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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 | top
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 | top
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 | top, 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 | top, 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.
06.06.2017 | top
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 | top
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 | top, 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 | top, 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 | top, 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
Eilat: Oasis of Pleasures
Eilat springs on a guest suddenly, like a desert storm. Among sands and rocks, a garden of tellurian bliss blossoms; stones, melted with heat of fables, acquire gift of speech; and springs of King Solomon’s wisdom shoots through kaleidoscope of entertainments. With a sight wandering along placid mirror of waters by the shore of the Gulf of Eilat, everyone becomes a philosopher. And after a couple of sips of spicy cocktail – also a poet!
07.02.2017 | Israel
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.
04.02.2017 | places
ALFAMA: MOORISH HERITAGE OF LISBON
Today we are inviting you for a walk in the oldest neighbourhood in the city of Lisbon, the famous Alfama, an emblematic quarter we often see in the movies and works of popular culture when it comes to the Portuguese capital.
24.01.2017 | Portugal
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.
17.01.2017 | Uruguay
THE KINGDOM OF ICE AND SNOW IN THE NORTH-EASTERN CHINA
For not to have among our readers too many sad and whiny people counting days till summer or even warm spring days, the OUTLOOK would like to share at least one reason to love the cold season with all heart. The opportunity is to go to the Chinese city of Harbin and eyewitness fantastic and cool festival of ice and snow.
16.01.2017 | China
Departure: TRIESTE
Try to guess name of this city and its location: the Croats and the Slovenes are scurrying here and there, they drink beer no worse than regular customers of the best Austrian breweries and combine it with snack of pasta and local seafood. You are unlikely to grasp immediately what it is all about, but we unveil it for you as our today story is about the Italian city of Trieste.
15.01.2017 | Italy, departure
Cambodia Should Be Inside
In the very heart of jungles, surrounded by a stripe of water around the perimeter, a huge regular-shaped rectangle that seems like it is giving geometry classes to the starts overlooking it is situated. Silent skies saw times of shiny glory and painful descent of this amazing object. Over five centuries it had been the prime pearl of the mysterious Khmer Empire, its crowning glory and its enemies’ envy. World’s larges religious complex – Angkor Wat – effortlessly sets records and boggles its guests’ imagination just as easily.
10.01.2017 | Cambodia
If You Have $10 And You Are In… Sydney
We launch a new column with an aim to explore the way of spending ten US Dollars – nice crisp banknote – in this or that city on our planet. We’ll “blow it off” on edibles, transportation and entertainment. Let’s start in Sydney and figure out together if we should tighten our belts.
05.01.2017 | 10 dollars
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.
02.01.2017 | Austrian
SLIPPERY FUN: WORLD ICE RINKS
They build ice hotels and carve ice fountains pouring white wine, make samovars and even kerosene lamps. Photographers went even far and got the hand to use dry ice to create the effect of smoke and fog in picture. In search of more and more sophisticated ways to use frozen water, humanity almost forgot about another fascinating feature it suggests. So, dig into your wardrobes and find lovely hats with pompoms, fluffy "ears", scarves, mittens, sweaters and... skates. In the spirit of holidays, OUTLOOK prepared for you a selection of the world most popular ice arenas.
02.01.2017 | places
Unique Lapland: country of wonders within the Polar circle
The closer winter holidays are, the louder all-nation weeping for the lost charms of New Year night is. Rains, fogs, and ordinary tiredness obstructed the way of joy into city, and fairy-tale stands back at the North, in far Lapland. The shivering glow of the polar lights fleshes out the ancient tales and blows off the golden dust from the holiday cards directing way to the village of Santa Claus where Christmas fires have never gone down.
31.12.2016
SUPER-CHILLED: BEST FESTIVALS OF ICE AND SNOW ART
Ice and snow has long been used by artists to create different figures and objects, and only 1960, this age-old skill became a new trend of a land art! The largest number of winter artworks is created during special festivals about which we will tell our readers.
29.12.2016 | festival, nature
10 FACTS ABOUT KAZAKHSTAN
We all in the OUTLOOK are absolutely sure that each country is interesting in its own way, and the popular destinations are often famed due to competent presentation and good promotion. Today we would like to share with you interesting and curious facts about the wonderful and hospitable Kazakhstan, a state without cultural and historical heritage of which we cannot imagine neither Central Asia nor the whole Eurasia.
28.12.2016 | 10 facts
SNOW-COVERED PEAKS
The cold season brings not only such important things as wrapping into a reindeer sweater, drinking hot chocolate and once again reviewing Christmas comedies. Thus, sport has not been canceled yet, so OUTLLOK compiled top five ski resort bucket list for you to cheer up and get out of your winter sleep.
25.12.2016 | nature, turism
GERMANY - A UNIQUE CHRISTMAS FAIR DESTINATION
Are you eager to have a great holiday to excite your aesthetic perception, smell and stomach? Are you looking forward to opportunities for shopping and entertainment, and at the same time learning Christmas traditions of another country? We encourage you to combine all those delights by visiting New Year fairs which are an integral part of celebration in most of Europe. Being strict in everyday life, but vibrant on holidays, Germany is an excellent holiday destination.
