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26/12/2023
The Olympic Peninsula is located on the Pacific coast of Washington and its hometown of Kurt Cobain. They claim that they do not need to be reserved at all for three months. This is still a little bit about the beauty of the Pacific Northwest (although for us it is, after all, the southwest).

Bus fleet number 7

26/12/2023
Somewhere in the outskirts of the Kiev left bank, a unique bus fleet No. 7 was lost — the largest motor transport enterprise on the left bank. 40 years ago, our ancestors tried to implement in it the most advanced solutions that were then available in the former Union. Now he is on the verge of extinction. The highlight of the park is an unusual covered parking lot resembling a circus building where hundreds of buses once slept. Now the building is in disrepair and will soon be dismantled.

Zbarazh Castle

26/12/2023
On the way from the Pochaev Lavra, we stopped at the Zbarazh castle. After all, it was here that the dramatic events of the confrontation between Cossack and Polish troops took place, described by Henryk Sienkiewicz in the novel “Fire and Sword”, which were filmed by the world famous director Jerzy Hoffman.

Christmas Vienna

26/12/2023
For a long time we were going to fly to Europe before Christmas with the goal of looking at how everything is colorfully decorated there and imbued with a festive atmosphere. But all the time, something distracted, then new projects at work, then new work, then lack of funds, then children ... And this year everything turned out, and we still flew ...

Madeira Levada walk from Marocos Village to Canical Tunnel

26/12/2023
No wonder the Portuguese island of Madeira is called the island of eternal spring. A walk along the levada from the village of Marocos to the Canical tunnel is proof of this. One of the leisurely and dimensional routes with excellent views of various villages and various plants. Under the cut five dozen beautiful photos.

Hong Kong | see Victoria Peak and earn 2 dollars

26/12/2023
This, of course, is a moment for a smile, but the love of walking a lot on trips led us on my own and to Victoria Peak in Hong Kong with a profit of as much as two Hong Kong dollars in my pocket plus a good memory in karma. Turn to the last? We turn, of course.

Sforza Castle in Milan

26/12/2023
It is believed that the Milan castle of the Dukes of Sforza is a kind of prototype of the Moscow Kremlin. Indeed, the restructuring of the Moscow Kremlin at the end of the 15th century was led by Italian architects. Sophia Paleolog, the wife of Ivan III and the niece of the Byzantine emperor, personally asked Sforza to let architect Aristotle Fioravanti go to Moscow.

Scandinavian holidays. Walk in the center of Oslo

26/12/2023
Six years ago, I first visited Norway and was completely delighted with it. And so, in mid-August I was able to visit this beautiful European country again and share my excitement with my soulmate :) We bought exactly the same tour that I was in 2013, but over time, small changes were made to it, which made the train only more interesting. Our journey begins in the capital of Norway, the city of Oslo.

Madeira: Local Mafia, Dragon Trees, and More

26/12/2023
You must go to Madeira for a minimum of a week. And it is best to rent a taxi (there are six-seven-seater cars) by the company. It will be cheaper than even taking a tour bus around the island, and if the driver is still super, like ours, then he will show you the best places, including where it is best to eat and drink. Why a taxi and not a rented car? Because

Scandinavian holidays. Two Fjord Cruise

26/12/2023
We walked around Stavanger, visited the oil museum, and it's time to inspect the city. This is best done, of course, from the water, so we go on a cruise along the two arms of the already familiar Boknafjord - Högsfjord and Lüsefjord.

A walk in Horta San Giulio

26/12/2023
It’s not always that when traveling it’s possible to carry out all the plans, it happens that for various reasons it is necessary to change plans on the spot. So, at the end of September last year, it turned out with a trip from Stresa to Lake Orta. On a half-full sightseeing bus in the afternoon, we drove along the picturesque mountain roads for about an hour, and then went downhill from Villa Crespi along a cobbled street running along the lake. Amazing views of the island of San Giulio and the hilly opposite shore of the lake opened in the alleys.

Visiting Borromeo

26/12/2023
Among the Borromean Islands on Lago Maggiore, the largest Isola Madre stands out among others with a beautiful English-style park. This botanical garden with an area of over eight hectares consists of seven terraces on which you can see cypresses, rhododendrons, magnolias, maples, palm trees and a collection of camellias.

Cannes: Happy End Tale

26/12/2023
The canonical happy ending is a very predictable ending, but it seems that they have such a strong target audience. Batman cuts out all the villains, Tom Sawyer finds a treasure, Cinderella waits for the right prince, the unknown Bridget Bardot gets into camera lenses and makes a dizzying career, Cannes from a provincial village turns into one of the famous Mediterranean resorts.

Scandinavian holidays. Viking village Nyardarheimr

26/12/2023
Less than an hour after visiting the Tvindefossen waterfall, we have already arrived in the village of Gudvangen on the banks of the Nærøyfjorden. We will spend almost the rest of the day in Aurland. Its name from Old Norse can be translated as "the edge of gravel", which is really a lot on the slopes of the mountains. A silver goat's head is depicted on the commune's coat of arms in a blue shield, as the area is famous for its goat farms.

Florida after quarantine

26/12/2023
While obscurantism is going on in some parts of the country - from the burial of criminals in golden coffins to the hammering of invented statistics on coronavirus cases into gullible heads, in other states they decided to quarantine. Among them was Florida, which in mid-May began to lift restrictions on visiting beaches and on the work of businesses in the service sector.