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Jerusalem: 5 Neighborhoods outside the Old City to Visit

Русская версия If you are tired of the tourist crowds concentrating in Jerusalem Old City or it seems to you that you have seen all of it, you should remember that Jerusalem is far more than just the old city. Many other neighborhoods deserve exploration and may bring about the impressions completely different from that of the Old City.
Jerusalem

The Consequences of Arshan Walk: A Tick Bite and How to Deal with It at Baikal Lake

Русская версия We spent four days in Irkutsk, but could not see this city as we wanted to. There are actually several reasons. One of them is nearby attractions such as Listvyanka and Taltsy to which we dedicated quite some time. The second reason is the fact that Victor’s colleague and friend Dima lives in Irkutsk. With him and his nice and hospitable family, we also spent some time. We will tell about these things later, but today we are starting with the third reason – ticks.
Irkutsk

Iceland: 10 Major Impressions

Русская версия In August 2017, one of our travel dreams came true: we finally visited Iceland. We had been worried about high costs in this country, but at the same time, many of our acquaintances had visited it and gave some practical advice. As a result, we caught a relatively cheap flight to Reykjavik. We will share our itinerary and give some advice on how to organize a trip next time. Today we share our main impressions about Iceland and tell about the most interesting sights of this amazing country.

Karelia: Svyatozero Necklace

Русская версия After visiting Ladoga Lake surroundings including the marble factory, we continued travelling around Karelia to get acquainted with the ancient architecture of this area – the traditional villages which form the so-called Svyatozero necklace.
Svyatozero necklace

Jerusalem Old City

Русская версия Jerusalem Old City is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world hardly comparable to anything else due to its religious and historical importance for too many denominations and peoples. The Old City is the UNESCO site which includes Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Armenian quarters surrounded by the defensive walls. It may take weeks to explore the Old City, which is why we do not try to describe everything. We will rather concentrate on the sites central for every quarter, or must-sees.
Jerusalem Old City

12 Must-sees of Panama City

Русская версия Panama City is a gate to Central America, not only because of the Panama Canal. If you trip around Central America starts in Panama (like in our case), you will further see that Panama is very peculiar for the rest of Central America. For instance, in the same way as the whole region, Panama City is very dangerous in some areas and very safe in others. Also, as in other Central American regions, in Panama City you will fully feel what is called ‘pole-pole’ in Swahili: nobody is in a hurry, or, to make it clearer, everybody is late. This is not just the lack of rush, but ignoring any schedules and rules. Also, nobody will speak English to you, only, perhaps, at the Panama Canal – the most touristic place. This time we tell about the major sights of Panama defining the whole city.