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Roofs Generation
They become the place for the coolest parties, source of extraordinary ideas and unpredictable discoveries. Nowadays whole houses, temples, gardens, pools and stadiums reach peaks of their popularity – all of them on tops of buildings.
20.10.2017 | top, architecture
Ferris wheel goes round...
Except for Russian-speaking countries, nowhere else a round metal attraction is called a devil’s wheel. Named after its creator, Ferris wheel first opened panorama of Chicago city from 80-meter height in 1893. Since then rotating upright wheels with multiple passenger cabins began to spring up almost in every big city. OUTLOOK offers you to learn about the most impressive observation wheels.
19.10.2017 | top, travel, rating, entertainment
City ways. The narrowest and widest cities of the world
Approximately 53% of the planet’s inhabitants live in the cities that consist of numerous streets, long and short, wide and narrow, beautiful and ugly. The criteria are absent, and somebody will appreciate the slums of Rio more than Broadway avenues. We will not judge what is better or worse, as we will concentrate on the indicators.
12.10.2017 | top
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 | top, USA, history of street
Gadames: the colorful area of the most famous desert
Fifty-degree Sahara is one of the most famous places on the planet, the biggest part of which is not absolutely suitable for life. However, today we would like to arrive in the sands to see the incredible city Gadames. During the thousands years its citizens have been living out in the environment of the heat, but this place has given the desirable accommodation for everyone in need.
11.10.2017 | top
They need warmith. Where birds stay for winter
As a child I could spend hours gazing at the sky and spying majestic flocks of birds winging their way south. For a kid this movement was a real magic. Today my bookshelf hosts almost no books about magic, though I am still excited about feathered tribes travelling in hope to land on their winter grounds.
04.10.2017 | top, Georgia, nature, Israel, Spain, Estonia, Kenia
KALAMATA. THE HEROIC PAST AND OLIVE PRESENT
Ancient Greece began with Mycenae and Crete, and the country's new history starts its record with Kalamata. It was the city where Turkish shackles were dumped for the first time, thus making way for independence. Kalamata is a place with its own temper. Within less than 200 years, it was rebuilt twice, and both times revival followed.
02.10.2017 | top, travel, Greece
The travel to whale’s chaps
Even being adults, sometimes we are able to bring to life the children’s fantasies, see the stories from childish dreams, and embody what has seemed to be the fairytale. Have you ever dreamt of being in the whale’s chaps? Just imagine that you were swollen by the giant fish, and you were living there for a long time, looked at it inside, settled down there, swam and dived there?
29.09.2017 | top, travel
The fourth OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL in Kyiv
On the 7-th of October from 12.00 till 4 pm in Column hall of Kyiv city council (Khreschatik Street, 36) there will be the fourth festival of international communities’ cultures known as OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL. We will represent more than 40 reflections of different cultures to come into stage. We expect more than 30 embassies of foreign states and expat communities will take part. The festival is annually organized by the project OUTLOOK working in the scope of mass media and cultural diplomacy.
25.09.2017 | top, diplomacy, OUTLOOK
Which island is the most expensive?
The owners of island Calala near the coast of Nicaragua offer to rent it for one million dollars. The island with the square of 0.1 ha has all the infrastructure common for such sea areas. The only thing unusual is, perhaps, only price. The editions describing all the expensive things paid attention to it. What is proposed for one million?
15.09.2017 | top
Luxury in Korean Style: Royal Palaces of Seoul
Seoul of South Korea that blisteringly turned from an ancient city of a poor country into a prospering capital of an advanced state over 20th century, definitely deserves respect; as much esteem is earned by those municipal officials and patriots who, in times of explosive industrialization, managed to preserve glorious heritage of the past – royal palaces of Joseon dynasty.
28.08.2016 | top, architecture, South Korea
ASHGABAT IN EXPECTATION OF BIG SPORT
We continue our special section dedicated to 2017 Ashgabat Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games that start in mid-September in Ashgabat. Right now, when the tournament is about to start, the main city of Turkmenistan in round-the-clock mode is preparing for competitions and arrival of thousands of guests from all over the world.
