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VISA IS USELESS: WHERE TOURISTS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
Summer is a perfect season for a long-awaited vacation and new experiences. Perhaps, everyone who is going to plunge into fun holiday has already planned spectacular routes and scenic spots. In order not to spoil your trip and not to see gates to the desired gateway closing right in front of your nose, we encourage you to read our selection of locations forbidden for visits.
21.08.2016 | places
WATER GATES
Airports, railway and bus stations are almost always erected at a human whim, while ports and harbours are joint creation of homo sapiens and nature. In this article OUTLOOK presents you the most beautiful port destinations with their own unique character worth exploring.
20.08.2016 | oddities, rating
PORT LOUIS: 2244 KM FROM THE EQUATOR
Barely noticeable speck of sand swaying in the waters of the Indian Ocean below the equator is an island of Mauritius. This green patch of volcanic origin covered with lush palm trees and eucalyptus groves, was originally discovered by Dutch colonists, and then equipped with the necessary amenities by the French and the British. The capital city has a name of Port Louis thus immortalizing the name of the King Louis XIV.
19.08.2016 | Mauritius
INSTEAD OF ROME AND ATHENS: THE NEWEST CITIES OF THE PLANET
Ancient cities with their monuments, architecture, traditions and atmosphere are a desired destination for tourists, since visiting them one can learn and understand a country and its inhabitants. However, there are travellers who are fans of urbanism and modern urban planning. To delight them we prepared this article devoted to the newest cities that have sprung up recently around the world. Yet, we believe that it is still interesting for fans of centuries-old hot spots.
18.08.2016
COFFEE: A DRINK FROM MOUNTAIN PEAKS
Ordering coffee, we usually refer to it just as Americano, Espresso or Latte... However, good coffee shops that offer really high-quality coffee, would ask you to specify a type of coffee beans and the country of origin. And at this point many visitors usually feel at deadlock.
17.08.2016 | nature
ONLY SKY IS A LIMIT: WORLD’S HIGHEST OBSERVATION DECKS
Nature bestowed our planet with many sky-high peaks, which at any moment give visitors the feeling of boundless freedom. Cities build skyscrapers boasting to one another and, to satisfy high aspirations, they add observation decks at the height of the bird's flight. Travelling from continent to continent, with bated breath we will admire the world's loftiest views from the summits of supertalls.
16.08.2016
What They Eat: United Kingdom
Cuisine of the United Kingdom is a nightmare for nutritionists, gourmets and other healthy food experts. A typical Englishman doesn’t honor art of cooking much and for the sake of saving time often grabs a snack on the go with fresh vegetables and fruits present in the diet purely technically. But should you put some effort into it, it is possible to acquire bright gastronomic impressions on the Albion, too – if you know what and where to look for.
15.08.2016 | What They Eat
THE GHOST BRUSH OF MISS HOKUSAI
The eccentric elder Katsushika Hokusai was the real star of the Edo period, the creative genius and the brutal debtor of the half of his city. He used at least 30 names, changed 93 houses and created a lot of prints, drawings and paintings. His internationally recognized print The Great Wave off Kanagawa is mesmerizing. But only a few people know that this block printing, as well as many other works, was created by Hokusai with assistance of his daughter - artist Katsushika Ōi, lost in time and overshadowed by her genius father crazy about art.
13.08.2016 | Japan, art
Gjirokastër: “Albanian Rome”
A function of UNESCO World Heritage Committee is to work in the most careful manner year after year on studying objects that constitute outstanding culture civilizations and are unique in their origins. Under number 569 of an impressive list of the organization city of Gjirokastër, the one from the south of Albania, is located – it is it we are going to study today through the length and breadth.
12.08.2016 | Albania
TIME TO GO TO CHIŞINĂU!
Come on! You have not been there yet! Your friends are mistaken if they discourage you to visit this city. Be sure to take the nearest train, bus or plane and head to enjoy the world most delicious mămăligă (a cornmeal mush or porridge), gogoshar (bell pepper), and dessert Guguta's cap. And if you are lucky to arrive at the right time, go to festivals of sweet cherry, lavender or wine.
