Why is Myanmar called Burma?
The country received the name Burma at the end of the XIX century, when British colonizers came there. In 1989, the military who came to power returned the country's original…

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How to choose a radio for tourism?
It is almost impossible to get lost in the forest or in an unfamiliar area, having a good portable radio station (walkie-talkie) with the ability to communicate with other groups…

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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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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 position in Africa, its GDP is $18,387 per person, thanks to the huge volume of oil exports. In second place – Botswana ($15449), his wealth she owes the diamond fields. And in third place is Gabon ($14,865), where a lot of manganese ore is extracted. Continue reading

What animals live in the Arctic?

If we talk about unique species of animals that are found only in the Arctic, then this is a polar bear, musk ox, wild reindeer, snow sheep.

Other species are found in the Arctic and other natural geographical areas: walruses, seals, Arctic foxes, stoats, and wolverines.

The Arctic waters are home to cetaceans: baleen whales, orcas, narwhals, Beluga dolphins, and many different types of fish. 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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Why is the symbol of Canada a maple leaf?
It is believed that this is not just a maple leaf, but a leaf of sugar maple-a tree that grows only in North America, where it is extracted from the…

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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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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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