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SHRIMP FISHING AT OOSTDUINKERKE: HORSES FOR COURSES
If early morning you walk along sandy beaches of Oostduinkerke, located in one of Belgium western provinces, you can see several suns. One, of course, is in the sky, and others are bright yellow spots riding horses carrying heavy wicker baskets, while plying the shallows along the North Sea coast for shrimps. Oostduinkerke and shrimps are hand and glove, so horseback shrimping is still practiced here.
05.07.2018 | Belgium
Tibet. Mountains that speak with heaven
Tibet… what are you mulling over while articulating this name, drawing it in your mind mentioning the concept involved in the mild space of clouds?Tibet… There are mountains that seem to be speaking with the heaven. Here everything is penetrated with the religion and different beliefs such as culture, art, folk traditions and customs.
04.05.2018 | travel
Montserrat: Visiting Angels
Should we have a look at notes of those who plan their trips to Spain, next to the darling of all hearts, Barcelona, Montserrat is bound to rank second. Also, the mountain of the abbey is a must-visit spot for local dwellers, too – they believe it necessary to visit Catalonia’s religious heart at least once a year.
16.04.2018 | travel, Spain
TURKEY: THREE NATURAL WONDERS
A jewel-case of Turkey is full of pure wonders provoking an inspiration for fairy tale writer. When people first see blindingly white mountains in the midst of warm country, they experience various desires: someone wants to fall into white drifts and make a snow angel, as some people imagine that white cliffs taste sweet just like cotton candy...
25.03.2018 | nature, Turkey
LIGURIA: MEDITERRANEAN RECIPE OF IDEAL CITIES
When planning a trip to Ligurian coast, even do not hope that within several days you will manage to explore the length and breadth of it. So you would only irritate your craving for travelling. Each ingredient of Liguria coast can only be savoured forgetting about the existence of the rest of the world. The port city of Genoa (Italian: Genova) is the chief city of the Liguria region.
19.03.2018 | Italy, travel
DALLOL: BRIGHT GLORY OF ETHIOPIA
Countries often flaunt their natural beauties: they invite tourists allowing them to examine closely every detail of jewellery coined by the nature. Among beauties, there are some that are the most extravagantly bright, showy and bizarre, and sometimes even wild for our eyes. African Ethiopia grabbed one of the most beautiful accessories - Dallol volcano.
17.03.2018 | travel
Canberra is the capital of Australia
Australia flies instinctively into our ears with a loud intro from shell of the Sydney Opera, and only after that we recall that the capital of this country is Canberra. Though the city is often seen as a stopover between Melbourne and Sydney, Canberra is not only considering, but has been already implementing into reality a plan how to win hearts of all tourists.
24.02.2018 | travel, Australia
Christmas Eve and What’s to Follow
Christmas arrives with a warm overjacket on its shoulders. At night it brings warm light of the first evening star and in the morning it wakes you up with shine of white but warm sun. If my great-grandmonther’s grandmother had been asked about her Christmas feelings, I believe, her words would have been identical to mine. Because together with a bowl of kutia, generations of Ukrainians transfer their traditions from hand to hand.
06.01.2018 | holiday, traditions, Ukraine
ON CATWALK: HAITI
When Hawaii folk costume is mentioned, imagination immediately pictures a hula skirt with lei flower necklace and coconuts; the same immediate association is gorgeous sari embracing India; while Japan is tightly folded into silk kimono.
10.12.2017 | Haiti, on catwalk
LOMBARD STREET: STREET SWALLOWED BY A BOA CONSTRICTOR
Remember how the little prince taught to see not a hat, but a boa constrictor digesting an elephant? So, in San Francisco you have the opportunity to see the street part of which is swallowed by a boa. A serpent Lombard Street crawled into almost all the Frisco city guides.
11.10.2017 | USA, history of street
BRIDGETOWN: BUSTLING CAPITAL OF BARBADOS
A pompous bridge, a small one or just a simple wooden overpass is always a symbol of something that unites. The same, city-bridge Bridgetown, capital of Barbados, which got its name from two bridges that run across the Carlisle bay, combines in itself a lot of things which are different, opposite and, seemingly, incongruous.
