before paying. Just in case — there is '''zero tolerance toward drugs''', even the softest ones — so take extreme care. Sleep There are several of hostels in the city. One of them is Taiga-hostel (Nikitina street, 56) is a cozy place close to the center of Tomsk. It is easy to get from here to all the universities and remarkable sights. There are two beautiful and clean bedrooms — for 6 and for 4 guests — made in 'green nature' style. There are all the facilities in Taiga-hostel — fridge, microwave, wi fi, lock box, dinner delivery, breakfast etc. The price of stay in hotels is usually lower than in bigger cities, except for places like Hotel Magistrat (Lenina square) or hotel Oktyabr'skaya. The other is 8 floor hostel (Dzerzhinsky street, 56). It is a comfortable place just in the historical center of Tomsk. A common room and shared kitchen, different types of rooms including private room for 2 guests and the other 10 bed and two 4 bed rooms are all for the best of its guests. It takes about 5 minutes to get from the hostel to the bus railway station. The hostel is also located close to the Universities, entertainment centers, trade centers, banks and medical institutions. All necessary facilities are included to the price of the places. There are also plenty of decent and clean little private hotels converted from apartments throughout the city but they are hardly accessible for a foreigner who doesn't know Russian, so ask you Russian-speaking friends or colleagues — they can easily find one for you. Do not expect the hotel staff anywhere except the luxiry hotels to speak anything but Russian, and learn some key phrases before staying. Stay safe Tomsk is a pretty safe place in terms of crime, especially if you stay within the downtown, don't look too freaky and don't show off with a lot of cash. Still, there are some useful rules: You are obliged to '''carry your passport''' with you — though cases when you are actually asked for it are ''extremely'' rare. '''Don't take walks outside downtown at night''' — it is better and faster to use a taxi and watch the night city from a car. Also, try to steer clear of intoxicated people wherever you meet them. '''Don't stop private taxis on the street''' — there are plenty of reliable taxi companies in the city that can be easily called. Ask your guide or a Russian speaking friend for a phone number. '''Try not to drink on the streets''' — or at least not to show it to local policemen — they are usually quite tolerant and in most cases will just tell you to stop drinking, still there may be accidents. '''Call your Russian-speaking friends''', your country's representative or your guide immediately if you think you may be in trouble with the police or anyone else. Go next You can buy e-tickets anywhere through the Internet, and you can just pick them up in the airport before your flight, as everywhere else. Also, always '''be in the airport 2 hours before your flight'''. Call a taxi to the airport, the railway or the bus station '''the evening before''' or at least a couple of hours before the departure and agree on the time — the taxi service is extremely popular with the city's inhabitants and there are a couple of times during the day when it is difficult to get one. To get out of the country travel first to Moscow or Novosibirsk and then wherever you like. Wikipedia:Tomsk Commons:Category:Tomsk
of . In the spring time the shores of East Lake became a garden of flowers with the Mei blossoms as the king and the Cherry Blossom as the queen among the species. Another famous flower is the lotus. The lake has a long history and especially the Chu Kingdom is well represented around East Lake. At East Lake you find fascinating gardens like the Mei Blossom Garden, Forrest of the Birds, Cheery Blossom Garden and monuments from ancient times, beautiful hills and green
nature. Moreover, in the Moshan Botanic Garden there are all possible types of plum blossoms, as well as lotus flowers. *The Hubei Provincial Museum With over 200,000 valued artifacts, this is one of the leading museums in China. Especially the artefacts from the tomb of Marquis Yi (Zenghouyi), who lived in the 5th century B.C., is a world unique treasure. Bell chime of Zeng Hou Yi is a bronze instrument performed 2430 years ago in ancient China(Warring States Period ), and was discovered in Zenghou Yi Tomb in Lei Gutun, a place near Suizhou, Hubei province in 1978. The whole chime weighs 5 tons, can perfectly play sound which was heard 2430 years ago, and was considered "The Eighth Wonders of the World". *The Rock and Bonsai Museum includes a mounted platybelodon skeleton, many unique stones, a quartz crystal the size of an automobile, and an outdoor garden with miniature trees in the ''penjing'' ("Chinese Bonsai") style. *Jiqing Street ( WikiPedia:Wuhan Dmoz:Regional Asia China Hubei Wuhan commons:武汉
