It’s 31st of December around midnight, and I’m standing on the tropical island beach in the Gulf of Thailand making a wish for the coming 2019 to be at least as awesome as the passing year. After having stayed in Thailand slightly more than a month, I can’t stop sending thanks to the destiny for being able to experience the island life. But living in a paradise comes at a price. Not a high one, as it turned out.
According to studies, drinking red wine is good for your health. Moderate consumption of red wine, especially during meals, (one-two glasses a day, not more!) with its high content of antioxidants (polyphenols and melatonin) has beneficial effects on almost the entire human body and reduces the risk of many diseases.
When I think about what a geisha does for a living, what comes to my mind is a Japanese equivalent of an esteemed performer who is talented in multiple arts, is extremely expensive to hire and, occasionally, might have a patron.
As 2018 comes to a close, let’s celebrate another year of reading. Here goes my take on the best non-fiction of 2018.
We went on a 4-hour jeep safari in Chitwan National Park in Nepal. Read how it’s organized, what to expect from it, and what to take with you.
When I told people I’m planning a 9-month trip to Asia, their typical question was ‘Where will you get the money?’ My idea here is to show that you don’t need crazy amounts of savings to travel the world (or at least, South Asia). Read how we spent less than $500 per person during the month of traveling in India and Nepal as well as how to save money on things.
9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air. No matter where you travel, you will probably witness Air Quality Index hitting hazardous levels once in a while. Learn how a facepiece respirator can protect you against pollution and how to choose one.
Delhi remains one of the most polluted capitals in the world. Learn what causes pollution in the city, and how to protect yourself from its harmful impact during your stay.
An estimated 95% of new HIV infections occur among the marginalized groups of the society. Learn how stigma towards key populations may lead to the further spread of HIV and why the change of attitude should be a top priority in eradicating the virus.
Your pocket guide to Lviv, Ukraine. Find out the best tips on things to do, places to eat, bars to drink, and clubs to party. Impress locals with your knowledge of history and Survival Ukrainian.