понедельник, 27 октября 2008 г.

Oman holiday plans wrecked by Sultan

The Christmas holiday plans of thousands of travellers wanting to visit Oman have been wrecked after their hotel bookings were cancelled to allow the Sultanate to stage a conference.
The Gulf Co-operation Council Summit (GCC), attended by the heads of state of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, the UAE and Oman, was originally scheduled for June last year, but was postponed because of the cyclone that struck Oman. It was rescheduled for November 18-26, but on Tuesday of this week was moved to December 26-30, the peak week for travel.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l830/index.html

A monument dedicated to the group "Beatles" has been mounted in Yekaterinburg

According to the president of the Ural Beatles club Vladimir Popov, the first monument dedicated to the group "Beatles" has been mounted in Yekaterinburg. The old dream of the fans of the liverpool quartet was realised on the 18th of October on the embankment of the Iset river in the "beatles yard" at the intersection of Malysheva and Gorkaya streets. The monument, the size which is above the human height is made of the Ural cast iron.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l826/index.html

пятница, 24 октября 2008 г.

Japanese author serves up insect feast

A Japanese author behind an insect recipe book says that spiders are his favourite dish. The onset of autumn in Japan means that spiders are presently Shoichi Uchiyama's preferred insect dish, gently boiled and served on a bed of rice. The meat, he said, is soft and reminiscent of simmered soy beans. http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l825/index.html

International photo festival opens in Krasnodar

International festival of photography Photovisa opens in the capital of Kuban on Thursday 23rd of October. According to the project organizers, the event should draw public attention to the active development of the phenomenon of photography in the region and establish contact between artists, photographers and society.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l823/index.html

четверг, 23 октября 2008 г.

Horse gets head stuck in tree

Now, obviously this isn't funny, and it certainly isn't clever. This horse could have been seriously injured, maybe even dead, after getting its head stuck in a tree. But it wasn't, and it didn't, so feel free to laugh at the sight of this equine idiot struggling to free itself from a tree trunk in the town of Pullman, West Virginia, USA.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l819/index.html

Gagarin's report on space will be sold by auction

A report on the flight of the “Vostok” space shuttle on the 12th of April, 1961, written by Yuri Gagarin, will be displayed at Sotheby's auction in Moscow on October 16-19. It should be noted that this lot is a copy of the report - the only one in private hands.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l817/index.html

среда, 22 октября 2008 г.

Reviving national traditions

The VII all-Russian competition of performers in folk instruments will be held in Vladimir from the 17th to the 25th of October.
The Ministry of Culture of Russia, the Gnesinyh Russian Academy and the Vladimir Oblast Philharmonic is organizing this competition, which has already become a tradition. http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l812/index.html

Italian Kitchen

The Italian kitchen has been greatly influenced throughout the centuries by social and political changes. Significant change occurred with the discovery of the New World (Americas and Australia) which helped shape much of what is known as Italian cuisine today with the introduction of items such as potatoes, tomatoes, bell pepper and maize, which are all central parts of the cuisine but not introduced in scale until the 18th century. http://www.travelforlife.ru/p152/l154/index.html

понедельник, 20 октября 2008 г.

Cruise the high seas with Pele

Football supporters are being offered the chance to join legendary footballer Pelй on a Brazilian-themed cruise next summer, Telegraph reports. The seven-night voyage will sail from Venice on June 28 and will include parties and musical shows alongside football seminars.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l805/index.html

A camel race

Camel races were staged yesterday in Astrakhan. However, it is hardly possible to call it a race, "desert ships" - they are slow animals. The audience, however, patiently waited for the finish, but the jockeys were lucky to plait in camel's hair ... money!
Before the start, even the name of the camel was a strict secret. So that you do not bewitch it, the owner said. 50 animals take part in the race. Each jockey has his own method. A camel is fed with dry steppe, while the other with wool, monetary bill was plaited- for good luck.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l802/index.html

пятница, 17 октября 2008 г.

The Czech parliament invites everyone

By tradition, the building of both chambers of parliament of the Czech Republic on October 28 will be opened for the public. On the day of the 90th anniversary of the origination of an independent Czechoslovak state, the public can view the representation halls and other buildings of Parliament on the Maloy Storon in which laws are discussed and signed.
The Lower chamber building of the Parliament will be opened from 9:00 till 16:00, the Senate building - from 9:00 till 17:00. Last year, 1500 visitors visited these buildings. http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l798/index.html

Shoe scanners being considered at US airports

Travellers passing through airport security in the United States could soon be asked to stand on a scanner instead of having to remove their shoes.
The MagShoe scanner is already being used in Israeli airports and it is reported that the US Transportation Security Administration is assessing MagShoe’s feasibility for US airports.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l800/index.html

среда, 15 октября 2008 г.

Australian girls paint phone numbers on skin while sunbathing

Groups of young girls have been photographed in bikinis with their mobile numbers written on their backs using blue-coloured zinc sunblock. The 14 and 15-year-olds said they had travelled from Sydney’s inner suburbs to Cronulla Beach in the city’s south and Manly Beach in the north to “meet boys” and hoped the unusual tactic would encourage a few phone calls. http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l790/index.html

To Yamal - for adventures

Ecological and ethno tourism is actively developing in Yamal. Recently the Yamal District center for tourism and national community "Nohrasch" signed a cooperation agreement to receive tourists in the hunting grounds Shuryshkarsky Region.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l788/index.html

понедельник, 13 октября 2008 г.

