Larnaca, day 1. Streets of ancient Kition

I went to Cyprus on the first flight of Donetsk-Larnaca. The airline has just opened flights on this route. Tickets cost was expected cheap: I flew to Cyprus just for 280 UAH. Then I still not knowing that it was one of the last flights in Donetsk in general.

The first flight was marked by a huge queue for registration. It is necessary to say, that the aircraft was packed to capacity. I had to fly with a friend, but she could not. But I registered her for the flight and had the free seat nearby. I was not in a hurry. I had a Priority Pass and I went the registration without a queue. An experienced pilot taxied to the runway and the aircraft flew up from the ground… and just two hours later Cyprus appeared outside the window.

The aircraft was landing at the airport of Larnaca

The aircraft was landing at the airport of Larnaca

The border is passed very quickly and without further questions. I had a Pro-visa free, issued free of charge through the Internet (how to do it yourself). I handed the paper to the border guard and literally in a minute or two I got my passport back. There was stamped the stamp of entry into the territory of the Republic of Cyprus and a visa. However, it was stamped in such a way that I remembered the border guard with a bad word for a long time. Because this nerd managed to spoil three pages of the passport for two unfortunate stamps! For 2015, this is the most arrogant border guard in this regard.

A bit of wandering around the airport, I went to the bus stop.

It is very easy to get from the airport to Larnaca by bus

It is very easy to get from the airport to Larnaca by bus

It so happened that I came to a bus stop, looking at the trail of the outgoing transport. I had to wait for half an hour until the next bus arrived. I set on the backpack and at the same time I was trying to adapt to the local weather. On the one hand, the weather was hot; on the other hand, wind blew just ripping off the cap. I removed ankle boots, jeans and jacket in the backpack. And I put on sneakers, summer camp trousers and a T-shirt with my favorite Portuguese windcheater. By this time the bus came. I gave 3.5 Euro to the driver for a ticket around the city. So I was going to the hotel…

I arrived to the promenade of Larnaca

I arrived to the promenade of Larnaca

Where was I? The bus was supposed to bring me to the hotel! No-no-no… As it turned out, the road to the hotel closed for repairs. So I drove right up to the end to wait for another bus. And then I rode up a couple of stops, put the backpack on my shoulders and went on foot to the hotel. Thanks encouraged. Then I thought about the necessary comfort in traveling.

Meanwhile, Cypriots and tourists appeared on the streets. Sometimes they chewed something very appetizing, making me hungry. After all, I ate last time in Zaporozhye – a day ago.

Well, what are you doing? So tasty!

Well, what are you doing? So tasty!

The bus in the opposite direction arrived only after 30 minutes. And for a long time wandering through the streets of Larnaca, the bus took me right to the entrance of the city. The driver pointed to one of the roads and said that the hotel was somewhere there. Well, thanks guys! It’s good that I had a point in the navigator and after half an hour I come to the hotel with a backpack on my back.

The bus took me out of town!

The bus took me out of town!

I was evil because of the repair of the road. I burst into the hotel Larco Hotel where I had booked the night. I settled quite quickly. I met a tourist from Russia in the hall, with whom I agreed to go to explore the city.

Throwing things in the room, washed and a little dressed, I took the city backpack and went down to the street. The sun shone hotter, but the proximity to the sea was felt. The wind just knocked down. We went to wander around the city through the streets of Larnaca without maps and a specific purpose.

We wandered through the streets of Larnaca, talking about life

We wandered through the streets of Larnaca, talking about life

Larnaca is the successor of the ancient city – state of Kition. According to one version, it was founded by Kition, the grandson of Noah. It changed the name several times. Then, after joining to the Kingdom of Cyprus, it was called Alykes (which means «Salt lakes»). After the capture of the Turks in 1570, it became known as Larnaca.

We quite quickly and unexpectedly went to the main attractions of the city – the Church of St. Lazarus.

