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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Spain closes beaches due to deadly jellyfish
Too bright, scary shots of the victims were published in local media, and rescue services are in no hurry to lower the alarming red flags. In Andalusia, a tailwind from…

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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…

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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

Travel to Ivory Coast

Perhaps this country is better known to you under its old name – Ivory Coast. Tourism is still developing here. But Cote d’Ivoire has every chance of becoming a real paradise for tourists. Indeed, the natural and cultural diversity of this country allows you to choose a vacation for every taste.

The coastal town of Gran Basam, located just a few tens of kilometers from the country’s largest city, Abidjan, offers impeccable clean sand beaches and affordable hotels with a good level of service. This is complemented by the unique charm of the colonial style in architecture. Gran Basam is becoming increasingly popular among surf lovers – the waves off the Atlantic coast are ideal for this sport, and the lagoon climate is quite mild for a European.
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Sentosa Island beaches and parks
After Underwater World, the legs themselves lead to the beach of Sentosa Island. I would like to sit on the shore and look at the sea surface - a thin…

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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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Travel to places of power
Delhi. The famous Kutub Minar minaret with a damask steel column was built on the site of the Vishnu temple destroyed by the conquerors. Once the top of a mysterious…

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The most luxurious tourist trains in the world
There is a special category of travelers who prefer rail. Even nowadays, when aviation has become widely available, luxury rail travel is still popular. Special comfortable trains with luxurious interiors…

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