Elbrus

Mount Elbrus – One of the Seven Summits


Caucasian Dormant Volcano Elbrus situated on the border of Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay–Cherkessia republics of Russia is not just the highest Russian peak. Since the scholars and politicians still cannot agree about the border between Europe and Asia, Elbrus is often included into the list of “seven summits” as the highest mountain of Europe (another lower candidate for this title is…

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Vietnamese

Vietnamese Coffee


Coffee production introduced by French has been a major source of income for Vietnam since the early 20th century. In 2009, Reuters reported Vietnamese coffee exports at “an estimated 1.13 million tones” for the previous year, stating that coffee was second only to rice in value of agricultural products exported from Vietnam. No wonder that Vietnamese are really creative when…

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Registration in Uzbekistan

Registration in Uzbekistan


Uzbekistan is a country very pleasant for a traveller in different ways: food, people, architecture, nature, cheap and developed (if compared to the rest of Central Asia) transport. There is only one trouble there, killing all the fun. The Soviet legacy – registration – is a problem for both tourists and locals. Everyone coming to Uzbekistan must register in some…

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