The Church of St. Lazarus in Larnaca impresses with its centuries-old history

The Church of St. Lazarus in Larnaca impresses with its centuries-old history

This Christian Shrine is known all over the world. It was built in the IX century, on the place where was located the grave of Lazarus (Bishop of Kition). Many times it collapsed, suffered from fires and invasions (Arab, Crusades, etc.). However it retains its former greatness to the present day. The interior is striking in its beauty.

Go ahead… There is some kind of gymnasium or school…

The school or gymnasium

The school or gymnasium

There are no people on the streets. It is a weekday, heat and early in the morning. Cypriots are so lazy, and the weather does not want to release them into the fresh air. So it is very difficult to take photo and portraits of the Cypriots. There are more cats than people!

But there are many different inscriptions and graffiti on the walls. I don’t even know what is here and what is written?

Who will translate from Greek – what is written on the wall?

Who will translate from Greek – what is written on the wall?

We wandered into the territory of a monastery, most likely.

Looks very beautiful on the outside

Looks very beautiful on the outside

Everything is filled with flowers and trees inside. It is generally a distinctive feature in Cyprus. There are a huge amount of flowers everywhere.

All drowning in greenery and flowers inside

All drowning in greenery and flowers inside

Again, there are the Cypriots! Apparently, local schoolchildren with their teacher painted and studied something here.

Is it a lesson in the open air?

Is it a lesson in the open air?

Once again we stomped through the streets, where the eyes are looking. There are still no grocery stores, not to mention supermarkets. The feeling is that they do not eat at all here.

We continue to go where the eyes look

We continue to go where the eyes look

There is still no one on the streets. Only cars… As I wrote in a previous article, the Cypriots are too lazy. They even prefer to drive by car 100 meters than to give exercises to their feet.

Between the posts stretched wires. Of course, they are not so much and so messy like in Georgia. But it looks wildly anyway. It remains only to look around.

Sometimes you can find some kind of Church or Cathedral

Sometimes you can find some kind of Church or Cathedral

But I like small, neat and light houses, buried in greenery.

Beautiful houses in greenery

Beautiful houses in greenery

I was very interested in the unknown plant with cool bright red flowers, similar to a bottle brush. In fact, it’s the only thing that attracted attention. There are only abandoned buildings and garbage around.

And again flowers… What else to shoot in Cyprus?

And again flowers… What else to shoot in Cyprus?

There are statues of gods and goddesses from Greek mythology near houses and doors. It reminded me the statue of the Virgin in Western Ukraine.

Statues of ancient Greek goddesses decorate the houses

Statues of ancient Greek goddesses decorate the houses

But suddenly we found a supermarket. It could be identified very simply – there was much more garbage near than around. I have the feeling that there is no clean here.

The supermarket is easy to find by the mountains of garbage next to it

The supermarket is easy to find by the mountains of garbage next to it

 

Inside is a fairly wide assortment, comparable with a small Ukrainian store. I don’t know why, but I was convinced many times – the assortment in the shops of Ukraine and Russia is probably the widest in the world. You can buy everything you want there.

I bought yogurt, kefir, muffins, as always. At the same time, I took delicious oranges and pears. Paying, I managed to show my collective nature. Here, packers work at the market. They put in packages your bought products for you. You should have seen my face when someone started to pick up my products.

We bought oranges and left the store. Then we went straight to the orange tree.

Oranges grow at every step here

Oranges grow at every step here

It is very hard to see on the photo, but the tree is covered with oranges! And they were so ripe that the whole parking lot was covered with fallen oranges. I did not tear them up, but the Russian decided to take some. On the way, he tried it and said that it was bitter. I decided to believe in the word.

And again, we saw empty streets, rare transitions. They accompanied by a manual call to turn on the green light.

A traffic light in Larnaca

A traffic light in Larnaca

The transition is a rarity. The pedestrians are absent as a class. Many roads 100 meters from the tourist center are covered with grass.

