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Category: 2012

Как не нужно ездить в Taj Mahal

Что нужно среднестатистическому туристу в первый приезд в Индию? Правильно, туристу нужно в Тадж Махал. Туда я и собрался. What does an average tourist need on his first trip to India? That is correct, the tourist needs to see Taj Mahal. And this is where I was off to.     Моей наивности в этот […]

Atlanta: Inside CNN and the World of Coca-Cola

Some of the top Atlanta attractions are located at Centennial Olympic Park —   The World of Coca-Cola The Coca-Cola company is headquartered in Atlanta and the World of Coca-Cola is actually museum dedicated to the history of the company. The secret Coca-Cola formula is safe in this vault Historic Coca Cola machines — And the fun part – […]


A couple of times I made a stopover in Harbin on my way to Qiqihar. Sometimes it’s more cost effective to fly into Harbin and then take a train or drive to Qiqihar or Changchun. When I did that the first time in 2012, the train was a “green train”, i.e. a very slow one, […]

Longsheng Rice Terraces

I arrived to Guilin airport from Guangzhou, took a bus to central bus station then another one to Longsheng. The bus dropped me off at some intersection and then I got picked up by a minivan to Ping An village An elderly bellboy carrying my bag from village entrance gate to my hotel for 30 RMB   […]


Our trip to the Iguazu Falls, a UNESCO Heritage Site in September 2012 / Поездка на водопады Игуасу, объект всемирного наследия ЮНЕСКО в сентябре 2012 г. We spent the first day at Parque Nacional do Iguacu, on the Brazilian side where the views seem to be more spectacular Первый день мы провели в Национальном парке […]

Vacation in Cuba 2012

Cuba has always been on my “to-do” list and I was hoping to get there before it gets too “americanized”. I wanted to go while the Cuban version of communism is still around. Besides, it is one of the major vacation spots for Canadians with plenty of good deals all year round. Cuba turned out […]

Китайские мишки

Идея съездить в гости к китайским мишкам возникла как только я узнал о среде их концентрированного обитания в городе Ченгду и о том, что за них дают подержаться. Ну а меня хлебом не корми, а дай потискать какую-нибудь интересную зверюшку. Последние несколько лет в Китае я бываю каждое лето и во время моих очередных внутрикитайских […]

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