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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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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different countries of Europe

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

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. Continue reading

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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CROATIA: GUIDE TO SUNNY ADRIATIC ISLANDS
Seven hundred people live in the village of Seltsa on the island of Brac, and, as they say, half of them move to the mainland during the cold season -…

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5 MOST BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN VILLAGES OF EUROPE
Italian artist Giovanni Segantini once called his winter residence in the Alpine village of Soglio - La soglia del paradiso, translated into Russian “gateway to paradise”. And this really appropriate…

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ICELAND EXPERIENCES TOURIST BOOM
How tourism saved Iceland from an economic disaster, but it threatens to turn into an environmental disaster Iceland can not cope with the influx of tourists. Last year alone, about…

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