Grass alludes to pedestrian traffic in these places

Grass alludes to pedestrian traffic in these places

Although, it is worth noting that if they make a crosswalk in Larnaca, then the conscience. It is particularly, when it is in the center.

It is the crosswalk!

It is the crosswalk!

Who is more attentive – noticed that driving is there left-sided. It is the consequences of a long stay under the British mandate. It is very unusual to cross the road here. You confused in which way to look. It is even more unusual to drive the car. And especially with their amazing road signs…

My selfie. The first day in Cyprus, 2014

My selfie. The first day in Cyprus, 2014

The transition men in the hat

The transition men in the hat

There was one woman – an aunt Marina – who drove me to Limassol. She was working here (from Moldova). She described Cyprus as follows: it is a big village, nothing more. In some ways she was right.

Tractor – is our everything!

Tractor – is our everything!

This picture, to be honest, I only saw in the game GTA: San Andreas. I was not observed anything like this even in our villages, which I visited in search of the rare sights.

But I know for sure who would have liked it – my mother. She’s a fan of flowers. So all these houses would be subjected to a massive photo shoot. As, however, I did.

Very soon we got lost. We determined our location on the compass, because it was outside of our map from the airport. Then we began to go back toward the hotel.

We were meeting again various temples on the way.

The Church in Larnaca

The Church in Larnaca

But not all the shrines look like that here. Apparently, because of the conflict with Turkey (as a result of the annexation of Northern Cyprus), there are a lot of abandoned mosques in the city center. Boarded up entrances and windows, a fence around and the spire of the mosque – are all that remains.

Where are there so many abandoned mosques? Or rather, why?

Where are there so many abandoned mosques? Or rather, why?

There are still ancient remnants, which history ascends to the Kition.

This «something» is discovered near the former mosque. It most likely performed a function of hours in some way, judging by the dial.

Apparently this stone served as a clock

Apparently this stone served as a clock

What’s hard – it is to go unprepared. It feels immediately. I have not studied the area before the trip. And I did not even make notes, in order to explore it after. I expected the usual holiday, which was transformed into a trip for the blog. What can I do…?

Telephone booths are powered by solar panels. It is like the lights on the promenade of Batumi.

Telephone booths are powered by solar panels here

Telephone booths are powered by solar panels here

Sometimes there are monuments. They are also surrounded by flowers and greenery on all sides.

Even the monuments at the crossroads are decorated with flowers

Even the monuments at the crossroads are decorated with flowers

Some creative individuals express themselves by exposing the results of their work directly on the wall of their own house. It is like the own exhibition.

A personal exhibition in Cyprus means its implementation on the wall of a house 😃

A personal exhibition in Cyprus means its implementation on the wall of a house 😃

There are special containers for clothes. Here you could put unnecessary clothes and shoes, which can be useful for the poor in the population.

A container «Clothing Bank»

A container «Clothing Bank»

Tiredness made itself felt, and we went slowly back to the hotel along the streets of Larnaca. I was tired very much. I did not sleep for more than a day and ate little. And how I wanted to shower by the time… This cannot be expressed in words!

The streets of the city of Larnaca (Cyprus)

The streets of the city of Larnaca (Cyprus)

At the same time we stumbled across a few old cars. This is certainly not a Museum of vintage cars, but it was difficult not to take pictures!

Old cars in Larnaca

Old cars in Larnaca

You can still see the old Cypriot registration number on cars. These cars were used from 1956 to 1990 (with an alphabetic index). They were without letters, only with numbers until 1956.

Now I'm at the hotel!

Now I’m at the hotel!

Quickly taking a shower, I fell on the bed. At the same time I wrote to several people in VK. Fatigue retreated. I ate the pears and started to fill out my travel book. Then I draw a piece of paper for tomorrow. I was going to get to Limassol by hitchhiking. I did not even know how the events would develop!

