Israel: must-see places
The area of ​​Israel by our standards is quite small, but there are so many historical places on its territory that it is almost impossible to visit them in a…

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Temples in the chalk caves of Pridonya
The Cretaceous Mountains are amazing natural monuments that a traveler will surely encounter, following the land route from Central Russia towards the Kuban, the Caucasus, the Caspian coast. Temples in…

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FRANCE
The coast of France stretches for 3 427 km. About 270 beaches on all coasts of France are marked with the ecological blue flag symbol Blue Flag. South of france…

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Which countries have their own Venice?

In the world there are many cities with a developed system of canals, ducts and bridges, because of which they are often called the “Venice” of their countries. The most interesting of them will be discussed in this article …

Of course, we will not compare the architectural appearance and history of these cities with the original Venice. The purpose of this article is different – to talk about cities whose inhabitants as well as the Venetians live on the water …

Empuriabrava – Spanish Venice

On the Mediterranean coast of Spanish Catalonia, in the Costa Brava, near the French border, about 150 km from Barcelona, ​​there is the town of Ampuriabrava, built up in Mediterranean-style houses, and known as the Spanish Venice. The total length of the dense network of canals here is almost 25 km, and the number of berths is about five thousand. Unlike Italian Venice, here you can drive to the house either by car or by boat. Continue reading

Temples in the chalk caves of Pridonya

The Cretaceous Mountains are amazing natural monuments that a traveler will surely encounter, following the land route from Central Russia towards the Kuban, the Caucasus, the Caspian coast.

Temples in the chalk caves of Pridonya

On the territory of the Voronezh, Volgograd, Belgorod, Rostov regions of Russia, Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, the Cretaceous Mountains belt is located in the Don basin and its largest tributary – the Seversky Donets. Departing into the earth’s thickness to a depth of 50 meters, the upper layers of the Cretaceous deposits are mixed with the earth, so grass, shrubs and trees grow on the Cretaceous mountains.

Soft chalk is great for creating caves, so ancient hermit monks settled in the chalk mountains. Later, Orthodox churches began to be built in the thickness of the chalk mountains. We will talk about the most interesting of them in this article.

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Parisians guard historical harmony

About how historical architectural monuments are loved and protected in Paris, our compatriots living or visiting the capital of France speak and write a lot and willingly …

Parisians guard historical harmony

Recently, a new incentive has appeared for these conversations. Two ministries of culture, France and Russia, made a statement on the revision of the previously agreed project for the construction of a five-domed Orthodox church on the Seine embankment. This ambitious project, personally supervised by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, in the opinion of French architects, who were supported by the mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delano, “violates the historical harmony of development” of the city.

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Japan is an island nation
Holidays in beach resorts in Japan, first of all, is popular among the Japanese themselves. Beach vacations are possible on Okinawa from mid-May to September, or year-round on Saipan. So…

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Jachymov
Jachymov is a balneotherapy (radon) resort in the north-east of the Czech Republic, located 17 km from Karlovy Vary and 130 km from Prague, at an altitude of 650 m…

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Carnival in Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf is known worldwide for its reliable banks, grotesque buildings and the fashion shows of the best fashion designers. A much smaller number of people are familiar with the traditional…

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Unusual and beautiful places of Russia
Russia is the country with the largest territory in the world. There are nine climatic zones on this territory, from arctic deserts to subtropics. The nature of Russia is surprisingly…

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