Now it’s time for a winter vacation, a very convenient time to travel to the center of the continent, to the legendary Uluru. The huge red cliff, an important landmark of the region, will be closed to the public from October 27, 2019 by decision of the Australian National Parks Authority. And it became a weighty argument for many people to postpone business and climb to the top of Uluru for the first and last time in their lives.
Stewart Highway, the main thoroughfare between South Australia and the Northern Territories, is filled with cars for dozens of miles. Continue reading
And why, interestingly, not by bus, tram or car? And all because in this amazing European city, passengers from the number of local residents and numerous groups of tourists carry only river buses. You can, of course, take advantage of the river taxi, but a trip on it will cost many times more! It is better to give preference to the historical mode of transport – a multimeter black boat. It is called the gondola and serves mainly foreign tourists. While walking on it, you can admire not only many sights of the city, but also float along the winding and even narrow streets, see bridges that seem to just float in the air. By just the name of the boat, you can guess that we are talking about Venice. Continue reading
Former British Crown subject Hong Kong became the original Manhattan of Asia.
Hong Kong is an amazing city, and although in 1997 the reassignment of China became history, people still fear serious changes.They believe that China will greatly influence the politics, economy and domestic lifestyle of Hong Kong, because for a long time it has been and remains the center of big business – the “navel” of the earth in the capitalist world.
If you want to learn more about the history of Hong Kong, visit the Historical Museum. When the British first noticed Victoria Peak in 1657, Hong Kong was a deserted place. Then it all started with the trade: the British exported tea, silk and porcelain in exchange for silver and opium. One hundred years later, the Great Chinese Empire was on the brink of disaster because of its attachment to opium. Two opium wars died down, of which the British fleet emerged victorious. In 1841, Hong Kong Island becomes English. Continue reading