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I want to show you some pictures from  Dubai in 2009. Dubai was going to become cutting-edge version of Singapore or Hong Kong. At that moment it was nothing more than a giant construction site. Skyscrapers were growing like mushrooms. New candle buildings stood on the sites that...
I rented a helicopter in  Dubai  and flew over most of the city including: the World complex, the Palm Jumeirah (under construction), the Atlantis Hotel, over the city skyscrapers, the Sheikh's stables, the Burj Al Arab, the largest shopping center  Mall of...
In the evening, after our  helicopter tour over Dubai,  we came to the foot of the Burj Dubai and in the world's largest shopping center -  Mall of Dubai - to have dinner with friends and watch the fountain show. The performance was accompanied by music and the...
I had a chance to climb to the helipad of the  Burj Al Arab and take several pictures of the sunset over the Palm Jumeirah - the famous group of artificial islands in  Dubai . I am very pleased with the result and I wanted to share it with you. Since I stayed in...
It is thought that more expensive items come in smaller quantities, limited numbers and are designed for only a specific range of people. More often than not, this is true but there are some exceptions. For example, a big hotel is usually associated with an anthill - a lot of people and staff....
Zabeel Saray is the name of a luxury hotel built in the style of the palace during the Ottoman Empire. It is located on the famous Palm Jumeirah - a group of artificial islands in the shape of the tree of the same name. Zabeel Saray is divided into two parts: there are...
How many of the Seven Wonders of the World can you name without looking at Wikipedia? I remembered 5, one of which is the  Temple of Artemis in  Ephesus . I remembered it because I visited Ephesus during a cruise but only saw the temple from afar. I regret that now. ...
The main attraction in  Casablanca is the  Hassan II Mosque, one  of the largest mosques in the world. It can accommodate 25 thousand people + 80 thousand in front of the mosque: It was built near the ocean, and during the low tide you can walk along the sea bottom, close to...
The cities shown are the capitals of Morocco -  Rabat and  Casablanca: The ferry from Tarifa, Spain to  Tangier, Morocco only  takes 35 minutes. Gibraltar: There are several new buildings in Tangier. First impressions of the...
Cannes  is a famous French city, and by chance, I came here to celebrate Christmas. We all watched Hollywood movies with a vivid depiction of the holiday. Or rather, not so much the holiday as Christmas spirit and romance. I flew to  France Cannes  to find both. I wanted to...
Cannes is primarily associated with the film festival, red carpets, and the world's movie stars. But today, I want to show the real Cannes. Cannes is a resort town on the French shore of the sea. Frankly speaking, the people don't want for anything; a lot of yachts and boats are ...
At first, I was going to start my story about  Venice as follows:   I do not like Venice and I do not understand why everybody loves it so dearly. Venice reminds me of Varanasi – there are the same crowds of people, the same narrow streets, the same dirty water... The...
In the next review, I will talk about my attitude toward  Venice , but for now, here are some more pictures . . .  Author: Sergeydolya Source: sergeydolya.livejournal.com Translated by: Gian Luka
Burano and Murano are small islands near  Venice . Burano is famous for its colorful houses, while Murano is known throughout the world for its Murano glass. On the last day of our cruise, we visited both of these islands... Burano looked like a town from a fairy-tale. I...
Legend says that the good giant, Fionn mac Cumhaill, lived in Ireland with his wife Oona. And across the strait from him - in Scotland - lived the evil giant Benandonner who constantly hurt the Irish. One day Fionn mac Cumhaill shouted to Benandonner: 'If I knew how to swim I would cross...
Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and has been at the forefront of public attention because of the strife between Catholics and Protestants many years ago, based on the British coming in and imposing their own faith. To this day there are ill-feelings between the English and the...
Pisa, Monaco, Barcelona, Palma-de-Majorca, Carthage, Palermo and Naples, Rome  is the route of the May cruise. this was the route of my May cruise. Arriving at the Fiumicino Airport in Rome and later going to  Civitavecchia, a city 50 miles (80 km) from ...
The local fish market in Athens : In local restaurants fish dished were brought with the menu: The restaurants by the sea offer a magnificent view and freshness of the menu items: Athens: admiring the view from Lycabettus Hill: Parthenon : Olympic Stadium:...
The Wailing Wall is a preserved part of the Western Wall of the Second Temple, destroyed by the Romans in the year 70 AD. Since then, no one has managed to build the Third Temple on this spot. Kotel is one of the holiest sites for the Jewish people, as it is a symbol of hope and the...
Tel Aviv is home to a safari park where visitors are driven through the park to see lions, zebras, hippos and many other animals, as well as wander among traditional exhibits with bears, monkeys and giraffes.  Passengers can ride through the park in an open electric cart: Author:...
Flying via helicopter over Israel took several hours, periodically landing in different areas, such as the Jordan River. The helicopter departs from the airport in Tel Aviv and arrives in Caesarea within 15 minutes. By car, the journey would have taken 40 minutes: Circling ...
Dead Sea has a depth of 1378 feet (420 meters). Its name comes from the fact that the water is so salty that no living organism can survive it. The high concentration of minerals in the water have unique healing properties; hotels and sanatoriums have been built on the shores to capitalize on this...
A local shipyard, where all the ships are built from the ground up: Brass screws are manually installed: Local fishermen spend 3 months at sea and 3 months at home: The Moroccan sea is full of anchovies: When the fishermen return, the fish are placed in crates, covered in ice and...
Agadir is a resort and port city, located almost on the same latitude as the Canary Islands. It is said that when the weather is good, the Canary Islands can be seen from a local mountain. In  Agadir city there is a local port where you can see all of the fishermen working hard:...

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