#Dearedoed: cities to which we return again and again

Editors Woman's Day talk about their favorite places on earth.

St. Petersburg

Christina Semina, editor of the Lifestyle column:
Kristina Semina

- I love the sea, palm trees and eternal summer. But if you choose a city in Russia, to which I am ready to return again and again, then I definitely will choose not Sevastopol and Sochi, but St. Petersburg. I first visited there when I was in school and immediately fell in love. And forever ...

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No matter how many times I come to St. Petersburg, I always discover something new in it. I think he is always different. Maybe this is due to unpredictable weather, which, by the way, doesn’t bother me at all, maybe with my personal impressions. “Northern Paradise”, “Russian Venice”, “Cultural Capital of Russia” - as soon as locals and tourists do not call St. Petersburg, but any of these definitions definitely suits him.But the most important thing is that there is a special atmosphere there: there is no fuss, like in Moscow, and thanks to the architecture and the channels, it seems that you are somewhere in Europe (and sometimes in another century), but with Russian people and culture. This is what attracts me to this city. I don’t know if I could exchange my native Moscow for St. Petersburg forever, but I’m absolutely certain that I would definitely like to live in this city for a year or two!

Paris

Nastya Obukhova, editor of the "Fashion" column:
Nastya Obukhova

- I love to travel and explore new cities and countries! True, wherever I go, I always feel a longing for Paris. I try to go to it at least once a year. Here I feel at home.

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Or rather, only in Paris I feel at home: comfortable, cozy. It is this city that gives me a feeling of happiness. Every time I return to Moscow from Paris, I get apathy and almost depression. What do I love most in Paris? Probably everyone! I just love walking around the streets, admiring the architecture, sitting in a cafe with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee, listening to French, watching Parisians, walking in the Luxembourgburg garden.At the same time, I hate being in the very center: Boulevard Osman, Opera Garnier, Louvre - there are too many tourists here, and I often just can't stand them. I like the small streets and quiet areas much more - here I can feel like a local, at least for a while. Of course, I love some of the popular attractions, despite the crowds. My favorite place is Notre Dame.

Bologna

Julia Gaponova, the publishing editor:
Julia Gaponova

“Having discovered for myself a little more than seven years ago Bologna, I forever left my heart here, as the Italians say. As soon as I got down from the plane, I realized that I had finally arrived home! It was so amazing, because I travel often and have seen a lot of things, but only here I feel absolute happiness.

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"Red Bologna", "Scholarly Bologna" - as soon as they do not call this one of the most beautiful cities in Italy! Even now you can feel the flavor of the medieval city, and this is where the oldest university in Europe is located. Locals are sure that everything in it is thought out to the smallest detail and the buildings are located in such a way that even a child will not be lost here.However, one has only to get away from noisy areas where numerous students like to gather and skip a glass or other cocktail “Aperol Syringe”, as one can find himself in narrow old alleys, where everything is saturated with an atmosphere of happiness and love, so you just want to write sonatas or ardently admit feelings to the chosen one. Piazza Maggiore, the Fountain of Neptune, the Palazzo Comunale, the Basilica of San Petronio, the Sanctuary of St. Mary - you can enjoy these sights an infinite number of times and still dream of returning here again and again.

Prague

Olga Safonova, deputy. chief editor:
Olga Safonova

- I really like Prague. Its purity, accuracy and gothic.

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In this city there is absolutely no need to chase after some places of interest - they will find you themselves, since the whole city is filled with them to capacity. Gothic cathedrals, narrow stone streets, wide unhurried river Vlatva. I love to ride the tram, sit on one of the many viewing platforms and look at the palette of reddish-brown roofs or have lunch on the outskirts of the city and listen to Czech speech. She is special and fun.I once studied Czech in a university, and many words were well remembered. The most favorite place in Prague is the St. Vitus Cathedral in the very center of the city. There are always going to an insane amount of tourists, but if you come here before nine in the morning, you can sit in the courtyard under the rays of the morning sun, look at the drain in the form of a gargoyle on the facade, and, according to legend, all evil thoughts will leave you.

Yalta

Alika Zhukova, editor of the Beauty and Health column:
Alika Zhukova

- Passion for travel was transferred to me genetically, probably, as well as the love for the most sunny city in Crimea - Yalta.

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This is my favorite city since childhood, and even though I know it far and wide, every time I discover something new. If I decided to move to live with the sea, I would choose Yalta. For its beauty and the richness of nature, the southernmost city of Crimea cannot be compared with the Cote d'Azur or Corfu Island. Every time, when I come here, I try to visit several palaces, which are in the vicinity of this city a lot, my favorite is Massandrovsky, which was built by order of Emperor Alexander III. Its architecture and history fascinate.But most of all in Yalta I like the view from the sea: you go on a yacht along the coast and look at the tall mountains, and somewhere in the distance you can see the Livadia Palace and, of course, the Swallow Nest. And how can you not love Yalta?

Vladivostok

Natalya Gabovskaya, editor of the Children column:
Natalya Gabovskaya

- Vladivostok is not like any other city. He seems to be on the edge of the earth and at the same time in the center of events. Here, something happens all the time: Ilya Lagutenko sings in the square, Adrien Brody arrives, yachts are frolicking in the sea, and in winter divers dive into the ice-free sea.

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Vladivostok is a city completely devoid of any kind of architectural logic. All because of the relief: endless fells, you dive down, climb up, and there are simply no smooth surfaces. But what kinds! You can see the sea from almost anywhere in the city. About the unique bridges - Gold and Russian - did not hear only the caveman. Cars - only right-hand drive. Seafood - what is full, that is full. In one day you can understand what a tropical summer is, a real storm and really high humidity. Here you can ride a funicular - the second one is only in Sochi.And the best thing you can do here is to take coffee with you (they make amazing coffee in Vladivostok! Don't go to “Chocolate Girl” only) and go down to the sea. And no matter where in the city you are at the same time.



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