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 tourists to the prison for a bribe, where prisoners live with their families, rent apartments and open restaurants. And if the road to prison can be easy, it is better to make sure in advance that you can be released with a clear conscience that day. 20 years ago, when this opportunity only appeared, many tourists lived in prison for weeks.
Apartments with history (St. Petersburg, Russia)
A resident of St. Petersburg Maxim Kosmin (maax_sf) maintains a blog on instagram, where he shares his discoveries in the history of his native city – he photographs the apartments of the old foundation, where there are still stucco, stained glass windows or brass handles on the windows – everything that reminds of relative calm at the turn XIX – XX centuries. Many of the 32,000 of its subscribers want to go on a tour of such apartments, so you need to track ads and sign up as soon as possible.
Parrot Safari (New York, USA)
In the second half of the twentieth century, the Argentine government sent several containers with parrots to North America that never reached their destination. By chance or on purpose, someone releases parrots at John F. Kennedy Airport, and they settle in New York near Brooklyn College. On the website of the society of Brooklyn parrots enthusiast Steve Bobduin publishes announcements of free “safari”.
How to escape from the paparazzi (Los Angeles, USA)
Before pretending to be stars and getting huge sunglasses on your nose to hide from annoying photographers, you need to decide whether you can run 6.5 kilometers from Wilshire Boulevard through Hollywood to Beverly Hills by breaking heels? Who does not break at the same time legs – a cupcake as a gift!
Looking high (Stockholm, Sweden)
In helmets and mountaineering tying tourists climb to the roof of the Old Parliament on the island Ridarholmen in Stockholm. The building was built in 1833 and until the end of the century it was occupied by the Swedish government. After the body adapts to the altitude, you can look away from the roof and look at the city of 14 islands, and then watch how cruise liners plow water expanses.