In one of his tales, the great Russian poet Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin wrote: “A cloud is in the sky, a barrel is sailing in the sea …”. And it seems that traveling on water in such an unusual way can only be a figment of the imagination of the light of Russian literature. And it is unlikely that Pushkin himself or his contemporaries could have suggested that after two centuries, one brave Frenchman will be able to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel in almost half a year.
In fairness, it should be clarified that attempts to cross the Atlantic on what is not quite adapted for such a difficult journey were earlier. So, in 1952, the French physician, biologist and traveler Alain Bombard crossed the ocean in an ordinary inflatable boat. Moreover, this daredevil went swimming without food, Continue reading
One of the most common parasites that any traveler or tourist in warm countries can encounter is a land leech. They are found in the forests of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and other tropical countries. Of course, if your vacation is only related to relaxing on the beach, you are unlikely to get to know them, so you can no longer read. But if your plans include excursions to parks and forests, trekking trips to the jungle or mountains, then the chance to become their “victim” is very large.
A land leech This is what a land leech looks like
We must say right away that land leeches in most cases are completely harmless and leave behind only small bruises and unpleasant memories. The bite itself is painless, it can only sometimes itch later, not Continue reading
Older tourists who imagine traveling to North Korea as a trip to our recent, by historical standards, socialist past, are mistaken …
North Korea ; juche country phenomenon
A state with a socio-political system similar to that created in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula has never been on the territory of the former USSR. Like not, and never has been, nothing like this in other countries.
It is wrong to assume that the dominant ideology in North Korea is communist. In the country’s Continue reading