Russia – One of the richest cultures?

Russia is, without a doubt, one of world’s richest cultures. Public perception sees the country as a very cold territory, with heavy drinkers and a freezing, empty Siberia. The beauty of its women is never contested, as many models on the catwalk have a Russian surname. Vilified in movies, Russians may also appear violent, short-tempered and uncivilized. However, these are just prejudices. A prejudice that seems to be true is national pride. Russians are indeed proud of their country and won’t accept others to badmouth it. They can be very…

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Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo Review

The Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo is breathtaking. Located on the world famous Place du Casino, this 257-room luxurious hotel is a must visit even if you can’t afford it. At least take a stroll through the hotel. Situated right along the beautiful French Riviera coast, the Hotel de Paris is host to celebrities and dignitaries who appreciate the high end spa treatment, the private designer pool and direct access to the beach. Wows and Woes This hotel was once a palace, and you will be treated as royalty…

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Angola – Oil Reserves, Desert and Great Landscapes

 Angola is a Southern African country renowned for its oil reserves, its desert, diamonds and amazing landscapes. The giant sable antelope, an endangered species, lives in the Angolan forests. Much of Angola’s nature remains unaltered by humans since the war of independence (Angola was a Portuguese colony) and the Civil War slowed the evolution of the country. Due to its history, Angolan culture is an interesting mix of European civilization and Bantu cultural heritage. Angolans are famous for being highly superstitious. Impoverished due to colonialism and war (although it experiences…

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