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Gozo: no light in the window

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Azure Window, Gozo. Photo: Natalia Maiboroda

Until recently a visit to Malta was not complete without a trip to Gozo. This is the second largest island in the Maltese archipelago. If to believe locals, Gozo reminds how Malta looked like 50 years ago. Indeed, it seems like time has stopped here some half a century ago. I wish the time could stop for longer to prevent the collapse of Gozo’s main attraction.

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Mont Saint Michel: against the flow

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Mont Saint Michel. Photo: Natalia Maiboroda

Here it is: gloomy, mystical and grandiose. The spear of medieval town scratches the sky. But the bottom is surrounded by water and quicksand. This is how my geographical dream looks like. It is called Mont Saint Michel. Continue reading

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Iceland: water marked.

The name of this country suggests it’s chilly and icy. But instead Iceland appeared to me as astonishing place in the middle of nowhere with absolutely fantastic colours of nature. Yes, sometimes wet. Ask ordinary islander what does he think about his country and he will definilely reply that he loves Iceland and its nature, but not weather. In summer icy face of this island melts and showers on visitors with unexpected rain sometimes, but most often with its breathtaking waterfalls. Continue reading

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Hong Kong: New Year, new life

 

This time we wanted to avoid New year craziness. So we were thinking about China, where they celebrate this holiday not on 31th of December, but later. But emotionally we were not ready yet for such an exotics. The answer came out spontaneously – Hong Kong! It is Asian enough, too modern to feel like a stranger and too English to be lost in translation. But who could think that this celebration I would never forget.
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