Sights of Tallinn
Over the eight centuries of its existence, Tallinn has never been in whose hands. For a fortress and a port on the Baltic Sea at different times, knightly orders, Sweden and the Russian Empire fought. As a result, the modern capital of Estonia has become a mixture of different cultures, architectural styles and traditions.
Old Tallinn is a classic example of medieval cities in Northern Europe. In the center there is a fortified fortress with thick walls, where the parliament sits, stone streets spread out from houses with gabled roofs diverge from the main square, and bell towers of ancient churches rise above the blocks.
The capital of Estonia is the main cultural center of the country. Here are the main museums, theaters, concert venues. On city streets festivals and festive processions are held throughout the year. Continue reading
For the first time, a cultural and culinary tour for American travelers was organized in Azerbaijan.
The tour was prepared by Farida Buyuran, the author of the popular blog azcookbook.com and the book “Pomegranates and Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan”, published in the USA and already awarded several international awards.
As transfers AZE.az, the tour included master classes in restaurants, visits to colorful bazaars and wine cellars, excursions to historical places and museums, workshops of artisans and others. In an interview with “Moscow-Baku” Farida Buyuran talked about how he went gastronomic tour and what impressions American travelers from Azerbaijan took with them. Continue reading
Japan is located in the western Pacific Ocean, off the coast of East Asia. The archipelago consists of 4 thousand islands. The four largest – Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku – today are connected by bridges and tunnels. The islands of Honshu and Hokkaido were connected by the world’s longest transport tunnel called Seikan, which runs along the bottom of the Sangar Strait. The Honshu and Shikoku Islands combine the three bridges, while the Honshu and Kyushu Islands are connected by two tunnels and a bridge.
In addition, Japan includes the islands of Ryukyu, Bonin and Volkano. The archipelago from the north is washed by the Sea of Okhotsk, from the east and southeast by the Pacific Ocean, from the west by the Japanese and East China Seas. In the south between the islands of Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku, the Inland Sea of Japan is located. Continue reading