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.
05.09.2017 | travel, Spain
Embraced by Autumn: Where to Go on Mellow Season?
Autumn promises that heat would gradually fade away and immediately presents with a choice: either to clutch at stewing days in warm countries or taste cool evenings and admire architecture without being distracted by sultriness.
04.09.2017 | nature, places
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...
31.08.2017 | nature, Turkey
NAIROBI: NOW I HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING
Unique nature, the main tectonic fault of our planet, flamingos, giraffes and cheetahs at arm's length - all this and much more in our new article about the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi and its environs.
30.08.2017 | Africa, natura
Brivibas: the story of some street
Today in our review dedicated to the most interesting streets of the planet we are going to talk about Brivibas. The old city of Riga is truly magnificent and finely preserved part of Latvian capital. Verily here there are more tourists and less local citizens, however, 350-400 years ago around it there was nothing and city resembled inaccessible medieval fortress in semi-Scandinavian and semi-European style. All of its population could place here…
28.08.2017
KALAMAJA: FIRST LINE OF ESTONIAN AVANT-GARDE
Quiet fishing villages are seething with whirlpools of ideas and brilliant minds. Tallinn bohemians revived to life the ancient seaside neighbourhood Kalamaja. Since the Middle Ages, the area was traditionally dominated by fishermen, fishmongers and boat wrights, and nowadays catchers of souls are flocking towards the place, twining variegated networks of studios, galleries, shops and cafes on the green streets running to the sea.
27.08.2017 | Estonia
Asunción. The City for Brave Hearts and Adventure Seekers…
Located on low hills, this country hides in tropical rainforest in the very center of Latin America. There are no beaches and modern concert halls yet it amazes with its access to wild nature. Some come to Paraguay to explore territory of the Indies, others – to get excited with ancient colonial erections, some – for shopping.
07.08.2017
GRAB YOUR SUN UMBRELLA AND COCKTAIL: THE MOST AMAZING BEACHES OF THE WORLD
With the onset of summer, many of us ever and again cast a glance at the calendar, waiting for annual leave. And since summer vacation to a greater extent is linked to the relaxation by the water, we usually associate it with beaches – desirable destinations that can be very different. Even if you already chosen your cherished gateway, and tickets burn your pocket, our collection of epic and unusual beaches is sure to amaze you.
01.08.2017 | nature
Islamabad is the capital of…
Despite its declarative name, Islamabad is probably the most secular, cosmopolitan and westernized city of the Islamic Pakistan; and it is also the capital of this state. What its life is about – read further in Outlook.
31.07.2017 | Pakistan
SAINT-TROPEZ: CITY DESCENDED FROM THE SCREEN
The rich and famous first started talking about Saint-Tropez when at the end of the 19th century Guy de Maupassant paid a visit there. French author, famous for his non-judgmental realism, wrote about the warm beauty of Saint-Tropez, mentioning ‘sardine scales glistening like pearls on the cobblestones’.
28.07.2017 | France
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.
26.07.2017 | Solomon Islands
Bregenz. To the Theatre in a Tuxedo And on a Catamaran
Especially for those who believe theatre and opera music to be vestige of the past, we tell about an amazing Austrian theatre where traditional art meets technical and engineering novelties and also a great view of the Alps.
23.07.2017 | Austrian
Costa Rica: reasons to be happy
In a search of a perfect destination one could base on different principles. Being guided by the desire to see the life of exhilarating people, you should go to Costa Rica. This country is the leader according to the international happiness statistics The Happy Planet Index.
21.07.2017
KARAKOL. WHAT IS WORTH TO KNOW
Nature and heritage are above and beyond temporary drawbacks in infrastructure and services of Kyrgyzstan, which in terms of tourism is approaching to Georgia and Armenia. Let's consider this through the example of the cosy city of Karakol.
