Why is India the "jewel of the British crown"?
This enthusiastic epithet entered the international political and journalistic lexicon after 1858, when India was officially declared a colony of great Britain, and the British Queen Victoria-the Empress of India.…

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Welcome To Montenegro!
You can experience the beauty of a holiday in the Mediterranean and feel almost at home, perhaps, only in Montenegro. Your tour to this Balkan country can be active, informative…

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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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Why was Brazil named Brazil?

The official name of the country is the Federal Republic of Brazil.

Originally, after the discovery of this South American country in 1500 by the Portuguese Navigator Pedro Cabral, it was called Terra da Vera Cruz, which means the Land of the True cross.

A little later, the first Portuguese settlers discovered a tree in the coastal rainforests that resembled the famous “fire tree” (in Portuguese, pau-brasil), which was brought to Europe by Arab merchants. Continue reading

Why is India the "jewel of the British crown"?
This enthusiastic epithet entered the international political and journalistic lexicon after 1858, when India was officially declared a colony of great Britain, and the British Queen Victoria-the Empress of India.…

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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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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 was Brazil named Brazil?
The official name of the country is the Federal Republic of Brazil. Originally, after the discovery of this South American country in 1500 by the Portuguese Navigator Pedro Cabral, it…

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