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Ashgabat is the capital of...
Located in the south-western part of modern Turkmenistan, Ashgabat and its surroundings has long been a very important trade zone for Central Asia, which finally became a fortress city at the end of the 19th century. The name of the current capital is of Persian origin and means city of love.
Touristic disillusion: From France to Macedonia
The Eiffel Tower, according to Guy de Maupassant, is just a huge iron freak in the centre of Paris. A romantic Shakespearean Venice, they say, in fact, is a solid dump with a sharp stench of sewage throughout the city. Can the glorified and famous countries, cities, and attractions be so disgusting? We asked experienced travellersabout the most disappointing destinations in their long journeys.
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 experienced travelers. 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.
07.02.2019 | Scotland, interesting
Cuenca is the cultural capital of Ecuador
They say that Cuenca, the one in Ecuador, is the best city for loafing. And there is a good reason for that. About ten thousand pensioners-expatriates insist on that. They’ve concluded their working careers somewhere else in their motherlands and moved to spend deliberate senior years in this Latin American city that is spread on the way from the Andes to the coast of the Pacific.
06.02.2019 | Ecuador, Cuenca
Postcard: Brazil
After a volunteer program experience, students of the Institute of International Relations Anna Vizniak and Anna Kozyreva shares with OUTLOOK their bright impressions in photos of one of the most exotic countries in South America - fairy and entrancing Brazil.
02.02.2019 | Brazil, visit
The Language of God. Maaloula
The word is, the ones born in Maaloula are gods a bit. They do not walk on water or turn water into wine, not at all, but they belong to the few who still speak the language of Jesus Christ – Aramaic, its Western dialect to be precise. Several thousand people remain guardians of such unique linguistic heritage. This is the language they talk to each other, pray, hate and love in.
29.01.2019 | Syria, Maaloula
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Rome
Today, OUTLOOK continues one of its most popular column with a story about how you can spend ten dollars, forever green and pleasant for pocket and eye, in the Eternal City in which crowds of tourists flock annually and who never ceases to amaze every lucky person who has been here! Believe us, the capital of Italy has something to surprise you!
25.01.2019 | Italy, 10 dollars, Rome
Only sky is a limit: Worlds'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.
16.01.2019 | travel
Rwanda: Oh Africa, that’s Africa!
Despite the tragic past, not so long ago Rwandas shot a film called “Living Forgiveness” where they told how they live after a period of survival. The Civil War could not break them. Moreover, nowadays Rwanda, according to tourist standards, is catching up with Singapore. Can you believe in it? Then read the article asap!
15.01.2019 | Africa, Rwanda
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.
14.01.2019 | Africa, Африка, Nigeria
Saint-Louis: first settlement of europeans in Africa
This amazing African country strikes tourists by odd mixture of cultures. There isn’t a thing you cannot see in Senegal! Retro cars of French origin; cows idly walking along the road; horse-drawn carts... Yet, there are more than enough surprises it its historical and cultural capital city of Saint-Louis. Go for a walk in search of attractions, and local herbalists offering specific medical herbs as a cure-all remedy, will immediately surround you.
12.01.2019 | travel, Senegal
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. And although Islamabad is difficult to rank among the lucky ones since important strategic roads have always been on the sidelines, it has something to surprise you with. What its life is about read further in OUTLOOK.
11.01.2019 | Pakistan, is the capital of
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.
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.
06.01.2019 | nature, Norway
The winter fairy-tale: which cities are the most beautifully decorated to New Year eve
Till the beginning of 2019 there is little time that’s why in case one hasn’t decided yet where and how to celebrate the most popular holiday on our planet, Outlook offers the list of the brightest cities for the celebration. There all the wishes and dreams will, definitely, come true!
05.01.2019 | holiday
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.
01.01.2019 | Greenland
The Snow Queen would envy. The best ice hotels in the world
Icerink instead of heated floor. Bomber hat and a puffer jacket as an alternative to terry robe. Eco-hotels and cafes in Canada, Romania and even hot Dubai offer a possibility to have leisure time a-la North Pole. The exotic hotels are not only those near the ocean and tropic palms.
24.12.2018 | places, winter
Slippery fun: Best world open air 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 the spirit of holidays, OUTLOOK prepared for you a selection of the world most popular ice arenas.
23.12.2018 | places, winter
Tea empire of the world
Few of us, while our favourite tea is steeping, are scrutinizing about the way this drink went through to get into our mug. Of course, stereotypically, we know that most likely it came from India or China, but in fact origin can vary. In the world there are about 30 countries which are very seriously engaged in tea business, and within this community a very clear hierarchy emerges, headed by the so-called Big Tea Seven.
21.12.2018 | traditions
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?
06.12.2018 | Italy
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.
