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"Aeroflot" will fly more often from Moscow to Ufa

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Aeroflot intends to increase the frequency of flights from Moscow to Ufa in the summer season. Instead of the current three from March 31 will be carried out four flights a day, according to the correspondent. .

To the current flights will be added one more evening from Moscow and the morning from Ufa. Departure of a new flight from Moscow (Sheremetyevo airport) at 22:20, arrival in Ufa at 2:20. Return flight at 9:30, arrival – at 9:40.

Other flights in the new schedule depart from Moscow at 1:20, 7:40 and 15:55 (arrival in Ufa at 5:15, 11:35 and 19:50). Return flights at 6:05, 12:30 and 20:40 (arrival at 6:15, 12:35 and 20:50).

"Aeroflot" uses on this line mainly Airbus A320 and Airbus A319, however on the new flight it is planned less capacious SuperJet100. The minimum tariff including fees is now 4191 rubles to one side and 8341 rubles back and forth.

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The hotel in the form of sewer pipes will appear in Germany

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The first Das Park Hotel was opened in Austria. It is located near Linz. The hotel is a large sewer pipes, each of which is a hotel room. Inside there is a bed and a lamp. The cost of living is at the discretion of the guest. In the new season, this hotel will open in the German city of Bottrop-Ebel, which is one of the districts of the northern part of the huge Essen agglomeration.

The diameter of each pipe is about 2 meters, weight – 9.5 tons. Inside there is a double bed, linen sets, extra blankets and a night light. On the one hand, the pipe is closed by a door with a combination lock, on the other – a wall with an original painting by artist Thomas Latzel-Ochoa. Through a small window in the ceiling, daylight penetrates into the room. As the author of the project Andreas Strauss notes, the rooms are equipped with good noise isolation.

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The bus between Jurmala and the airport of Riga is started

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In June, a new bus route opened, connecting Jurmala with the international airport "Riga". The first bus to Jurmala departs at 10.00, the last one at 24.00. The stop at the airport is next to the main building, near the arrival terminal No. 1, where the final stop of minibus airBaltic Express is located.

In Jurmala, the bus stops at eight stops, including the hotel Lielupe, the sanatorium Belorusija, the railway stations Dubulti and Majori. corr. .

From the final stop at the corner of Konkordijas and Jūras streets in Jurmala, the first bus to the airport departs at 09.00, the last one at 23.00. The price of one way ticket is 2 lats (107 rubles).

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In South Africa, it's better to live by the sea

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The main factor determining the state of the real estate market in such a country attractive to immigrants, like the Republic of South Africa, is still, alas, the level of crime. And one of the most disadvantaged cities in this respect today is the country's largest city, the industrial and financial center – Johannesburg, where white and "color" law-abiding citizens are gradually moving to the sea.

Every time when police on the outskirts of Johannesburg register another hacking, robbery or shooting at the windows, it is safe to say that the next day from the friends, relatives of the victims and their neighbors, real estate firms will receive applications for sale. To be fair, we note that the crime situation in the city is not always the same and the danger hangs only on the owners New city ticket for the guests of Tallinn. their own houses in such areas as Linksfield, Highlands North, Waverley and Orchards. The uncertainty of the townsfolk in their own tomorrow for the last year and a half has led to a drop in prices for residential houses in these neighborhoods by more than 25 percent. The cost of the area in townhouses for the same period decreased at a lower rate – "only" by 15 percent.

In the opinion of real estate professionals, low prices now more than ever favor monetary investment: agents are very hopeful that the recent appointments of new senior police officials will help to curb crime and give investors optimism. However, the buyers themselves apparently still think differently: despite clearly dumping prices, they do not show any interest to some objects for several months. Moreover, since the end of last year, there has been an increase in the "emigration" from Johannesburg to permanent residents of Jewish nationality, many of whom are high-class professionals and occupy prestigious positions in local firms and corporations.

But do not be scared: the residents of the "safe" areas of the city feel great. In the districts of Berea, Yeoville and Kew, there is an influx of "colored", that is, indigenous, population, whose share among home buyers has already increased to 40 percent. But it is characteristic that all this is more or less wealthy people: the average price of an apartment here ranges from 50,000 South African rand (R) to R120,000, and on detached houses reaches R260,000 ($ 1 is 4.5 South African rand).

