10 proofs that Germany is almost a parallel universe
Many of us have often heard about a special way of life in Germany, different from our own. And there are jokes about the prudence and pedantry of the Germans.…

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European town where you can go for a walk only with a weapon and it is forbidden to die
On the world map, there is one very interesting place that has recently become a tourist attraction – Norwegian Longyearbyen. This northernmost city of the world is the largest settlement…

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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

Details that give out a Russian tourist during a vacation abroad
Some details of the appearance will give away the Russian tourist unconditionally. And even if you speak a foreign language brilliantly and, as it seems, do not commit anything that…

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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…

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European town where you can go for a walk only with a weapon and it is forbidden to die
On the world map, there is one very interesting place that has recently become a tourist attraction – Norwegian Longyearbyen. This northernmost city of the world is the largest settlement…

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9 specific delicacies that only a few will dare to try
Going on a trip, of course, everyone tries to break away to the fullest and relax so that there is something to remember: some are chasing thrills, others try to…

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