Tourist pearls

10 places in Helsinki that will not be shown to “package” tourists (part 1)
According to various social surveys, Helsinki is one of the most boring cities in the world ... Walking along the narrow shopping streets, sandwiched between laconic, austere modern buildings, tourists…

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Traditions of Russian philanthropy and hospitality revive in Jerusalem
Now everyone who comes to Jerusalem from Russia is eager to visit the Sergievsky Compound. This amazing place, a corner of Russia in the heart of the Holy Land, gives…

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Thomas Cook: the founder’s good intentions became a burden of responsibility for followers
On the eve of World Tourism Day, one of its pioneers, the British tour operator Thomas Cook, left the market ... Among the reasons for his bankruptcy were not only…

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Along Newfoundland Iceberg Alley, Stranger Giants Walk

Amateur photographer Mark Gray, who was lucky enough to live on Cape Bonavista, in the east of Newfoundland, published a fresh selection of icebergs …

The catch of the new season – usually ice blocks begin their journey through the waters there at the end of spring and follow through the “iceberg alley” for a couple of months. This place was nicknamed because the huge ice, as if in a parade, pass in front of the audience on the shore. But those who, like Mark Gray, have been observing them for more than a year, note: new icebergs are noticeably different from previous ones. Continue reading

What to see in Kazakhstan for tourists

Kazakhstan – Eastern traditions and Western Art Nouveau intertwined here. The endless southern steppes, majestic mountains and lakes, the cities of the Great Silk Road and the famous Baikonur – all this attracts not many tourists.

Usually, to visit the cultural heritage, tourists travel to the south of the country: mosques, fortresses, mausoleums, ancient burials are concentrated here. In the north and in the central regions are the most popular resorts (Kokshetau, Bayan Aul, etc.). People come here to rest and improve their health. Continue reading

Wine tours: what is it? where do they go

Wine tours are tourist programs in which vacationers get acquainted with the traditions of winemaking in different regions …

The concepts of wine differ among peoples: they are influenced by both religious dogmas and the culture of behavior. For example, the Jews call the vine a gift from God, while the adherents of Islam do not drink the sparkling drink at all, like any alcohol. Continue reading

The water in Lake Baikal is toxic. Who’s guilty?

Lake Baikal is considered one of the main natural assets of Russia. The deepest lake in Siberia, one of the oldest on the planet, a reserve of clean drinking water for many years, but … today most often appears in the media with scandalous informational events in the spirit of “Baikal was sold to the Chinese” and “Drinking water bottling plants devastate Baikal” and others .

Volunteers on Baikal
The sensation of the last days: Lake Baikal, the largest natural reservoir of fresh water on the planet, has been poisoned! Continue reading

Best places to stay in Armenia in the summer of 2019

In recent years, Armenia has become one of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide. Many tourists, in particular from the countries of the former CIS, prefer holidays in Armenia to other famous resorts.

Holidays in Armenia

This is not surprising, because it is here that guests of the country have the opportunity to spend a full rest in the lap of magnificent nature, go on extreme hikes, go mountain climbing and make an unforgettable gastronomic tour. Armenia is rich in historical, cultural and religious sights belonging to different time periods. Continue reading

They want to turn Chernobyl into a tourist paradise. This is real?
According to official forecasts from tour operators in 2019, 150 thousand tourists will visit the Chernobyl exclusion zone, but the country's authorities dream of millions of visitors ... This is…

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10 places in Helsinki that will not be shown to “package” tourists (part 1)
According to various social surveys, Helsinki is one of the most boring cities in the world ... Walking along the narrow shopping streets, sandwiched between laconic, austere modern buildings, tourists…

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Italian tourist was arrested for refusing to pay for dinner
Residents of Formentera Island in Spain are not tired of discussing this incident from last week. A cunning 46-year-old Italian traveler will probably get a serious sentence for trying not…

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Jellyfish season in Israel
Despite the small size of Israel, it is washed by two seas - the Mediterranean and the Red. However, beach vacations in the resorts of this country can be overshadowed…

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