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Let's continue our tour of Mauritius (The Island of Mauritius. P.1)!  This is a bus station in Port Louis. Sunset on the island is amazing! Mauritius has the third oldest botanical garden in the world. The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden (Pamplemousses...
“Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius” Mark Twain, American writer The island of Mauritius has always been a very distant, interesting and mysterious place for me. Finally, I’ve visited it. Sometimes sunbeds are placed on artificial islands...
At the moment of my visit to Saint Helena Island in 2013, there hadn't been airport yet. It was built in 2016. It seemed to me that nothing changes since my last visit. I saw the same vallum and a moat that protect Jamestown from the bay. There were the same admiring sunsets... Here's the...
This is the last part of the review's series. The previous parts can be found here: P1, P2, P3, P4. On Fridays, the nightlife of St. Helena is in full swing. On Fridays, young people all over the island are stuffed in the city, so there is nowhere to park. During my stay there, I heard lots of...
Here you can find the previous parts of this review: Saint Helena Island, P1. Acquaintance With The Island, Jamestown Saint Helena Island, P2. Napoleon Museum Saint Helena Island, P3. RMS, Royal Mail, Jamestown, Jacob's Ladder Saint Helena Island is the UN member country, the powerful empire...
Here you can find the 1st and the 2nd part of this review. This is the British mail office on the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic. Mail correspondence was sent only a few times per month by ship RMS St Helena (RMS = Royal Mail Ship) till the airport was open in 2016 on the island....
This is the continuation of the article, which can be found here . Everyone knows that St. Helena Island was a place of exile and death of Napoleon Bonaparte. Fewer people know that the island is not located in the Mediterranean Sea, nor in the region of the Canary Islands or Madeira, but only...
The standard travel time to the Moon - 3 days. Standard time of getting the shores of St. Helena Island from Cape Town - 5 days. (The airport hadn't been opened yet at the moment of our trip, as of 2010). Although, we faced two unpleasant facts: 1. there's no cellular communication on the island...
This is Maputo waterfront. It is the municipal market. The building was built by the Portuguese in 1903 as a shopping arcade. This is the central railway station. It was designed by Eiffel, the same famous man. The trains run regularly. In the evenings, there are several cafes and a dance...
There's such a nice museum in the city of Maputo in Mozambique. The museum was built by the Portuguese colonialists. This installation is placed in the foyer between halls. These are the rhinos. God forbid you to meet them. The Mozambicans, they have plagued all the rhinos. Here are the...
At the entrance to the museum, you will find a figure of a sacrificer wearing a ceremonial costume. These are wooden household implements, so to speak. There were locomotives and steamships in Europe, but Africa had no even metal in the 19th century. "White men" had brought medicines,...
This is a continuation of the review. The first part can be found here: Helicopter View Of Cape Town And The Cape of Good Hope Left: This is Cape of Good Hope Bottom right: There's Cape Point (a cable car runs on the top; although it was closed for renovation at that time). It is considered...
In this review, I want to tell you about my helicopter tour over Cape Town . The guidebooks are telling the truth - Cape Town is really an iconic city. In Cape Town, the visitors usually climb Table Mountain (it is really visible from any place of the city, and a cloud is really stuck...
Let's continue our tour of the Pink Lake (Pink Lake of Senegal. P.1)! This small village is also one of the lake's landmarks. Local children always welcome visitors and, like many children in Africa, always ask for something. Therefore it is better to buy a bag of candies in advance...
If we talk about the most popular sights of different countries, then Egypt has the pyramids of Giza, France - the Eiffel Tower, and Senegal - Lac Rose (Pink Lake). Pink Lake got its second name (the first name of the lake is Retba) because of the unique color of the water, which is obtained...
Africa is an unforgettable continent. Well, or as my friend says - "a paradise for a photographer". Those who have never been to Africa haven't discovered something, haven't tried it. It's like to know about the existence of the young French wine "Beaujolais", but never drink it. The North...
Casablanca can be translated from Spanish as "White House". It is the most populated city in Morocco. The Hassan II Mosque opened in 1993 is deservedly considered the main attraction of the city. My guide said that this is the third largest mosque in the world, and I read...
The island of Lanzarote made me wonder. It's just a few hours on the water from the neighboring Canary Islands, but there's a feeling that you find yourself in another world. 300 years ago, everything was blooming and smelling, the harvest was several times a year. So far in 1730, in the result of...
The city of Agadir is located in the valley of Sous River , which means the south. This is a fishing port of Agadir. This is a restricted area. The vessels in Agadir are usually built of eucalyptus. This tree swells in water very good. So nowadays the vessels are constructed even without...
If you're traveling to the very south of Spain in the town of Tarifa, you should think about going for a day or two in Morocco. Especially if you have never been to Africa before. We did not miss such a chance as well. At the ferry ticket offices "FRS" in Tangier you can buy organized tours of...
Here are some pictures from my trip to South Africa. I decided to search the internet for one question I had in particular. It arose after a visit to one of the main attractions in  Cape Town - " Table Mountain ". I was twice on its top. And took many pictures from the city....
I continue telling about the trip to the Azores. Also, we went to the Serra da Tronqueira Preserve, which is situated away from the coast.  It was so quiet in the forest, that even the birds singing wasn’t heard. There was no rain, but it was so humid, that the drops were falling from the...
I continue telling about the trip to the Azores . The previous part is here. Then we went to the Terra Nostra Park. Well, in general, it is beautiful, and people are few. The alleys, fleeced with moss, are very cozy... There’s a swimming pool, the so-called the "Spring of Youth" at the...
Our trip to the Azores took place almost 3 years ago. Sao Miguel is an extraordinarily beautiful island with a wonderful climate and excellent food... The question is why people do not go there??? We were only on one island, but as far as I know, it is not the most interesting one. We spent...

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