12.07.2017 | travel, nature, tourism
Varanasi: Crematorium City
Some call it the city of temples, some – created by gods and others call it crematorium on the Ganges River. Today we speak about Indian city of Varanasi where no one is scared by death and the latter one has long ago become business.
07.07.2017 | India
Between Heaven And... Water: World’s 5 Smallest Inhabited Islands
Each of us wants to escape rush of a city from time to time and lie low somewhere far from everything and anything. And it better be a place where one can listen to whisper of waves, feel light breeze and forever make friends with inimitably loud silence that muffles every disturbing thought…
05.07.2017 | nature
Ghetto of the World: Ukrainian Neighborhood in Chicago
Experience has proven that ethnic enclaves by and large are autonomous and closed-loop systems because living there one can stay non-assimilated and non-integrated into another culture at all. But that cannot be said about Ukrainian Village – Ukrainian district of Chicago, already famous around entire United States.
Ankara is the capital of…
Because of different reasons, mainly due to its travel population and size, Istanbul is perceived by the majority of tourists, even by those who had been to Turkey, as the capital of this country even though it is verily Ankara. We are going to talk about this city that is so Turkish and international simultaneously.
26.06.2017 | Turkey, society
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.
23.06.2017
Nan Madol: A City over an Abyss
Only an abandoned artificial archipelago with traces of extinct civilizations can better than a deserted island! Cadent splash of oars that plows blue dreams of the Pacific Ocean quells drumroll of ecstasy in your temples while preparing will and mind to the meeting with the greatest mystery of Micronesia. Nan Madol lies empty for more than one hundred years; mighty walls are gnawed away by sea salt but even in thrall of oblivion the forbidden city doesn’t lose its greatness.
20.06.2017 | travel, Micronesia
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
Skopje: Gratitude in Balkan Style
Having survived economically difficult 1990s, dissolution of Yugoslavia and even several wars, Balkan countries have been recovering from the spin and becoming not just stable but also popular for tourism. Alongside wonderful climate and relative availability, they win hearts of travelers with ancient cities, rich in terms of monuments of culture. Today we talk about one of them – Macedonian Skopje.
09.06.2017 | Macedonia
WORLD GHETTOS. BEDFORD: ENGLISH OUTBACK WITH ITALIAN FLAVOUR
Today our story is about one of the most amazing combinations one can imagine, that is Italians and Englishmen, so we expand number of our articles dedicated to the ethnic ghettos of the world. Get ready to follow us to the cold and rainy Bedford, where we will plunge into the warm Mediterranean atmosphere.
Ground-hog day in Switzerland: we are in response for those whom we have fed
The hospitality of Switzerland does not know borders. Not only administrators of hotels soaped down with generous tips but also wild animals try to serve the tourists. Maybe, only in Swiss Alps one can meet groundhogs who jump on the knees to the travelers. A smart animal any minute how could speak human voice as clinging beady eyes shine with the intelligence and slyness…
02.06.2017
Tasty Japan: Give the Country a Try
Ice cream with a taste of horse meat, pickled insects, fish with deadly venom, etc – Japanese cuisine has things to surprise, amaze and shock you with. And truth be told, enumeration of these dishes doesn’t help my appetite at all. But we are not after exotic stuff. True culinary tourism is an attempt to comprehend mindset and feel national distinctive color through traditional cuisine – not try most exotic dishes. Parts of people’s souls, its history and culture are actually concentrated in national dainties.
01.06.2017 | Japan, traditions, culture
SURINAME. 7 REASONS TO VISIT THE SMALLEST COUNTRY IN SOUTH AMERICA
Suriname is not a popular destination, it is some kind of South American Africa, pure, raw nature, little-known and quite non-touristic country, with specific English and overnights in hammocks in the fathomless jungles. But if you are not afraid of unknown getaways, here you are with 7 reasons to become a pioneer of this country till it got spoiled by hordes of tourists.
