The word “glamping” in the spring of wanders on the Internet. Glamorous camping is a new trend in tourism, comfort combined with romance.
If the word is foreign, then the phenomenon is described in the framework of the Varangian theory. Supposedly so loved to relax the British colonists: put in the middle of the native local color tents with all European amenities and received exotic and comfort in one bottle. Then the Americans went on Safari to Africa with their own facilities. And then all this appeared in Russia.
In fact, glamping is our native, post-Soviet phenomenon. It is a natural consequence and a hybrid of romance of the 60s and lawlessness of the 90s.
The story of glamorous tents
In the 60-80-ies of the last century, the Soviet people rested mainly in the campaign in tents or at the grandmother in the village. Trade Union vouchers are not considered — it was a one-time success, not a way of life.
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And in the 90s suddenly opened the border, the people saw instead of trade Union resorts luxury hotels and decided that he was worthy. But for 20 years, the public is partly fed up, partly came under the distribution of the crisis and sanctions — and romance again became fashionable. All I wanted to grandma in the village or camping with a tent. And if the problem of combining “grandmother” with a five-star hotel partly solved cottage villages and eco-hotels, the tents came lining. On the one hand, I want romance. On the other — romance without a toilet, hot water and WiFi is not everyone under force. And here there is glamping — the same tents in the deep forest, but with warm floors, charging for the phone and a platform under the grill (because the current legislation and safety rules do not allow to make fires directly in the forest). Continue reading
We present five cities where you should go shopping in the summer.
What could be better than shopping? That’s right, only shopping during sales. At this time, even the most expensive brands reduce prices by 50-70%.
When: from mid-July to mid-September
Milan is not in vain considered the world center of fashion. There are demonstrations of new collections all year round, and local Fashion Weeks have long been competing with Parisian ones. The main center of attraction of shopaholics — the area of the Golden quadrangle, formed by the streets of Via Montenegro, Via Spiga, Corso Vittorio Emmanuele. This should take lovers of luxury brands here can be found the boutiques of Armani, Chanel, Hermes. Almost all brands, except Louis Vuitton, in the season of summer sales reduce prices by 40-60%.
However, in Milan you can find clothes mass market, from Zara to H&M. it is Worth a close look at the signs on the Windows: the inscription “Liquidazioni” means a major sale with low prices, “Sconti” — just discounts.
And the most zealous shopaholics take a look at Saravillo village located 50 minutes drive from Milan on the way to Genoa. Here is one of the world’s best outlets Serravalle Designer Outlet. There are more than 150 stores of luxury brands and affordable brands, and discounts all year round reach 70%.
Hotel: B&B Hotel Milano Sant’ambrogio in the city center — from 5 200 rubles per day
B&B Hotel Milano Sant’ambrogio
Flight Moscow-Milan-Moscow — from 20 000 rubles Continue reading
Sometimes it seems that the closer we are to the solution, the more complex puzzles we toss nature. And often the best minds of mankind fight over the solution of this or that question, but they can not explain the mysterious phenomena occurring in different parts of the world. We have collected the most strange and unusual phenomena that have driven to a standstill more than one generation of scientists.
Giant stone heads
Moai, or the idols of Easter island, are giant stone heads that appeared out of nowhere and it is not clear for what purpose they were used. Just on the island in the South Pacific ocean, owned by Chile, is 997 statues with a height of five to seven meters. And some of them are scattered in a chaotic manner, and others are built in orderly rows. There is a hypothesis that the ancient inhabitants of the island thus honored the memory of dead ancestors, but these assumptions have not been confirmed.
The Nazca Lines
The Nazca lines, which are not just doodles, but real works of art, are drawn on the sand in Peru by ancient people, but no one knows why it was done. On the Peruvian plains there are geometric shapes and images of animals, people or plants. Rare style, reminiscent of something cosmic and alien. Archaeologists have suggested that these lines, the so-called geoglyphs, were part of the astronomical calendar, but then denied his version.
Stones in the Valley of Death, which slide on the ground under the influence of a mysterious force, also attract the attention of scientists from around the world. All this action takes place in the area of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley, California and continues all the time, yet no one sees. Geologists have tried to trace 30 stones weighing up to 25 kilograms and found that 28 of them in seven years have moved more than 200 meters. They were also able to calculate the speed of the stones and the time of year when the stones moved more actively. It turned out that they mostly moved in the winter and the speed of such movement was about 1 meter per second. Continue reading