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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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Dubai

After two week-long adventures over the countries of Europe,and upon returning back to Russia, it was decided to go elsewhere, and preferably somewhere warm.
Being accompanied by Marat and Vadim, a decision was made to fly to The United Arab Emirates and its biggest city of Dubai.

The only things I knew about the UAE is that it claimed to havethe world’s tallest building, Mission Impossible 4 was filmed there, and it was home to countless amounts of skyscrapers.
The destination was set, tickets were purchased, bags werepacked – we were ready for take- off.

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