The Balalaika with origins in the XVI century (sometimes wrongly referred as « russian guitars ») is one of the major Russian musical instruments, along with the Domra, the Accordion and the Guitar. The Balalaika most likely evolved from the Oriental Dombra, which is still played in present-day Kazakhstan.

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Unusual – Bréhat island, Brittany.

Off the coast of Paimpol is Ile Bréhat, one of Brittany’s loveliest islands. In actual fact, Bréhat consists of several islets around two small, car-free islands, which are joined by a bridge at low tide. It is easily accessible by a regular 10-minute boat journey from Pointe de l’Arcouest.

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