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Spring brings the first warm rays of the sun, the sounds of dripping meltwater and an irresistible desire to go on an unusual journey. It opens a new bright chapter in our life and the vacation should be appropriate. We offer 5 creative ideas for an unforgettable spring break.
Egypt without pyramids
In France there is the Eiffel Tower, and Egypt is worth a visit for the sake of the pyramids. We agree that such creations of human hands are worthy of attention, but not by them alone! So, imagine that there are no longer these unique structures in Egypt … What to do?
Head to Fayum oasis (85 km from Cairo). Here you will see olive gardens, palm trees, cotton, figs, vineyards, sheep pastures and much more. After such landscapes, the language does not dare to call Egypt a desert. Meridian Lake, about which Ptolemy, Strabo and Herodotus, also deserves attention. Continue reading
SIGHTSEEING Sydney, rightfully recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is the most cosmopolitan, most cheerful and most beautiful city in the country. The city was founded in 1788 on the shores of Port Jackson Bay (the first European settlement in Australia), and in just over 200 years it has transformed from a small convict settlement to a huge (4 times more than Moscow with a population of only 4 million people) ultramodern a city that carefully preserves the monuments of its short history. The contrast of City skyscrapers and old buildings of the Rocks and King Cross districts, souvenir shops in the Yorks and Elizabeth districts, and the Asian neighborhoods of Chinatown and Liverpool Street, the vast green spaces of parks and boulevards, and the ultramodern buildings of the Olympic buildings Kronos Hill, Sidney Superd and The Olympic Stadium in the Homebush area, the majestic (and one of the largest in the world) Sidney Harbor Bay and the unique single-span Harbor Bridge that spans over it, is 503 meters long. Continue reading
The true monuments of antiquity in Mexico are the pyramids. There are many of them in the country, but only a few are available for viewing. Many pyramids are buried under the cultural layer and covered with dense tropical vegetation, so that they are simply green hills. Most of the pyramids are multi-layered structures: the oldest is inside, and above it there are several later superstructures and facings.
The most famous and probably the most ancient are the pyramids of Teotihuacan, not far from Mexico City. Teotihuacan (translated as “a place where people communicate with the gods”) is the oldest and most mysterious of all the open cities of pre-classical America.
In the days of Ancient Rome, it totaled 200 thousand inhabitants. By the end of the first millennium AD, the city was empty, its temples and houses were destroyed. The two largest pyramids have been preserved – the pyramid of the Sun and the pyramid of the Moon, as well as the temple of the most popular of the Mexican gods – Quetzalcoatl, personifying a good and bright beginning. Continue reading