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Glamping is a romantic trend

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

Beach etiquette: rules of behavior on vacation

There is office etiquette, rules of conduct at the table and even the rules of phone calls! Passion.ru introduces you to etiquette on the beach. Enjoy your health!
Late summer. Deckchair. Family beach expensive hotel and Spa. Dozing off under the giant brim of my hat while the kids have fun with the animators. And suddenly: “Pis-piss, come on, daughter, pee in the stones, no one is looking”… And I immediately moved to Anapa. Mid 80’s, city beach. But even then, all my insides protested against non-compliance with basic standards of behavior on the beach, regardless of whether you are a baby or a lady in the “last attack of youth.”

Is there no beach etiquette? Judging by the fact that from year to year people change clothes, covered with a towel, extinguish cigarette butts in the sand and walk along the promenade in shorts and bras(Oh, Yes, sorry, swimwear), it has not come up?! Nothing of the kind, it exists — I am happy to share with readers Passion.ru these simple rules. Especially since many are just planning their vacation.

On the beach and by the pool
Even if the area of your beach is more like a cat’s rookery, and looking at the crowd of people, you remember the footage from the movie “Be my husband”, it is still necessary to adhere to certain rules of etiquette. They, by the way, very much depend on what type of beach you have a rest. The beaches are family-run or shared, and the beaches were Topless (where the girls can sunbathe without the top accessories, swimsuit), nudist (here supposed to be without clothes) and separate for men and women. Depending on the type of beach depends on your “dress code”.

For your psychological comfort and the benefit of others it is recommended for a couple of weeks before the holiday a little “Browning”, weeding a couple of beds or go to the Solarium and, of course, to do hair removal. Including bikini area, so as not to drive in the paint of others.
Coming to the beach with a full marathon is not fashionable. Maximum — waterproof mascara and sunscreen. Continue reading

What not to do on the plane and ground transport during the trip

While you are in transport, your main task — to get to your destination safe and sound. And the responsibility for your well-being and health are not only the pilot, guides and driver, but you yourself. We have collected 15 “no” to be considered during the trip.
In the plane
Ignore flight attendants ‘ instructions

If you are asked to raise the curtain of the window, turn on the mode “in the plane”, raise the back of the chair and remove the headphones, then do not consider that you belong to the caste of the elite, who can miss these requirements. They are made for your safety. Most unforeseen situations occur on takeoff and landing, which means that at this point you should be awake and hear the instructions of flight attendants. And, of course, keep in mind that the music creates a load on the eardrums, and games when climbing or lowering become the cause of dizziness and nausea.

To create situations of conflict

In a confined space, and even at an altitude of 10 thousand meters, many people experience anxiety, so react more acutely to any stimuli and behave strangely. In order not to replenish their number and not to Wake the slumbering dragon in the neighbor, do not drink alcohol before the flight (alcohol acts on the body differently when you fly), do not stamp your foot in time with the music (your neighbors are irritated by the vibration of the seats), do not call the stewardess for trifles (she is responsible for safety, and does not serve passengers), do not make comments to the parents of crying children (they are also tired of screaming). Continue reading

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