My Overland travel and road trip South America, North America, Europe, Russia.

Russia, Taman Peninsula

The Taman Peninsula borders on the north with the Sea of Azov, on the west with the Strait of Kerch and on the south with the Black Sea.

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Uxmal Mexico, Pyramid of the Magician.

Uxmal is an ancient Maya city in Mexico

Uxmal considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Maya culture, along with Palenque, Chichén, and Calakmul in Mexico, Caracol and Xunantunich in Belize, and Tikal in Guatemala.

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Norte Dame de la Garde, Marseille

Norte Dame de la Garde, a Catholic basilica in Marseille, France.

Marseille’s iconic figure, Notre-Dame de la Garde or “La Bonne Mère” watches over sailors, fishermen and the entire city. Visit this place and enjoy the views from the top of the hill during your stay in Marseille. Garde Hill thus has three roles: a surveillance post, a military structure and a cult and pilgrimage site.

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Kaluga region, Spas-Demensky District Gnezdilovskaya height

Kaluga region, Gnezdilovskaya height.

In August 1943, the Siberians 22th and 65th Guards Rifle Division stormed the Gnezdilovskaya height near the station Pavlinovo, which cost the lives of 1,252 soldiers and officers.

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Russia, Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery

Russia, Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery.

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Russia, Demyansk Pocket

Russia, Demyansk Pocket.

Battle of Demyansk was part of the Soviet offensive Operation North Star that took place in Demyansk from 15 to 28 February 1943.
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RUSSIA, ARKHANGELSK REGION ROAD R1

Russia, Arkhangelsk region.

The road of regional significance R1 connects the central regions of the Arkhangelsk region in the north-western part of the Vologda region. Road length – 517 kilometers.
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Russia. City Kalyazin located on the Volga River, 190 km from Moscow.

Russia, Kalyazin.

City Kalyazin located on the Volga River, 190 km from Moscow.
In 1466 on the way to India, visited the monastery in Tver merchant Afanasy Nikitin. In XVIII-XIX centuries Kalyazin is a significant trading center, twice-yearly fairs were held.
In 1939-1940, part of the territory of the old town, including all the main historical and architectural monuments, was flooded during the construction of the Uglich hydroelectric power station.
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Russia, Smolensk region, an abandoned village Zholobova

Russia, Smolensk region.

Zholobovo village located in the south-eastern part of the Smolensk region. At 31 km north-east of Ugra, 11 km north of the R132 road Vyazma – Kaluga – Tula – Ryazan, on the banks of the river Shitovka. 26 km west of the village there is a railway station on Volosta-Pyatnica line Torzhok-Bryansk.
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Mexico El Tajin

Mexico, El Tajin.

El Tajin pre-Columbian city in the south of Mexico and is one of the largest cities in Mesoamerica era. The ruins of the city were discovered in 1785.
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Ecuador. The beach near the town of Pedernales.

Ecuador, Pedernales.

The beach near the town of Pedernales. Town Pedernales is located on the Pacific coast. The town is crossed Ecuador Pacific Highway 15, Highway 382 ends here.
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Peru, South America. Valley pyramids Tucume.

Peru, Valley pyramids Tucume.

Valley pyramids Tucume – the ancient religious center of the pre-Inca South American Indian tribes. These pyramids are called “Huaca”, the largest of them – the Huaca Larga (“Long Pyramid”), the length of which is 700m. at 280m width. and a height of 30m. They are all built of mud clay bricks.
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In August 1941, 23 Guards Rifle Division was fighting in the area of Louhi-Kestenga Karelian Front and thwart the plans of a breakthrough to the Kirov railroad.

Russia, Karelia.

In August 1941, 23 Guards Rifle Division was fighting in the area of Louhi-Kestenga Karelian Front and thwart the plans of a breakthrough to the Kirov railroad.
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Marseille Plage du Prophète

France, Marseille.

Plage du Prophète small sandy beach is located on promenade Kennedy.
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Ecuador, Cuenca. Search the road on the east side of the rain forest, an attempt to get to the road 45 Macas – Los Encuentros.

Ecuador, Cuenca.

Search the road on the east side of the rain forest, an attempt to get to the road 45 Macas – Los Encuentros.
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“Old Smolensk Road” Smolensky tract – historical road to Smolensk and Moscow regions

Russia, Smolensk region.

“Old Smolensk Road” Smolensky tract – historical road to Smolensk and Moscow regions, linked the Moscow Kremlin and the Smolensk fortress. On the site – Smolensk Kardymovo – Dorogobuzh – Vyazma the same as the P134 road, after Vyazma roads diverge, R-134 – to the north in the direction of Zubtsova, Old Smolensk – east towards Mozhaisk. Another remnant of the old Smolensk tract in the Moscow region is the highway A100 “Mozhayskoe”.
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SOUTH AMERICA, PERU. CLAY CITY CHAN CHAN.

Peru, Chan Chan.

Chimu state existed in Peru before the Inca Empire. State Chimu reached its power in the 15th century, shortly before the conquest of the Incas. The capital city of Chan Chan is located in the valley of the river Mocha.
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The town Kologriv located in the northeast of the Kostroma region, at a distance of 640 km from Moscow.

Russia, Kostroma region.

Town Kologriv located in the northeast of the Kostroma region, at a distance of 640 km from Moscow.
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Ecuador, Ingapirca

Ecuador, Ingapirca.

Ingapirca are the largest known Inca ruins in Ecuador. Ingapirca is an hour’s drive from the city of Cuenca on the road Pan American, in the province of Canar in the Andes mountains of Ecuador. The ruins are located at an altitude of 3200 meters.
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Travel Kostroma region.
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Tiwanaku is an important Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia.

Bolivia, Tiwanaku.

Tiwanaku is an important Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia.
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