10 WEEK ROUTES WORLDWIDE
Great trail Route: across Canada Length: 24,000 km The great trail in Canada has become the longest walking route. Its construction took 25 years. The road for travelers passes through…

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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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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…

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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 legend: in immemorial times, all dragons had four fingers on each paw. But whenever the magic monster flew to the northeast, he lost a finger, and when to the southwest, his fingers, on the contrary, grew. Therefore, the dragons of Japan have three of them, while the Chinese have five. And only the Korean have the “correct”, original set. This legend is worth remembering whenever someone starts to compare China, Japan and Korea. It is not so much about the number of dragon fingers, but about national identity. Continue reading

MEDIEVAL CHARM OF LUBEK

The tour bus smoothly passes the Holstein Gate, which has been guarding the entrance to Lübeck since the Middle Ages, and arrives at the city moat. It looks like an ordinary bus, but a duty ring is fixed in the cabin. Why is he here? This will become clear in a moment, when the bus suddenly slides out into the water, turns around and swims along the Trave along the cafes and shops, from which the gentle aroma of marzipan spreads along the embankments. The little boy on a scooter will freeze in surprise and drop the ice cream, without even noticing the loss. Continue reading

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 description – a picturesque settlement overlooking the chestnut forests, located on a sunny terrace in the Bregaglia valley, can be called a great place for hiking routes. Neat houses, narrow streets and rose gardens give this place the look of an ideal mountain village. Only 300 people live here, the official language is Italian, but many speak German. In 2015, the media called the village the most beautiful in Switzerland. 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…

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Abkhazia - some tips for tourists
Abkhazia is a very beautiful country, and at the same time - colorful even against the background of other Caucasian lands. Holidays here are more suitable for lovers of wildlife,…

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THAILAND: IN SEARCH OF THE REST
The bow of the boat with a crunch cuts into the beach covered with coquette, framed by coconut palms, bushes and sprawling banyan trees. Turquoise waves are behind. Surf ahead…

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BEST RESORTS OF GERMAN BALTIC
More than two centuries have passed since the first continental resort of Europe was founded in Heiligendamm. Baltic resorts are especially popular on coastline of Germany. There are many comfortable…

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