Impressions of Morocco

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Once again, LenkaTraveler invites a group of traveling friends on an exotic voyage far away from home. This time the group of 19 people from N. America and Europe celebrates the New Year (2018 – 2019) in a desert camp…

Things to do in Venice

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St. Mark’s Square The breathtaking square lies in the heart of Venice and is one the most photographed attractions in the world. The square is defined by arcades on three sides and St. Mark’s church on the eastern end. During…

Priest – Photographer Exhibition

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During our recent trip to Armenia (May 2017) we visited one of the most beautiful places, I’ve ever seen. It is called Noravank Monastery (Wikipedia) and it is located in a dramatic setting, surrounded by red rocks and mountain streams. As…

A drive into the mountains

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The road to Ushguli has not improved since the last time I was driving it in 2012. A lot had changed in my world during the last 5 years, but this remote mountainous country seems to be immune to the…

A Ukrainian Supermarket

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What to look for when visiting far-away cities and countries? Just like everyone else, I like to see beautiful buildings, famous museums, towers, bridges and other landmarks. However, in order to learn about the real life, I visit a local food market. This…

A Day in the Mountains

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A small hairy face is pressed against the glass wall of our bungalow and its brown eyes are thoughtfully examining the room. Soon it is joined by a few more faces and a short but noisy monkey skirmish pronounces the…

Very Little is Illuminated

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Every family, I imagine, has a story about their distant ancestors emerging from the foggy past. Some families trace their roots to an ameba crawling out from the primordial sea, while others – to the hungry crew of Mayflower securing…