For three seas, around the world and in the stratosphere

Igor Stomakhin / Strana.ru The Tver Region. Tver. Monument to Afanasy Nikitin Afanasiy Nikitin Tver region. Tver. Monument to Athanasius Nikitin. Photo: Igor Stomakhin / Strana.ru The Tver merchant Afanasy Nikitin is considered, if not the first, then one of the first Europeans to reach India. And not only in this he is the first.

Top 10 travel books

1. Gregory David Roberts “Shantaram” An exhaustive novel about India! More than 800 pages of the book are devoted to the adventures of a runaway criminal in one of the most contrasting, contradictory and mysterious countries in the world. Lovers of the East will appreciate the detailed description of Indian slums and luxurious palaces, crazy

In China, they presented evidence of a 5,000-year history of civilization

There were physical evidence of the presence of civilization in China 5,000 years ago. A team of specialists worked on a project to study China’s history for 15 years, from 2001 to 2016, its results were presented at a conference in Beijing. The project included the study of the division of labor, class differentiation and

The NASA opened a virtual travel office in space

The new NASA project was named “Exoplanet Travel Bureau.” The first directions were Trappist-1e in the constellation of Aquarius, Kepler-16b and Kepler-186f in the constellation Cygnus, and for the memory of the journey, you can “bring” posters on a space theme. – exoplanet star TRAPPIST-1. Its diameter is close to the earth, and it is

Rostov-na-Donu

If you want to find out what the Russian southern mentality is, then it’s for sure in Rostov-on-Don, a place for those who want to eat deliciously and have a good drink. The city on the shore of the navigable river Don was founded at the intersection of many trade routes, and here always lived

Samara

Polina Nakraynikova, Editor-in-Chief of the Portal "Big Village" "Samara Arena" The Samara lifestyle, according to the apt expression of one of my colleagues, is "when you come to work with sand in your underpants". Samarans can not decide in any way whether they live in a megacity or a resort in the Volga. Wooden huts