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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5 of the strangest state borders
Where there are boundaries, there will always be dissatisfied. Yes, and the boundaries are always set painfully - through wars, painful negotiations, political fraud and intrigue. It is not surprising…

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Interesting facts about Germany
Germany is the leader in the list of countries called different names in different languages: Germani, Alemannia, Nemetchina, and many more other names. The Germans are used to calling their…

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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

13 of the most unusual hotels in the world
Most hotels are not much different from each other. But for those who want his holidays to be filled with surprises from beginning to end, there are several suitable places…

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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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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…

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