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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Five of the most dangerous animal species on our planet
We often judge the danger of an animal that lives far from our home by reading books and memorable cartoons in childhood. For example, in India there are evil cobras,…

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Wedding trip to Prague
Old Prague continues to surprise many travelers, as it has done for many centuries… And at the same time attract newlyweds from all over Europe, wedding photos on the Charles…

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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 modern maps.

The fact is that in 1972 Ceylon, the former British dominion (semi-colony), gained independence.

The government of the young Republic renamed the country, or rather returned it to its ancient name-Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

At the same time, the island of Ceylon itself was renamed, which received this name from the Portuguese colonizers who discovered the island in 1506. The island is now also called Sri Lanka.
Europeans habitually sometimes use the former name of the island and country – Ceylon, for example, in the phrase “Ceylon tea”.

Tourists visiting Sri Lanka, it is better not to use the old name-local residents may be offended, as it reminds of the difficult colonial past of their country.

Salou restaurants – a pleasant introduction to Spanish cuisine
The popular Spanish resort of Salou, located on the Costa Dorada, welcomes hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, who are attracted by Golden beaches and numerous entertainment, clean Mediterranean…

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Walking in Helsinki
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Why are there so many Chinese?
Indeed, the population of the people's Republic of China alone (and Chinese people live outside its borders) has already exceeded 1.3 billion people and continues to grow. However, it is…

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Rent a motorcycle and moped in Vietnam: divorce in Vietnamese
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