who are generally conservative and traditionally nonviolent. From 1964–2010, and again since 2012, the Flag of Malawi is made up of three equal horizontal stripes of black, red and green with a red rising sun superimposed in the center of the black stripe. The black stripe represented the African people, the red represented the blood of martyrs for African freedom, green represented Malawi's ever-green nature and the rising sun represented the dawn of freedom and hope for Africa. Commons:Category:Malawi WikiPedia:Malawi Dmoz:Regional Africa Malawi
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called), a village on the Asian side of the Bosporus which is famous for its lush green nature and dairy products. Polish-Turkish relations have been good since the 18th century, and the Ottoman Empire was the only major power in the world which never recognized the dissolution and partitioning of Poland between Austria (Habsburg Monarchy), Russia and Prussia, while (Istanbul) remained as the only capital city in the world to maintain a "Polish Ambassador"
kloster.jpg thumb right The ruins of the Cistercian monastery on Hovedøya, Oslo '''Hovedøya''' is one of several small islands off the coast of Oslo, Norway in the Oslofjord. The island is quite small, no more than 800 metres across in any direction, the total area is 0,4 square kilometre. It is well known for its lush and green nature, with a wide variety of trees, bushes and flowers 1920 Almost 1,000 Friends attended the All Friends’ Conference “Called to consider the nature and basis of our Peace Testimony and it application to the needs of the world today”. Over 800 are from Great Britain and the USA. Others come from Australia, Denmark, France, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Norway and South Africa. Its publication Friends and War declared that many theologians had subverted the Christian concept of love, and that true Christian practice makes “participation in war under any circumstances impossible.” Before March 2006 GoByBus was known as Säfflebussen, but when acquired by the Norwegian (Norway) bus company Nettbuss the name was changed. '''Utgård''' is a village on the island Vesterøy in Hvaler municipality, Norway. Its population (SSB (Statistics Norway) 2005) is 304. '''Berge Østenstad''' (born 15 September 1964) is a Norwegian (Norway) chess player and Norway's sixth International Grandmaster. Østenstad plays for the chess club in Asker. He appears on the official FIDE rating list as "Ostenstad, Berge". :Image:UigChessmen SelectionOfKings.jpg The '''Lewis chessmen''' (alternatively the '''Uig chessmen''') compose a complete chess set thought to date to the High Middle Ages, and most probably the 12th century. Carved principally of walrus ivory—four pieces are fashioned from whale teeth—the pieces are believed to have been made in Norway, perhaps by craftsmen in Trondheim, and to have been transported from Norway to the Hebrides, on the Isle of Lewis of which the chessmen were found in 1831, having been covered by sand in the Bay of Uig (Uig, Lewis). The total cache, comprising eight king (King (chess))s (''two pictured at left''), eight queen (queen (chess))s (''two pictured at left''), sixteen bishop (bishop (chess))s, fifteen knight (knight (chess))s, twelve rook (rook (chess))s, and nineteen pawn (pawn (chess))s, was first exhibited at the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, whence they devolved on a private antiquities collector (Collecting), who ultimately donated the collection to the Royal Museum in Edinburgh, where it resides. The kings, queens, bishops, knights (on horseback (Cavalry) carrying swords and shields) and rooks (as bellicose berserkers) are shown as human figures, generally with visage (face)s of gloom (Wiktionary:Gloom) whilst the pawns are small, tower-shaped figures perhaps intended to resemble gravestones. :Image:UigChessmen SelectionOfPieces.jpg Absalon Pederssøn Beyer was born in Aurland, in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. He received his education in Copenhagen. In 1549, he went to Wittenberg, where he studied for 2 years with Philip Melanchthon, one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation. In 1553, Beyer was appointed lecturer in theology at the Bergen Cathedral School. Between 1557 and 1564 he was also the school's head teacher or reading teacher. Beyer had a working knowledge of both the Greek (Greek language) and Latin languages. Commons:Category:Norway Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Wikipedia:Norway
Turkey and Greece, and in part because of economic hardships. There is also a small number of Polish (Poland) families organized in Polonezköy (or ''Adampol'' as it is alternatively called), a village on the Asian side of the Bosporus which is famous for its lush green nature and dairy products. Duke Adam Czartoryski wanted to create the second emigration centre here (the first one was in Paris, France). He sent his representative, Michał Czajkowski, to Turkey. Michał