Yachting in Mauritius
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Volcano Taal
Located near the Philippine capital Manila, the active Taal volcano is almost the only among similar natural objects to which you can travel by boat. Mal yes In the Philippines…

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Tuamotu Islands
The large but sparsely populated Tuamotu archipelago in two rows is located in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Technically, this is about seventy coral atolls and four volcanic islands.…

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Houseboats in Amsterdam

The canals of Amsterdam have long become an integral part of its urban landscape. They, like roads, encircle the city with a dense network, creating an indescribable atmosphere.

While traveling in Amsterdam, you involuntarily notice floating houses moored along the banks of these canals, which are not unusual for locals.

Houseboats in Amsterdam

Some of them are old converted barges, others are special platforms towed by boats. The interior space of the houses is furnished in the same way as ordinary housing: kitchen, living room, bedroom, etc. On the upper deck there may be some semblance of a garden or terrace. Continue reading

Canals and bridges of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the few cities in old Europe that boasts man-made canals and bridges. Their appearance is the result of successful urban planning.

If you look at Amsterdam from a height, you can see that the canals encircle the old part of the city with four concentric half rings. They form about 90 islands interconnected by bridges, the number of which exceeds 1500. Along the canals are the most interesting places in Amsterdam, attracting thousands of tourists here.

A bit of history
The very first channel – Singel, was originally dug in the years 1428-1450 as a defensive urban moat. Gradually, its shores began to be built up, and he ended up inside the city. For a while he was called Koningsgracht, which from the Dutch means the Royal Canal. The singel begins at the city bay and ends at the Amstel River. Continue reading

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