05.12.2018 | travel, nature, tourism
10 facts about Iceland
Thanks largely to the UEFA European Football Championship that took place last summer in France, the whole world got interested in the distant and seemingly cold country of Iceland, since its footballers highlighted the tournament with several loud break-throughs, and thus promoted their homeland. In order to keep up with the trend, OUTLOOK decided to equip our readers for a possible trip there, and to share the coolest fun facts about the country of elves and trolls, volcanoes and glaciers.
30.11.2018 | Iceland, 10 facts about
Canberra is the capital of...
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.
Innsbruck: Fabulous city framed by the Alps
Austria Tyrol area is very distinctive. It has its unique cuisine, and even its own style of singing. Here the centuries-old history is perfectly coupled with natural beauty and sport facilities. Top of diversity manifestation is small mountain town of Innsbruck. It is the administrative centre of Tyrol, as well as one of the cleanest places in Europe, popular sports resort and a world-famous centre of contemporary art.
15.11.2018 | Austria
Lakes that are changing the idea of the power of the 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.
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.
28.10.2018 | Georgia, nature, Israel, Spain, Estonia, Kenia
Where stars are “set glowing”
There’s hardly anything that compares to bright-starred sky and silence. It is the stars that OUTLOOK want to tell you about or more precisely about the places with the best view on them. In Europe it is recommended to go stargazing not to some place but to… Slovenia. Point is, this small country is one of the cleanest in the world and consequently isn’t that polluted with smog.
24.10.2018 | science, rating, do you know
Chan Chan. Peru city from clay
Experienced travelers tell that one could watch the ruins of ancient settlements in the Andes during several months, moving from one region to another. Particularly, the richest one in archaeological complexes of is the western coast of the Southern continent. A long time ago, some of them, such as Machu Picchu, have become popular with tourists, others are just beginning to open their doors to curious people.
24.10.2018 | travel, Peru
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.
01.10.2018 | USA, history of the street
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.
30.09.2018 | nature, the Kyrgyz Republic
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.
29.09.2018 | Algeria
If you have 10 dollars you are in Istanbul
Among tourists, especially those from Europe, it is difficult to find people who have not enjoyed vacation in sunny and hospitable Turkey at least once, so the prices at holiday destinations are more or less known. However, what awaits those who opted for "another Turkey" and went to see the magnificent Istanbul, we would like toexplainwith the example of 10 dollars.
14.09.2018 | Turkey, 10 dollars, Istanbul
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.
11.09.2018 | departure
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.
07.09.2018 | Italy, USA, oddities, rating, China, Belgium, Greece, UAE
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.
05.09.2018 | Portugal, Lisbon
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?
27.08.2018 | travel
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.
11.08.2018 | travel
Departure: Satoyama
In Japan there is a city with the citizens who trust each other. It seems that they drink water from one source that flows along their houses. As well, they wash hands after the meals in the same places. Satoyama in translation means an ideal place for life in harmony with the nature. It is situated in Northern prefecture Gifu that is isolated from the rest of the world with the mountain tops and rice fields.
09.08.2018 | Japan
Myanmar inside and out
In Burmese language Myanmar stands for emerald or diamond. After spending some time there, visitors got to know that this country is not only one of the most mysterious in Southeast Asia, but also incredibly beautiful and unusual, like a real jewel. All the guests are mesmerized by its rich tropical nature, ancient majestic architecture, and the people with open hearts filled with Buddhist harmony.
08.08.2018 | MYANMAR
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.
06.08.2018 | nature
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.
26.07.2018 | Macedonia
Departure: Volendam
Euphoria comes with freedom, masterpieces are in museums, and fantastic architecture is done by human and nature… Netherland capital Amsterdam is famous and unknown simultaneous. It might sound strange but Netherlands are not visible in this cosmopolitan and tolerant European city. So, we will try to search for it in the suburbs of the capital, particularly, in the village Volendam.
21.07.2018 | Netherland
Beaches and antiquity in Roman suburbs Ostia
Ancient Rome, full of beauty and attractions, welcomes more than 30 million tourists annually. To see with your own eyes the Coliseum, to put your hand in the Mouth of Truth and throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain is the dream of any traveler. But few people know that just 30 kilometers from the capital there is not less attractive and not yet occupied by tourists Ostia...
19.07.2018 | Italy
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.
14.07.2018 | Uruguay
History of the 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.
13.07.2018 | history of the street
The 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.
13.07.2018 | nature
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.
Timanfaya. Devastatingly beautiful
Canary Islands are not only the sea, beaches and cocktails. They are also the charred history of this part of the earth, the fire-breathing vents and salt mines. Especially hot temper among the rest of the islands, the land of Lanzarote is famous. Earlier on this land, volcanic eruptions occurred with an enviable regularity. Now, here tourists go to see the power of fire and magma and even look into the "underworld".
10.07.2018
If you have 10 dollars 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.
09.07.2018 | Egypt, we were there, 10 dollars
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.
07.07.2018 | 10 facts, El Salvador
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