23.12.2016 | holiday, Germany
LUANG PRABANG: CITY OF BUDDHA
Our planet is a home to cities where every breath of air and ray of sunshine are felt with energy. To feel energy it is not necessarily to be enlightened or addicted to certain substances, it is enough just to be in the right place. Today we are guiding our readers to one of these outstanding locations - Laotian city of Luang Prabang. Associated with Buddha’s enlightenment, the city plays an important spiritual role both in the country and on Pan-Asian level.
21.12.2016 | Laos
10 facts about Serbia
Balkans is the travel destination that is becoming more and more popular year by year. Perhaps, every traveler has its own favorite countries of the region, however, we cannot avoid telling about the main state of this semi-island Serbia.
14.12.2016 | Serbia
Sharm El Sheikh: dancing in the desert, diving and learning to make terms…
The coast of the red sea is decorated by the resort city Sharm El Sheikh that is translated in a sophisticated manner as ‘sheikh’s bay’. Surrounded by Sinaic Mountains, it is reliably covered being protected from the winds and foul weather. As well, it saves the cozy climate for travels all the year…
12.12.2016 | Egupt
Jakarta – Victorious and Great: Symbols of Liberty
Indonesia is a huge country, fourth on the planet it terms of population and 12th in terms of territory. And its magnificent Jakarta is one of the most ancient and most interesting capitals of the world. However it hasn’t always been majestic and independent, not at all… Taking into account complicated Indonesian way to aspired freedom, we felt like exploring those very landmarks of the Victorious and Great (that’s hjow the name translates from Indonesian) that have become symbols of this achievement.
09.12.2016 | Indonesia
A Trip to Transylvania: Intriguing Places of Romania
A visit to picturesque Transylvania is akin to mystic extravaganza that takes place in reality. But laymen rarely know for sure what to visit in Romania aside from the famous Bran Castle, residence of Count Dracula. OUTLOOK solves the problem and offers an opportunity to personally choose an exciting route – its history may not just surprise but also stir your blood. For your attention here come TOP-5 most amazing and mysterious places in Romania that you must see with your own eyes.
08.12.2016 | travel, Romania
Falkirk: Greetings from Scottish Province
Scotland with its somewhat gloomy and refreshing climate, famous monster of Loch Ness and terrific whisky has been for a long time considered a favorite of seasoned and experienced travelers who have seen major landmark on Earth and hot beaches. However, even experts rarely get further than Glasgow or Edinburgh although it is between those two cities where a beautiful yet little-known city Falkirk, our today’s story is about it.
06.12.2016 | Scotland
KOLKATA: CITY OF GREAT THINKERS AND VAGABONDS
Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is a distinctive city since it supplied the world with as much as three Indian Nobel Prize winners, and is regarded as India’s intellectual and cultural capital. But, at the same time, most people brush their teeth, do laundry and cook right in the streets, and many famous travellers who have visited the city, refer to it as the worst one they had ever seen. So, what is closer to the truth?
06.12.2016 | India
Cabramatta: ‘Little Vietnam’ in the Vast of Australia
Want to have a look at Vietnamese ghetto in Australia and at the same time figure out why Asians inspire fear into local citizens? Should you happen to be in Sydney – you must visit Cabramatta, just don’t forget about your camera… and security. The thing is, the place that is considered to be Sydney’s business centre top record levels of crime rampancy.
05.12.2016 | ghetto of the world
LIFE ON WATER: 7 LITTLE-KNOWN VENICE COMPETITORS
When we hear about "water city", Venice immediately comes to mind, doesn’t it? Tranquil gondolas, narrow waterways, gentle light of the evening sun and ancient architecture create that heady romantic cocktail which attracts tourists from all over the world to the Italian city.
04.12.2016 | nature
ÅLESUND: WHERE NORWEGIAN FAIRY TALE BEGINS
The Times newspaper edition recognized Ålesund as the most beautiful town in Norway. It is not without reason: wayward sea, mesmerizing northern nature, famous fjords, fabulous multi-coloured houses in the Art Nouveau style and the legendary Trolls' Path, beckon those wishing to see the stunning wild landscapes, master local fishing or become for the day the owner of the Molja lighthouse.
03.12.2016 | Norway
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.
25.11.2016
CANADIAN SKYSCRAPERS: UPWARDS AND DOWNWARDS
There is hardly a person, especially in autumn, when the first frost, who did not cancel his or her appointment or a walk due to nasty weather, since it is a challenge to get dressed, to keep warm, to wait in the bitter cold for transport, instead you feel like wrapping yourself in blanket and read a book. What can we say about the Canadians: the nature tests them with harsh winters and real snowstorms. However, the Canadians do not cancel their meetings, and even go light in winter. How they do it – read below in OUTLOOK.
23.11.2016 | Canada
Algeria – Bright Bird of Maghreb
Unusual monument to the Queen of Africa and French charm, hanging pedestrian bridges over an abyss and Sahara Desert, source of boiling mineral water and Byzantium-time ruins – all of these can be brought together in only one country of the world and this country is Algeria. Arabian saying goes: Maghreb is a bird with Algeria being its body, Tunisia – its right wing and its left one is Morocco.
19.11.2016 | Algeria
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