Why is Latin America called Latin?
Latin America is an unofficial collective name for many American countries and territories where the official languages are romance languages derived from Latin, the language of the ancient Romans: Spanish,…

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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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The climate in Phuket
Phuket island is located in a tropical zone in the South-West of Thailand, so the climate is warm and humid. Monsoon winds blow here most of the year. It is…

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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 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

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 the state since 1854, when Japan’s rapid exit from centuries of self-isolation began.

In Japan, along with Buddhism, the original ancient religion is widely spread – Shintoism, the cult of worship of the sun goddess Amaterasu. Continue reading

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 guides, crooked hotel administrators, extortionate waiters, and the like.

Much less coverage is given to another topic – fraud on the part of tourists themselves, although it, as practice shows, also ” takes place…» Continue reading

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 do Turks love Russian girls?
It should be noted immediately – Russian girls are loved not only by Turks... But if we talk about the Turks, it is true that many young people, especially from…

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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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Africa's richest countries
In modern statistics, the country's wealth is considered to be based on the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita per year. According to this indicator, Equatorial Guinea occupies the first…

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