What is the difference between the Arctic and the Antarctic?
First, the similarity. The Arctic and Antarctic are regions of the Earth located around the North and South poles, respectively. The similarity in the names is explained by the fact…

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Where is Ceylon?
The island of Ceylon is located in the Northern part of the Indian ocean, at the southern tip of the Hindustan Peninsula. But you probably won't find this name on…

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Does it snow in Africa?
Sometimes, and you can admire it in the "heart" of Africa – in the North-East of Tanzania, where the highest (5895 m) point of the Black continent – Kilimanjaro. The…

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All about Tax-free returns: how to apply for and get tax free

Shopping abroad is an integral part of many Russian tourists ‘ holidays. But not all of them know that you can save money on a Tax Free refund.

Tax Free or Tax-Free is an international system for the refund of value-added tax, known in our country as VAT. It is returned from purchases made by foreign citizens in 46 countries when leaving their territories. Continue reading

Why is the Red sea called red?

According to some scientists, the Red sea was so named because of the seasonal redness of the water associated with the reproduction of reddish single-celled algae.

However, historians believe that the name of the sea in some ancient languages unknown to modern science did not mean the color of the water, but the location of the sea, and the word “red” in this case means “southern”. Continue reading

How to choose a radio for tourism?
It is almost impossible to get lost in the forest or in an unfamiliar area, having a good portable radio station (walkie-talkie) with the ability to communicate with other groups…

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Why was France called France?
French belongs to the family of romance languages, that is, originated on the basis of the Latin language, which was spoken in Ancient Rome. The name "Francia" in Latin means…

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What country invented the mirror?
The world's oldest mirror was found during excavations on the territory of modern Iraq, it is about 10,000 years old. Mirrors in ancient times were made of polished bronze. Metals…

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Why is the Netherlands called Holland?
Indeed, the Netherlands is often referred to as "Holland", which is officially incorrect. South Holland and North Holland are only two of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands. Historically, these…

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