31.05.2017 | Суринами
IF YOU HAVE $10 AND YOU ARE IN... HURGHADA
We are proceeding to spend $10 in various destination... Today, in the sands of Hurghada, Egypt, we are looking for something worthy investing this money, to feel the city, touch and taste it. At the same time, we will see how not to fall into the trap of vendors who for the sake of your traveller’s wallet, will build a new pyramids and bring unknown species of scarabaeus.
26.05.2017 | Egypt, 10 dollars
UŽUPIS: MONTMARTRE IN LITHUANIAN STYLE
Užupis is the most famous neighbourhood in the Baltic States. And even in spite of small area, this Vilnius ghetto of freedom, harmony and creativity deserves its fame. We spent some wonderful days there, and would love to share our experiences.
24.05.2017 | Lithuania
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.
16.05.2017 | Estonia, turism
Departure: DAKAR
The Senegalese capital of Dakar is not only the most important city of West Africa, but also a city of extremes, a fascinating introduction if purpose of the trip is to "get acquainted with the Black Continent, but gently and smoothly". In addition to many civilizational and habitual to modern people attributes of life, every moment you feel spirit of Africa, at once both intimidating, romantic, off-beat and deeply alluring.
08.05.2017
KANGAROO ISLAND: AUSTRALIA GARDEN OF EDEN
Formidable waves rise up like soldiers on guard, then beat against the rocky coastline, lay down their arms and meekly retreating, crumble into a foam. Wind freely runs over lavender fields and eucalyptus groves hiding sleepy koalas in bushland. Twilight is ready to cover every living creature with a dark bucket, and the bustling nocturnal life spreads its wings. This is not a fictional world of fairy tales but everyday life of Kangaroo Island, a booming destination for wilderness and wildlife fans.
08.05.2017 | Australia
LET FLOWERS BLOOM! TOP FLOWER FESTIVALS IN THE WORLD.
The best gift for ladies is flowers. The truth is, it is incredibly romantic and beautiful, suitable for any age and status. Especially nice it is when there is plenty of flowers. Dozens upon dozens! And where else can you admire floral beauty if not at the festival? We selected five the most famous and flowery fests from around the world.
07.05.2017
Iguazu Falls - Niagara Has Room for Improvement!
5 tons of water fall off into the ravine every single moment, roaring, raising steam and disseminating spatter in all directions. ‘Liquid wall’ of Iguazu Falls extends its crescent on the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
30.04.2017 | Paraguay, travel, nature, Brazil
GREENLAND: MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS
Icy island of Greenland was first discovered by the Norwegian Vikings. This fact is surprising since this nomadic tribe had enough courage to penetrate into the harsh Arctic climate. We will not delve into searching for reasons which led warlike people to edge of the earth, but supply the modern traveller with the list of core Arctic attractions with a unique Greenlandic touch.
22.04.2017 | Greenland
KANO: NIGERIA'S OLDEST CITY
You had enough of boring and predictable touristy destinations, but you are not ready to dive headlong into dangerous adventures in the wild jungle? If yes, go to Nigeria! This civilized African region is amazing, but not frightening. In addition, it is a home to Nollywood - the biggest movies factory, to which even Hollywood is the second. Today we will tell you about Kano, the oldest city in Nigeria.
17.04.2017 | Nigeria
10 facts about Lebanon
Being one of the most ancient countries in the world, Lebanon has been implied in the Old Testament more than 75 times while the local city Bibl is officially considered as the oldest in the world. The first human settlements within the area of republic harken back to the sixth millennium BC that again and again proves that verily Middle East is the cradle of humanity. Today we would like to tell about one of the main pearls of this part of the world, Lebanon.
