Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people, and absolutely nothing to a lot more people. If, however, you happen to live in the Christian (or post-Christian) world and haven’t yet hermetically sealed yourself off from the known universe, then it is about to come crashing down around you like a North Korean nuclear test.

Youth today is raised in a society that teaches us to study hard so that we can find a good job and work hard so that we can live well. Most people go through this stressful cycle day by day – but not everyone agrees that this is what life should be like.

The Paradise Islands near Africa, with French title and the English capital. Prior to that, until 1770, only some unusual animals and birds lived here.

Far, far away, hidden amidst the jungles of Asia, is the Kingdom of Cambodia. Its ancient civilization developed on the banks of the legendary Mekong and long evaded the European pioneers. Despite its sad history, the Kingdom today greets its visitors with a hundred children's smiles.

If the Indian Ocean were a woman, then she adorns her neck with the most beautiful necklace – the Maldive Islands.

We arrived in Estonia to find that the Baltic coast was completely frozen. You could walk safely on the ice, if you managed to find a way to escape the dank wind.

Called “black earth” or “Kemet,” Egypt is the birthplace of perhaps the most majestic and at the same time mysterious events in the history of mankind.


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