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Djibouti, a beautiful little country in northeastern Africa

14.01.2019 16:57

Djibouti, a beautiful little country in northeastern Africa

Djibouti, a beautiful little country in northeastern Africa ... In fact, the third smallest state on the continent. Also known as French Somalia, it was a colony until 1977 when it became an independent state. Officially spoken languages are French and Arabic. The two main ethnic groups constituting the population of Djibouti are the tribes of Isa and Afar, the language of the latter being...


What is hidden behind the present name of Iran?

07.01.2019 20:35

What is hidden behind the present name of Iran?

Ancient cities, some still thriving in the modern age and some abandoned millennia ago, testify to the key role played by this proud land between East and West. Names like Persepolis and Isfahan resonate down the centuries. Antiquity, crowned with ups and downs, centuries of cultural and secular dominance, with centuries of material and spiritual decline - Iran, one of the descendants of the...


Ethiopia - Salt and Fire

02.01.2019 11:30

Ethiopia - Salt and Fire

Ethiopia is an African country, located on the eastern part of the continent. It is landlocked and borders Somalia – to the east and southeast, Djibouti – to the east, Eritrea – to the northeast, Sudan and South Sudan to the northwest and southwest, as well as Kenya to the south. Ethiopia is among the biggest countries in Africa - # 10 in the list, and 27th place on the list of...


Antigua – a colorful jewel, nested at the foot of an active volcano

27.12.2018 15:23

Antigua – a colorful jewel, nested at the foot of an active volcano

If you are planning to roam in Central America, there is one place that you’ll see marked as a must go in every travel blog, magazine, guide book or whatever your source of inspiration and information is. This would be the charming, colonial town of Antigua, situated only 45 km away from the current capital of Guatemala. If you already have you flight tickets for Guatemala booked,...


Gambia – the smallest country in Africa

17.12.2018 15:35

Gambia – the smallest country in Africa

Can you imagine that somewhere in 21st century people still vote by putting stones in a basket and until 2016 the president was officially referred to as Sheikh, Professor, Doctor, President (according to BBC he even added an extra title - “chief bridge builder” for reasons that are far to surreal to explain here). This country is commonly known as Gambia, although the official name...


Cuba: an island country that consists of numerous archipelagos

11.12.2018 13:56

Cuba: an island country that consists of numerous archipelagos

Located in the Caribbean Sea, it is an island country that consists of numerous archipelagos. Cuba’s population is 11.1 million people. Havana, which is Cuba’s capital has a population of 2.1 million citizens. The total area of Cuba is 109,884 square kilometers making it the 105th largest country in the world. The official language as in the most countries in the region is...


Cambodia: Culture and Sugar-white Sandy Beaches

03.12.2018 14:44

Cambodia: Culture and Sugar-white Sandy Beaches

Cambodia is bordering Thailand to the west, Laos to the north, Vietnam to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. Territory of Cambodia is 180 000 sq.km., ranked 89th in the world, with population of around 16 million (ranked 71st ). History of Cambodia begins in the 9th century, with the rise of Khmer or Angkor Empire. It reached its zenith in the 12th century, when the largest and...


The Highest Unclimbed Mountain in the World

26.11.2018 15:17

The Highest Unclimbed Mountain in the World

Do you know that 200 of the highest mountains in the world are all located in Asia - mostly around the Tibetan Plateau. We have all heard about Mount Everest, climbed for the first time in 1953 by Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Nowadays thousands of people are attempting the summit and overcrowding is becoming a real issue. Probably you cannot imagine that there is a line of people waiting...


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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...