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
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