Automatic instead of the border guard
According to the forecasts of Australian statisticians, in the summer of 2000, during the Olympic Games in Sydney, the flow of foreign tourists to Australia will increase approximately threefold. Moreover,…

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Education in Australia - not just for Aboriginal people (part 2)
Enrolling in Australian private schools is easy - just have money, know English and get an interview. Moreover, if you show your best side during the interview, you will be…

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Passion around the kangaroo
Despite high-profile protests by wildlife advocates, the Australian government raised the quota for kangaroo shooting this year, setting it at 6.9 million animals. The Australian kangaroo meat and leather industry…

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The most beautiful pools at Accor hotels

In early 2014, the Accor group ranked the most beautiful pools in the world. From the rooftop pool to the beach pool, the choice is for every taste …

# 1 VIE Hotel Bangkok, MGallery Collection
A spa hotel located in Bangkok is a real architectural gem. Designed by architect J. Boifils, VIE Bangkok is a bold combination of art, modern design and exoticism. Due to its special atmosphere, this 5-star hotel has become a real oasis for rest and relaxation, although it is located near the city center. The hotel has been recognized as the Best Boutique Hotel, Asia’s Most Fashionable, and Best Debut …

# 2 Sofitel Moorea Ora Beach Resort
French polynesia
Moorea is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Sofitel Moorea Ora Beach Resort is set in a fabulous location. The hotel was built on a sky blue lagoon; it offers a magnificent view of the island of Tahiti. This luxurious and ultramodern hotel offers 114 bungalows standing right on the water, as well as 2 excellent restaurants for lovers of exotic cuisine.

No. 3 Grand Mercure Apartments Magnetic Island
Grand Mercure Apartments Magnetic Island is 30 meters from the mountainous Magnetic Island, accessible only by ferry. This island complex, located near the Coral Sea, offers 4 pools, one of which is located on the roof!

No. 4 Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx
Want to combine culture and relaxation? – It is possible! The Mercure Cairo The Sphinx enjoys a great location on the outskirts of Gaza and close to the Sphinx Pyramid, 35 km from Cairo International Airport. Combining convenience and comfort, this 5-star hotel offers many leisure options for travelers.

No. 5 Pullman Pattaya Hotel G
Set amidst tropical gardens, this ultramodern design hotel offers such unusual décor for guests at the Pattaya Hotel G in Thailand. The private beach of Wong Amat is designed only for hotel guests, which allows travelers to relax and unwind, and enjoy the stunning scenery.

No.6 Mercure Bangkok Siam
Mercure Bangkok Siam is located in the heart of the commercial district of Bangkok, and offers its guests excellent shopping opportunities – the largest shopping centers are located next to the hotel: MBK, Siam Center, Centralworld … The hotel has a modern and simple design, as well as a large swimming pool , which offers stunning views of the entire city.

No. 7 Muse Bangkok Langsuan, MGallery Collection
Muse Bangkok Langsuan is located within walking distance of the previous hotel and attracts guests with its refined and sophisticated atmosphere. The hotel has 25 floors and 174 rooms, its building is dominant in the area of ​​Langsuan Street. History buffs will appreciate the hotel’s beautiful interior, inspired by the Thai Golden Age.

No.8 Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach
Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach Hotel is located a 10-minute drive from the airport on a prominent sea cape that dominates the Andaman Sea with its snow-white sandy beaches. Pullman Phuket has at its disposal not only the sea and the magnificent beach, but two hotel outdoor pools, one of which is heated. Do not forget to take your swimsuit!

No.9 Hotel Novotel Barcelona City
At Novotel Barcelona City, you can enjoy Barcelona by relaxing in the beautiful surroundings of the hotel: a swimming pool on the terrace with panoramic city views, restaurants, bars … To experience the lively atmosphere of the Catalan capital, you just need to open the doors: Novotel is located on Avenida Diagonal, which is one of the main streets of the city.

No. 10 Amarterra Villas Bali Nusa Dua, MGallery Collection
Amarterra Villas Bali Nusa Dua will soon become the most fashionable hotel complex in Nusa Dua. And this is not surprising – the design of this luxurious complex was inspired by Balinese folk culture, which, combined with modern technology, allowed us to create a comfortable atmosphere in the hotel in the spirit of Balinese traditions. As a spiritual temple, the hotel was created on the principle of Three Heaths of Karan, which stands for a lifestyle filled with perfect harmony and peace of mind. The hotel complex consists of 39 villas with private pools.

Where better to relax for the New Year
More and more Russians go on New Year's holidays on a journey - in their own country or abroad. The meeting of the familiar home, family holiday outside the walls…


In the coral jungle
The coral sea, washing the northeast coast of Australia, got its name because of the abundance of coral reefs and islands. The Great Barrier Reef, stretching along the northeast coast…


By sending Sir Arthur Phillip and the first batch of convicts to explore Australia, the British government had little idea where these people were going. The only reliable information about…