At the source of the Neva River from Ladoga, some 24 km from St. Petersburg is an old military fortress. There truly unites all of Russian history.
Founded by the Novgorodians, which belonged to the Moscow principality, managed to be ruled by the Swedes, but then again returned to its origins (from 1702 it again belonged to Russia). What did not see the walls of this fortress, what kind of people they did not hide and did not “execute”.
Milestones in History
The fortress was founded by Yuri Danilovich (the grandson of Alexander Nevsky) on an island called Orekhovy in 1323. The island received its name due to the numerous thickets of hazel (hazel) throughout its territory. Continue reading
Have you ever been to paradise? If not, then welcome to a small quiet island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.
Friendly locals, sandy beaches, palm trees, pristine nature and enchanting landscapes that accompany you every kilometer of the way – all this island of Gozo is a great place for lovers of active tourism and diving. Deprived of the city bustle and vibrant nightlife inherent in neighboring Malta, it is perfect for a relaxing family vacation.
Gozo Island in Malta
The island is part of the Maltese archipelago. In the hilly area, 14 settlements are comfortably located. Despite its small area (only 67 sq. Km), it is better to travel on a personal or rented car. Continue reading
A trip on the schooner “Noorderlicht” is attractive to the true romantics of the Arctic latitudes. During such a cruise, you can admire polar bears on the ice, the impressive Arctic landscapes and the main attraction of these latitudes – the polar lights, in honor of which this historical sailing ship got its new name.
Arctic travels on the schooner Noorderlicht
On board can accommodate up to 20 passengers and a crew of 5 people. Cruises on the Noorderlicht yacht can last from 7 to 15 days. During such a journey, guests of the ship can become full members of the crew and get an interesting marine practice of sailing a ship, setting sail and sailing under them. Continue reading
Schooner “Noorderlicht” is a vivid example of a reconstructed and modernized historical vessel that has found original application in the modern world.
105-year-old schooner for the romantics of the North
This sailboat annually carries out Arctic cruises, and for the winter it becomes a unique hotel in the ice. The ship has a 105-year history and attracts true connoisseurs of historical sailboats, as well as romantics of the Arctic latitudes who want to make an unforgettable voyage under the sails in the waters of the Arctic or in winter to live on a ship bound in the ice of the fjords.
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The black sand beaches formed as a result of volcanic activity are impressive landscapes, more reminiscent of the landscapes of science fiction films. Vic Beach in Iceland is one of those natural wonders.
Located near the village of Vic, from which it got its name, this beach impresses with a realistic illusion of chernozem lands on the coast instead of sand. In fact, this is real sand, only formed from solidified lava and ash. Unlike Hawaiian black beaches pleasing the atmosphere of a tropical paradise, Vic Beach is not so hospitable.
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