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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Ancient Khiva

Ancient Khiva – Oasis in Khorezm


In Uzbekistan, not far from Urgench, there s a town of Khiva more that 2,5 thousand years old. It is considered that the town grew around the draw-well Kheivak with its amazingly tasty water. Once Khiva was an important point on a trade route connecting the East and the West: the travelers stayed in this oasis in the middle of…

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Kazbegi, Georgia


Mount Kazbek is famous due to Russian literature: schoolchildren in the Soviet Union and some post-Soviet countries learnt by heart poetic pieces by Jury Lermontov or read books by Ilf and Petrov, all describing Kazbek. To this well-known dormant stratovolcano and one of the major mountains of the Caucasus, we came from Gonio through Batumi, Tbilisi, by Georgian Military Road.…

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