11.08.2016 | Moldova
ARCHITECTURE OR ART: NEW GEORGIAN BUILDINGS
Georgia, which a little more than ten years ago hit the path of serious reforms, has changed much, not only becoming more democratic and more successful, but the state has also updated its look. Architects from around the world successfully worked here creating over all the territory a number of important and unique objects symbolizing country rebirth. It is a new Georgian architecture that we would like to tell you today.
10.08.2016 | Georgia
AQABA RESORT: SEA IN JORDAN STYLE
Nine months per year Aqaba is blessed with perfect weather. It is time for sailing, snorkelling, water skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving or sunbathing. Travelers who arrive at this southern city from the north, say that Aqaba is like a breath of fresh air, a very sought-after gateway in hot winds blowing through the pink sands of Jordan.
09.08.2016 | Jordan, turism
Cities in Rocks: Spanish Edition
To build a settlement on flatland - is this such a hard trick to pull off? A completely different story is when land is self-willed and rock-ribbed both directly and metaphorically speaking. People have been trying to master land and have own say in in-rock urban development for centuries. But only those who succeded in finding common ground with Earth managed to create true novels in stone. Collection of works of Spanish authors strikes with diversity and beauty - today OUTLOOK suggests you have a cursory glance at pages of the library, cherished and treasued by Felipe VI.
08.08.2016 | nature, Spain, turism
Syrian expat community celebrated in Kyiv Day of army
At the last weekends in Kyiv there was a celebration of Day of Arabian army foundation organized by the expat community of Syrian nation within the territory of Ukraine. The event has been visited by the representatives of Syrian families, community, as well as friends and relatives of the expat community's members.
08.08.2016 | Syria
SHADOW CAST BY THE EAST...
Shadow theatre overcame a thousand-year path from eastern puppets up to professional actors with incredible physical flexibility. Its evolution is comparable to transformation of other kinds of art: artists were replaced by designers, literature classics – by best-selling authors. A twitching puppets with threads now look comical and boring for the Internet user browsing social networks and video sharing for spectacular performances of shadow theatre.
07.08.2016 | art
HAPPINESS MOVES IN MYSTERIOUS WAY: PLACES TO MAKE WISHES IN LATVIA
Trip to Latvia breaks the chain of mundanity, awakes secret fantasies which usually remain dormant in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Wandering between the centuries-old pine trees, fresh Baltic breeze languidly runs over strings in wait for off-beat adventure. Dreams do come true – you just need to know a right place to make a wish. If you are willing to let new experiences into your life, take note of the real places of power in Latvia.
06.08.2016 | traditions, turism, Latvia
Provence: from Marseille to Monaco
Mon amour, mon ami… All most beautiful words and songs of love sound in French. Review every curve of France and find privacy in province of Provence that gently swings in the south-east of Brigitte Bardot and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Ancient cities from Marseille to Monaco are penetrated with lyric antiquity so ideas of staying at Côte d’Azur keep coming back to your head.
05.08.2016 | travel, France, turism
Brand history: Discovery Channel
Today Outlook tells about another inspiring example of how a dream can become a lifetime project. Creation of one of the most successful channels in history of television – Discovery Channel, followed by a huge media empire Discovery Communications, simply cannot but motivate to own great engagements.
The ambassador of Morocco arranged official reception in honor of Day of throne
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Morocco to Ukraine Mina Tounsi organized an official ceremony in honor of national holiday Day of throne dedicated to the ascent to the throne of king of Morocco Muhammad VI.
03.08.2016 | diplomacy, Morocco
THE MOST EXCITING RESORTS IN MEXICO: SURF'S UP!
Mexico is a hot and passionate country. At least, legendary Mexican soap operas have contributed to this image. It is time to go there and get your own unforgettable experience that will forever stir your soul! Mexico is a country in the south of North America washed by the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of California and the Gulf of Mexico. Surfers say the waves are amazing there...
