Across the Atlantic in balloons
Jonathan Trapp was the first man in the world to cross the English Channel in balloons. But he does not stop at what he has achieved, he plans to cross…

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Interesting facts about Krasnoyarsk
Russia is a huge and great country that is rich in great and wonderful cities. I would like to talk about each separately. Let's start with the largest city of…

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Health resort Truskavets
Truskavets is a city famous for healing mineral waters. The date of foundation of the spa resort is considered to be 1827, when rooms for the first baths on the…

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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 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

Interesting Facts about Mount Rushmore

“The size of the monument should be determined by the degree of significance of the event for the entire civilization. We are not trying to carve an epic out of stone, depict a scene of moonlight, or write a sonnet; we are not dealing with mysticism or tragedy, but rather with constructive and dramatic moments or turning points in our amazing story, ”said Gutzon Borglum, a sculptor who created Mount Rushmore.
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Mount Rushmore (Mount Rushmore) is located near the town of Keystone (Keystone), in the mountain region of Black Hills (Black Hills), in the territory of the US state of South Dakota. In its rock, huge granite sculptures are carved, forming the National Presidential Memorial of the United States. Continue reading

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

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Interesting facts about the Dominican Republic
Spring has come not so long ago and you need to think about where to go on vacation in the summer months. Or choose a traditional holiday, without leaving the…

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Places on the planet where there is no telephone connection
We all have long been accustomed to the fact that mobile communication is almost everywhere, wherever we have been. In particular, when high-speed Internet has appeared in almost all corners…

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Interesting facts about Denmark
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…

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