organize a dream vacation
This selection will be relevant not only for those who choose where to spend the next two weeks of vacation, but also for those who are eyeing the areas where you can spend the winter months and not go bankrupt at the same time. We have chosen countries where you will feel great even with a very modest budget.
No wonder millions of tourists from all over the world come to this country every year. Comfortable climate, low prices and entertainment for every taste make this destination very attractive in the eyes of travelers. You can go to live on quiet Islands (for example, a condo on Koh Samui will cost about 10 thousand rubles), to choose the North (Chiang Mai) or, if you like active life and nightlife, stay in Bangkok. Many people came to Thailand once, then return or even move to this country.
You will be surprised, but in this country, located in the North-West of South America, you can quite comfortably live on the average Russian salary. Of course, those who are used to noisy cities, the benefits of civilization and entertainment for every taste, there will be a little boring. But those who appreciate a normal health care system, a relatively low cost of housing, fresh food and natural beauty, will appreciate life in Ecuador.
Fortunately for many, this country, or rather, an island in the Indian ocean, located South of the Indian subcontinent, has not yet become a Mecca for travelers from around the world, so the prices are very reasonable for our tourists. And if you think about what it would be possible to survive the Russian winter, look, for example, to Colombo. This city, where you can find cheap accommodation, beautiful scenery, tropical climate and delicious food, can be an ideal option for the winter.
Who would have thought that the monthly cost of living in Lima, a city on the Pacific coast of South America, the capital of Peru, will cost only 30 thousand rubles. For this money it will be possible not only to find a cozy apartment almost in the city center, but also to choose entertainment for every taste. The kaleidoscope city of Lima, the capital of the Incas of Cusco and the mystical lines of Nazca, the temples of Machu Picchu and the bustling life of the Amazon Delta — all this can be found in Peru for a very modest budget. Continue reading
If you are thinking where you would go next time, look at Europe, or rather — to the fabulous palaces and residences, many of which operate now. Lovers of romantic (or even mystical) adventures will surely appreciate our selection of ancient European castles that really deserve attention. So, for example, visiting one of the residences is inspired in the time of Peter Tchaikovsky on the creation of the work “Swan lake”, and other palaces and even served as a film set for the filming of cult films.
Chambord castle, France (XVI century)
Chambord (FR. Château de Chambord) — perhaps one of the most recognizable castles in France, which is considered an architectural masterpiece of the Renaissance. It was built by order of Francis I, who dreams of spending more time near his beloved lady — Countess Turi, who lives nearby. According to numerous historical studies, Leonardo da Vinci himself took part in the design of this masterpiece, so the building, which has 426 rooms, 77 stairs, 282 fireplaces and 800 decorated capitals, is really worthy of attention. Enjoy the castle, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, at any time of the year, but in the autumn and winter it looks especially impressive. About 13 years ago, the castle, on the second floor of which is now a branch of the Museum of hunting and nature, has acquired the status of the state socio-commercial enterprise.
Alcázar castle, Spain (IX century)
During the years of its existence, the residence of the Spanish kings alcázar (Spanish Alcázar), located right on a rock in the historical part of the city of Segovia, managed to visit not only the Royal castle, but also the fortress, prison and even the artillery Academy. Back in 1953, the Alcazar, which was considered during the middle Ages the favorite residence of the kings of Castile, became a Museum where furniture, interiors, a collection of weapons and portraits of Spanish kings. Now it is one of the most visited places in Spain, and every tourist considers it his duty to bypass all 11 halls in the castle and climb the highest tower — the tower of Juan II.
Residence of Alhambra, Spain (XIII century)
This castle, which is a whole complex, was built about two centuries — from 1230 to 1492, during the reign of the dynasty of Narsis. The residence essentially consists of two picturesque courtyards connected by a passage and surrounded by palaces, churches, gardens and residential buildings. You can wander around the complex for a long time, which is considered a real miracle of the world, and look at the decorative elements, paintings, architectural delights and an abundance of Muslim motifs, harmoniously blended into the overall atmosphere of the grandiose building. Continue reading
Financiers argue that even if the level of your salary leaves much to be desired, you will still be able to save a small part and eventually spend a vacation in the country, which has long dreamed of. How is that possible? It’s all about proper planning and motivation, experts say. How to save money without driving yourself into a debt hole – in the material.
Do not borrow or lend
If you really want to go on vacation as soon as possible, then make it a rule to neither take nor give money in debt. In the first case, you can not return the amount on time and spoil the relationship with the person (or even get to the interest, if you initially did not discuss the opposite), and in the second case, if people can not return your money on time and start to “feed Breakfast”, you will also be left without funds and will have to rely only on themselves. But if you still intend to help, for example, friends, then, following the advice of financiers, lend exactly the amount that, in case of no return, you can easily forgive and forget (so you do not spoil relations with friends and do not get into a difficult financial situation).
“You understand, we have difficulties with finances now. We’ll pay. Sometime later»
Financiers remind that themselves (or rather, their professional services and talents) should be valued. And never agree to work just like that, in the name of a bright future. Unfortunately, many employers specifically underestimate wages or even ask to enter into their situation due to temporary financial difficulties and work in advance. They, of course, promise to pay for your work then, that’s just usually it then does not come. You do not wait for the promised money, go to a new job, and your ex-boss finds another “victim”, ready to work almost for the idea. Therefore, immediately clearly articulate their salary expectations and do not agree to work without a contract, because in words you can promise anything, and then just pretend that nothing of this with you did not agree and in General, see you for the first time in my life. Continue reading