Собирался я в те края несколько лет, но всё не складывалось. Год назад вместо Индокитая уехал в Индию, например.
Индокитай - это полуостров, на нём есть страны: Таиланд, Мьянма
(Бирма), Лаос, Камбоджа, Вьетнам. Привлекал он тем, что невелик, в нём
несколько стран, в которые можно попасть или без визы или с визой на
въезде. Разумеется, местный колорит: кухня, язык, буддизм, тепло,
Из необычного для себя могу отметить то, что ездил расслабленно,
крайне расслаблено: компания захотела на пляж - можно пляж. Рынок? Можно
и рынок (это уже с изрядным душевным скрипом). Я даже не доехал ни до
Мьянмы, ни до Вьетнама. Можно было, конечно, рвануть к границе, провести
ещё пару дней в переездах. Но было лень, и лень была прекрасной. К тому
же, в Мьянме и Лаосе делать нечего (кроме того, Лаос - перевалочный
пункт для опиума, что делает его опасным). Вьетнам интересен, но крайне долго пришлось бы тащиться через Камбоджу: лишний день-другой провести в автобусе было как-то очень лень.
So, that's happen: I've got enough time and patience just to all my photos and travel notes there, in my sweet home blog.
There is two pieces of bad news: one is for me, the other is yours, folks:
- After I came there today I found more than 400 spam messages ready to be killed. Great, there just a time to prepare some sophisticated spam filter.
- My blog is mostly visited by Russian people and I made my travel notices in Russian. So, everything below is in Russian. Have some fun. :)
Поездка в Индию: Мумбаи, Муруд, Колхапур, Панаджи, Калангут, Хампи, Биджапур
Итак, я хотел сказать, что поездку в Индию пора бы завершить в её последней ипостаси: пора черкнуть пару строк и выложить пару фотографий. Добро пожаловать под ссылку.
I would like to say some words about Vilnius city where I spent some pleasure days during Harlem'2011 swing festival. Holy smokes, the festival was great and overcrowded. We found that Russian dancers were not used to dance in the real crowd, so there is something to investigate: others danced well and peacefully.
The bad news is that my camera broken in the beginning of my trip, so I rather speak about the city than show you photos. The good news is that I had more time for walking and looking around.
First of all, the city is fairly small, calm and nice. There are few people living (10 times less than in Saint Petersburg, for example). Many flowers, many nice courtyards (but you can be sent away by angry residents).
The other is its food. Mostly, it is much cheaper that in Saint Petersburg. For example, a main meal can cost 10€. It seems that food is tasty. Especially, I would recommend the vegetarian White Elephant (41 Vilniaus gatvė ). It has its own court, good beer, nice interior and many dishes.
You can travel around by foot, the Old City is not very big. There are small streets, museums (be aware: mostly closed in Mondays), churches. By the way, I would like to recommend their basilica of Saint Paul & Peter (1 Antakalnio gatvė). This basilica is a bit distant, but its interior is just awesome. The funny point: there are heads of elephants amongst moulding. Yes, heads of elephants (I am not sure they are mentioned in Bible, but they look lively).
The bad point about Vilnius is this Russophobia. It is great, it is huge, it is crazy and full of sick fantasy. They even have the museum of genocide (yes, they mean the genocide of Lithuanians). I hope, they will finish this strange practice someday.
I returned from Morocco 2 weeks ago, it was a 2 month journey. The idea was to avoid all that disadvantages of ordinary 2 week vacancies with rushing through cities, planning trip in advance, etc. Everybody knows what I am talking about.
The 2 month journey is a very different life: I lived with my friends in Marrakesh, sometimes going to countryside, to other cities. Being calm and having fun. So, I was to Sahara, to the Atlas Mountains, to Marrakesh, Casablanca, El Ouatia, Tan-Tan, Laayoune, Tarfaya, Taroudant.
Eventually, I made the separate site about this trip with sections related to the journey:
Photos made in Morocco: cities, people, nature.
I made some travel notes about people, their habits, worth places to visit. Hope, it can be useful for other visitors.
Hej, folks :)
There was a time to conclude that this trip to Herrang passed a month ago. And all these photos long to be shown anywhere. So, tro-lo-lo!
In short terms, HDC is the place where people dances swing, balboa, has a fun to be happy or whatever. The life here is as full of all that jokes, events, small odds as it can ever be. It is quite an issue trying to explain it in selected photos (and it is the holy war with my self-conceit not to pour all my photos here).
Nevertheless, let me try. There are photos inside the post:
I was happy to escape from the cold springtime of Saint Petersburg (in Russia, of course) to see the Sunshine State of USA.
It was an excellent way to open the swimming season, too (instead of
the traditional plunging in our cold lakes in early May:). I talked
with many people, satisfied my dream to drive in the country of roads,
By the way, as for the hitchhiking, there were many legends about
USA that I trusted and that was crashed by the reality. And, of course,
I saw the only state of many.
I took a small car for rent, and drove around Florida in a week. I
slept in different campgrounds booked in advance (KOA is great).
Sleeping in your own tent is quite cheap and similar to separate
buildings in comfort. What I was surprised in campgrounds, nobody uses
tents instead of me :).
So, thanks to all that friendly people, to that hot sun. I got an excellent trip:
Orlando - Melbourne - Titusville - Palm Beach - Pahokee - Cyprus
National Park - Fort Myers - Naples - Venice - Saint Petersburg (in
USA) - Orlando.