Valaam Island
“The pearl of the Russian North” and the Republic of Karelia has long been called the island of Valaam. With all the beatiness and banality of this metaphor, it nevertheless…

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Sea breeze, steppe grasses
The unique nature of the Dnieper delta, the coast of two seas with beautiful beaches, thermal springs, therapeutic mud - all this is very close, in the Kherson region. Of…

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This crazy, crazy world ... of monuments
The monument - in the broad sense - an object that is part of the cultural heritage of the country, people, humanity. The monument, in the narrow sense, is a…

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Pilgrimage as a form of tourism: find your way

It is not necessary to be a deep believer in order to ask spiritual questions, to think about the meaning of life, the search for oneself, one’s purpose and path. However, unlike monks and priests, our body and thoughts absorb the everyday cycle. So strong that he doesn’t let go even on vacation. We don’t have enough time even to think! But, as they say, if you don’t go on the road, then you won’t come anywhere.

The road is a magician, a psychotherapist, a magic key to spiritual growth. Not without reason since ancient times, tireless pilgrims set off on a journey to gain wisdom, to know themselves and God. So why not take an example from them ?!

Do not get confused or confused. External presence and internal work Continue reading

Ecotourism in Africa

Many people think that the prefix “eco” in the word eco-tourism comes from the words ecosystem or ecology – and therefore consider the concepts of natural tourism and eco-tourism to be equivalent. However, despite the fact that the roots of eco-tourism can be found in nature tourism, this word has a broader meaning.
The International Society of Ecological Tourism (TIES) defines ecotourism as “a responsible journey to natural areas where the environment remains unchanged and where the lifestyle of the local population is maintained.”

This is the main difference between nature and ecotourism: Aboriginal tribes, their lives benefit from tourism, however, it does not invade their life and does not change it. The UN considers ecotourism not only a segment of the tourism market, but also a whole philosophy. “Ecological” – means oriented towards the environment and society. Continue reading

What is Europe preparing for Christmas?

But what is it – holiday fever is walking on the planet.

From November 1 to the end of December, Finnish shops, contrary to their usual routines, operate on Sundays. According to the pre-Christmas schedule, on the seventh day of the week, Finland’s stores will be open from 12:00 to 21:00, except November 8 (Father’s Day) and December 6 (Independence Day).
The theme of the shops on Sundays is one of the most pressing for the Finnish – and not only – the public. By the end of 2009, a law is expected to be passed, according to which stores can, if desired, serve customers on weekends all year round, and small stores with a sales area of ​​no more than 400 square meters even around the clock. Continue reading

Effective Travel English Learning Techniques
Going to another country is perhaps the best vacation option. In addition, everyone wants the trip to be a joy, to pass with ease and pleasant emotions. Do you know…

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Travel alone
The trend of traveling alone is gaining in popularity. It scares many people, one thought about it leads into a stupor, but at the same time many people go on…

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Global warming: places to visit
Vacation of your dream, such as diving on the Great Barrier Reef, skiing in the Swiss Alps - can forever remain only a dream if you do not hurry, writes…

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Amazing Santo Domingo
The private Aura Beach, located outside the city, is not even close to what you imagine when you think about the beaches of the Dominican Republic. Sun loungers here do…

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