12 absurd laws in force in new York
As a rule, most of us associate new York with prosperity, fun and, of course, freedom. However, in fact, a resident of the Big Apple is not so free in…

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An American woman turned an old ramshackle bus into an eco-house on wheels
To have the house of your dreams, some people just get it by inheritance, others carefully select options and purchase it, but there are enthusiasts who build their own hands…

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Where to stay for the night, or Exotic hotels as a separate art form
Hotels are an integral part of travel, but we do not attach much importance to them. Well, why? They are expensive, and people go to another country to walk, evaluate…

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Useful ideas from other countries that we would like to borrow

Many of us have long been used to nod at Europe, saying that they have greener grass there, and higher living standards. As they say, it is good where we are not. However, there are a lot of amazing ideas implemented in European countries that would not hurt us to adopt. See for yourself.

1. System of fines
The system of fines in Finland and Sweden differs significantly from the Russian one. In these countries, the amount of payment depends directly on the offender’s income. Accordingly, the average worker with a minimum salary will pay significantly less than the businessman. Continue reading

122 days in a barrel: how a 72-year-old Frenchman crossed the Atlantic

In one of his fairy tales, the great Russian poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin wrote: “a Cloud in the sky goes, a barrel on the sea floats…”. And it seems that traveling by water in such an unusual way can only be a figment of the imagination of the light of Russian literature. And it is unlikely that Pushkin himself or his contemporaries could assume that in two centuries one brave Frenchman will be able to cross the Atlantic ocean in a barrel in almost six months.

In fairness, it should be clarified that attempts to cross the Atlantic on something that is not quite adapted to such a difficult journey, were previously. Continue reading

9 unpleasant aspects that Paris disappoints tourists
Perhaps, in any list of attractions that you need to visit at least once in your life, Paris is at the top of the list. People are attracted to the…

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10 vertiginous staircases, which you will only have the courage to crawl along
As a rule, it is architectural structures that claim all the glory as attractions of any country. But sometimes the stairs leading to those very monuments deserve no less attention.…

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10 tips from a seasoned tourist on how to ease your flight on a plane
Today, planes are the most convenient and fastest means of transportation. Not everyone knows how to behave on Board in order not to annoy others, including yourself, and not to…

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The couple gave up their home and office in exchange for living in a converted Ford Transit
Some modern people are so tired of the city that they are ready to leave their life and completely abandon civilization. A canadian couple decided to take such a drastic…

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