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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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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VENICE WINTER
Plague seasonality is not triple prices for hotels and airplanes, queues at museums, women's toilets and restaurants. And not even a million or so shot down Chinese, whose volume control…

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HELSINKI: HIS PRIDE AND OUR WARNINGS

Reserved, polite and self-sufficient, Helsinki does not entertain you against your will, but has a rich stock of interesting, beautiful and tasty. The feeling is that you have come to visit a wealthy and intelligent family that provides all your benefits for free use, and instead of imposing a mandatory cultural program gives the guest the right to choose. And this is unusual for a Russian person who subconsciously prepares for a carnival, a fair and a feast for the whole world. Meanwhile, in Helsinki, you have to search and choose yourself. Continue reading

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 with spirits. Rubbed jeans and colorful skirts, strict gray suits and traditional men’s long-necked shirts, multi-colored women’s scarves and hijabs – the arrival hall looks more like a carnival square. Continue reading

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. Therefore, when in 1981 the European Economic Community accepted Greece into its membership and began distributing to its cities welcome bonuses for painting facades and restoration of monasteries, the country sighed with relief: now you can live. Fast tourist drachma ousted the long agricultural drachma, the goats stopped milking, and the olives reap. After all, the European Union demands many new victims from among the local types of cheese and endemic varieties of vegetables. Continue reading

NORTHERN ITALY: A TRIP TO THE LAKERS
On the horizon - the snow caps of the mountains. Behind the glass of the car flashed a motley ribbon similar to each other coastal towns. Faded, aged by time…

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GREEN CROWN SAXONY
Cling to the ledge, the last spurt, and here it is, the top. Under the feet of Elba, all of Saxony in the palm. Someone in such a situation is…

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FRANCE: NATIONAL FEATURES
Once in Paris, I hung up for an hour on Bulmish in the mediterration section of the Gibert Jeune store - although it was not a doctor for a second.…

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HONG KONG: THE COLOR OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
Take a pen: you need to write down important for the first minutes in Hong Kong. Why burn?Because to fly ten hours (if from Moscow) and five time zones ahead.…

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