Great winter holiday at Rosa Khutor
Trips to ski resorts in the winter time have become traditional for many Russians. Today, Rosa Khutor, one of the domestic resorts of Krasnaya Polyana, is able to offer recreation…

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Turkish salt lake Ace
Turkey produces most of the salt from one of the most protected lakes called Ace. In Turkish, it sounds like Tuz Gölü, which translated into Russian, literally means Salt Lake.…

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13 of the most unusual hotels in the world
Most hotels are not much different from each other. But for those who want his holidays to be filled with surprises from beginning to end, there are several suitable places…

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Forbidden City Oil Platforms
In 1950, Soviet engineers began building a huge city in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Azerbaijan. It was a network of oil platforms, interconnected by hundreds of kilometers…

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About the Crimea and an unforgettable vacation on the peninsula
This is a unique peninsula, in a small area of ​​which there are three natural and climatic zones at once: steppes, mountains and the southern coast of Crimea. The Crimea…

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Forbidden City Oil Platforms

In 1950, Soviet engineers began building a huge city in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Azerbaijan. It was a network of oil platforms, interconnected by hundreds of kilometers of roads. On these islands was built housing for 5,000 workers, with a cinema, parks, sports complexes and other institutions. Gradually, oil reserves have been depleted, and now this place is a half-destroyed nostalgia for the old engineering thought of the Soviet man.
In 1999, part of the James Bond film “And the Whole World Is Not Enough” was filmed on these platforms. But back to the story. This region of Azerbaijan has been known for its rich oil resources since ancient times. “Liquid fire”, for which Constantinople was besieged by the Arabs in the seventh century, consisted mainly of oil, which was collected directly on the shores of the Black and Caspian Sea. Continue reading

Unique beaches of the world
Volcanic Beach (Mexico) In the Mexican bay of Banderas there is a beach of unique beauty. It is located in a basin near the famous coast of Puerto Vallarta. The…

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Unique place - Xishuangbanna
As a national scenic resort, Xishuangbanna is a beautiful place with rich nature, historical and cultural attractions, tropical forests, interlacing of various famous folk groups and many more. other Xishuangbanna…

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