28 January, 2020

    Harmony of wood and stone of Ta Prohm temple

    It is difficult to convey the impressions of visiting such grandiose places as the Cambodian temple complex, but I can say for sure that every self-respecting traveler should visit this country and take at least a couple of days to visit the World Heritage Sites. A country that is very simple and understandable for independent travel, it can be combined with any Asian neighbor in this region, a visa - upon arrival, a budget - for every taste. ...
    • What is most valued in the appearance of women in 18 different countries of the world

      Representations of female beauty can be diametrically opposite, depending on which hemisphere and state you are in. In addition, each country and culture has its own criteria for assessing appearance and the most important aspect, which automatically sends a girl to the list of average young ladies or to the category of incredible beauties. ...
    • Why do iguanodons have claws on their thumbs

      Dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, but continue to throw riddles to us. For example, iguanodon is a giant herbivore lizard 9 meters long. He possessed huge spikes on the thumbs of his forepaws. Their purpose is still not exactly known: perhaps it was a deadly weapon for anyone who dared to approach this big guy. ...
    • Constanse Hotels & Resorts Opens Hotel in Zanzibar on Pemba Island

      The chain of hotels Constance Hotels & Resorts first sets foot on the island of Pemba, located on the Zanzibar archipelago. Starting from January 1, the hotel group will open the 8th condominium - Constance Aiyana, which promises to be an oasis of luxury and tranquility, spread among lush vegetation. The new diamond in the collection will allow the Constance Hotels & Resorts brand to shine even brighter in the Indian Ocean, where the group already has hotels in Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, Madagascar, and now in Zanzibar. ...
    • Opening of LUX * Grand Gaube after renovation marks the beginning of a new era

      The LUX * Grand Gaube hotel in Mauritius was reopened this month, and its first guests enthusiastically discuss its exclusivity. Walk into the spacious lobby: there you will find a stunning view of the sparkling ocean and the photogenic Flat Island on the horizon. The suite room will captivate you with its delightful and sophisticated design, as well as thought-out comfort with inspiring tropical touches. ...
    • The beauty of the endangered Eyre Lake in Australia

      This pink salt lake is so transformed during the rainy season that it is almost impossible to recognize the lifeless saline space that existed here the previous six months. Perhaps, it is on the Australian Lake Eyre, like nowhere else in the world, that you can see how important fresh water is for life on our planet. ...
    • 19 trips that should not be on your wish list

      It’s best to never add these 19 walking routes to your list of travel plans and desires, unless you are attracted to blood, dirt and stressful situations! The following tracks require intensive training, excellent equipment and considerable experience. For many of them, good fitness and stamina are also useful, given the high altitude or extreme conditions with limited access to food and water. ...
    • An archive of photographs of the indigenous population of the USA at the end of the 19th century

      The site of the American Antique Society has access to an interesting collection of old photographs dedicated to the indigenous population of the United States. Over two hundred photographs taken between 1879 and 1902 were digitized and presented to the general public. The author of the photo is photographer John N. ...
    • What does Egypt look like without Russians

      For a long time I postponed the story of my trip to Egypt, which was closed to Russians. This was in the spring, before the terrorist seized a flight from Cairo. The Kremlin has established contacts with Egyptian colleagues, and it seemed that air traffic was about to resume. But as the ray of hope faded, it was time to show what the most popular Russian resort looks like without our tourists. ...
    • What actually is the "most mysterious funnel in the world"

      Photos of a whirlpool in the middle of the water surface of the lake can often be found in a selection of the most mysterious places on the planet. Shots are often accompanied by "eyewitness accounts," according to which water rushes into a mysterious abyss in a stormy stream, dragging into the whirlpool of gape ducks or even fishermen. ...
    • 16 photos that will stand before your eyes every time you take out the trash

      So much has been said and written about the plastic and the harm that it does to our planet that we can now get by with just a few very eloquent and impressive numbers. 13 million tons (!) Of plastic waste is disposed annually in the waters of the oceans. This means that 80% of all garbage produced by people gets into the ocean. ...
    • Chora Monastery

      The second most important place after St. Sophia Cathedral, where Byzantine mosaics are preserved - the monastery of Chora. There are no less tourists than in the center, and the mosaic is no worse. The correct name is the Church of Christ the Savior in the Fields from the monastery in Choir. This is the best preserved Byzantine church in Istanbul. ...
    • History and vintage photos of cat meat sellers in London in the early 20th century

      Previously, the profession of a cat butcher was common in London and other major cities from the mid-19th century to the 30s of the last century. If you thought that these people were selling cat meat, you were very mistaken. Feline butchers traded meat for cats. In the mid-1800s, merchants of the "new genre" began scurrying along London streets. ...
    • Secrets of Longevity from Chernobyl

      This year marks exactly 30 years since the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. This tragedy is the largest in the history of nuclear power. Such a large number of people who died and suffered during the accident did not exist, as well as the economic damage caused by it. ...
    • Stunning landscapes of Germany and Europe, where the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm could "come to life"

      "Fairytale Germany" is a book consisting of beautiful photographs of the magnificent landscapes of German open spaces (and not only), created by Kilian Schonberger. The tales of the Grimm brothers left such a lasting impression on the photographer that he went to explore his native country, and then other territories of Central Europe. ...
    • A marvelous hotel that holds the keys to the Pentagon, Frankenstein Castle and another 30,000 beds

      Released in 1913, the novel "Seven Keys to Baldpat", written by American writer Earl Derr Biggers, instantly won the readers' love. It tells about a writer who needs to create a novel in just 24 hours. So that no one bothers him, he leaves for the remote mountain hotel Baldpate Inn, which closes and does not work for the winter. ...
    • Photographer from Kenya turned a homeless couple into real fashion models

      A talented photographer from Nairobi, working under the pseudonym Muchiri Frames, recently made an inspiring photo shoot, which proved that love in its simplest form is pure and unconditional. Back in February, he and his team decided to do something special on Valentine's Day. They introduced Sammy, also known as Blackie, who has been living on the street for a long time. ...