I am getting ready for hitchhiking in Cyprus

I am getting ready for hitchhiking in Cyprus

It is a foolish selfie of a sleepy face with the camera in the mirror. I began to relax, enjoying the view from the room to the swimming pool with beautiful sunbathing girls. The next day, I will pass a few dozen kilometers with a large backpack through the saline lakes. Then I will go around the airport. I will drive to Limassol where I get lost, lose my money and cap and go to a strange hotel at the outskirts… I will write about it!

 

My selfie. The first day in Cyprus, 2014

My selfie. The first day in Cyprus, 2014

Walks in Brest

That day I slept very soundly. It was preceded by a long road without sleep and good food. That is why even a place on the couch in the living room, which I got from girls, seemed a real luxury. Wrapped in a sleeping bag, I slept great and gained strength.

Waking up early in the morning, I began to collect urban backpack for the road. Throwing a bottle of water in it and the telephone which charted in the night, I went to explore the city. I took a wallet with money (you should take the money only by huge bundles in Belarus, as 10 dollars here was equal to 12 000 rubles).

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The Pidhirtsi Castle in Lviv

The Pidhirtsi Castle in the Lviv region of Ukraine – is one of those that could survive to this day and not to be completely destroyed. It is included in the so-called «Golden horseshoe of Ukraine» together with Olesko and Zolochiv castles.

It was built in the late 30-ies of the 17th century. It has experienced many historical troubles and reached our days almost in its original form. While we were resting in Lviv, we certainly went here.

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How to occupy yourself in the long trip [TOP 7 ways]

Modern methods of movement allow you to move very quickly. You can fly around the Earth for a day. But, still there are trips on trains and buses, long changes and waiting at the airport… And the flights are not always as fast as we wanted. Long-haul flights last for 18 hours!

Especially this article is useful for people who, like me, begin to feel something like a withdrawal after 20 minutes of inactivity! I don’t have enough the «dose» of information. And if you decide to sleep constantly – it is not an option. Anyway, I don’t sleep almost when going on a trip or anything else.

I decided to collect my own experience about this issue in this article, and even searched in the Internet for various interesting options that others use. And now, with great pleasure, I post it on the blog. After all, the experience of others can often seriously affect the actions of people.

Movies and TV shows

Probably, it is the most popular option in modern society. Everyone has phones, laptops or tablets. All of this can perfectly be used to play films and TV series.

The advantage of this method can be considered that almost everyone has a film or a cartoon that you want to watch, but there is simply no time in everyday life. Then the road – is a great time for that.

Don’t forget to bring a good pair of headphones with you, in this case. First, you should not disturb others, and secondly, the surrounding and noise should not disturb you (because the sound of the wheels of the train, the roar of the crowd or the sound of the aircraft engine creates a good interference). And if you are traveling together – take the «splitter» for headphones. Thus, if you go with a couple, you will be able to abstract from external stimuli and completely immerse in the atmosphere of the movie.

You can watch films and cartoons on your phone or tablet in the road

You can watch films and cartoons on your phone or tablet in the road

A major disadvantage is that devices consume unnecessary battery charge in the playback mode of media files and thus they are very quickly discharged. And it’s good, if the aircraft has a USB for charging electronics, and your device allows you to charge from it. Otherwise you have to go to the hotel and wait until it will be charged (because it is not always possible to find a wall outlet at airports, and if you can find the outlet of the desired format in a convenient location – it will be a fantastic).

By the way, there is usually an individual monitor on long-haul flights where you can watch one of hundreds of films and movies at your discretion.

Books

As for me, personally, books are definitely one of the most interesting ways to pass the time on a single trip or when a traveling companion is asleep or busy with his own affairs.

I have already written a separate article on this topic, so I don’t want to repeat myself a lot. I recommend reading: Books and reading on the journey.

As before, I carry a Kindle (an electronic book) with me on long trips, and I have a small Transcend MP330 player for the road and short trips (although you can use anyone which holds a charge more or less and has good sound quality).

