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
On our entertainment portal, we have repeatedly told about the most incredible places and countries that everyone should definitely visit, which are distinguished by their originality and uniqueness. We talked about the most dangerous tourist trips, in which, besides the beauty of our land, you will feel the thrill of sensations, 40 of the most unusual places on the planet and many many other interesting travel facts.
1. Cruise Nudism Lovers
For this cruise, it is certainly difficult to pack a suitcase. There are countless nude cruises, including a week-long cruise on the Carnival Fleet, which is one of the largest brands in the industry. Continue reading
This material will not acquaint you with the very first cities that appeared on our planet, but with such cities, which, since its foundation, have been constantly inhabited. Although, the debate about the very-very among them continues more than one year.
1. Most often, the most ancient city, safely existing to this day, is the Palestinian town Jericho, which appeared back in the Bronze Age (9000 years BC). Continue reading
1. The official name of Mexico is Estados Únidos Mexicanos – United Mexican States.
2. Mexican tamales (cornmeal tortilla with filling) called zacahuil has a length of three meters and weighs about 150 pounds.
3. Mexico gave the world chocolate, corn and chili.
4. Mexico is the birthplace of a very rare tailless rabbit (or “volcanic rabbit”) that lives alongside Mexican volcanoes.
5. The largest North American wildcat, jaguar, can be found in the southern Mexican jungle.
6. The first printing press in North America was used in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, in 1539.
7. Millions of Danaid Monarch butterflies fly to Mexico from the USA and Canada every year, although their distribution areas are sharply reduced due to deforestation. Continue reading
Today we will talk about the state which is in Northern Europe and is the oldest in the community of states – the Kingdom of Denmark. This community also includes the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark is the most southern Scandinavian country, located in the south of Norway and in the south-west of Sweden.
1. In this country, very tasty pastries, even in the most unpretentious shops, located on almost every corner. However, despite the love of baking, there are very few fat people, and this is due primarily to the fact that the Danes for the most part adhere to a healthy lifestyle. Continue reading