07 December, 2019

    Women's duels: what ladies fought for

    Duels as a way of defending one's honor have been known throughout history. The term itself originates from the Italian duello, which in turn comes from the Latin military term. People fought in duels from the earliest times. The Vikings fought with swords, medieval knights won fights, the military fired on pistols. ...
    • Zavadovsky Island: a paradise for one and a half million "British subjects"

      This amazingly pristine island is located between Antarctica and South America. There is not a single tree or bush, and the volcano towering in the west is the only natural attraction of Zavadovsky Island. Ice storms are constantly blowing in this part of the Atlantic Ocean, and 1.5 million Antarctic penguins are one of the few species of animals that like this inhospitable land area, consisting of lava and ash. ...
    • The highest temperature on Earth or where to fry eggs without fire

      Do you know where you can fry fried eggs in the sand? I remember there was such a bike in geography classes. And TravelAsk knows. And will certainly tell you. The Big Bang Theory Theoretically, the maximum possible temperature is 142 nonillion Kelvin (for those who are not particularly strong in large numbers, nonillion is 30 zeros). ...
    • The Briton made stunning photos of the most fabulous cave in the world

      Under the surface of New Zealand is something completely special! The following pictures will prove to you that this country is as beautiful underground, as on its surface. The Waitomo region is famous for its limestone caves, in which the most magical insects in the world live - fireflies. These tiny creatures emit a phosphorescent glow, which makes the cave a truly surreal place. ...
    • Drink from a pot in Camaguey

      The symbol of the city of Camaguey - tinachon - a large clay pot. Legend has it: if you drink from it, you become so attached to the city that you will definitely come back. Now we will convince you to check the legend! Labyrinth and Tinakhony So, welcome to the maze! The city of Camaguey is cunningly impossible. This is the only city in Cuba, walks through which will turn into a real adventure. ...
    • In the US, a teacher turns a boring schoolroom into Hogwarts in 70 hours

      If it seems to you that your application for admission to Hogwarts has been lost by mail, we can offer you another alternative educational institution - Evergreen High School in Hillsboro, Oregon. Here, a seventh and eighth grade teacher turned his classroom into the wizarding world of Harry Potter. “I remember when I was a child who dreamed most of all of going to Hogwarts, but I knew that I could never really go there,” says Kyle Hubler. ...
    • Retrofoto Bali: how people lived on a paradise island in the early 50s of the last century

      Bali is an Indonesian island known for its volcanic mountains with dense forest, world famous rice fields, paradise beaches and coral reefs. About 80% of its economy rests on tourism, because it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Bali is also famous for its art - traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, music, leather and metal processing. ...
    • Baros Maldives - the most romantic resort in the Maldives

      Baros Maldives Hotel is recognized as the most romantic resort of the Indian Ocean in 2017. The resort won the World Travel Award during a festive ceremony this year in the Maldives. In front of an audience of representatives of leading world hotels and international tourism media, the Baros Maldives team was awarded the prestigious regional World Travel Award. ...
    • A striking story about how Einstein’s brain was stolen and what happened to him later

      Albert Einstein is a theoretical physicist, a Nobel laureate in physics in 1921, one of the founders of modern theoretical physics, as well as a public figure and humanist. The personality of this person was considered one of the most famous in the 20th century, and still his surname is used as a household name for people with high mental abilities. ...
    • Deadly beauty: 17 hot shots of police girls from around the world

      Still calling women a weaker sex? Then look at these photos! We collected 17 images, which depicts female police officers standing guard over order in different countries of the world. All of them, of course, are charming, graceful, beautiful and incredibly feminine, but they certainly cannot be called defenseless and feeble! ...
    • Season of summer festivals in Finland

      You may be surprised, but more than 100 festivals take place throughout the country, from Helsinki to Lapland. The peak is in June, July and August. That is why Finland is often called the festival "Promised Land": festivals are an ideal place for tourists to get acquainted with the culture, high-quality art and artists of the highest level from Finland and other countries, breathe in the purest air and enjoy beautiful views. ...
    • 8 signs of a terrible hotel when booking online

      Nothing can ruin a trip as much as staying in a bad hotel. Sometimes, having booked a room online and rejoicing at a great deal, you do not realize that you will sleep dressed on a blanket without having to spread the bed and propping up the room door with a chair. To protect yourself from this, you should know what online tools hotels use to trick customers. ...
    • One of the best Moscow chefs Mauro Panebyanko goes to the resort Conrad Maldives

      The chef of the Moscow restaurant Cantinetta Antinori Mauro Panebyanko will arrive on tour at Conrad Maldives from April 30 to May 8, 2018. In honor of the May holidays, one of the best Moscow chefs Mauro Panebyanko, who has been leading the cuisine of the Cantinetta Antinori restaurant for 14 years, will present a new menu for the Vilu restaurant. ...
    • 20 oldest buildings on the planet

      Old buildings are always crowded with tourists, no matter what city we are in. They attract people with their history, secrets, atmosphere and uniqueness. Buildings that are hundreds and even thousands of years old are the most sought after tourist destinations, and not just like that. My head is spinning from the mere realization that centuries later you are standing where the life of our distant ancestors was in full swing, questions of national importance were being addressed, intrigues and puzzles were born that were still covered in darkness. ...
    • 12 amazing photos of people on the streets of India

      These children live with their parents almost on the street, under a canopy near the road. They still have a very annoying brother, he always climbed into the frame with a bat for cricket. Maybe someday he will become a sports star and leave the slums. All boys dream of becoming cricketers or Bollywood actors. In their free time from the dispossession of white tourists, the boys frantically chopped into cricket or fly kites. ...
    • Vanguard 1: The American satellite lost the race, but it’s been in orbit for 60 years

      Despite the fact that the International Cosmonautics Day is celebrated on April 12, on the anniversary of the first manned flight into space, the launch date of the first artificial Earth satellite is considered the date of space exploration. The first successful launch of the spacecraft took place in October 1957. It was the Soviet Sputnik-1, which forever went down in history and was ahead of its American rivals - Explorer-1 and Avangard-1. ...
    • Einstein's Russian muse: a secret love story of the great physicist and Soviet intelligence

      It is not necessary to talk about who Albert Einstein is and how grandiose discoveries he made, because the achievements of the brilliant physicist are known to everyone. But his personal life is full of surprises and secrets. In 1998, a lot appeared at Sotheby's auction, which caused a storm of discussions. These were Einstein’s love letters to Margarita Konenkova, Soviet intelligence and wife of the great sculptor Cepgey Timofeevich Konenkov. ...