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Muhammad Ali Center

Русская версия On June 3, 2016, Muhammad Ali, the famous athlete and a person of difficult fate died. Many of us have probably heard about Ali, but not so many heard about his life. Two years ago, Victor visited the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville (Kentucky), where one of the greatest boxer Cassius Marcellus Clay was born. Why he became Ali, what difficulties this famous person experienced, what was he doing when his career ended? Today we pay a tribute to this great Champion and try to answer these questions through a description of his museum.
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Yoshkar-Ola is Different: “The Land of Ancestors” Festival and Gulag Museum (Russia, Mari El)

Русская версия We have already shared our impressions on the major sights of Yoshkar-Ola, its debatable contemporary architecture and the ambivalent figure of the head of Mari El Republic Leonid Markelov. Yet, in addition to this major information the potential tourist should also know about two other unusual entertainments of Yoshkar-Ola: the annual “Land of Ancestors” festival (the nearest is taking place very soon – in June 2016) and the independent museum of Gulag situated in the center of the city.
Land of Ancestors

Rwanda – Uganda: Crossing the Border

Русская версия Having spent several days in Rwanda, we had to move on, to the next East African country – Uganda. We applied for the East African visa in advance here which also allowed us to visit Kenya. We had all the documents at hand and did not worry too much about crossing the border, but the transport could be a problem. That is why we decided to describe the route for those who may need it (at the moment there is almost no information in the internet).
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Prague Zoo

Русская версия Do you happen to know that Prague Zoo is acknowledged to be the best zoo in continental Europe? We decided to verify this popular statement through visiting the zoo three weeks ago during our trip to Czech Republic.
Prague Zoo

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (USA), or the Story of Us Being Almost Trampled by Bisons, Eaten by Bulls, and Biten by Snakes

Русская версия The US national parks provide the unique possibility to visit different climatic regions, varying with flora, fauna, and landscapes – all for free. There are eleven climatic regions on the major US territory, with steppes and deserts being the most famous. Yet, these geographical regions are widespread in other continents too, while the prairies can only be found in the US. To see this unique climatic region, we went to Cansas Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas.
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Gisenyi (Rwanda) – the town on Kivu Lake

Русская версия We came to Gisenyi from the capital of Rwanda Kigali, and although the trip takes only several hours, we managed to have another adventure by African transport. In one of the villages on the way some child threw a stone into the bus and broke the bus front window. The local investigation began, because of which we arrived in Gisenyi rather late and started to take pictures only in the morning.
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