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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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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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…

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Monthly Archives: March 2018

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 literally “land of the Franks”.

Until the V century BC, Gauls lived in the territory of modern France, and the country was called Gaul. Subsequently, the country was captured by the Romans, but the former name remained. Continue reading

Why does Japan have such a flag?
The national flag of Japan is a white cloth with a large scarlet circle in the center, symbolizing the solar disk. It has been used as an official symbol of…

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Lake Neusiedler See
Neusiedler see is considered the fourth largest lake in Central Europe, behind Balaton, Boden and Geneva. Its age is 20 thousand years, it is believed that it appeared as a…

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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 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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