In 1950, Soviet engineers began building a huge city in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Azerbaijan. It was a network of oil platforms, interconnected by hundreds of kilometers of roads. On these islands was built housing for 5,000 workers, with a cinema, parks, sports complexes and other institutions. Gradually, oil reserves have been depleted, and now this place is a half-destroyed nostalgia for the old engineering thought of the Soviet man.
In 1999, part of the James Bond film “And the Whole World Is Not Enough” was filmed on these platforms. But back to the story. This region of Azerbaijan has been known for its rich oil resources since ancient times. “Liquid fire”, for which Constantinople was besieged by the Arabs in the seventh century, consisted mainly of oil, which was collected directly on the shores of the Black and Caspian Sea. Continue reading
Most people, going on vacation, just want to relax. Knowing this, representatives of the tourist business vigorously offer the most luxurious resorts, simply competing with each other in safety, amenities and amusing rest. They are literally ready to feed tourists with a spoon and talk on their hands – just to lure as many guests as possible. And this strategy works very well.
But there are such stubborn people among the rest, who do not want to be lulled on the shore of the gentle sea, do not want to admire the delicate landscapes, do not want to feast on the most delicious and healthy dishes and listen to heavenly songs. They want to rush out of the blaze of office fire to the fires of natural disasters, military conflicts, famine, and poor sanitation. Continue reading
The United Arab Emirates is located on the eastern part of the Arabian coast. Here you can relax all year round, although the most popular is the period from October to May. It was at this time in the UAE that the most pleasant temperature (at the level of +25 – +30 degrees Celsius), in the summer, it can rise to +50 degrees Celsius. But this does not mean that in the summer you should not come here. During this period, prices for tours are much lower, besides, there are air conditioners installed in all rooms (even at bus stops), so the heat will not be strongly felt. The main resorts that are now actively developing in the UAE are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. People come here for shopping and excursions, beach rest fades into the background. Continue reading