Tips for tourists in Muslim countries
In the Muslim world, it is not customary for a woman to travel alone, so you need to be careful about local customs. Many Muslim countries remain very conservative in…

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Switzerland and Austria: hot vacations in winter and summer
Most Petersburgers, tired of our constant cold and rain, tend to spend their holidays "where it is warm": in Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia or Cyprus. There are many other, more expensive…

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Mali: children of kings
Mali is one of those countries that are not very well known to Russian tourists. Even sophisticated travelers do not know much about her. In the Middle Ages, this country…

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Ecotourism in Africa

Many people think that the prefix “eco” in the word eco-tourism comes from the words ecosystem or ecology – and therefore consider the concepts of natural tourism and eco-tourism to be equivalent. However, despite the fact that the roots of eco-tourism can be found in nature tourism, this word has a broader meaning.
The International Society of Ecological Tourism (TIES) defines ecotourism as “a responsible journey to natural areas where the environment remains unchanged and where the lifestyle of the local population is maintained.”

This is the main difference between nature and ecotourism: Aboriginal tribes, their lives benefit from tourism, however, it does not invade their life and does not change it. The UN considers ecotourism not only a segment of the tourism market, but also a whole philosophy. “Ecological” – means oriented towards the environment and society. Continue reading

Mali: children of kings

Mali is one of those countries that are not very well known to Russian tourists. Even sophisticated travelers do not know much about her.
In the Middle Ages, this country was famous in the East and in Europe for its extraordinary wealth, the generosity of its rulers and the friendliness of the common people. One Arab traveler even wrote that the “Country of Blacks” is so rich because gold grows there directly on the trees.

Today, Mali cannot boast of its former splendor, but its inhabitants have retained all the best features of their ancestors and can rightfully be called the “children of kings.”

A friendly disposition is not the only thing that the Malian people have inherited from their forefathers. We are talking about beautiful examples of architecture. Continue reading

Stockholm in one day: what to see?

A tour of Scandinavia – and just one day to Stockholm? Like any capital, it is impossible to explore the whole city in one day. But do not be discouraged: here are some tips on how not to miss the most important thing on your first trip.
1. Buy a very good, detailed map of the city. Stockholm is actually an archipelago of 14 islands, each of which has its own sights and its own amazing story.

However, the best entertainment and the best shopping are in the Old Town – on small side streets, which may not be on the general map. Continue reading

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All roads lead to Rome, which begins with Leonardo da Vinci
The capital of Italy is served by three major international airports. “Leonardo da Vinci” (Aeroporto internazionale Leonardo Da Vinci) is the name of the largest of them, which immediately makes…

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Holidays in the Costa Brava
Costa Brava (Spanish Costa Brava, which means “Wild Coast”) is a 160-kilometer strip of the Mediterranean coast in the province of Girona (or Girona) in northeast Catalonia. One of the…

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