Istanbul is the heart of Turkey, the most important cultural, industrial and commercial center of the country. This is the only city on the planet located simultaneously on 2 continents – in Europe and Asia. Washed by the waters of the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara, Istanbul is a major port. The Bosphorus connects the Black and Mediterranean Seas, a large number of ships pass through it, so there is always heavy traffic in the harbor.
The picturesque Golden Horn Bay divides the European half of Istanbul into 2 parts: Eminenyu (Old City) and Beyoglu (New City).
On the peninsula in the southern part of the bay lies the Old Town. Ancient architecture was preserved there, creating the illusion of presence in past centuries.
The new city was built north of the entrance to the bay. It includes the harbor area of Karakoy, as well as the Continue reading
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in southern Vietnam with a population of about 8 million people, which is constantly growing due to visitors from all over the country.
The metropolis has several informal names. Due to its importance in cultural, economic and industrial life, it is called the Southern Capital. For the French colonial past, expressed in architecture, – eastern Paris. Locals and tourists often use the former name Saigon.
The weather in Ho Chi Minh City is determined by the subequatorial climate, so you can visit this colorful and diverse city in any season. All year round, the temperature is confidently kept at +30 ° С. At night in the winter months it can get colder up to + 22-24 ° С. The heat peak occurs in April and May. Even in the shade, the sun Continue reading
Rome is the capital of Italy, one of the oldest cities on the planet, built in the 3rd century BC. Unlike other megacities, he did not disappear in time, retained his cultural wealth – palaces, fountains, squares, cathedrals, churches and objects of art.
Within the walls of the Eternal City, the Latin language, legislation and law was born, the foundations of which are still used by the whole Western world. The acronym SPQR (Senatus porulus que romanus), which can be seen on almost all old houses, saunas, and engineering structures, means that they belong to the people of Rome and the Senate, thus a community of citizens and the state is declared. This postulate was adopted by many states of the world.
Philosophy and politics, science and art take their roots here. Continue reading