Wonderful Armenia
Armenia is a wonderful country with beautiful nature, rich history, unique culture and beautiful traditions and customs. The tourist flow to Armenia is increasing every year, now this country is…

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Iron Budenovets in Stavropol
The monument, erected to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the liberation of Stavropol from the whites — is one of the most recognizable and famous symbols of the city of…

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Seven wonders of Kuzbass: Tomsk Pisanitsa
"Tomsk Pisanitsa — - cultural, historical and natural Museum-reserve, located in a forested area on the high right Bank of the river Tom near the village of pisanaya (fifty kilometers…

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Seven wonders of the world: Temple of Artemis in Ephesus

Temple of Artemis in Ephesus — an ancient temple built in the ancient Greek city of Ephesus (in our days — the city of Selcuk in Turkey). The temple was so large and beautiful that contemporaries began to call it the wonder of the world, so the Temple of Artemis of Ephesus was in the classic list of “Seven wonders of the world”.

Temple of Artemis in Ephesus-wonder of the world
The temple appeared in Ephesus is no coincidence: from time immemorial in this area worshiped the goddess of fertility, which was called “the Great Mother”. Even before the Greeks, a sanctuary was built here for the ancient goddess. When the Ionian Greeks came to these lands, they decided that the Great Mother was Artemis, and in the sixth century BC they began to build a huge temple in honor of their goddess on the site of an ancient sanctuary. Continue reading

Mosh krechun — one Santa Claus in the two countries

In the article “Winter wizards in different countries of the world” we have already told about Santa Claus from Moldova and Romania. This nice old man named Moshe Craciun (father Christmas) wears a red fleece coat and high hat kushma from sheep’s fur, like a General’s hat and on his feet — boots-Postol. Accompanied by magical grandpa granddaughter the snow maiden, and a little lamb.

Mosh krechun is very religious — he spends all his free time praying to God for the triumph of good. In the new year holidays the magic elder gives gifts to children of Moldova and Romania. It turns out that on a festive night he needs to have time to “serve” two countries at once. This is a difficult and responsible job! But if you believe the legends, then the good grandfather is not a job, it is my favourite thing. However, the legends of Krechun in Romania and Moldova are slightly different. Continue reading

Meshchersky Park in Moscow

Surprisingly, Meshchersky Park has a rich and interesting history. At different times, the territory of the modern Park was visited by many famous personalities of Russian history – from Ivan the terrible to Bulat Okudzhava and Semyon Budyonny. There were also famous foreigners: Napoleon and Quentin Tarantino. And in our days on the trails Meshchersky Park you can often see Roman Abramovich.

Park Meschersky
Since time immemorial, the forest grows on the territory of the modern Meshchersky Park. In XVI century in this forest the first Tsar of all Russia Ivan the terrible arranged falconry. Later this territory was occupied by the possessions of famous noble clans (Trubetskoy, Dolgorukov, Tretyakov, Pushkin). Continue reading

Junket tours
We have already told our regular readers about the different popular destinations of tourism: - health tourism, - gastronomic tourism, - extreme tourism, - ecotourism, - shopping tours, Fortuna tours…

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Hostels in Kharkiv
What is hostel? Recall hostel (translated from English hostel-hostel) - a European system of accommodation, providing its guests for a long or short term place to stay (usually — a…

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Devil's tower in the United States
In the North-East of the U.S. state of Wyoming in the middle of the vast Great plains is a lonely rock with a terrible name "devil's Tower" ("Devils Tower"), also…

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Marmaris is a unique seaside resort on the coast of Turkey
Despite the large number of pessimistic forecasts, this summer many Russians prefer to spend their holidays in Turkey, rather than in the resorts of alternative tourist destinations. Many tourists, already…

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