So on the central streets of Hanoi, Tryng Nguyen is celebrated -…

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COPENHAGEN: RENOVATION BY DANISH
If you ask a resident of the Danish capital to give an example of a quality architectural reconstruction, he will answer: Ködbuen. In the old butcher quarter in the east…

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GREECE: ON YACHT ON ISLANDS
If a lesson can be learned from Greek mythology, full of touchy gods and arrogant heroes, this is the only thing: it is important to have powerful patrons in life.…

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ancient Abkhazia

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BUSINESS CLASS ON BOARD OF TURKISH AIRLINES

In Istanbul, where a delegation of journalists went to meet with the leaders of Turkish Airlines on the occasion of its recognition as the best airline in Europe, we flew in business class on a carrier plane. To fly them is a pleasure: the level of service is simply amazing. After registering at Vnukovo airport for a flight to Antalya, through which we flew to the largest city in Turkey, we were taken to the lounge area – the first for a company abroad. Spacious, elegant and, most importantly, with comfortable furniture, it has a comfortable rest. Continue reading

MALIBU: STAR BEACH

When Jefferson Wagner stopped portraying a cowboy in a Marlboro commercial and began to duplicate Clint Eastwood in stunt scenes, he was ripe for the mayor of Malibu. In addition, he is a great surfer. Probably, all this helped him to win the 2010 elections. He is sixty now. And he remembers his political program with a smile: “A liqueur and a car were named after Malibu. So I was in charge of a rather important city, ”he jokes. Continue reading

ALL ON THE WIND

The first thing that meets a traveler in winter Dublin is a man with a weathered face, wrapped in a scarf and waxed jacket, riding a bicycle and carrying a surfboard under his arm. And then another – but already on foot. And then – elderly and gray-haired, but also with a board. Dubliners (and indeed the Irish) are famous for their character. The harsh climate near the sea, eternal dampness, greenery, rocks, years of civil war and IRA terrorist attacks, poverty, economic crisis and famine taught the Irish not to complain under any circumstances, but find joy in simple things: the beach, surfboard, alcohol, long walks through green fields and sublime melancholy, which is poured here in the landscape. Continue reading

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MALIBU: STAR BEACH
When Jefferson Wagner stopped portraying a cowboy in a Marlboro commercial and began to duplicate Clint Eastwood in stunt scenes, he was ripe for the mayor of Malibu. In addition,…

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COPENHAGEN: RENOVATION BY DANISH
If you ask a resident of the Danish capital to give an example of a quality architectural reconstruction, he will answer: Ködbuen. In the old butcher quarter in the east…

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ARABIA FOR BEGINNERS
Two dolphins rush towards us and begin to make turns around the boat. Jumping high out of the water, they clap their fins like a circus performance. And the little…

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TALLINN: DIGITAL CAPITAL
Nature and technology are the two whales on which tiny Estonia stands, a country that not everyone will immediately see on the map. The third and youngest whale is modern…

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