Investors working in the apartment market also benefit from the situation, even in areas that are not very prosperous from a criminal point of view. So, a three-room apartment in Waverley is now estimated – and sold – for RR150.000-200.000.

In the port of Cape Town (the second largest city), the secondary market for residential buildings, especially expensive ones, on the contrary, is on the rise. In prestigious areas, houses have risen by 30% over the past year (the average for the country is only 3%), and according to experts, such high rates are still being maintained.

In the most popular suburb of Hout Bay, new houses are being redeveloped at the stage of construction for RR280.000-300.000. Located a half an hour's drive from the center along the coastal road, the low-rise residential area is attractive due to its geographical location (near the sea and mountains) and a wealth of choice of accommodation for all categories of buyers. The fastest way is finding owners expensive houses: houses that cost RR450.000-500.000 a year ago, now instantly "go" for R600.000.

As for the apartments, the residents of Cape Town clearly prefer the new buildings – housing, more modern in terms of design and guaranteeing greater security.The difference in price between similar in area and location of new and old apartments sometimes reaches 20 percent. So, the living space of just 50 square meters in the Berglvleit area is sold for R120.000, while the 80-meter, but "second-hand" apartment costs R5.000 cheaper. Interest in small-scale "second-hand" housing is shown mainly by students (R70.000 for one-room and R90.000 for a two-room apartment in the Rondebosch area). However, even in this segment of the market prices are growing, albeit at a slower pace.

Experts predict that in the near future it will be profitable for large investors to invest in long-term projects, that is, in "profitable houses", and not just in construction for the purpose of selling. The average rental rates in Cape Town are now approximately R800, R1.100 and R1.500 for two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments, respectively. The activity of tenants is universally supported by the fact that for most of them to take out a loan to buy their own homes do not allow high interest rates for "long" money. Even in the capital – Pretoria, where prices for rented dwellings have continuously fallen for more than three years, now there is a revival.

A considerable part of property buyers in South Africa are traditionally made up of foreigners: both investors and immigrants. For example, in the capital for a share of guests from abroad accounted for a tenth of all transactions of sale and purchase. Until recently – apparently due to historical reasons – the British sought the most for the Cape of Good Hope. However, in recent years, their position in the market has been significantly pressed by German citizens (25 against 30 percent of all sales to foreigners, respectively). Buyers from the United States were only in third place (Russian investors in the "hot ten" are not yet included, but the Russians still figure among buyers of South African housing: mainly on the coast, in the Cape Town area).

Crossing the entire African continent of Europeans and the Atlantic Ocean of Americans makes, first, a beautiful, almost "Mediterranean" climate, and secondly, the opportunity to communicate freely with the local population (naturally, in English), and, finally. forecast on the German currency exchange rate. It is expected that by 1999 the result of a steady movement towards a single Europe will be a significant "easing" of the mark against the dollar.Therefore, the most prudent Germans are looking for ways to profitably preserve their current savings.

Periodically arriving to relax in South African resorts, especially after the elections in 1994, many well-to-do Germans, Swiss and English have preferred this, according to European standards, to an ecologically clean corner of the planet. They prefer to stay away from troubled megacities: for example, in the beloved tourist "beach" Plettenberg Bay. The range of prices here is very large: from R30.000 for relatively poor housing to R180.000 for a four-bedroom house in a good neighborhood or a decent two-bedroom apartment. Prices for luxury villas and apartments reach R5.500.000 and R1.500.000 respectively.

The most "hot" market from the point of view of the influx of the holders of pounds and milking stocks is also the coastal Knysna. In addition to aliens, indigenous "immigrants" from disadvantaged areas of Johannesburg and another metropolis – located on the coast of the Indian Ocean Durban – also aspire here. There are pensioners who are dreaming of finding their own quiet creek, and young highly paid specialists with wives and kids, attracted by a high standard of living and a "class" of housing in the city.The selling price of a three-room apartment is about R187.000 here, a small house is estimated by sellers twice as expensive. The minimum cost of own "section" in the townhouse is R350.000.

One way or another, but in general, reports of the outbreak of criminals in certain regions of the country do not too much embarrass potential home buyers from abroad. Arriving a couple of times "for exploration" as tourists, they are convinced that the criminal lawlessness here, if it is, is by no means universal, but only in separate, well-known police places. And if you stay away from these criminal "reserves", then you can live very well under the South African sun.

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