KaZantip, Crimea’s Uncharted Republic

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KaZantip, Crimea’s Uncharted Republic

Welcome to Kazantip Craziness in Crimea “Stand up! I need to dope right now to get my reality back!” I get up hastily and peer into the darkness, trying to see who has awakened me. All I can see is half of a face in big gaudy red glasses. “Ah, it’s not you!” Obviously, a stranger is disappointed. He turns around and leaves the cold doss-house quickly. I thought, “If me is not me, so who am I, after all?” Loud music strikes my ears trenchantly; bright electric light dazzles my tired eyes. Who am I? Where am I? But let me start at the...

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“Grand Tour” of the Balkans

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Los Angeles, April 2007 — Continental Journeys introduces the off-the-beaten-track countries of Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia, combined with Croatia, in its 13-day “Grand Tour of the Balkans” for experienced travelers seeking affordable new destinations. Tour prices of $1,859 to $1,929 per person, double occupancy, provide first-class and superior tourist-class hotels, breakfast daily, eight dinners and extensive sightseeing with an English-speaking tour escort. Eight departures from May 22 to September 18 start in...

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Smithsonian European Immersion

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Washington, DC, February 21, 2007 – Smithsonian Journeys casts new light on the Old World this year with unusual itineraries that venture beyond Europe’s urbane capitals to delve deep into the heartland of Austria, England, France, Russia and Spain. Recapture the romance of Europe’s medieval villages and bucolic landscapes; imbibe with locals at pubs and cafés; savor regional specialties prepared by outstanding chefs; and celebrate Guggenheim Bilbao’s 10th anniversary. Led by engaging study leaders who share their insights into the fine arts,...

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KaZantip, Ukraine’s Uncharted Republic 3

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Kazantip Draws the Crowds Money at Z Republic At this year’s opening, 30 thousand people visited the KaZantip. After 45 days, the total was 100 thousand. Information regularly appears in the media that a state of emergency should be placed upon the Republic. People are frightened by rumors about enteric viruses, drugs, and disorderly conduct. Nonetheless, the army of those who wish to become a citizen of the KaZantip diligently grows. During the short time I spent in the “Republic of Freedom,” I saw neither use of drugs or people making love...

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KaZantip, Ukraine’s Uncharted Republic 2

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To part 1 click here The Ins To get into “Z Republic” visitors should buy a “viZa.” The cost is $20 with a multiple viZa available for $80. There are other options. Those with a yellow suitcase or wearing orange valenki (Russian winter footwear) can get in free – or the truly uninhibited, can come through the entrance nude, with clothes in hands, gratis. Before now, I had only seen “Z Republic” in photos. Now, having passed the viZa and customs supervision (the contents of bags are checked. It is strictly forbidden to bring meals and...

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Deilmann Bargains

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Deilmann announces free airfare, 10% reduction in cruise rates on 18 select ocean voyages on luxury liner Deutschland 2006 Sailings to Indian Ocean/South Africa, Mediterranean, Norwegian Fjords, British Isles/Ireland, Baltic, Black Sea and Gala Music Cruise. NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2005 – Peter Deilmann Cruises is enticing Americans to sail its five-star MS Deutschland in 2006 with free air and 10% reductions in cabin rates on 18 Select Voyages of seven to 21 nights to the Indian Ocean and southern Africa, the Mediterranean, Norwegian...

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