03.08.2016 | travel, Mexico, turism
HAAPSALU: ESTONIAN MOOD
We have already shared some interesting facts about the country and learned that Estonia as a homeland of Skype, an owner of unusual dishes like milk soup with vegetables and got to know about absence of future tense in the national language. Today we would like to have another precise look at the tiny country and drop into the "aspen grove" - the calm and friendly small town of Haapsalu, the administrative centre of Lääne County.
02.08.2016 | Estonia, turism
WILD, WILD AFRICA... PART 1
Insanely beautiful, raw and refined Africa is exactly the place where one should plunge into a whirlpool of wild nature, taking over an unusual role of a guest in the abode of animals, not vice versa... Here you can free your mind from all artificial and imaginary stuff, feeling like a tiny speck in the vast and exciting world...
01.08.2016 | Africa, nature
Wadi Rum. Moon Valley
American writer Jon Krakauer wrote: ‘To the deserts go prophets and hermits; through deserts go pilgrims and exiles. Here the leaders of the great religions have sought the therapeutic and spiritual values of retreat, not to escape but to find reality’. OUTLOOK journalist Yelena Rasenko tried not to escape reality but find it in Jordan in one of the most amazing deserts of the world, in Wadi Rum.
30.07.2016 | nature, Jordan
Made In Sweden: Dalecarlian Horse
And since winged horses of Valkyries darted away to Valhalla forever, Dalecarlian horse has remained the guardian of Vikings’ traditions – painted folk toy, first mentioned in chronicles of 17th century. Dalecarlian horse serves as an amulet of non-touristic Sweden by saving from oblivion ancient fables and beliefs.
28.07.2016 | Sweeden
PALACES OF THE DESERT
They have been on duty for many years. Beaten down, crippled, lost friends in battles, they are still staring into endless sand landscapes to see whether an enemy is approaching, and every day they lose their memories crumb by crumb. About thirty palaces and castles live out their remaining days scattered throughout the deserts of Jordan. Once majestic, terrifying and awaking mystical awe, even now these fortified palaces are able to captivate a traveller.
28.07.2016 | Jordan
Antananarivo is the capital of Madagascar
Madagascar Island: homeland of lemurs, main supplier of vanilla, inspiration for animation film makers and a Mecca for those who love bright impressions. Since 16th century it has attracted the French and the British, pirates and travelers. Many vagabonds, who had been to every corner of the world, have found safe haven there, on the shore of the Indian Ocean of all other places.
27.07.2016 | Madagascar
VIDEO: International games of nomads 2016 in Kyrgyzstan
International games of nomads happened for the first time in 2015 at the coast of picturesque lake Issyk Kul. The teams from nineteen countries competed in ten sport activities. Along with sporting events, in the course of games there were ethnographic festival in breath-taking clove Kyrchyn.
26.07.2016
VERTICAL LISBON
Lisbon is one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in Europe, however, its territory is difficult for living and building due to its steep hilly terrain. Portuguese metropolis is situated on seven densely populated hills. That's why its hallmark is three funicular railroads and the elevator, without which tourists and residents would be much in trouble moving around the city.
25.07.2016 | Portugal
10 FACTS ABOUT BRUNEI
Little is known about ancient history of mysterious Brunei. Probably the origin involved Spanish, Japanese colonizers and pirates, who were fond of these lands and often visited them. Yet, except for memories, there was virtually nothing to be exported from there. In 20s of the last century, sovereign Brunei has accidentally discovered massive deposits of gas and oil, the black gold, in its lands. It was a beginning of thriving black-n-gold age of Brunei ...
23.07.2016 | 10 facts, Brunei
In Kyiv the official ceremony in honor of National Egypt Day will take place
In capital of Ukraine the diplomatic ceremony organized by the Embassy of Egypt to Ukraine took place. It was dedicated to one of the most important National Day of the country such as Anniversary of revolution of 1952.
22.07.2016 | Egypt, deplomacy
Ghetto of the World: Hindu District of Singapore
Singapore with its dense population, tropical climate and fruit trees in central streets that reflect in glasses of skyscrapers is a very bright city with distinct color. However there is a district, the one locals call Little India, that is beyond doubt the most picturesque of all. We suggest you have a walk around it together with us but we warn you right away: mind your eyes – it is going to be really bright and colorful.