16.06.2017 | Barbados
A WIFE IS NEVER KNOWN TILL HUNGER
The ancient Indian belief has it that a wife is never known till her husband has poverty. Who knows if hunger can be considered as demonstration of poverty, but once a year Indian men watch a manifestation of loyalty and commitment of women in this way.
21.10.2016 | India
History Clatters on Stone Blocks of the Netherlands
It is customary to measure legs of life in pairs of worn out shoes. You tread on to discover new and glance at ancient things. And when leather shoes begin to gaze your feet, you can't help but recall huge wooden clogs that you happened to find behind your great grandmother's oven in Poltava. It is as if Ms. Holland herself salutes you, because... Is there really a person who hasn't heard about Dutch klompen?
16.10.2016 | tradition
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
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
Touristic Intermezzo
Are you familiar with the feeling of being tired of urbanism? In a closure of a hard day you can’t but feel like having an Intermezzo. It is then when you want to replace everyday well of strong coffee with a cup of crystal clear spring water, alarm clock – with a birdsong, car exhaust – with hugs of mountain fog, TV-staring – with spectacular flora and fauna and books – with reading star alphabet that endless amount of texts is written with. Sounds attractive? Then you should try eco-tourism.
02.05.2016 | nature
SHY HANNOVER
What kind of city is the small Hannover, lacking the high profile of its German brothers top-popular among tourists? Hannover has repeatedly changed its outfits and its look, but preserved a piece from each era of its experience, without losing its identity and integrity.
04.04.2016 | German
DUBROVNIK: THE CITY WHERE TIME STANDS STILL
If you feel that you are living in the wrong time, and you are constantly looking for your epoch in books and around yourself, then you absolutely need to visit Dubrovnik. It looks exactly as on tourist booklets and photos, even if your grandmother or great-grandmother, or great-great-grandmother brought them, and it was not a photo but a painted picture. Today everything is exactly the same...
16.12.2015 | Croatia
HOW TO SPEND $10 IN SEUL
People with features of magpie who likes every glittery thing, will find it very difficult to stay in Seoul. If you are used to the fact that your eyes get lost in ordinary shops, then, believe me, in Seoul they will go multi kilometre marathons with your every step. What if you have only $10 in your pocket? Be patient and spend money on the most interesting things.
16.11.2015 | 10 dollars, Seul
Hajdúszoboszló: To Take a Bath in Gold
Local citizens must have known what they were doing when they decided to suffuse hectares of their land with weird-colored and odd-smelling water. Today Hajdúszoboszló bathes millions of tourists in “boiling gold” thus earning real one.
28.10.2015 | Hungary, turism
UKRAINIAN GARDENS OF BABYLON
When summer comes and fresh air enters through nose and comes to toe, have you ever felt park appeal? In broad daylight, right in front of glassy eyes of concrete and metal structures, parks lure us and entail to their depth. And what happens when you suddenly get there? Time stands still, something starts pulsating inside you, and your body seems to plant out fresh sprouts. We encourage you to visit the most beautiful arboreta of Ukraine, which you will exit feeling double alive.
06.07.2015 | Ukraine, nature
History of street: Piligrims of Berwick street
Still dreaming to cross the road at Abbey Road as the legendary Beatles did, or crave to hear heartbeat of "Swinging London" at Carnaby Street? Then you should learn well the way to Berwick Street and join the favourite pilgrimage destination for fans of music and more. Soho district is sometimes referred to as some kind of London artistic lobby.
ZOO ASIA: CROCODILES, HIPPOS AND GREEN PARROT
One of the greatest pleasures, except for the non-stop contemplation of burning fire, flowing water and working people, is to monitor life and behaviour of animals. And at this point all your dreams are reduced to simple intention to touch someone soft and understand language translation of which is not found in any dictionary. If you forgot the last time you felt these emotions, or you disagree that animals can actually cause them, we welcome you to the zoo. And for the future we recommend to make a list of the world most fabulous menageries for one-on-one encounters with the animals. Let's start with Asia.
28.10.2014 | Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia
Pet And The City
Germans have other pets besides German Shepherds and in Boston not just Boston Terriers can be seen. People choose dogs relying on own preferences. But sometimes locals are too prone to having a certain breed so it becomes a distinctive of a location. Natural conditions, fashion and even set of mind contribute to it.
01.01.1970 | Japan, nature, society, Poland
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