Children in Africa

Children in Africa


Apart from the standard safari-trip in East Africa, there is one more “entertainment” the locals will try to attract you with – financial aid to children. This happens on several levels: from children following you and yelling “Give me your dollar” to grown-ups professionally asking for money to fund children. At the same time, there are still decent funds which…

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Tashkent

Tashkent. Part 1: Uzbek Tashkent


Taskent is Nastya’s motherland, left by her family after the Soviet Union collapse when Nastya was 8. This happened in the middle of general panic, when it seemed to everyone that Uzbeks would harm the Russian-speaking population. It is certainly hard to judge now, but after our visit we have a feeling that it was indeed just a panic –…

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Taman Negara – the oldest rainforest in the world (Malaysia)


Taman Negara, in which the dinosaurs once walked, is translated from Malaysian as “national park”. That is why many locals were quite confused when we talked about this place – there are quite many national parks in Malaysia. Nevertheless, Taman Negara is a very popular ecotourist destination, visited to see the ancient forest, and, in case of good luck –…

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turku

Walking around Turku (Finland)


The Russian proverb says, “Chicken is not a bird, and Finland is not a foreign country” (same is said in the Belarusian proverb about Poland). Despite certain similarities of the landscape in Russia and Finland which became the ground for this proverb, there is a lot to see in both very different countries. Here we will tell about Turku –…

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