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
From the main grocery market in Paris to the best cafes of Bordeaux – the GEO guide on what to try in France in the new year.The area of the main market of Paris – 272 hectares! Each year, the world’s largest food fair is visited by 15 million people and buys 1.5 million tons of provisions.
No wonder that an ordinary tourist, even if he had seen the beauty of Ranjis from the great photographers of the 20th century – for example, Brassai and Henri Cartier-Bresson – is afraid to get lost here and therefore rarely looks at the market. Continue reading
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 two million travelers visited the country, which is almost six times more than local residents. The population of Iceland is about 334 thousand people. Keblavik Airport, 50 km from Reykjavik, already hardly accepts anyone who wants to see ice caves, volcanoes, northern lights, and other riches of the elves’ homeland. Continue reading