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Promenade in Nice from a birds eye view: The promenade is called the English Boulevard. There are plenty of hotels, palaces, casinos and other facilities. All the buildings are located on the odd side of the street: There are a lot of people: There is a lot of crime on the waterfront...
Nice surprised with great dominance of the Russian language. Banner in Russian hangs on the central square, almost all the menus in the restaurants are duplicated for the Russians. And if Cannes is a quiet place with cozy streets, Nice is a big bustling city with a noisy crowd and wide...
Vesuvius is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Mankind remembers its more than 80 eruptions, the most famous of which occurred in 79 AD and destroyed Pompeii. During my previous visit to Naples , I went to the excavations of Pompeii, and this time I climbed Vesuvius and looked...
Mykonos, in many respects, outperforms  Santorini . Beaches here are much better and there are much more of them; no need to climb 15 minutes up on a donkey or stand in line for a cable car to get from the sea to the city. There are no crowds of tourists, and at the same time...
Katakolon  is a port of  Olympia , the birthplace of the Olympic Games. The city consists of one street and the population is only 600 people. Local guides like to joke: - Do you know what the highest building in our city is? - No! What? - Your ship! There are about 3000 people...
After I visited the royal automobile museum of the King of Jordan, everybody advised me to visit the same museum of the Prince of Monaco. By a happy coincidence, I did it last week. The museum is really big and has an impressive collection of old and sports cars. Till 2012 it was even bigger but...
I was invited to Formula 1 by my friend, the sponsor of the Red Bull team. The Monaco Grand Prix is considered to be the most prestigious race. Here comes a great number of yachts and fans of motorsport. The route passes directly on streets. This time competition was especially interesting. The...
Monaco is a tiny state in western Europe surrounded by France at all borders. The area of the territory is only 1.2 sq. miles (2 sq. km). In Greek “Monaco” means something similar to "on its own". There is a legend that Monaco was founded by Heracles during his wanderings. Today Monaco is one of...
6 weeks before the Monaco Grand Prix, the country begins to build up stands, and the main highways of the country are fenced off with steel protections. After the race, 2 weeks are spent on dismantling all the constructions. I was in Monaco a few weeks before the race and I will show you photos of...
If you think you’re successful and wealthy, you’re welcome to visit Monaco and realize you’re not. :) Where else can you find Bentley and Ferrari rental in the little kiosk on the quay? Monaco is the second smallest country after Vatican. Generally speaking, Monaco is one bay hidden between high...
I walked through the streets of  London and gathered all the photos of the street art into one review. After all, modern art is unthinkable without critics to judge what constitutes art and what doesn't. Of course, there are complex and impressive works that attract attention...
Today let's talk about the most prestigious and expensive districts of  London - Mayfair and Notting Hill. Mayfair has the highest concentration of five-star hotels in London, and apartment rental rates are among the highest in the UK and the world. Notting Hill, at the beginning of the...
Kotor Bay is the largest bay on the Adriatic Sea. It has a coastline 17 miles (28 km) long and it forms several separate bays. The old town of Kotor is situated in the southeastern part of the bay, at the bottom of the  Lovcen  mountain chain. Only 23,000 people live there but...
I like taking strolls and during my trip to London, I set a personal record by walking 21 miles (35 km) in one day!   Unfortunately, I did not turn on my GPS immediately to record the entire route. So I only managed to record the last 13 miles (21 km) of my route. Of course, I took...
It turns out that there is a Venice in London, which I found by chance . We arrived at Paddington station on the train and headed to a hotel in  Notting Hill . Suddenly, the navigator brought us to the canal where boats were parked. This place looks nothing like the rest of...
London is definitely the best city in the world. It seems that only the most stylish, fashionable and beautiful people live here and everyone speaks the same language. There are a lot of different restaurants and cafes in London; everything is catered to the people. London is a city that...
I was going to run with the Olympic torch on Tuesday, and on Monday, Samsung organized a trip to Liverpool and a walk through the city of Chester for us. I am a real fan of The Beatles - I have every single on of their albums in my phone, yet I have never been to Liverpool. We looked at...
From Pisa to  Florence was a little over an hour's drive, during which time we built up an appetite.  So our first stop was to a cozy restaurant with a beautiful view of thec Ponte Vecchio - the ancient bridge over the Arno river: The bridge was built in 1345: There are...
Last New Year I spent on a cruise around the Eastern Mediterranean, and today I want to tell you about this amazing adventure. In 12 days we visited 6 countries, 11 cities and saw 3 of the 7 Wonders of the World. Our cruise began in Italian  Genoa , and on the first day of sailing, we...
Burj Al Arab, popularly known as the Sail, is the most expensive and luxurious hotel in the world. There are no standard rooms. All 202 rooms are suites and are two-stories. The area of the smallest suite is 1829 square feet (170 square meters) and the largest is over 8000 square feet (...
Every hotel, as well as malls, do their best to show off. The new, luxurious Atlantis Hotel managed to do this three times by building an ultra-modern water park, complete with a huge aquarium stocked with whale sharks and a beautiful ornament of intertwined colored glass pieces in the...
In Arabic language the word Diba means "locust." And the name  Dubai is taken from the word Diba and is translated as "little locust". Previously the locust well was on this Creek Bay coast, and locusts were considered a rare delicacy. The settlement called...
Dubai has a very short coastline - just 43 miles (70 kilometers). A lot of people hoped to buy property near the water before the onset of the global financial crisis. The  Burj Al Arab  hotel was built on an artificial island as a trial run. Later came the first palm, "...
The first stop on our cruise was the Croatian town of  Split – a cute coastal town with well-groomed quay and an old town. It was difficult to pass the groups of tourists in the narrow streets. Linen was dried directly beneath the windows, and the walls of the city were “adorned” with...

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