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New York City

To travel to the United States of America was like a dream for us. Having traveled across Asia and visited China and the United Arab Emirates several times, we looked forward to going to the US, at least just for the fact that the first skyscrapers were built there. Getting visas was the most challenging thing to do for the trip, as it is rather difficult for Russian and Ukrainian citizens. In the fall, after obtaining the precious and longed-for visas, we began to plan the trip.
We spent almost a month traveling, and the first stop was naturally New York City. NYC is the biggest and most interesting city in US. We assigned a week and a half for it, which turned out to be quite enough.

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What’s up Hong Kong?

During our last visit in Hong Kong, not only did we take a lot of awesome pictures, but we also made a video which was shot a few hours before our flight to Tokyo. The venue is the very heart of Hong Kong, a skyscraper with a huge billboard.

It was a real teamwork this once. Thanks to the guys: Nikolai Zheludovich (Vimeo), Arseni Khachaturan and Lau Fat Hing Hercules. We wouldn’t have had this without them.

Guangzhou / Shanghai

After Hong Kong, we made for to Shanghai. Chose to go by land. On the way over, we decided to stay for a couple of days in Guangzhou – Hong Kong’s neighbour city. Below, there are a few words about what we could see there.

We got to Guangzhou from Hong Kong by train. Once we crossed the border between Hong Kong and China, many things changed. My first impression was that we arrived to a godforsaken provincial town. Almost all English signboards disappeared, Chinese people passing by were wearing simple, dull, wishy-washy kind of clothes. The train station we arrived to was crowded and very dirty. We were about to quest the hotel which would turn out quite a challenge.

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Cairo

Sullen faces, crowded subways, traffic jams, and bums at train stations: these are first things that come to my mind when talking about Moscow. Overpopulated city, full of life. When you get to Moscow it feels like you are dipped into a river stream, which flows you somewhere far away. I couldn’t even imagine that Moscow (and the entire Russia) after our trip to Cairo will seem like paradise.

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In this post I will tell you how you can relax in Cairo in an extraordinary way and how you can try to climb the Pyramids twice but succeed once and so one.

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Hong Kong

During the last one and a half years, we have visited Hong Kong several times. We have been to so many places and now I have to admit that Hong Kong is a place where I would like to live. A year and a half ago, after visiting Singapore, I assumed that it was the real paradise, but I was mistaking.

Hong Kong is an unbelievably beautiful city and it makes you willing to come back. People there are kind and responsive. You feel respected no matter if you are local or a foreigner. Moreover, the main thing for me is that I never get bored there. The rhythm of life is comparable to Moscow. However, unlike Moscow, Hong Kong only retained the best of it.

In this post, you can find photographs from five different trips. Here we have tried to place only the best shots.

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Shanghai Tower

Hello everybody! I want to dilute the two-month-long silence in this livejournal with my post. Several month ago Vadim and I had planned a trip along Chinese biggest cities, from Hong Kong to Shanghai. The main purpose of the journey was world’s highest construction building – Shanghai tower. Now it is under construction and so far its height is a little more than 650 meters. So now it is the world’s second high building after Burj Khalifa in UAE.

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Israel

I came back from my regular travel a few weeks ago. This time I was travelling around countries of the Middle East and also visited Nepal and India. Today I’d like to tell you about Israel. I had been there for a little less than a week, but had time to visit all the interesting regions except Palestine. Enjoy. Next entries will be about Jordan, Lebanon and Nepal.

Before the trip to Israel I had been told that roofs in there are hard to get to, security guards are armed, and there are lots of police officers in disguise and other “nice things”. But in fact everything turned out to be very easy: it’s no problem to climb to all of the 5-star hotels, and construction sites are guarded by 1-2 guards and they don’t even stay there at night.

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Berlin / Moscow

In February and May of this year we got an opportunity to work for VICE company in shooting HubFootwear.com shoe advertisement. The result of this work you can see inside of the entry.

Video: Part 1 & Part 2

A new generation of young Russian photographers have a different and unexpected way of looking at a city. In ‘Roofer’s Point of View’ we follow Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov on their exciting journey to terrifying heights, capturing the city from places people would normally avoid.

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Europa 2013

Hello everyone! Today I want to tell you the story of our month-long journey across Europe. From this post you will get to know about all the difficulties we had to face and pick up tips on unusual travel in the biggest European cities.

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Singapore

This January I was in one of the most unusual and interesting places on our planet. It is a micro-country named Singapore. It’s the unique place in which you want to live till an old age. There is no corruption, no criminals, thieves, fraudsters. In Singapore the state always remembers about you. This micro-country is a real paradise on Earth.

Singapore is a city-state, capital and republic at the same time. Area of Singapore is 714,3 square kilometers. The area is gradually increasing, due to aggradation land program, which was set in 1960s and is still functioning. The territory consists of the main island Singapore and 58 small islands which lie along its coast.

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