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The romance and excitement of flying are long gone, replaced with a new landscape of long airport security lines and sometimes power-hungry TSA agents. Clearing customs was once an exciting way to document your travels with a passport stamp; now it’s yet another inconvenience on an exhausting trip. The debate isn’t whether airport security needs enhancement but just how to integrate positive change safely without jeopardizing a country’s borders and inconveniencing low-risk passengers.
Awareness about fair and sustainable travel continues to grow around the globe, with travelers everywhere considering a destination’s eco-friendly options before visiting. As public consciousness for this important aspect of tourism strengthens, tourists also look beyond just ecotourism and delve deeper into types of travel that allow them to respect the local culture, interact with locals and distribute benefits fairly.
Just around the bend from the Kremlin, 5th Kotelnicheskiy Lane is an unremarkable, narrow street ascending from the embankment of the Moscow River. At the top of the hill, on the right-hand side, there is an unremarkable, two-story yellow building.