New Year is traditionally a family holiday, and tourists often expect to visit their children “visiting a fairy tale” for the winter holidays. For those planning a trip like this, TURPROM offers instructions on a fairytale map of Russia: how to go to visit Santa Claus? Where is the Snow Maiden’s tower located? And what other New Year’s fun await parents with children in Russian open spaces?
The main New Year wizard
As you know, for almost twenty years, since 1999, the country’s main New Year wizard has been living in the city of Veliky Ustyug. The idea to settle Santa Claus in the Vologda forests was very successful. It is the efforts of this “brand” that the attendance of the region has grown to 300 thousand tourists a year, as a result, the city makes far-reaching plans – up to the reconstruction of the airport, and also plans to expand the territory of the Fatherland of Santa Claus. Continue reading
Many travelers refuse to use professional photo and video equipment while traveling in favor of smartphones. The cameras of modern phones are really capable of many things (including high-quality shooting). In addition, mobile devices, as a rule, are much lighter and more compact than video cameras or professional cameras, and free space in a suitcase has never been superfluous for a tourist.
And yet, not a single smartphone can fully replace a professional video camera or camera during a tourist trip or hike. Why? Let’s try to figure it out.
Than a professional camcorder is better than a smartphone: the point of view of an experienced traveler Continue reading
Archaeological tourism is a trip as part of expeditions of professional archaeologists and historians to conduct excavations and other scientific studies. Almost every person with normal health and ready for a week or more to live in a tent can make such a trip. As a reward, a voluntary assistant to archaeologists receives a truly unforgettable experience of touching the secrets of antiquity. In addition, you can bring home quite tangible artifacts that do not need to be handed over to the museum due to the lack of their historical value.
Archaeological tourism in Ukraine gained great popularity back in the days of the Soviet Union. In those days, the involvement of volunteers who were not professional archaeologists in the expedition was widely practiced. This was due to the lack of staff for manual labor in large areas and complex facilities. Tourists, or rather, freelance employees, in turn, were attracted by the possibility of unlimited communication with scientists, regardless of their scientific degrees and significance. Continue reading