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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TRIP TO STROGANOVA PLACES AND PERM REGION
The Perm land knows how to surprise anyone: the Kungur ice cave, the rocky cliffs above Kama and Chusovaya, the Permian gods and animal style, the Permian fossils. But there…

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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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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

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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TWO-WHEELED STOCKHOLM
There are enough contenders for the title of the world's bicycle capital, but the Swedes are convinced that this title belongs to Stockholm. Here you can get to any place…

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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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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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