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Azerbaijan - Land of Fire

15.11.2018 19:49

Azerbaijan - Land of Fire

Azerbaijan is a mountainous country (60% of the area is covered with mountains) in Asia, on the western coast of Caspian sea, bordering Russian Federation, Georgia, Armenia, Islamic republic of Iran and partially by Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (Azerbaijan’s Exclave) – Turkey. Territory of Azerbaijan is around 86 000 sq.km. (#113 in the world), with population around 9,3 million...


Taiwan has unique history and culture

08.10.2018 12:42

Taiwan has unique history and culture

Taiwan is an island influenced by Japan, Korea and China but most of its democratic lifestyle is also very similar to that of the West and the United Kingdom. Aside from being a beautiful island country it is also unique because of its history and cultural facts. The working class is one fifth of the population of Taiwan Taiwan is an eclectic mix of enterprises and individuals, including...


The Rila Mountains are the highest mountain range in Bulgaria

02.10.2018 18:38

The Rila Mountains are the highest mountain range in Bulgaria

The Rila Mountains lies 70km south of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria and is the highest mountain range in Bulgaria and in the Balkan Peninsula. It rises to 2,925 metres at Musala peak and contains the headstreams of 3 of the main Bulgarian rivers - Iskar, Maritsa, and Mesta. Thracians called Rila ‘mountains of water’ Rila Mountains inspire awe for their spiritual history and stark...


Kilimanjaro: the easiest of the seven summits

24.09.2018 14:48

Kilimanjaro: the easiest of the seven summits

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, making it one of the seven summits. It is considered to be the easiest of the seven summits because it requires no technical skills or equipment, such as rope, harness, crampons or ice axe. Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest free standing mountain, at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet). While most high mountains are part of ranges, such as Mount...


Bulgarian capital Sofia was built on Roman ruins

03.09.2018 13:14

Bulgarian capital Sofia was built on Roman ruins

Bulgarian capital Sofia was built on Roman ruins At first century the Roman Empire expanded and reached the lands of nowadays Bulgaria. The Roman formed the city of Serdica that soon began to play significant role for the whole region. Today on the Roman ruins of Serdica is breathing Bulgarian capital Sofia. The ruins can still be seen all over the city center. The sites from the old Roman...


Ukraine has seven World Heritage Sites

27.08.2018 13:36

Ukraine has seven World Heritage Sites

Ukraine has seven World Heritage Sites After Russia, Ukraine is Europe’s largest county at 603,628 square kilometers. It has seven World Heritage Sites, including the 11th century Saint-Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, the ancient city of Chersonesus, and the primeval beech forests of the Carpathians. Another is the Struve Geodetic Arc, a chain of survey triangulations linking Hammerfest in...


Guinea once belonged to a series of African empires

19.08.2018 14:17

Guinea once belonged to a series of African empires

Guinea once belonged to a series of African empires The land that is now Guinea belonged to a series of African empires until France colonized it in the 1890s, and made it part of French West Africa. Despite several attempts by locals to overthrow the French government, Guinea was still incorporated into the French West Africa in the early 1900’s and was called French Guinea. During the...


One of the Most Impressive Waterfalls in the World

13.08.2018 17:11

One of the Most Impressive Waterfalls in the World

One of the most impressive waterfalls is in Guyana Kaieteur Falls in Guyana is ranked number two in the Worldwide Waterfall Database of top waterfalls. It is really amazing. The waterfall has a drop of 741 feet. That means even the famous Niagara Falls can’t come closer to this – with a drop of only 167 feet. Guyana is the only English-speaking nation in South America Despite...


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Chernobyl as a travel destination

06.01.2020 17:00

Chernobyl as a travel destination

   About 30 years ago a flawed reactor design in combination with some serious human mistakes led to an accident at the No.4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukrainian SSR. It became the worst nuclear disaster in history and resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people and the evacuation of about 110 000 more. Ever since then it has been a subject of an...


The Silk Road: now and then

31.12.2019 17:00

The Silk Road: now and then

   “The Silk Road” is a term that conjures up fairytale-like images of long camel caravans travelling through bare deserts, of brave adventurers and merchants bargaining in exotic oriental markets. This network of routes, which stretched about 11 000 km (7 000 miles) and connected the East and the West, is a milestone in the development of the modern world and the...


The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

11.12.2019 09:52

The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

Can you name the country with the most pyramids in the world? Nope, it’s not Egypt. The country which holds this record with more than 200 pyramids is actually Egypt’s southern neighbor – Sudan. Though not as big as the Egyptian ones, they are just as impressive and have just as intriguing history, dating back to 8th century BC, to the kingdom of Kush. There are many reasons...


What the Timket Festival in Ethiopia is all about?

29.11.2019 17:30

What the Timket Festival in Ethiopia is all about?

Every year on the 19th of January a procession of priests, locals and visitors all chanting, singing and dancing enthusiastically  fills the streets of the Ethiopian cities. It’s the celebration of Timket, or Epiphany – the biggest and most anticipated religious event in the Ethiopian calendar. It commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River and is the day when...