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Beijing: future is today

Photo by Natalia Maiboroda

Galaxy Soho, Beijing. Photo by Natalia Maiboroda.

You don’t need a space machine to travel in time. Take Beijing metro (Line 2 or Line 6) and head to Chaoyangmen station. Just at the exit you will face the future.

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Ireland: happy FitzPatrick’s Day

 

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Jim FitzPatrick and Natalia Maiboroda

Today, when Irish people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I would like to write about Patrick. But not the one you might think of. About Jim FitzPatrick – famous Irish artist. You definitely know one of his works – the legendary poster of Che Guevara – the black and white image on the red background. Jim was the one who reproduced the picture of Cuban photographer Alberto Korda on paper. You know the rest – this particular image became a symbol of world revolution. Continue reading

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Istanbul: present and perfect

Photo by Natalia Maiboroda

Bird’s view between Europe and Asia. Photo by Natalia Maiboroda

Damn, I adore this city. It gives, what most of European towns can’t – never-ending energy that pulsing 24 hours. But also it doesn’t make you tired with its millions of inhabitants, like Asian big cities do. Istanbul has magnificent treasures from the past. But also it gives you the feeling of the present. The perfect combination.
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Lviv-addicted

LvivNormally there are 2 scenarios for spending winter holidays for Ukrainians and Russians. First is to go skiing to Alps. Second – is to escape from cold days to sunny countries. This winter I was out of the scenario, as I went to my favourite Lviv. Western Ukrainian city looks like Europe due to its architecture, but it doesn’t have any ski resorts within the town. It was warm for us, but weather has nothing to do with it – tasty local coffee made us feel hot. This is actually why I came here – to drink the tasties coffee in Ukraine. And to discover missed details, as Lviv always has something new to surprise.

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Istanbul – a trip between two continents

Istanbul was my Birthday present from my boyfriend. We had there 5 days, but this time I would like to mention only the birthday itself. We did something in Istanbul that is just impossible to do anywhere else. We made a trip from Europe to Asia in one hour and jumped in 5th century. Continue reading

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Coffee-minded Lviv

All the coffee lovers should be in Western Ukraine tomorrow, on 23.09.11. For 3 days Lviv invites for its fifth annual Coffee festival!

This UNESCO declared city is guilty in my 5 years old coffee addiction. This historical event happened in 2006, when Lviv celebrated its 750th anniversary. I came to the city to join the joy, being hopeless coffee hater. Continue reading

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