'Into the wild': why people risk their lives to see an old bus in the forests of Alaska

In 1992, an American undergraduate donated all his money to charity and drove alone into the wilds of Alaska to start a new life, BBC said. After hitchhiking to the city of Fairbanks, 24-year-old Chris McCandless settled in an abandoned bus, where he sometimes spent the night ...

Balloon Festival and Russian Film Premiere: How to Spend a Weekend in the USA (3-5 December)

This weekend will be full of festive mood, kindness, entertainment, but also serious activities. Quickly see what we have prepared for you and plan your vacation. So, let's begin. New Yorkers are invited to the LuminoCity festival of light, to the premiere of the Russian film "Sky", as well as ...

Lollipop Parade and Balloon Festival: How to Spend a Weekend in Miami (December 3-5)

What: Coral Castle Museum When: Friday-Sunday, December 3-5 Where: Coral Castle Museum 28655 South Dixie Highway Miami, FL 33033 More: The entire stone sculpture garden was built by one person, Edward Lidskalnin. From 1923 to 1951, Ed alone and secretly ...

Born in the USSR Charity Festival and Seminar: How to Spend a Weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area (3-5 December)

What: The Library of Life Exhibition When: Friday-Sunday, December 3-5 Where: Golden Gate Park 55 Music Concourse Drive San Francisco, CA 94118 Learn more: The exhibition features just a small fraction of the Museum of Natural History's nearly 46 million copies. It is part of the vast scientific ...

Premiere of Russian film and festival of light LuminoCity: how to spend a weekend in New York (3-5 December)

What: LuminoCity Light Festival When: Friday-Sunday, December 3-5 Where: Whitney Pond Park 7 Community Drive East Manhasset, NY 11030 Learn more: Let's bring some life and light into the dark winter nights. Tall glowing sculptures will take you to an amazing new world - ...

Descanso Gardens Light Show and Christmas Tree Lighting: How to Enjoy a Weekend in Los Angeles (December 3-5)

What: Record Show When: Friday-Sunday, December 3-5 Where: Hollywood Wax Museum, 6767 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 Learn More: This is your chance to explore long-established and recently broken world records that will inspire, amaze, and perhaps puzzle. Just imagine a person ...

Russian words that are dangerous to pronounce abroad

Imagine this situation. Have you arrived somewhere in Vietnam on vacation. You walk down the street with a friend and, not hearing anything, you loudly ask again: “What?”. And suddenly you catch the fearful glances of the Vietnamese passers-by, in which you can almost read confidence - a serious fight will begin now. ...

The amazing Latkes story: why potato pancakes are eaten on Hanukkah

After lighting a Hanukkah candle, which takes a couple of seconds, what would be the logical next step? There is! Of course, there is latkes, writes CBS News. Crispy, fried and lightly onion-flavored, these deliciously filled potato pancakes are loved by everyone. Why Latkes? Simple answer…

Festivals, exhibitions, tastings: how to spend a weekend in the USA (November 26-28)

Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season in the United States. This weekend skating rinks, festivals, Chinese lanterns, vibrant shows and concerts are waiting for us. Do not miss! So, New Yorkers are already waiting at the ice rink in Rockefeller Center, in the amusement park on Long Island, as well as on ...

Wine festival and photo exhibition of Anastasia Samoilova: how to spend a weekend in Miami (November 26-28)

What: Power of Science Program When: Friday-Sunday, November 26-28 Where: Museum of Science 1101 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132 Learn more: Learn how science is pushing the boundaries of opportunity through pioneering research and discovery. From revealing the secrets of the Universe to those that are ...

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