Australia. La Perouse
Not far from Sydney on the coast, in the area of ​​Botany Bay, stands a high stone stele. It was erected in honor of the great French navigator Jean Francois…

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In the country of antipodes (part 3)
A curious story of the origin of the name of the kangaroo, possibly mythical. James Cook, who "discovered" Australia a second time, wrote in his diary in 1770 about a…

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In the coral jungle
The coral sea, washing the northeast coast of Australia, got its name because of the abundance of coral reefs and islands. The Great Barrier Reef, stretching along the northeast coast…

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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Visiting God: the tallest skyscrapers in the world

To see distant horizons from a height and look down upon clouds and birds – for some reason this attracts many. Maybe that’s why the legend of the Tower of Babel arose. And when technology allowed, man began to create what brought him closer to the sky – skyscrapers.

Every year, megacities of the world compete in the construction of their “towers of Babel.” For example, on March 30, the Tokyo Midtown Tower opened in the Japanese capital. An architectural masterpiece 248 meters high – the highest in Tokyo, which is already famous for its skyscrapers – is located in the Tokyo district of Roppongi. In the new center, tourists can not only make purchases and eat delicious food in 130 shops and restaurants of the tower, but also if they wish to settle in it. Continue reading

Australia: top view

Australia is a paradoxical place, full of strange, unlike anything else. To begin with, one of its youngest countries is located on one of the oldest existing continents of the world. Moreover, this is the only state that occupies a whole continent and “by land” does not border any other. Compared to Europe, Australia is the least populated part of the world, with 2.5 people per 1 square kilometer. On vast uninhabited territories the most ancient mammals, marsupials, almost unchanged over millions of years, live. Wild jungle encircles coastal areas, and penguins and seals splashing here from capes at the southern end of the mainland swim from Antarctica … Continue reading

Toilet world map
Any tourist, and not only a tourist, especially in a big city, is familiar with an obscene simple problem, which usually arises almost suddenly and extremely sharply. It is called…

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Eucalyptus picks
Koalas are very similar to cute bears, and the name of the species to which these animals belong may suggest that they are relatives of clubfoot. Although in fact, this…

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Sydney in full swing Olympic price race
Australian real estate agents joke that the Sydney luxury housing market is now as hot as the Olympic flame, which is supposed to light up the sky over this city…

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