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Saigon Flower Market before sunset

Saigon Flower Market before sunset

Ships at Saigon Flower Market at Tet Vietnam. Photo by Frank Fischbach

Saigon Flower Market before sunset – photo by German landscape photographer Frank Fischbach. These beautiful flowers will be sold for the Vietnamese New Year festival Tet. No matter what festival or a season – cool spring, hot summer, rainy autumn, or the cold winter … Saigon flower market is always crowded with buyers and sellers. When night falls it’s busy time for trucks to carry hundreds of tons of fresh flowers from France, Japan, China … to the night flower market. The people working in the night market have lost the concept of night sleeping, they work quietly at night to please the early risers with the most fresh flowers – narcissus, roses, chrysanthemums, tulips, daisies, orchids … They say Saigon has neither day nor night, just 24 hour break. This is true when we explore the night flower market in Saigon, Vietnam.
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Drokpa people in India

Drokpa people in India. ‘Before they pass away’ photo project by Jimmy Nelson

Before they pass away – photo project by Jimmy Nelson. Drokpa people in India

Drokpa people in India
Series of unique photos by Jimmy Nelson, who is working on a remarkable series “Before they pass away” in different corners of our planet. His photo projects refer to rare and endangered peoples and tribes of the world. To create a new photo, Jimmy Nelson visits the most remote places, where there are still unspoiled traditions and customs. They still wear the national costumes, perform folk songs, doing the same as their ancestors things. They look really amazing, incredibly beautiful and completely different from the inhabitants of modern cities and settlements.
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Creation of Snowman – history, meaning and tradition

Creation of Snowman. Dutch Queen Wilhelmina and Princess Juliana as snowmen in the Netherlands (1913)

Dutch Queen Wilhelmina and Princess Juliana as snowmen in the Netherlands (1913). Creation of Snowman

Creation of Snowman
In Russia, there is a good proverb “Prepare the sled in summer, and cart in winter”. Indeed, when, if not in summer to write about the most cheerful winter ritual – making snowman. Meanwhile, the tradition is very ancient. Thus, the first written mention of a snowman dates back to the 13th century. Interestingly, believe it or not, but first snowman was an evil character! That’s why many wanted him to melt. In fact, snowman represented frost, blizzard, short daylight hours, cold and other winter woes! Indeed, Snowman was the spirit of winter since ancient pagan times. Nevertheless, surrounded by a lot of prejudice, Snowman has survived. And in some areas of tsarists Russia, instead of January people used the word “snowman”! In addition, some sources also claim that the Slavs believed in living in the winter sky some nymphs who commanded snow, fog and snowstorm. And they sculpted snowmen to glorify and to honor them.
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Incredible India in Follow Me photo project

Incredible India in Follow Me photo project

Creative work by Murad Osmann and Nataly Zakharova. Incredible India in Follow Me photo project

Incredible India in Follow Me photo project

Taj Mahal, palaces of Jaipur and Udaipur, Sikhs and stunning colorful saris – yes, it is India. And today we see it through the eyes of the authors of the photo project “Follow me.” The idea of the project is simple – loving adventure a nice young couple (one of them with the skills of a talented photographer) capture wanders meeting on their way … And share the impressions and photographs of unforgettable moments on social sites, such as Instagram, for example. For the first time Russian couple Murad Osmann and Nataly Zakharovaconquered Instagram in 2013, when they created a fascinating collection of photographs, “Follow me.” Since then, they do not get tired to please the subscribers with new photos. In February, the pair traveled to India. It was there that Murad and Nataly created this brilliant series of amazing photos, in which you can see the people, the style and natural beauty of India. Take a look at this incredible country through their eyes.
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Visiting English pubs

Visiting English pubs

Visiting English pubs

This post contains useful information and tips for visiting English pubs tourists.

Getting served

The most common mistake made by tourists is to sit at table and wait for someone to take the order. You have to go to the bar counter to order your drink, pay for it there and then in cash, and take it back to a table. You must go through this routine each time you want a drink.
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Loving life Julio Iglesias

Loving life Julio Iglesias. I am happy every day, and greedy for life

I am happy every day, and greedy for life. Loving life Julio Iglesias

Loving life Julio Iglesias
If anyone had predicted young Julio Iglesias that he would become a great singer, and his name would be known in all parts of the world, he would have laughed in the face of such a person. While he loved playing football and was going to enter the professional team. But a car accident put everything upside down in his life. He spent two years in the hospital, and to develop the hands, the doctor advised him to start playing the guitar. Thus music came into his life. “The success worth hellish work, even reaching the top, never stop. And more. I would have achieved nothing if not my beloved wife. Miranda was sent to me by the Lord”, – said Julio Iglesias in the exclusive interview for the “Caravan of stories” magazine, Russia.
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Beauty does not last forever. Ornella Muti quotes

Beauty does not last forever. Ornella Muti quotes

Beauty does not last forever. Ornella Muti quotes

About herself. Ornella Muti quotes
I had a difficult period in my life, so I stayed in the village, drew and painted.
I do not drink alcohol at all. I do not like the state of intoxication, and I’ve never been drunk in my life.
To grow old is sick. To deny this is hypocrite.
I’ve always been very timid and still a very timid person.
All that I did not like in people, I tried to find in myself and get rid of it. Everything I liked, I tried to obtain.
Each of us knows what is good and what is bad for him.
I like to go in for sports – this is passion.
My real name is Francesca, so my family and friends call me.
Although I love to chat, I will not say anything superfluous.
I speak German, Italian, French, Spanish and English.
I’m sentimental, but there’s nothing wrong with that.
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