Exactly one and a half centuries ago, Russia sold Alaska to the United States, and the territory became the largest state in the country. On August 12, 1732, the expedition of Mikhail Gvozdev discovered Alaska …
Travel through the unexplored expanses of Alaska
In the years 1799-1867, it was under the control of the Russian-American company, but then it was not possible to master such a large territory well. March 30, 1867 a document was signed on the sale of Alaska to the United States. Soon, gold was found here, which was mined over a thousand tons during the gold rush. Alaska includes the mainland and several Pacific island groups. Today, Russians know little Continue reading
The history of the Golden Triangle, the territory at the junction of the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, resembles an iceberg, with a small visible part and a huge underwater …
The Golden Triangle: We are in Thailand. Right Laos. Left Myanmar (Burma)
And this is not surprising, because we are talking about one of the worst enemies of mankind – drugs.
It all started after the end of World War II. The opium poppy, the traditional agricultural culture of the peoples of Southeast Asia, has become an element of big politics and the interest of several political forces at once: the Chinese Kuomintang (armed groups opposing Mao Zedong), the nationalist movement of the Continue reading
The phrase “maritime order” is not just a figure of speech. Over the centuries-long history of navigation, a certain set of rules of conduct at sea has developed; these rules also apply to cruise ships …
On the prohibitions on cruise ships: logical, not very clear, and very strange
Some of these rules and prohibitions are quite logical and understandable even to the “land” guest of a sea vessel, others look strange, and some may even seem absurd. But be that as it may, they are dictated by concern for the safety, health and comfort of tourists and crew, and from the moment you are on board the ship, you have to obey them.
It’s clear yet … Continue reading