Turkish coast. How in 20 years Turkey has become a mecca of world tourism
A historian by training, Kayhan Dinchmen moved to the Anatolian coast from a small town on the Black Sea coast of Turkey in 1996. He decided to master the profession…

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Ideal Budva for family holidays
Montenegro is a hospitable country on the Balkan Peninsula. The clean and salty Adriatic Sea, as well as an acceptable climate for almost everyone, make this resort popular. The country…

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Budget winter for two in Phuket
The search for cheap housing with comfortable conditions was the first rebus, which, fortunately, we managed to solve positively. Positive, because we didn’t have any special requirements except for the…

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Shanghai is the most western city in the East

When I first arrived in Beijing last year, I realized that I was apparently poorly prepared for this city. I imagined a stormy megalopolis crowded with people, where the verticals of huge skyscrapers intersect countless horizons of multi-level autobahns, where the ultramodern technologies of one of the most advanced countries of the world meet the traditions and color of one of the most ancient civilizations. My imagination drew a mixture of the scenery from the movie “Blade Runner” with the images of modern Asian cities that I saw on TV.

By no means do I want to say that Beijing disappointed me – not at all, it was just here that I first understood what the concept of “Asia” means in the urban dimension. Here, a lot of money meets with bright poverty. Continue reading

Old Town Constantine

He suspected that the name of the Starokonstantinov was somehow connected with the name of the founder of the Ostrog Academy Konstantin Ostrogsky. The guess was brilliantly confirmed when he personally visited the famous city. And besides, as a prize, I received information about an interesting East Slavic civilization that existed on this territory in parallel with Kievan Rus. So I went well.

TOWER

I noticed her as soon as I got off the bus at the bus station, and the question of where to put my footsteps fell away by itself. There was some concern that I would see something watery from the Soviet era, but acquaintance with brickwork reassured: undisputed antiquity. Moreover, as to my immature erudition, it was an elegant building in the Baroque style. Continue reading

Busk Angels

Anyone who has ever visited Busk in Lviv region, in any case, falls on the market – a cultural phenomenon of a provincial town, where sellers from all over the region come together, as well as those for whom Busk is a transit point to the surrounding villages.

Not the transit point, but the end point of the route for merchants and artisans was that glorious Buzhesk described in the “Tale of Bygone Years” as the center of the city with a well-fortified hillfort.

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Youth holidays on the Cote d'Azur - convenient Villefranche-sur-Mer
The “severe” necessity made us choose the month of June to rest. The semi-annual cartoon ended on June 20. And since I was raving for the third year with the…

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Busk Angels
Anyone who has ever visited Busk in Lviv region, in any case, falls on the market - a cultural phenomenon of a provincial town, where sellers from all over the…

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Bajao people
The people of bajao, or, as they are called, sea gypsies, do not have documents, citizenship or any rights. They roam the ocean with their homes off the coast of…

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Where good rest in the winter in Bukovina?
Although Chernivtsi region is one of the smallest among Ukrainian regions, it boldly claims to be one of the leading places in the list of the most interesting for winter…

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