ITALY: 6 REASONS TO VISIT APULIA
Roofless The city of Alberobello is known for trulls (or trulls) - dry-laid houses with a conical roof, usually one. There is a legend about trulla with two roofs that…

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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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10 TIPS HOW TO TRAVEL ONE
 It is better to prepare for any trip in advance, especially if you plan to travel alone. Make a detailed route plan, book a hotel room or rent a room…

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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

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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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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PRAGUE: WALK IN THE CITY OF STA TOWERS
For every real Prague citizen, the most tender month of spring begins with these lines from the poem “May” by Karel Hynek Makhi: It was a late evening - young…

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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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