We all know the phrase “Visiting is good, but at home is better.” But an intriguing frame of a foreign film or a strikingly lively passage in a book comes across our eyes, and we are already sitting until midnight, looking at photos of the streets of foreign cities on the Internet, and imagining what life is like in those distant places.
Fortunately, nowadays you can afford to make a virtual journey without leaving home. For lovers of the exotic, we have collected photos of the most amazing streets from around the world.
A colorful bazaar in Marrakesh.
Marrakesh is an energetic city, bathed in a variety of colors. The walled medieval center of the city of Medina is full of souvenirs and fragrant treats.
Havana in the fall.
On the streets of Havana, conflicting elements fuse in true harmony. Pastels are intertwined with bright colors, and vintage cars glide along glamorous streets to sunbathing beaches, seen by conquistadors and famous writers.
This street inspired the creators of the Spirited Away cartoon.
A small mountain village in Ruifeng County, Xinbei City is known for its cobbled streets, stunning ocean views and distinctive red lanterns hanging along the streets.
Santorini - the largest of the islands of the small archipelago.
Churches with blue domes, whitewashed walls, and dazzling ocean views are in abundance presented in Santorini, where every corner is worthy of a postcard. This street of the city of Oia embodies all the flowery charm of the romantic city to which it belongs.
Cartagena is one of the most romantic cities on earth.
Forget about Paris, Cartagena - this is a city that embodies the spirit of love and romance, where colonial shopping areas and churches twined with ivy are hiding in a labyrinth of cobbled alleys.
Geisha on Niendzaka Street, Kyoto.
Kyoto, the former capital of Japan, is famous for its lush gardens and an abundance of historical temples and shrines. One of the best-preserved areas is Higashiyama, only pedestrian traffic is allowed here and many traditional Japanese ryokan hotels are located.
Blue shutters and doorways give the spirit of serenity to Alachati.
Whitewashed houses, serpentine streets and ocean views - all this makes Alacati a hidden idyllic pearl of Turkey. Everywhere on the narrow cobbled streets there are art shops and boutiques, and thanks to the blue and green shutters a feeling of peace is spread in the air.
In Umbria there is a souvenir for everyone.
Umbria, often called the green heart of Italy, is located far from the coast and borders with other countries. One will enjoy its location on a hill in the middle of lush emerald forests, others will appreciate the delicious wines.
Belize, Central America
Street Playa Asuncion.
In Belize, half-destroyed houses now and then coexist with noble colonial mansions. Take a look at Playa Asuncion Street on Kay Kolker Island.
Boats in Suzhou - a popular form of transport.
The romantic city of Suzhou is located in the southeastern part of Jiangsu Province in eastern China. Although it has undergone significant modernization, the original historical beauty has been preserved thanks to a combination of harmonious pavilions, gardens, canals and elegant pagodas.
Montmartre is translated from French as “the mountain of martyrs”.
Montmartre - the most "Parisian" district of Paris. Here on steep cobbled streets there are lively marketplaces and bright striped awnings.
Barcelona is filled with truly outstanding architecture.
If in other cities you have to visit museums for the sake of familiarizing yourself with art, in Barcelona you just have to go outside, and at every corner you will meet famous elegant and unusual creations of architecture.
Yellow sandstone Jaisalmer casts gold in the sun.
Jaisalmer knowingly earned the nickname of the "Golden City" of India. The city is built of yellow sandstone and is filled with delightful bazaars, such as on a shopping street inside the Golden Fort.
Hamilton main street.
Bermuda - one of the most expensive places in the world, but what they lack in availability, they are more than compensate for the style. Colonial buildings in pastel colors lined up along the main street interspersed with ultramodern shops.
Salvador da Bahia is the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia.
Here harmoniously mixed influence of Africa and Portugal.In Pelourinho, the famous historic center of El Salvador, your eye will be delighted by the buildings that look like jewels lined up along a stone street.