Peru is a distant South American country with a rich history, unique architecture and extraordinary natural diversity. She is the owner of one of the new seven wonders of the world – the mysterious city of Machu Picchu and is justly proud of the rich heritage of the Inca empire. This motley country full of contrasts attracts tourists not only with its rich archaeological heritage, but also with authentic colonial architecture, exquisite gastronomy, as well as unspoiled nature in the mountains and jungle. Located in the Andes, on the west coast of South America, the country borders in the northwest with Ecuador, in the north with Colombia, in the east with Brazil, in the southeast with Bolivia and Chile. In the west, its coastline is washed by the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Peru is considered one of the largest countries in South America in terms of area; in this indicator, it ranks third after Brazil and Argentina. Its area is very impressive and amounts to 1,285,216 km². Continue reading
New Year in Finland
New Year in Finland Finland is the birthplace of Santa Claus, so this is where New Year wishes are to be made. Winter holidays in this Scandinavian country will give an unforgettable experience of visiting the village of the main Christmas character, unique northern nature and active winter holidays.
New Year in Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland. The city is located on the Arctic Circle and is the official residence of Santa Claus. Here, in Rovaniemi, miracles happen annually: adults meet with childhood, and children are immersed in a fairy tale …
In the village of Santa Claus, which is located 8 km from the city, in addition to the office of Santa, there is the General Post Office, from where you can send a letter or postcard with a special collectible stamp; several souvenir shops and restaurants. Continue reading
2000 years before Christ, in India and Mesopotamia
Trade travels have existed since the beginning of civilization. At that time, the port of Lothal was an important center of trade between the Indus Valley and the Sumerian civilizations.
600 BC and later
Early forms of leisure travelers can be traced back to the Babylonian and Egyptian empires. In Babylon, a museum of historical antiquities was opened to the public. The Egyptians held many religious holidays that attracted devout and simply curious people. Aliens flocked to cities to see famous works of art and buildings. Continue reading