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Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) – our last capital in Central Asia

Русская версия Bishkek became the final part of our Central Asian trip in 2014. The city was very different from Tashkent and was more like Dushanbe, but, as in other Central Asian capitals it has a special atmosphere and very tasty food.
Dushanbe

Alternative Belgrade Tour

Русская версия If you think that you’ve seen most of Belgrade, you may not be right. There are many less known, yet, wonderful places to explore. We know about most of them thanks to Anna from Belgrade Free Tours who showed many unexpected places within a 4 hour “Belgrade Alternative Tour”. Yet, you may encounter some of the places on your own too.
Alternative Belgrade

Horse Riding around Esso (Kamchatka)

Русская версия It has been almost two years since we visited Kamchatka, and we still cannot help talking about it all the time. Perhaps, this is the most cosmic place out of all places we have seen. Today, we are publishing our final story – on the horse riding around the town of Esso, towards the lake Ikar.
River valley

Chiang Dao – Karens tribe – Ban Yang (factory) – Doi Anghhang – Ban Tha Ton, or New Year in Thailand (Mae Hong Son loop, the north of Thailand)

Русская версия We are continuing to tell the story about the sights of northern Thailand accessible by bike along Mae Hong Son Loop. After visiting Pai and getting into the bike accident, we headed towards Chiang Rai. On the way, as it turned out, there were a lot of things to see.
In the morning, we started from Chiang Dao and turned away from out route to see the village of Karens tribe. You might remember that Karen tribe is also called the long-neck tribe, they as if wear rings on their necks and joints, which makes their necks and joints longer than usual people have. Yet, this whole story is a tourist fairy-tale: Karens are brought from Burma by local businessmen who then put rings on Karens and settle them in the zoo-type villages: tourists pay to visit them.

Naantali – Moominworld in Finland

Русская версия Naantali is an excellent Finnish summer destination offering diverse activities for everyone. It is situated in between many other interesting Finnish places and provides an opportunity for an interesting, at least half a day stop.

Nairobi: Safety Precautions and Major Attractions

Русская версия Kenyans often joke about Nairobi saying that its name derives from the phrase ‘night robbery’. There is always a kernel of truth in jokes, and Nairobi is indeed known as one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Just one example: when Victor asked for a photo with a policeman for his collection , the policeman asked for money for the photo. It is hard to imagine how such kind of police can protect someone. Yet, if you still decide to visit Nairobi despite its dangers, here comes our advice on which safety rules to follow and what is worth seeing in the capital of Kenya.
Nairobi