Military robinsons

Published February 02, 2020

Military robinsons

Unlike civilian robinsons, military robinsons hid for a long time on individual islands of the Pacific Ocean. These are mainly former Japanese military personnel, a significant part of whom, although they knew about the end of World War II, did not recognize the surrender of Japan. Many of these samurai robinsons could not stand it, surrendered to the Americans and thus returned to civilized life...

Geographical names-gifts

Published May 24, 2020

Geographical names-gifts

As you probably noticed, many geographical names are formed from proper names. At the same time, many geographical names bear the names of completely random people. Such geographical names-gifts were fixed on the geographical map with the light hand of some travelers...

Langkawi sky bridge

Published November 22, 2020

Langkawi sky bridge

To overcome obstacles, especially water ones, people often built bridges. Their designs are so diverse that almost everyone has their own flavor, feature and, of course, attractiveness. But sometimes a person's fantasy goes far beyond ordinary pragmatism. And it gives rise to incredible wonders of engineering, among which one of the first can be called the Langkawi Sky Bridge, opened to the public in 2005...

Drawings of mount Brandberg

Published January 29, 2021

Drawings of mount Brandberg

In South Africa, amid the gloomy and wild desert, which once had the rather expressive name of the Skeleton Coast, and is now called the Namib, the big red Brandberg mountain (translated from German as "flaming mountain") rises. Unfriendly, almost devoid of vegetation, it conceals a rather interesting riddle, which scientists have been struggling to solve for many years. These are the famous drawings of mount Brandberg!..

Geographic names that "suggest" and "deceive"

Published April 13, 2021

Geographic names that suggest and deceive

There are many rather eloquent names on the geographical map, which both "suggest" and "deceive". They are, as clues: the East European Plain, the Middle Lower Danube, North German, North French, Caspian, Mississippian, Amazonian, Indo-Gangetic lowlands, Volga Upland, etc. You will hear such a name and you will immediately understand (even if you do not know for sure) where the named geographical object is located...

Time to travel. Part 1

Published December 19, 2021

Time to travel. Part 1

In addition to traveling around the world, some unusual and very interesting supermarathons of enthusiastic travelers should be noted. True, you can't count all of them, but, of course, it is necessary to mention them. The routes of their travels passed through different lands, both the duration and the ways of movement were different, but they are united by their irrepressible enthusiasm for changing places, the desire to learn about our planet...

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