Savannaket is a small city, and its historical center is even smaller. This is especially pleasant for tourists: on an area of half a square kilometer you can find about a hundred old buildings and a lot of illustrations on the theme of the connections and mutual influence of Asian and European cultures. In a … Continue reading Savannaket. Our guide
Two artists met in the markets
There is such a people – the Hmong. They lived in the mountainous regions of China, but they were systematically forced out to neighboring countries (Laos, Thailand, Vietnam), and during the war in Laos, many were forced to flee to Thailand. The Hmong are masters of embroidery, weaving and silverwork. There is a small Hmong … Continue reading Two artists met in the markets
Phrao Valley – “Nothing amazing place” in the Thai North
Возможно, кто-то скажет, что долине Пхрао не стоило посвящать столько слов. Или наоборот, стоит начинать знакомство с севером Тая именно с таких, “не примечательных” долинок. Которые и составляют сущность здешних мест.
Secrets of the town of Pre. Part One: The Secret War
A tiny town (which does not prevent it, however, from being the capital of a small region of the same name) with the French name of Phrae, lost in the hills of northern Thailand, turned out to be full of surprises and secrets. For example, there is a museum of the Second World War. Although I have always been sure that Thailand did not participate in hostilities.
Wat Intharawat (Wat Ton Kwen). The ideal temple for europian
This is one of my favorite Thai temples. And I would say it is ideal for the perception of a European.
Wat Ubosot. The smallest temple
Since we accidentally stumbled upon it, wandering through the already semi-rural streets on the very outskirts of Chiang Mai, we call it “The smallest temple” (although sometimes we call it “The most charming”)
Help to Ukraine
Links to foundations, organizations and private volunteers who collect funds for various assistance to warring Ukraine. I know far from everything, here are the addresses I know that seem to be the most targeted.
Russian propaganda and officials gleefully announced the “disclosure of a fake” by Ukraine about a bombed-out maternity hospital. There is supposedly a lot of evidence that this is actually a production. On what facts are the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Permanent Representative to the UN and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation relying on when asserting this?
People of 1993
I thought the person in my 1993 shot was dead. 22 years later, I met him. This is how many stories related to that time were contacted.
Searching for your killer
An American journalist many years later returns to Moscow in search of the man who shot him during the battle in Ostankino in 1993