BERLIN ZEST
Local residents distinguish tourists at a glance by their heads spinning non-stop towards all directions. There are spots where it is just worth doing. This is Berlin, a city changing day by day, every next generation brings something new, and not only debris of the famous Berlin Wall, but also all other ordinary walls keep disappearing stone by stone. The German capital is altering. It should be explored peering at every little detail, since in addition to architectural "crowns" and inexhaustible wall art, you can notice some inconspicuous "birthmarks" of the city.
21.07.2016 | German
STEP OVER THRESHOLD: THE MAGICAL ART OF THE HUICHOL PEOPLE
Dazzling flashes of ancient knowledge manifested in colourful shimmering beads and in elaborated yarn mosaics by Huichol Indians, captivate the imagination calling for an endless journey through branches of the world tree. Spiritual images take on flesh in intricate ornaments that accompany a Mexican peasant throughout his life. Twilight land of legends always have a shelter for a weary traveller: no one is alone on the paths of spirits.
20.07.2016 | art, Mexican
Cabo Polonio. Special Town of Uruguay
Candles substitute lamps there, white sand whispers beneath your threads and from small coffee houses hidden in thick spinney songs about love, freedom and ocean sound till morning. Ocean is main and essential there. Life of Cabo Polonio whirls around it. Or, more precisely, rolls over lazily because in this tiny Uruguayan town nobody observes time or follows recent news.
18.07.2016 | Uruguay
KAGOSHIMA: CITY WITH KAMIKAZE FAME
Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius!, Nietzsche exclaimed in a prophetic ecstasy. Gloomy pathos of the philosopher could be hardly understood by the residents of the Japanese city of Kagoshima, located at the bottom of the caldera Aira resulting from the explosion about 22 thousand years ago. Farmers were hoeing edges of the hollow from the Bronze Age, as usual fending off the ashes scattered in the air. And indeed, what is unusual about living inside active stratovolcano?
16.07.2016 | Japan
BRITISH HEARTLAND: ALBION’S UNSOLVED MYSTERIES
Green slopes covered with heather moorland, deserted suburban roads, narrow streets with small cottages and gardens emitting heady fragrance - it seems that British villages are unchangeable through the passage of time. Like stilled scenery for heroic fantasy fiction, each of them has its own story about great battles, brave warriors and legendary artefacts.
15.07.2016 | Great Britain
SPA: GREAT FAME OF QUIET BELGIAN TOWN
Throughout its history, the town has seen many famed guests: Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Descartes, Peter the Great of Russia... And now everyone can easily join a number of these outstanding personalities just by visiting a cosy town of Spa, which since the 18th century is the most popular in the highest circles European health resort and the ancestor of all spas in the world.
14.07.2016 | Belgium
Alternative day in Copenhagen: Christiania, the bulwark of freedom
All of us, one way or another, strive for freedom, personal or national, material or spiritual, which is illusory and unachievable, and at the same time very real in terms of our ideas about it. An alternative village of Christiania in the centre of the Danish capital is another attempt to achieve complete freedom from the laws of the material world.
13.07.2016 | Denmark
GOLDEN LAND OF SOLOMON
Solomon Islands at the beginning of their settlement had a reputation of being far from the most welcoming place. And if the Florentines can warn about their craftiness, archipelago innocently enough stretches to the far distance of 1500 kilometres and excited the curiosity of generations of travellers with its specific location and legends of Eldorado gold.
12.07.2016 | Solomon Islands
BALKAN CONSTELLATION: 5 VIBRANT CITIES OF THE PENINSULA
Often the Balkan countries are deemed to be something very close to us in terms of mentality, culture and traditions, that traveling there seems to be something second-rate, no match for a trip to Europe, or to some islands. However, today we would like to tell about magic Balkan cities that can compete with the much favoured tourist centres!