Books – is a great opportunity to spend time with benefit

Books – is a great opportunity to spend time with benefit

And again, you need a good pair of headphones and an audio-splitter (if you will listen together) for MP3-pleyer. I bought some very good KOSS headphones that due to the «plasticine» plugs quickly take the shape of the auricle and create a vacuum. Unlike the vacuum headphones, they really give an amazing sound quality that is noticeable, if you listen to the music.

Well, then the case for small – to find an interesting audiobook and turn it on. The road will pass unnoticed!

Sleeping

Everything about sleeping is quite difficult and individual. Let’s say I don’t like sleeping on the road, as I have already mentioned. I feel overwhelmed and exhausted after such «sleeping». But many people like to spend the time with sleeping, and the long road with the change of time zones may leave no other choice.

Sleeping in the bus and the aircraft doesn’t leave many options. All that you can do – is spread out your seat that this is not always possible, especially in airplanes. Keep in mind it if you choose your seats in advance.

You can close your eyes with a special mask for sleeping. Many airlines and hotels give them free of charge. Don’t throw them away and take them with you on the next trip.

And of course, it should be noted about earplug for the ears. Especially, if you are traveling with noisy neighbors or small children. If there is no the earplug – you can use the headphones from the player without music or just plug your ears with cotton from your tourist first-aid box.

Be sure to get an alarm clock and warn neighbors and guides about where you go out, in order not to oversleep your station or stop.

Games

Games! Moreover, the most different of them. You can take your tablet, phone or laptop and play any computer game that only the soul desires. Fortunately, there are few problems with this now.

I rarely spend time on the road for games. But there are a couple of games on the phone like balls and logical ones for the really hopeless cases. Everything is addictive, especially when you cannot go pass any next level.

But don’t forget that computer games are a very recent invention! And earlier people used to entertain themselves somehow! If you are traveling not alone – remember childhood! How many dozens of games on paper do you know? Tank battle, sea battle, gallows, feudal lords… there are dozens! And they don’t require nothing more than a pen and piece of paper!

And have you already forgotten about the good and old games in notebooks?

And have you already forgotten about the good and old games in notebooks?

If you are a fan of logic games – don’t deny yourself the pleasure and buy hiking chess. I do not know whether the produce something like that now, but the Soviet ones can be found at any flea market or Internet auction. They weigh 80 grams, but if you and your partner have inquisitive minds, you will be pleased to have fun!

Communication

How often in the age of information technology, SMS and social media, we lack the banal communication? How often do we complain that we don’t have enough time for loved ones?

When you’re on the road with friends or loved ones, with family or children – make time for communication. Communicate, discuss common interests… The people, who fly on the same trip, are always having topics that should talk about.

Of course, this is not the best time to investigate problems or to solve important issues. But what about talking, discussing plans or dreaming? What could be better? Remember that there is never a lot of communicating with a loved one. Sometimes it seems that it is enough, but suddenly there comes a moment when you begin to regret every second that you are unable to pay a dear person.

Well, if you are alone – you can communicate in the social networks. Facebook or VK allow you to communicate well with friends. And it is easily to contact and talk with your parents or a loved one by Skype. Why not to meet, even if it’s virtually?

Study

All of us study, regardless of age. Naturally, only if you want to develop. This can be learning a language or history (including the country, where you are flying now). And if you are a student, then fate ordered to repeat what has been learned or to learn something new.

As they say, Learning is the eye of the mind. =)

As they say, Learning is the eye of the mind. =)

I’m not a particular supporter of learning languages on the road, because I am usually already too tired. But as soon as I think to enter the University, to pass External Independent Estimation (a special type of exam in Ukraine) – I think that to prepare for the seminars and learning new material is not so bad to use your free time on the aircraft or train.

Preparing for the journey

Isn’t that wonderful? Yes, I always prefer to prepare in advance. But plans can change or you missed something important at home?

You’ll need a guide, saved articles from blogs and forums or an access to the Internet. Fortunately, many airlines are not shy to provide Wi-Fi Internet on the board of their aircrafts. And, at the same time, you have Wi-Fi or regular mobile Internet (GPRS, EDGE, 3G or 4G LTE) in a train or bus stations.

