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Tatarstan: the island city of Sviyazhsk Tatarstan: the island city of Sviyazhsk Russian Federation The city was built in just 4 weeks on the high bank of the Sviyaga River, at the place where it flows into the Volga. From here there was an excellent view in all directions, besides, it was less than a day's journey to the capital of the Kazan Khanate. The city was going unnoticed by the enemy. The assembly site for buildings and structures of the future fortress was located in Uglich, from where the dismantled logs were floated downstream. At the construction site, logs were fished and assembled on site. Initially, the city consisted of eighteen towers, residential buildings and an Orthodox church. The fortress fully fulfilled its purpose: a year after its foundation, Kazan was taken.
One day in Tallinn One day in Tallinn Estonia During the raging flu virus, every journey becomes a difficult test for the psychological state. You look not so much at the list of attractions as at the reports from the fields of medical battles. In this regard, my August visit to Latvia and Estonia seemed ideal. The virus spared these countries and nothing interfered with a quiet tourist vacation. I spent most of the trip in my native Riga, but I allotted only one day to Tallinn. Let's see what I managed to see there.
Primorsk - port on the Gulf of Finland Primorsk - port on the Gulf of Finland Russian Federation To the north-west of the Leningrad region, to the Finnish border, people usually travel along the dangerous, but conditionally fast "Scandinavia" highway. Few will decide without any particular reason, having overcome Sestroretsk and Zelenogorsk, which make up the Kurortny district of St. Petersburg, to go along the winding Primorskoe highway. This curved and narrow road is fully consistent with its name: like the Dzhubga - Sochi highway, it does not move away from the sea for more than a couple of kilometers, and sometimes comes close to it. It leads to the south-west of the Vyborg region - a protected part of the Karelian Isthmus, where the Gulf of Finland is most similar to the sea.
How I rode the Great Ocean Road in Australia How I rode the Great Ocean Road in Australia Australia The Great Ocean Road is an iconic road route and one of the most scenic trails in the world. Australia is made for road travel. Good roads, long distances, beautiful views. Along the busy trails, there is always a place to have coffee, snacks and rest.
Why go to the island of fishermen Why go to the island of fishermen Italy It’s already clear from the silhouette of Isola dei Pescatori that the island is very compact - the bell tower of the ancient church of San Vittore rises above several three-story houses. Among the Borromean Islands only on this, the smallest - 100 by 350 m, now live permanently about three dozen people. Compared to the other two islands of Maggiore and Bella, it looks very modest. There is a small square, a central narrow street, a circular embankment, many small fish restaurants "Peskeriy" and one church.
Track Track "Kolyma" or "Road of Bones". Ride the road with the creepiest story Russian Federation The "Road of Bones" between Yakutsk and Magadan is perhaps the most beautiful and at the same time terrible thing that I have seen for the entire time of autotravels. 2000 kilometers mainly on a dirt road through impassable taiga, swamps and beautiful mountains in completely deserted places with the harshest climate. How many lives she took during the construction and continues to take so far. Along the way, there are constantly monuments dedicated to the Gulag, the drivers who died on it and the smashed cars. A ride on it is a real test of your strength, endurance and the expansion of the comfort zone.