but also ordinary
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
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.
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