The Golden triangle is a geographical area located in the mountains at the junction of the borders of three countries in South-East Asia: Laos, Thailand and Myanmar.
This place has been known since 1920 as the world’s largest area for growing and selling narcotic raw materials – opium poppy, the source material for the production of heroin. The area of the territory is 950000 km2. Continue reading
India is considered the birthplace of chess. There, at the beginning of the IV century, Chaturanga appeared, a game on a Board of 8×8 black and white cells, like modern chess. There were also 16 pieces and pawns on each side, but four players played Chaturanga. The sequence of moves was determined by throwing dice. Continue reading
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 most economically developed provinces were also the most famous outside of the Netherlands, and so the name “Holland” has entered many European languages as the name of the country. Continue reading