early Middle Ages
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
A businessman wants to recover after a long flight. The mother of three children wants to be alone with herself. A group of friends plans to celebrate a birthday. A man with back pain is looking for relief. A teenager suffers from acne. A workaholic suffers from nervous exhaustion. The smoker wants to get rid of a bad habit. Where can all these people get help? At the spa hotel.
Today’s spa is the center where the body, mind and spirit are treated. People come here to rest and relax, calm their nerves and recover. To achieve this, modern spa hotels employ a wide variety of eastern and western methods and procedures. Shiatsu, Thai massage, aromatherapy, hypnotherapy, yoga, meditation, mud baths, hydromassage, European facial massage, the latest developments of fitness trainers – just not to list. Do not forget about mini-courses: the goal is not only to be cured, but also to take knowledge of a healthy lifestyle with you. Continue reading
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