Forbidden City Oil Platforms
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…

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Beijing is a unique city
Officially, 7309 oldest historical monuments are registered in the northern capital. To explore all its attractions is not enough for a month. Informative excursions to the most interesting places will…

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Interesting facts about Slovenia
Slovenia is a beautiful European country, popular among both tourists and immigrants who are looking for a better life. Surpassing all other Eastern European countries in terms of living standards,…

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but also ordinary

Malé, a city surrounded by water

Male is the capital and largest city of the Maldives Republic. It is located on the island of the same name, on the atoll of Kaafu. The population is about 100,000 people. Since ancient times, the royal residence was located here. Male Island is only 2 kilometers long and 1 kilometer wide, completely built up with buildings and roads. In this case, Male remains a clean and tidy city with mosques, markets, a maze of small streets, wrapped in a veil of charm.
The size of the island was doubled by construction. There is everything that is supposed to have an eastern city: mosques, a market, many souvenir shops, small cafes with exotic dishes and more. Continue reading

10 interesting facts about time zones

Interesting fact 1. Step 3.5 hours long
Where: Afghan-Chinese border
Crossing this border, the clock needs to be transferred immediately to 3.5 hours ahead. There is no more place in the world where one step would take so much time.
Interesting fact 2. Sunsets are here at midnight.
Where: China
China is one of the longest countries in the world: 5700 km from west to east. Before the 1949 revolution, the state was divided into five time zones. But the Great Pilot decided that it smacks of separatism, and introduced a single time in the whole huge country — Peking. Therefore, for example, in Tibet, the sunsets are “late” by five o’clock: the sun sets at midnight. Continue reading

32 interesting facts about Mexico
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…

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Great Britain
The traditions of the United Kingdom are multifaceted. From lunchtime tea to deep musical culture. Even the weather wears a certain, unique touch - it often rains, there are fogs.…

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Interesting facts about Chelyabinsk
1736 is considered to be the founding year of Chelyabinsk. During the Orenburg expedition, a Tatar, Kutlu-Mukhamed Tevkelev, built a guard fortress at the crossroads of several roads to ensure…

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