Toronto 360. CN Tower

26/12/2023
One of my favorite activities in any new city is to climb the highest point and look at the city from above. However, I am no exception, since there is one common adage on this subject. In Toronto, there is a wonderful point for panoramic views of the city - an observation deck on the CN Tower. This building with a height of 533 m - one of the highest in the world. The observation deck with a circular view is also very high - at the level of 346 m from the ground.

Austria by car. How, where and how much

26/12/2023
I want to tell you in detail about our road route in Austria in July 2016, focusing on the organization of the trip and share useful sources. The themes of our trip were mountains and, first of all, we wanted to spend more time in them, capturing, however, several cities.

Incredible Hong Kong. What to see in three days?

26/12/2023
Usually in Hong Kong I am a savage, but this time I ended up in a group that was organized in the most interesting tourist places. It would be difficult to cope with the route in such a short period of time (three days), but I was wondering what they would show us something I hadn’t seen yet. And, in general, there were many such places.

USA: Oregon Coast

26/12/2023
I will continue the story about Oregon that started from Portland and is far from complete, especially since now our village is covered in snow and there is nothing better than to plunge into old photos from the sea. We start in a small town - Astoria - on the border of Oregon and Washington and move on the 101st highway to the south.

Through the USA by sleeping train

26/12/2023
I have repeatedly complained on this blog that there are no normal passenger railways in America. But this is not quite so - from the former luxury of the mid-XX century there are still a few amazing pieces left. And recently I was lucky to use just one such person when I drove 850 kilometers of one of the few sleeping trains in the country - the California Zephyr.

Excursion in the USA. Boston.

26/12/2023
The obvious solution was to go straight to Boston, descend through New York and Washington to Norfolk in Virginia, and only then go back in detail through the missing central states for wintering in Montana (with wintering, by the way, it was also not clear until recently). Thus, after a week and 3,200 kilometers (we drove without haste), we arrived in the autumn lands, which in Hawaii I could only dream of.

Moving around Hong Kong

26/12/2023
I was surprised to learn that most of my readers prefer the wicked Los Angeles to Hong Kong! I’m probably clumsily describing Hong Kong charms, and the Hollywood PR machine is too good in business. Well, I'll try again.

Tour of the USA. Summer in Alaska. Kenai and Seward

26/12/2023
Alaska is a very large state. Not as big, of course, as it is painted on the usual distorted maps, where Greenland is the size of Africa. And as big as on a globe, where Africa is almost twice as large as Russia, Greenland is smaller than Kazakhstan, and the United States and Canada are almost the same size.

Hong Kong | Causeway Bay for three hours

26/12/2023
What in a couple of centuries can a place once called the Yellow Mud River (Won Nai Chun) turn into? To Hong Kong's Causeway Bay area. There is a proposal to change hotel slippers to sneakers and go for a walk along this edge, located on one of the historical axes of the metropolis.

Lion Rock: another view of Hong Kong from above

26/12/2023
The fact that I love Hong Kong will not be news for long-time readers of this blog. Every time I try to find something new for myself here, and so far there have been no problems with this. During a recent two-day visit, I climbed onto Lion Rock. This is a great climb, which for some reason I did not know about before (otherwise I would have gone a long time ago!)

The beauty of the Lofoten Islands

26/12/2023
Lofoten (not to be confused with Labutenes) is a polar Norwegian archipelago known for its stunning views, excellent fishing and picturesque villages. This is a land of wildlife, majestic mountains, deep fjords and long sandy beaches, located in the Norwegian Sea.

North Pole. Back and forth in two days. Svalbard.

26/12/2023
Our rapid raid on the North Pole took the standard route: Svalbard - Barneo - North Pole and back the same way. Not standard in it was only the number of days. The Svalbard Archipelago is the gateway to the Arctic. This is where the polar expeditions begin, people come here to see what this Arctic is.

Сопот

26/12/2023
Drag into the Baltic Sea in October is a so-so idea. Here in the summer you can go in a jacket and in the rain a day or two. And even with a strong +20 and the sun, not all vacationers are ready to plunge, limiting themselves to walking along the surf line.

Journey to the Death Valley

26/12/2023
Photos from the April Death Valley I will start showing from the end :) This is almost the last frame made that day - sunset. Next was just the return trip to our hotel in Vegas, for the most part already in complete darkness, with only one small stop at the roadside Walgreens to buy new slippers. Why the need for such a purchase arose - I will explain below.

Venice: City in a Swamp

26/12/2023
Venice has never been on my wish list of places to visit. A terribly public place, as a rule, should have wild price tags, crowds of tourists and the absence of even a hint of authenticity. But everything changes when they come - New Year's holidays. And here, oddly enough, it turned out that starting a new 2019 year in Venice is a very good deal.