Vietnam: lost paradise

Condao Archipelago, Vietnam

The Con Dao archipelago is located on the southern borders of the country and even by Vietnamese standards is a faraway province. It consists of sixteen green volcanic islets slotting the South China Sea 180 kilometers from the mainland. Fresh water sources and arable land for rice and vegetables are available only on the Con Son […]

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Iran beauties. Undercover living

Iranian Woman

The beauties of Iran are legally obliged to wear handkerchiefs and full head-to-toe clothes preferably dark. Some kind of freedom in the clothes can be afforded at the wedding ceremonies, as women and men celebrate it separately from each other or at home. When some man comes to the house (except husband, father and brothers), […]

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Four great ancient cities-to-see

Angkor-Wat, Cambodia

Angkor, Cambodia Angkor is breathtaking even for the best-travelled people. When the population of London hardly reached 50,000, almost one million people lived in the capital of the Khmer Empire. The largest pre-industrial city in the world, Angkor was founded in the 9th century and abandoned in the first half of the 15th century under […]

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8 Thai habits and features

Thai Habits

The traffic on the streets of Thailand’s provincial towns seems chaotic because Thais don’t respect rules of the road. However, the lifestyle of Thais is strictly regulated by many traditions, habits, and beliefs. The locals salute each other with different gestures of the «wai». It consists of a slight bow, with the palms pressed together […]

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Mystical Asia: Five sacred places

Lhasa, Tibet

Asia is breathtaking and enigmatic. The continent is full of mysteries, and at the same time, it seems that it is able to provide answers to the most important questions. Five sacred places to see with your own eyes are listed below. Lhasa, Tibet Lhasa is legendary: supposedly the monks have been living there for […]

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A helping hand: the Turtle Farm on Sri Lanka

Turtle Farm, Sri Lanka

Five species of sea turtles have been living on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka for hundreds of years. Unfortunately, because of the ruthless destruction, the population of these animals has been catastrophically declining. Despite this, the local residents did not exclude the turtle eggs, and there are still too many products has been made […]

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Stone steps in the cedar forest: a pilgrimage to the Haguro Mount

Haguro Mount, Japan

Japan is a country with rich traditions. They seem so amazing for tourists with its unusual East Asian color. The ancient Japanese religion Shinto based on nature deity and nature worship is particularly interesting. Shintoists believe that the sacred spirit can be haunted in any natural object, for example, in a stone, in a tree […]

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