New Zealand, a country literally at the end of the world, consisting of a pair of large islands (North and South) and a host of small ones. It was discovered by the Dutch traveler Abel Tasman in 1642 and got its name in honor of one of the provinces of the Netherlands, Zealand. Later, another famous navigator, the Englishman James Cook, changed the Dutch name of the archipelago: Nieuw Zeeland to English New Zealand, which became the official name of the country. Total area of the country: 268,800 km2
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
The climate in New Zealand is largely determined by the proximity of Antarctica (which is why glaciers in the south of the country do not melt even in summer) and the Pacific Ocean, which gently washes the shores of the two main islands of the state. Continue reading
Indonesia is located in the zone of tectonic faults. The process of mountain building has not yet been completed. Therefore, there are so many volcanoes. The formidable forces of nature are in a dormant state, sometimes waking up for a short while. But, while volcanoes do not show dangerous activity, they become a place of pilgrimage for tourists.
Many islands of Indonesia have volcanoes that are a local attraction. We will visit one of them – Bromo. This volcano is so popular that tours on it can be bought not only on the island of Java, but also on the neighboring island of Bali. Independent travelers can try to go this route without a tour, but apart from a bunch of additional organizational problems and severe fatigue, nothing will benefit. Therefore, you can safely take a tour and hit the road. Continue reading
I am an adult, held man and therefore I can fall all day in an amusement park. I have a strange attitude towards roller-coaster parks: on the one hand, a clear lack of attention has remained from childhood. Those. Of course, I rode rides, but I didn’t have a classic park that would have huge slides and for the whole day without stopping. On the other hand, I am afraid of heights and I always started to get nauseous when I simply leafed through Six Flags or other similar parks. Well, now it’s time to realize children’s dreams and fight phobias.
Actually, I was not going to any parks. But it so happened that the beloved company decided to hold another corporate event in the amusement park, namely Six Flags Over Georgia. I had to leave the corporate party with my head held up proudly without a ride on any hill – it was on this day that I needed to finish a lot of work. No, not because I was scared, but really had to work. 🙂 But after a couple of weeks I came back to catch up. Continue reading