Why is the Black sea called black?
There is no single and fully reliable version on this subject. According to the Turks, the name dates back to the time when their country pursued an active aggressive policy…

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Why is the symbol of Canada a maple leaf?
It is believed that this is not just a maple leaf, but a leaf of sugar maple-a tree that grows only in North America, where it is extracted from the…

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Why was America called America?
As you know, the discoverer of the American continent, Christopher Columbus, did not call the land discovered by him his name, because he considered it the East coast of Asia,…

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Walking in Helsinki

It’s no secret that many Russians living in the North-Western district spend their weekends in Finland.

Today, they can easily rent a cottage on the lake, and relax in the fresh air, without worrying about anything. And if you want to diversify your vacation, you can go to see the nearest city.

Of course, if you rented a cottage in the vicinity of the capital of Finland – Helsinki, then you are lucky. Continue reading

About tourist fraudsters
The Internet is full of terrible stories about the treachery of tour operators who leave unhappy tourists in a foreign country, after robbing them. There are also stories about fraudulent…

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The main pros and cons of flights with transfers
Flights with transfers or transit flights are not uncommon for travelers, many of them are afraid, and completely in vain. It is understandable to worry about possible delays and inconsistencies…

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How not to go broke on customs duties?
Bringing a mountain of purchases from foreign trips, in addition to impressions, is a long-standing domestic tradition. In recent years, abroad often buy fashionable equipment: iPhones, tablets, advanced cameras, etc.These…

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Why is Myanmar called Burma?
The country received the name Burma at the end of the XIX century, when British colonizers came there. In 1989, the military who came to power returned the country's original…

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