I have shown the search of interesting information in a very detailed way in the article «How do I find interesting places to travel?»

Sometimes, it turns out very successfully to adjust your plans in the road and at the last moment. Or you can find out and compose a route from the station to the hotel or the desired points.

That is all that came to mind, in principle. What I faced and how I prefer to spend time on the road. I am waiting for your options and comments with pleasure.

However, don’t forget, that this is just my experience in most cases. Some people don’t like to read, and someone thinks with disgust about studying especially on the road.

Successful travel to you!

 

5 rules of life that I learned in one day

This post will be, contrary to custom, more philosophical than practical. However, there will be useful advice and some cases from life. Therefore I recommend it to read, not only to tourists, but also to any person.

I used to believe in some signs, the fact that you need to do good things… However, only travels have taught me, albeit in part, but to really weigh and assess those words.

Here are the things that I realized on April 1, 2014. It seems like a day of jokes and pranks. But I have entirely devoted it to understanding the situation that occurred the night before. I was exhausted, tired. I lost money and things. A laptop and phone are broken… In general, there was a whole set which I even do not want to list. Let me just say that I felt completely overwhelmed at night.

But it is not for nothing that they say that everything God makes is not just. These are some lessons for us. And perhaps – it is a preparation for something better. So, it will be not honest if I don’t share my thoughts with you.

This article I wrote here – on the floor of the airport, where I spent the night.

This article I wrote here – on the floor of the airport, where I spent the night.

It happens that «the day is not yours». It happens to everyone. It cannot be changed or avoided. It happens and it is all. Usually I try to fight to the last, to break through the walls. But if I feel that the day «went wrong» from the very beginning – then I prefer to stop. Just for the day.

In this situation, I sit down and do nothing. I do not even work at the computer. Most often – I just reading or watching soap operas on TV. As a rule, I usually turn on «The Simpsons», stupid Russian TV shows or senseless American comedies. You just need to accept and understand that the day is required to spend quieter water and below the grass.

You need to go to bed on this day as early as possible. No wonder they say – «In any incomprehensible situation – go to sleep», or in the folk version – «An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening». It is not simple words. Sometimes, problems that seem catastrophic and irresolvable in the evening are turned into trifles which solved easily in the morning. There is an explanation for this –the brain is rested after sleep and much more workable.

In addition, people have their own way of relieving stress. I’m not talking about the pseudo-stress relieving (alcohol, cigarettes, etc.). I’m talking about individual ways. Someone needs a hot shower, someone – a cold one. As for me, I wash my head or go to ride a bicycle. All of these really clear the brain and makes thinking much easier, more optimistic and more practical.

 

One of my ways to relax – is a bike. It allows you to banish stress and clear your head.

One of my ways to relax – is a bike. It allows you to banish stress and clear your head.

Everything that you lose will be returned to you in the amount or even more. You do not need to reproach me in global senses, telling about the plane crashes and the like. I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about smaller things.

For example, when I drove from Kutaisi to the monastery, I spent unwisely 5 lari. And on the way back, people were driven me there with totally free. So, I saved 7 lari.

Accident? Then there is another example. When I arrived in Batumi, I decided to take a taxi and spent 15 lari because of heavy rain and a missed stop. By the way, it was the first time, when the taxi driver has not agreed to bargain in Georgia. But when I arrived at the hotel, there was an unpleasant story with the room. So, I was replaced from a common room for 4 people to a separate one. It was superior with a huge double bed, so I saved extra 30 lari!

Still want more? You are welcome! I bought nice trousers before going to Cyprus. I have long dreamed of such trousers with a bunch of pockets. But they had one drawback – the button fly! I drove to the workshop and gave it away. The quality zipper and its sew cost 75 UAH there. It is despite the fact that the trousers cost 86 UAH. After half an hour, I bought the flash drive, which the seller offered me for a new camera. It costs 299 UAH on the price tag, but suddenly it turned out that its cost is 399 UAH. For those who don’t know, I will explain that such manipulation is a violation of the law of Ukraine. As a result of this confusion the flash drive was given to me for 174 UAH, like it costs in the online store.

