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Live on the island: the 6 most unusual dream islands

Living on an island is the dream of many, and we have made foryou will find a selection of 5 most unusual islands, where dreams come true. It is easy to fly away to rest on the islands, it is much more difficult to return: you want to enjoy the romance of life on the coast as long as possible. Why not prolong the pleasure, say, forever? Take a chance and move as the heroes of the new season of the Life on the Islands program, which began on September 12 and will run on Mondays at 22:55 (Moscow time) on the Fine Living lifestyle television channel. When a bold decision is made, before implementationdreams, there is only one step left - the search for the ideal home, with which the participants are ready to help the professional real estate agents. And only after the deal is completed, real island life begins - the life of those who once preferred the dynamics of big cities to the endless tranquility and seclusion of the islands of the American coast. Well, for those who have not yet dared to move, the Fine Living TV channel has compiled a selection of facts about life on the most unusual islands in the world. Family Life - Palmerston, Cook Islands NaPalmerston Atoll in the Pacific Ocean the expression “to be with the family” is interpreted literally: all 60 inhabitants of the island are descendants of one person, the Englishman William Masters. In 1863, an enterprising ship carpenter landed on the island in the company of three Polynesians, and by the beginning of the 20th century, the population of Palmerston had increased to 134 people. After 100 years, the isolation of the atoll, located more than 3,000 km from the mainland, periodic problems with food supplies and regular hurricanes have reduced the population in half. However, even leaving Palmerston, most of its inhabitants remain islanders, they simply choose slightly less isolated points on the map. Life on a Volcano - Sao Miguel, AzoresResidents of San Miguel are familiar with another expression - "live like on a volcano." The largest island of the Azores archipelago has a volcanic origin, which determines the specifics of the life of local residents: if you wish, you can cook food with a couple of geysers, and on weekends you can relax on long beaches with black sand. Non-indigenous islanders in the first days of their stay on San Miguel smell a distinct smell of hydrogen sulfide, but soon cease to pay attention to it. But they begin to hear whales, of which there are quite a few in the coastal waters, despite the fact that a couple of centuries ago whaling was in full swing here. Since then, little has changed on the island, especially in the mentality of the inhabitants: here, as before, no one is in a hurry, preferring to enjoy every moment. Life at the epicenter of tourism - Cyprus With completionduring the holiday season, life on the islands usually freezes, but Cyprus is a happy exception, and all thanks to the vitality of the islanders. Most of all, Cypriots value family values, the opportunity to always be "in business" and regularity. Many residents are engaged in the field of tourism, where the peculiarities of the national mentality have been transferred - friendliness and sincere interest in the interlocutor. Communication continues even when, by island standards, it is deep night. And even the language barrier does not become a hindrance: those who come to Cyprus do not have a rest, but live, at first they communicate with gestures, and the locals are more actively learning Russian. Life at the crossroads of different cultures - Mauritius,Mascarene Islands Little Mauritius has preserved the best examples of colonial heritage, added traditions borrowed from Africa and spiced up with Asian brightness. They speak here in adapted French, and pay with adapted rupees. In tourist avenues, Mauritius appears as a typical beach, in practice it turns out that the locals are absorbed in work and rarely get out on the coast. New Year is celebrated here several times, Hindus celebrate Muslim holidays, and Muslims participate in Hindu ones. At the same time, they work side by side with each other and with numerous Chinese who have come to raise the textile industry. In general, moving to Mauritius inevitably accompanies a crazy mix of expectations and reality, which will appeal to everyone who is not alien to the exotic. Life in the North - Åland Islands Situatedat the intersection of the trade routes of the Baltic Sea, the archipelago has historically been of great strategic importance, and therefore was the subject of interstate disputes. The last word remained with Finland, but it was pronounced in Swedish, the remaining state language of the Aland Islands. Apart from constant territorial claims, life in the only city of the archipelago, Mariehamn, flows calmly in a Scandinavian manner: residents go in for yachting, transport problems are absent as a class, and ordinary supermarkets have taken over the functions of entertainment centers. And the Aland Islands are considered the sunniest point in the Baltic, so you definitely shouldn't be afraid of all the "advantages" of the north. About Fine Living Fine Living TV presenters -innovative designers, lifestyle gurus, fashion experts and chefs from all over the world are full of creative ideas for all occasions. Italian food connoisseur Jada De Laurentiis, renowned interior designer Vern Yip, and other hosts on the channel are helping viewers reimagine their lifestyle. The Fine Living program consists of shows dedicated to the modern rhythm of life and the world of design.

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