The Kievan Rus Park will be opened in Ukraine

A new tourist site, the Kievan Rus Park, is being planned to be establish in Ukraine. The park will be built 34km from Kiev in Kopachev village of the Obuhovsky region.
According to the park developers, the main objective of this project is to enable visitors to get acquainted with the days of the ancient Kiev its history, architecture and life.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l776/index.html

A vodka museum is being opened in St. Petersburg

After a brewing museum in St.-Petersburg, there will be also ф museum of Russian vodka. The opening of the exhibition will take place on the 16th of October at the very heart of the city on Konnogvardeysky Boulevard, 4. The first time a vodka museum opened in St. Petersburg was in 2001. However, after four years it was closed - the house where it was located was used as a hotel. At that, the creators of the museum throughout the years continued to replenish the collection and sought the opportunity to present it again. A new premise was found just in front of the old one. Relocation and reconstruction have benefited the museum - a collection enriched with new exhibits and archival documents, which in details, illustrate more than the 500-year history of vodka in Russia.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l777/index.html

A vodka museum is being opened in St. Petersburg

After a brewing museum in St.-Petersburg, there will be also ф museum of Russian vodka. The opening of the exhibition will take place on the 16th of October at the very heart of the city on Konnogvardeysky Boulevard, 4. The first time a vodka museum opened in St. Petersburg was in 2001. However, after four years it was closed - the house where it was located was used as a hotel. At that, the creators of the museum throughout the years continued to replenish the collection and sought the opportunity to present it again. A new premise was found just in front of the old one. Relocation and reconstruction have benefited the museum - a collection enriched with new exhibits and archival documents, which in details, illustrate more than the 500-year history of vodka in Russia.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l777/index.html

пятница, 10 октября 2008 г.

Banksy exhibition features chicken nuggets

The British street artist, whose subversive graffiti art has been bought by the likes of Angelina Jolie and Dennis Hopper, has just opened a new installation entitled The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill.
It concentrates on the contradictory ways in which people see and use animals - for instance as food, pets, exotic beasts, and clothing. In this work, entitled Chicken Nuggets, two bite-sized ready-to-eat pieces peck at a single-serving carton of tomato ketchup, watched over by their mother hen.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l771/index.html

четверг, 9 октября 2008 г.

Bungling Italian authorities turn water into wine

A town where wine gushes from an ornate fountain in the main square is the ideal place to live for many people. But a town where it pours out of the taps and into the kitchen sink is a place not very far removed from heaven.
The dream became reality for the residents of Marino, south of Rome in the Castelli Romani chain of wine-producing towns, however.
The residents thronged the steep cobbled streets to celebrate the Sagra dell’ Uva - annual wine harvest. At the heart of the festival is the moment when the year’s newly pressed vintage spurts forth from the Fountain of the Four Moors, decorated with grapes for the occasion, to a backdrop of fireworks, dancing and - not least - drinking.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l769/index.html

An audi car rammed over a wild boar in Kaliningrad city

The driver of an Audi-100 car was injured as a result of the road accident in Kaliningrad, the cause which was a wild boar. Last night, a wild boar unexpectedly jumped out on the highways near the suburban Vasilkovo village.
"The driver of the Audi-100 tried to avoid a collision with the big animal, but he could not. As a result, the wild boar was literally flattened by the car", a press service reported.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l768/index.html

среда, 8 октября 2008 г.

In Moscow, signs, names of streets and subway stations will be duplicated in English

According to the First Deputy Mayor of the Moscow government Yuri Roslyak, in the near future, names of each city and subway stations in the capital city will be duplicated in English language. Earlier assumptions were put forward that this measure will be taken to facilitate the orientation of many tourists who will attend the next year's Eurovision. However, Yuri Roslyak noted that this action is not meant for the Eurovision, but the duplication of information panels in English is done to establish an international financial center in Moscow. According to him. this city should have the infrastructure, which will be able to be used by anyone who visits the capital city.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l763/index.html

Gallows will be constructed in the Czech town

Gallows will become the dominating structure of the Bystrzhitse-over-pernshtejnom town. To get to it, tourists have to use specially equipped scientific track.
The special commission examining the projects of the rehabilitation of the local hill took the decision. Among other options, it was suggested to divide the hill forest, build a planetarium or artificial ruins, but the commission was more attracted to constructing gallows. The city wants to get grants from the European Union for the project.

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четверг, 2 октября 2008 г.

The bottom view of Prague

The Kolektory Praha a.s. company invite you to visit Prague underground technical communication. Having chosen one of the four routes, tourists can descend many meters down under the ground and go through the underground tunnels (collectors), providing a high technical standard of living of a modern city. The guide will tell about the construction technology of the collector and the method of its engineering network.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l741/index.html

An interactive map of Moscow will help one travel virtually around the city

An interactive 3D-model of Moscow, which helps one to travel virtually around the city, has been created in the capital city, the website of the Central Administrative District of the city reported.
"The interactive model of Moscow contains an image of 156 thousand residential and non-residential buildings. With the help of this new thing, any traveller will be able to pave a virtual tour of the city, to get a picture of the part of the capital, where he is", the report said.
The developers of the interactive map executed all the buildings in compliance with the number of storeys, significant architectural details and facade finish.
http://www.travelforlife.ru/p122/l742/index.html