COPENHAGEN: RENOVATION BY DANISH
If you ask a resident of the Danish capital to give an example of a quality architectural reconstruction, he will answer: Ködbuen. In the old butcher quarter in the east…

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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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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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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

4 IDEAS FOR FRENCH HOLIDAYS
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…

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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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4 PLACES FOR REST IN WILDLIFE
Meet the sunset in a tent camp in Botswana, take a walk among the forests and lakes of the last ice age in Finland, visit the hard-to-reach region of India…

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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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