14.04.2017 | Lebanon
STORY OF ONE STREET: DIZENGOFF STREET
Walking down Dizengoff Street in the heart of Tel Aviv, you can catch yourself thinking that this is not a street, but some kind of teleport, as it is a fusion of everything: shopping arcades, practical and concise Tel Aviv’s iconic Bauhaus style architecture, and a cool array of fashionable clothing stores, not inferior to those in Milan. However, this conglomeration looks not clumsy, but quite natural, so let's take a walk through a major hub of culture, commerce and leisure.
11.04.2017
If you Have $10 in Your Pocket and You Are in… Porto
We continue exploring prices in popular cities. Today our story is about second most important city of Portugal – Porto. On particular ways to spend 10 dollars there – read on in Outlook.
07.04.2017 | Portugal, 10 dollars
From Dusk till Dawn: TOP-5 Capitals of Europe’s Night Life
Each one has own notion of a perfect rest: some need ocean, beach and an exotic cocktail for a perfect relaxation; others are drawn to conquer new mountain peaks; some people live in anticipation of acquaintance of ancient ruins… But there are people who dream of cutting loose at full throttle, forgetting everything and anything else!
03.04.2017 | places
Issyk-Kul: Main Treasure of Kyrgyzstan
Good tourist is not just someone who is always quick off the mark and ready to embark on a journey any minute. It is the one who is also known for an ability to carefully plan holidays six months in advance. If you are one of them and already think where to go in summer - our next story about gigantic Issyk-Kul Lake and kinds of recreation there is for you.
29.03.2017 | nature
ALBEROBELLO: THE WORLD OF TRULLI, WINE AND MAGIC
The old village, which was once located in the territory of modern Alberobello has been destroyed and re-built at least a hundred times. And it's not about conquests and raids of warlike aliens. No, it was deliberately destroyed by its inhabitants. Do you know the reason?
27.03.2017 | Italy
10 facts about Lesotho
Universe quite often offers us balance showing the shades and more intensive colors. The bright example of such a equilibrity at the square of South African Republic is the Kingdom Lesotho. The state that is situated high in the mountains, the only place within the territory of the continent which in July and August is visited by snow and snowstorms. That’s why it was called as ‘African Switzerland’.
17.03.2017 | 10 facts, Lesotho
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.
16.03.2017 | Italy
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.
13.03.2017
MOST STUNNING FLOWER FIELDS IN THE WORLD
Flower fields and valleys are impressive and attract attention of the most discerning connoisseurs of beauty. Multi-coloured deposits of fragrant plants adorn vast valleys of almost every country! We offer several floral destinations to suit every taste.
07.03.2017 | nature
LAKES CHANGING IDEA OF THE POWER OF NATURE
At the bare mention of the word lake, our imagination pictures soothing, nostalgia-laden images of quite pond cosily embraced by the grassy hills. OUTLOOK prepared a selection of the most spectacular lakes, which will change your understanding of this work of nature. Each of them has something to surprise, whether it is unusual water shade, or frightening ability to petrify living creatures.
27.02.2017 | nature
Departure: Yemen
Many scientists and historians unanimously agree that Middle East, particularly, Arabian semi-island is the cradle of human civilization because almost every nation among those present there is one of the most ancient on our planet. In this list there are citizens of Yemen who created the interesting in a travelling way country bounded by two seas and Indian Ocean simultaneously.
13.02.2017 | departure
THE CARNIVAL OF VENICE: I KNOW YOU, MASK
During the days of the famous Carnival, romantic Venice gets rebirth. Its streets are shining with premonition of holiday, and all the eyes show a whole range of joyful emotions: from euphoria to the familiar thought "Is this happening to me?" Noteworthy, that according to estimates of very punctual travellers, more than half a million tourists come to event.
13.02.2017 | festival
10 FACTS ABOUT EL SALVADOR
Searching for word Salvador with web search engine, most likely first you get links to the great artist Salvador Dali, and only after that, to the state which is, by the way, is the most densely populated country in Central America. OUTLOOK would like to fill in this gap in the global web with interesting information about this beautiful and unique country.
10.02.2017 | El Salvador
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