Latest update21 April 2016
Since 1984 remnants of about 30 ancient constructions — most of them temples — have been discovered in Wiang Kum Kam. This turned out to be the location of the town founded by King Mhangrai the Great which was the capital of the Lanna Kingdom for several years before Chiang Mai took over. Wiang Kum Kam still prospered till the second half of the 16th centure when the Burmese invasion and severe floods resulted in abandonment of the town which was then lost for the next 400 years.
16 March 2016
The famous apple pastila (marschmellow) has long been the face of Kolomna. In 2009 the old production technologies were re-installed here. And in the Museum Factory of Pastila the guests become the participants of a thrilling performance showing production of pastila as it was in the 19th century. To delight of the guests, the performance is followed by tea with sweet pastila.
15 February 2016
In the gigantic Aquarium of Palma de Mallorca you’ll find yourself in the underwater realm where you could bump into an enormous shark (luckily, through the glass!), look directly into the eyes of a muraena or relish the dances of hundreds of colourful jellyfish. For visitors’ convenience by each aquarium there is an interactive monitor with detailed information in six languages.
Roy M. Goodman
New article on the back of travels in Peru from Olga Lemeshko «"Quaint Name Titicaca".
Now as we are watching the XXII winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, many of us are also looking back at the 1980 Olympics that took place in Moscow. Probably, everyone is aware that Bear cub Misha was the mascot of the Moscow Olympic Games. But do you know that the Moscow Olympiad in fact had a live mascot — the real Olympic bear cub Mitya?! Our article focuses on this very bear!
Could you guess which country — or even simpler — which part of the world are these people from? Open up our theme «Faces»!