The main thing is to learn how to connect these cases. Just sit down and think about some of your insignificant loss recently. Maybe you have already received your «compensation of losses»?

If you received the «return», about which I wrote above – it is not necessary to stop the flow of kindness. You do not need to close it. You got the extra $ 10 purely by accident? Throw this $ 2-3 into a box of aid for children with cancer, which is in every store. You do not lose anything! Remember that this money also came to you for some reason. Maybe it is for this? In order to send them in the right direction…

Or help someone who does not have enough? For example, a woman stands in a queue and loses 10 UAH. And you just received 150 UAH due to the unexpected discount at the store. What is stopping you?

I and a cat drink up the yogurt for a couple. It is the last thing that I have for two days.

I and a cat drink up the yogurt for a couple. It is the last thing that I have for two days.

The world is not without kind people. I found myself in a not very enviable position today (April, 1. 2014). I had only 7 eurocents. This is despite the fact that one travel around the city here costs € 1.5. My phone was broken, the laptop was discharged… At the same time, I needed to move on to the airport.

The realization that not all people are bad did not immediately. But as soon as you start to believe in it – they appear.

People were given me a mineral water, driven by a hitchhiker, prompted me… They smiled and waved to me… A stranger gave me € 10 for the road, and the taxi driver drove me to another city for 80 kilometers for the very € 10. At the same time, the counters of the car (which are compulsory in Cyprus) showed € 53!

No, it is really. There are even more good people. To increase them you need to multiply them. This is done simply – to make a good deal. It does not need money or extra time. Sometimes things are simple to the banality. For example, a person with special needs before you is trying to drag a stroller on the parapet, which was designed by the designer of children’s slides. Or you just need to hold the door for the woman who wants to push out the baby carriage. Or that young man, a porter, carrying the heavy boxes along the ice, will be forced to put them before opening the door. It is possible that he will tear the back. What prevents you to help him and open the door?

And the person, when somebody does something good for him, often thinks about it. And once, perhaps, he will extend a helping hand to those who also need it.

Positivity and kindness can be found everywhere. The main thing is not turn away!

Positivity and kindness can be found everywhere. The main thing is not turn away!

Money and things have an aura. Well, or whatever they have. Maybe karma? These are inanimate objects. But, anyway, it exists.

If you got the money in dishonestly way or simply problematic – it can greatly spoil the mood.

As an example – is my trip to Cyprus again. I remember it all the time because I write the article from the airport in Larnaca, from where I will fly to Donetsk. So, I have in my wallet a sum that should have covered 100% of the entire stay and the trip in Cyprus. But the person, who gave the money to me, thought about me bad in that moment and was angry. So, it maybe makes changes in the fate of the money. No, I didn’t steal them. It was enough only that, giving them, the person was offended to me. And do you know? I have not used any banknote from them yet. The story is long, but the fact remains – I am with a full wallet of money and can’t use any of those banknotes. I cannot do this. There are problems with exchangers and terminals. Forgetfulness, breaks and early closing of banks… All this happened so that I can’t use this money.

The very money that I could not use...

The very money that I could not use…

You do not need to use this money.  They can get to you by accident. For example, the cashier will miscalculate with the rest, and you will not notice. Or the bus driver will ask, whether I considered the rest or he did not give 2 UAH to anyone. And I will think about something and say – «It’s probably mine». So, do you get the money? Don’t keep them. Release… Where? See the third point. Give it to charity, for example.

Understand and realize. Their aura is already spoiled, so do not spoil your own. After all, you don’t deserve it? Then give it back.

But I don’t consider the issue if you don’t have a penny. Then, it is likely that this is helping you. As in the case of a man who gave me € 10 for the road. Then do something good, some good thing! Well, if you are a believer – don’t be lazy, go and put a candle in the Church for the person who helped you (even if you don’t know who he is!). Be sincere.