11.07.2016
THE MONT-SAINT-MICHEL ABBEY: TO SEE AND FALL IN LOVE
Imagine a magnificent picture: in the middle of boundless waves, out of nowhere, before your eyes rises up an ancient mysterious castle - the Benedictine Abbey towering at the top of a rocky islet just out to sea... All around the islet strongest rises and falls of tides are raging, so rapidly that often compared to the speed of galloping horse. Even Victor Hugo could not help but delighted at such a landscape, called the Mont-Saint-Michel "a pyramid in the ocean".
09.07.2016 | France
Embassy of Argentina organized official concert in honor of 200-th anniversary of independence
The embassy of Argentina to Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Alberto-José Alonso organized in National Philharmonic of Ukraine an official concert dedicated to 200-th anniversary of the acclamation of Argentina’s independence.
08.07.2016 | diplomacy
26 terrifying facts about Holocaust
Holocaust is one of the most atrocious tragedies where humanity has been involved because of biased views on the supremacy of one race over another. In Europe nearly six million of Jews have been killed; still there is no nominal list of victims. This figure hides inhuman pain, tortures, and sufferings. Condemned people have not given in easily, and world knows a great deal of bravery acts on the edge of death.
08.07.2016
PLEASURABLE VACATION, OR PLACES TO RELAX IN PEACE AND QUIET
Summer has arrived, which means that it is time to plan a vacation, pack your bags and make up a list of must visit destinations. We understand that in a busy city it is hard to find a place where absolute silence reigns. It is natural for all humans to search for tranquillity sometimes. If you are one of these people, then breath out with relief. We have selected for you 8 end-of-the-world getaways: 3 secluded little-known corners of the most beautiful countries in Europe, and purest and the most deserted sandy beaches.
07.07.2016
Belgian Lace: Waltz of a Thousand Threads
At the sight of Flemish lacework it is hard to shake the feeling that miraculous flowers, artfully braided into a wreath of a pattern, were born from loose sparks that had escaped a magic wand. On the inside of the beauty there are efforts and days of jetsam girls, stolen from life by labyrinth of openwork loops. Having compelled self-will of the thread to a dream about heaven, promised for humility, skills defied despair and need – to secure victory.
06.07.2016 | art
In Kyiv Ar-Rahma Mosque Eid al-Fitr
Today in Ukraine the Muslims celebrated holiday of the first meal after feast Eid al-Fitr (Oraza baýramy). The festive prayer happened in Kyiv cathedral mosque Ar-Rahma. This year there was a record number of those who decided to make holy namaz, particularly, more than three thousand Muslims.
06.07.2016 | holiday, religion
PALMA DE MALLORCA: CAPITAL OF PARADISE ISLANDS
Our today's city is the capital of four islands: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Together they form the Balearic archipelago which is an autonomous community and a province of Spain. Palma de Mallorca is the heart of Balearic Islands that beats in quite different rhythms: both jumping at vibrant beach parties, and rhythmically following play of the Mediterranean waves.
05.07.2016 | Spain
The ambassador of Romania arranged the reception in honor of diplomatic mission accomplishment
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania Cornel Ionescu arranged ceremonies in honor of the accomplishment of his diplomatic mission in Ukraine.
04.07.2016 | diplomacy, Romania
LEATHER TANNERIES IN FEZ: RAINBOW PALETTE OF THE EAST
Ancient Fez medina is firmly holding time in a criss-crossing maze of tiny alleyways and picturesque shops. The medieval town of craftsmen does not recognize modern technology, however, it is not difficult to trace a full production of cute handbag with embossed lettering. The leather for souvenir is produced there, in courtyards, and at a reasonable cost a tannery owner would reveal details of folk art with a millennial history.
04.07.2016 | Morocco
JOIN SPORTS: THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS REGATTAS
It is summer, which means that hordes of holiday-makers will soon flock to seaside. No doubts, it is a great option, nevertheless, we suggest an opportunity which is more exciting! Why not to visit some regattas, and even participate in at least one of them? For those who do not know, the regatta is a race competition between crews of sailing yachts. We have selected for you the coolest, the most celebrated, expensive and, sometimes, even dangerous blue water events in the world.
02.07.2016
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