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Will a car trip to Russian Asia in winter be cheaper than holidays in Egypt?

Will a car trip to Russian Asia in winter be cheaper than holidays in Egypt?

Egypt in 4k We’ve been wondering what it would be like to drop everything and go… …in the Bieszczady Mountains or on a sunbed in places warm and sunny. And that’s how we started collecting data in one place. The trip itself can be determined by an appropriate amount, using ready-made products on the tourist …

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To Tokaj by Sarajevo

To Tokaj by Sarajevo

We’re going to Tokaj next week (to get some wine). As usual, we want to visit something interesting along the way. Our plans are: Vienna, Maribor, Zagreb, Banja Luka, Mostar, Sarajevo, Budapest, Tokaj. On the way we want to see 11 spomeniks. And all this in 10 days. Expect beautiful photos and interesting stories!

Early history of postcards

Early history of postcards

“Cards with messages had been sporadically created and posted by individuals since the beginning of postal services. The earliest known picture postcard was a hand-painted design on card, posted in Fulham in London by the writer Theodore Hook to himself in 1840, and bearing a penny black stamp.[1][2] He probably created and posted the card to himself as a practical joke …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #16 – salt/sand spreader hostages

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #16 – salt/sand spreader hostages

The 16th day of the journey was promising calmly. A 4.5 hour drive, it means 305 km to travel, maybe some lunch on the way, then we had to make it to the village of Pushkin to visit Tsarskoye Selo. We hoped that maybe we would even drive to St. Petersburg for a moment. The …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #13 – Touch the Barents Sea

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #13 – Touch the Barents Sea

Our plan was very simple: check out of the apartment, leave Murmansk and finally see the Barents Sea close up. At the beginning, we discovered that packing the car, after almost complete unpacking, does not take 10 minutes. So the plan of the day went away from the very beginning. As we checked earlier, getting …

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How to create a truly unique journey?

How to create a truly unique journey?

First step This is a topic for a separate note. But yes, the first step in journey creation process is the most difficult. Then it’s downhill. A bit like riding a bike. The mechanism After a few trips it seems to us quite simple and we tell the story of our trips in a natural …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #11 – New Year’s Eve and The Hidden City

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #11 – New Year’s Eve and The Hidden City

Daily distance: 200 km (driving in the area)Distance from home: 3322 km End of tenth day Today we had our first serious clash with cultural differences. It turned out that we were not wearing enough fur and not enough gold to eat in the best restaurant in Murmansk. The decision about our table was made …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #9 – How we almost managed to conquer the Arctic Circle

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #9 – How we almost managed to conquer the Arctic Circle

Daily distance: 624 km Distance from home: 3171 km In the second half of the day our goal was to consciously cross the Arctic Circle. We were armed with a photo from Google Maps, gps coordinates, signpost by the road pointing to the village of Polarny Krug, the off-road car and memories from Rovaniemi (Santa …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #8 – Rabocheostrovsk

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #8 – Rabocheostrovsk

Daily distance: 548 km Distance from home: 2547 km We spent the night in a cosy wooden house, without a kitchen, but there was a real Russian banya (sauna). We could warm ourselves up in the right way for the local people. Our hostess was a very nice, talkative history teacher, who wasn’t bothered by …

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