The conclusions

Yes, sometimes it hurts. Sometimes it is offensively. Sometimes, you want to howl «Why?». I have this condition every week. But every time, I realize that it was so and that otherwise it cannot be – I feel better. And the «return» comes the faster.

You know, sometimes I scream within myself. Silently, but I scream at the top of my voice. Sometimes it is so insulting. Especially in the light of the events that took place in my last month. But the realization that while I am alive, healthy, breathing and walking – everything is all right. It gives me patience.

So, I wrote such philosophical article. Of course, it is interesting for me to know your attitude to all of the above. Tell me your opinion and experience according to the points that have described by me. It will be very interesting to listen and compare.

How to choose a camera for travel

Photography has long been fashionable as a way to capture the memory of yourself or your experience, a landscape or an unusual event. Now, no one surprises the camera, although, when I took the first pictures – there was no question of any digital technologies. And what about those who traveled in the early twentieth century?

But, let’s back to the present. It does not matter where a person goes: a picnic in countryside, tours of the resort or an independent travel, he definitely takes a camera with him, in order to bring memories, to save a «piece of summer». And it’s an understandable dream.

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Lottery «Green Card 2017». Part one: how to fill out the questionnaire and win?

Despite the fact that emigration, in general, even including it in the United States, doesn’t quite fit the theme of my blog, I still decided to write a detailed article about the manual of the lottery Green Card 2016-2017-2018. As many people know, that I don’t like hucksters intermediaries.

No, I don’t mind that a competent accountant would fill out reports to the tax, but I am against the fact that some one-day companies are taken your money for a free service; moreover, they are done a disservice by lowering the chances of winning. Therefore, the idea was born to create an article about how to fill out the questionnaire for the Green Card, to win the lottery DV and to emigrate to live in the United States. It is a cherished dream of many people, so why don’t I help to implement it for my readers? With a great joy!

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The best travel movies

The best travel movies – TOP-39

For all the lovers of traveling, I have made a list of the 39 best films about traveling of different genres on this page. Therefore, if you are bored and you need to pass the time during the long winter evenings or if you travel on a train – then boldly go to this page and share it with your friends.

There are well-known films, as well as those about which you won`t find even a word in similar collections on the Internet! All these movies have a rating above 7 points according to the users of the website «Kinopoisk», which is the largest website in the Russian segment.

Тhese films are able to motivate anyone to travel by impressing an interesting plot and beautiful scenes. That`s why I strongly recommend to watch them only in HD quality and above.

It`s necessary to know that the selection is not comprehensive. I chose the films that had gained popularity among our and abroad viewers, and attracted from the first minute!

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How to get a visa to Sri Lanka independently. Instructions

I continue a unique series of articles about the independent getting visas in the different parts of the world without overpayments and unnecessary intermediaries. At the request of one of the readers, now I will show and tell you in practice how to get a visa to Sri Lanka through the Internet.

Sri Lanka – is a small island state which is located next to India. It bathed by the waters of the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. Thanks to its location in Southeast Asia, warm climate and nice beaches, it is gaining popularity among tourists. Moreover, the visa can be got very quickly and easily online on the Internet. Rather, this is another pro-visa. It is a «permission to enter» to Sri Lanka on the basis of which the border guard will put your visa.

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The Nikitsky Botanical Garden in Crimea

There is the fact that Crimea has been a constant subject of most newspapers and news sites for several years. I wanted to cast aside this silly policy, hatred and hostility. I just wanted to remember what a wonderful place it is! In order to this wonderful peninsula was associated only with positive again!

I visited Crimea twice with my parents when I was a young kid. But that impression does not become worse. I remember a lot and I like to remember those warm and sunny days. I took out all these photographs and prepared a series of reports about Crimea! And I will not tolerate any hatred and anger in the comments. I warn you at once!

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