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Rotorua - New Zealand's geothermal paradise is famous not only for it's hot springs, but for maori culture as well. One of the best places to learn about Maori lifestyle and traditions as well as whitness the power of Mother nature is Te Puia. One can spot errupting geysers and walk the beautiful Whakarewarewa geothermal valley in less than a day.
Russia is expecting lots of guests for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. A huge event which rises a lot of questions for visitors in many terms - safety, country open-mindedness and accessibility being some of the most important.
Being a holder of Russian passport and spending at least 1 month per year in St-Petersburg, my hometown, by no means am I going to give you in this post an overview of the whole Russia. But I will try to give you some insides into the mysterious "Russian soul" as well as some general tips of what you can expect when visiting this controversial country.
I believe that living for the past 10 years in Europe and traveling around the World gave me an opportunity to have a view on Russia from the outside.
If this is your first time traveling to Russia, than "A beginners guide to Russia" may be of use and interest to you.
When planning our trip to New Zealand one thing was set in stone - Hobbiton™ visit. I don't consider myself a "the Hobbit" or "Lord of the Rings" fan, but I do enjoy re-watching both trilogies. I just like the combination of a fairytale feeling and a picturesque set.
While working on the movies Peter Jackson transformed New Zealand into a huge filming stage, so no wonder that traveling around the country very often I thought "Hmm, this looks familiar" - in this part of the World Middle Earth is always nearby.
But after the movies were shot and actors went back home all the sets were removed due to copyright reasons. Only one remained and opened it's doors to the public in 2002 - the Hobbiton™ Movie Set. And more than that - you'll be lucky to see it in the same fantastic detail seen in the movies.
I'm not going to convince you whether you should visit the set or not - it's up to you to decide. But let me share with you 8 things you need to know before planning your trip to Hobbiton™ Movie Set which may help you make up your mind.
Пишу этот пост, сидя в тени деревьев во дворике студенческой столовой Хайдельберга. На улице солнце, плюс 25. Дворик забит студентами, стоит очередь в столовую - обеденный перерыв. Я - наблюдатель. Моё студенческое время закончилось уже почти 10 лет назад.