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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All the subtleties of traveling to Zanzibar
Zanzibar is an island and at the same time the name of the whole archipelago in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. It is located only 35…

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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 temple of Apollo

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

What is Europe preparing for Christmas?

There are a little less than two months left before the New Year, and we are already looking forward to getting ready: we are making plans for the holidays, we are thinking about presents … But what is it – holiday fever is marching around the planet.

Sunday – working day

From November 1 to the end of December, Finnish shops, contrary to their usual routines, operate on Sundays. According to the pre-Christmas schedule, on the seventh day of the week, Finland’s stores will be open from 12:00 to 21:00, except November 8 (Father’s Day) and December 6 (Independence Day).
The theme of the shops on Sundays is one of the most pressing for the Finnish – and not only – the public. By the end of 2009, a law is expected to be passed, according to which stores can, if desired, serve customers on weekends all year round, and small stores with a sales area of ​​no more than 400 square meters – even around the clock. Continue reading

10 important sights of Bulgaria for visiting by every tourist

Kaliakra is a long narrow cape in the southeastern part of the Dobrudzhan plateau. The coast of the cape is distinguished by sheer cliffs, almost vertically hanging over the sea – their height reaches 70 m.

Kaliakra is a natural and archaeological reserve where you can observe dolphins, cormorants and pinnipeds in the natural habitat. It also presents the remains of fortified walls, a water supply system, a bathhouse and the residence of the ruler of the Dobrudjan despotate Dobrotits, who at one time moved the capital here from Kavarna.

The fortress of the same name of the late XIV century became a symbol of this place after it played a decisive role in the naval battle of 1791 between the Russian and Turkish fleets. This battle determined the success of Russian soldiers in the Russo-Turkish war.

Also at the very tip of the cape is a small chapel of St. Nicholas. Continue reading

Unusual funeral rituals and traditions
We all come into this world through the same gate, but we leave it in completely different ways. Someone goes to the last journey, resting in a luxurious coffin, someone…

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Beaches of morocco
Morocco - a country not quite for a beach holiday. More precisely, not at all. Tunisia - yes, this is a country for a beach holiday. Turkey is also such…

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Traveling in Altai
Altai On Earth there are few such wonderful places as Altai. This is a large mountainous country in the center of Asia, on the territory of four states: Russia, Kazakhstan,…

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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:…

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