Azerbaijan is a vibrant and colorful country where European and Asian cultures are closely intertwined. This is a modern prosperous state, carefully preserving its values and history. Hundreds of historical sights are located throughout the country: fortresses and palaces, ancient cities and mosques, preserved from the times of powerful Persia. Azerbaijani resorts on the coast of the Caspian Sea are excellent health resorts where you can improve your health, fully relax and sunbathe on the well-maintained beaches. Fans of picturesque landscapes are attracted to the country by the natural beauty of Azerbaijan. Here, the peaks of the Greater and Lesser Caucasus Ranges pierce the sky, in the Gobustan Reserve mud volcanoes beat from the ground, Lake Geigel sparkles with a smooth surface. In Azerbaijan, 9 out of 11 climatic zones of the planet are represented – from the subtropics, where banana palms grow, to alpine zones with Continue reading
Istanbul is the heart of Turkey, the most important cultural, industrial and commercial center of the country. This is the only city on the planet located simultaneously on 2 continents – in Europe and Asia. Washed by the waters of the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara, Istanbul is a major port. The Bosphorus connects the Black and Mediterranean Seas, a large number of ships pass through it, so there is always heavy traffic in the harbor.
The picturesque Golden Horn Bay divides the European half of Istanbul into 2 parts: Eminenyu (Old City) and Beyoglu (New City).
On the peninsula in the southern part of the bay lies the Old Town. Ancient architecture was preserved there, creating the illusion of presence in past centuries.
The new city was built north of the entrance to the bay. It includes the harbor area of Karakoy, as well as the Continue reading
Samui is an island located in the province of Surat Thani on the east coast of Thailand, and one of the most popular resorts. Its area is only 228.7 km2. However, Samui is the second largest island in the Kingdom of Siam after Phuket. Snow-white beaches, the azure sea, coral reefs with bizarre inhabitants, plantations of slender coconut palms have made it a desirable vacation spot among the inhabitants of northern latitudes, not spoiled by the warm sun.
The development of the resort began relatively recently, the first backpackers arrived on the island in the mid-1990s and were immediately fascinated by its unspoiled beauty. Despite the fact that the development of the region is proceeding quite rapidly, on the adjacent islands you can still feel like a hermit far from the civilized world.
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