Portugal is the westernmost state in continental Eurasia. Located in the southwestern part of the Iberian Peninsula. On land, it borders only with Spain. Portugal is also governed by the Azores and Madeira, which occupy an important strategic position in the west of the Strait of Gibraltar. The largest and most important city in Portugal is Lisbon (2.1 million inhabitants with suburbs, 1996). It is the capital and main port of the country. Porto is the main city of the North, the second most populous country in the country (302.5 thousand in 1991; about 1.2 million people in the entire agglomeration). Porto, located on the right bank of the Douro River, the former capital of Portugal and the country’s largest port, is famous for its port. On the opposite bank of the Douro River is the city of Vila Nova di Gaya (31.5 thousand inhabitants in 1991), where many wine company warehouses are concentrated. Continue reading
The top ten failures in my travels
Given community rules, all obscene words have been replaced. Instead of the word “failure”, one should take another, designed to give juiciness to the story.
During my passionate 11-year-old active love of travel, I got some enchanting setbacks caused by the weather, my stupidity, or my mindless weak asses. I let each of these failures through me, like duodenal sounding of the times of the USSR, if you understand what I mean! This is when at age 14 you sit with a pipe out of your mouth. The diameter of the average anaconda. Tube diameter. Young nurses sympathetically ask for your name. And you smell of freshly squeezed gastric juice.
Empathized on others. He worried, aggressively snorting. He distributed the blame between those who happened to be nearby, the famous falling lamp on the coffee table and the modern device of the world. He became such a subtle kind of himself, cutting people around and every time he acted like a negligent plumber, praying that he would return and fix it again. But I never fixed it. Continue reading
Madeira – an island in the waters of the Atlantic
Madeira is an island in the archipelago of the same name, in the northern Atlantic, about 1000 km from Portugal, 400 km north of the Canary Islands. This is an island with its interesting history, traditions that have been observed for more than one century, internal structure and indescribable beauty of nature. The island has a diverse climate. Here you have the opportunity to take a walk in the subtropics for one day, wander around picking mushrooms along the pine forest, climb the mountains and find yourself in the tundra, swim in the crystal clear mountain lake and spend time on the ocean.
Madeira is a favorite vacation spot of Europeans. For centuries, island residents have been hosting tourists. Tourism is Madeira’s main income. The infrastructure here is not developed at the modern level. Continue reading