Sicily: a new breath
Sicily is the autonomous region of Italy and the largest island of the Mediterranean Sea with an area of ​​25,700 square meters. km The population of the island is 5…

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Holidays in the Costa Brava
Costa Brava (Spanish Costa Brava, which means “Wild Coast”) is a 160-kilometer strip of the Mediterranean coast in the province of Girona (or Girona) in northeast Catalonia. One of the…

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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.…

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“Come here!” Conscious Tourism VS Overtourism

Traveling is my passion. I often speak and write about how useful it is to be a wanderer: to open unprecedented horizons, experience new sensations, touch the history of other lands and get acquainted with the culture of distant peoples. The more we learn, the more complete and meaningful life. However, one cannot fail to voice the other side: the consumer attitude to travel. Yes – tourism is useful for human development, but is it useful for those hot spots where millions of foreigners want to spend the weekend? How does it affect tourist-friendly cities and countries? Everything is not as clear as it seems at first glance.

The dark side of travel: overtourism and tourism phobia
“Tourists, go home!”, “Stop foreigners!”, “Tourists – you are terrorists!”, “We do not want tourists!”, “Tourism destroys our city!” … Such and similar inscriptions, graffiti, banners, posters and slogans during mass protests rallied in 2017-2019, Venice, Amsterdam, Barcelona, ​​Dubrovnik, Mallorca and Ibiza. Continue reading

Hitchhiking: opportunities and risks
For those who truly love to travel, no defaults, strikes by railroad workers, or waiting at airports are scary. After all, you can travel much more romantic, bolder and cheaper…

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Switzerland and Austria: hot vacations in winter and summer
Most Petersburgers, tired of our constant cold and rain, tend to spend their holidays "where it is warm": in Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia or Cyprus. There are many other, more expensive…

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How to get compensation for canceled or delayed flights
Stories when a flight is canceled or delayed are not isolated. Therefore, you should familiarize yourself with your rights and be sure that you can demand not only monetary compensation,…

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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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