Guardafay

Published December 18, 2017

Guardafay

Far to the depth of Indian Ocean comes the African Peninsula of Somalia with with a sharp cape Guardafay. The name comes from the Portuguese word "gaurdafu", which means "beware". During the time of geographical discoveries, the name of this African cape Guardafay for a long time caused horror even among experienced seamen. The fact is that in those days people still did not know the land very well...

Cameroon

Published December 18, 2017

Cameroon

Cameroon was opened in 1474 by the Portuguese seafarer Rui di Siqueira. Moving along the west coast of Africa, he reached the area located to the south of the mouth of the river Niger. Here he opened a small river, very rich in crabs. Therefore, the traveler named this river Rio dos Camaroes, that is, "Crab River"...

Labrador

Published December 18, 2017

Labrador

Labrador was opened in 1501 by the Portuguese seafarer Gaspar de Corretale. He sailed from the Azores in the direction to the north-west and reached 55 degrees north latitude of some severe high shore. Arriving seafarers hospitably met the locals - beautiful, high Indians. But the benevolent and simple-minded children of nature were overly gullible. The Portuguese saw in them only slaves for their colonies...

Nakhodka

Published December 18, 2017

Nakhodka

The city of Nakhodka got its name as follows... In the autumn of 1859 the Russian corvette "America", which sailed in the Sea of Japan, fell into a severe storm. Giant waves rolled over the deck, amusing the ship like a toy. The damaged ship became hard to drive, water appeared in the hold. The team was in danger. To save people, the captain decided to leave the ship ashore behind a high rocky promontory that was far out to sea...

Bindibu

Published December 18, 2017

Bindibu

In 1965, the scientists of the Melbourne University expedition suddenly saw in the Western desert Australia, which was considered deserted, a column of smoke. It housed the settlement of Labby-Labby consisting of several dugouts. The settlement turned out to be the capital of the unknown at that time tribe bindibu. Residents of the Bindibu tribe, who have not yet seen the Europeans, met the researchers very hospitably...

Pamir

Published December 18, 2017

Pamir

There is a terrain on the globe where the typical features of the nature of the tundra and hot desert are whimsically combined, where at the same time one can freeze in the cold and get severe sunburn. It is a mountainous country Pamir - "The Roof of the World". The average height of its plateaus is 4000-4500 m. Across them, sharp peaks of 6-7 thousand meters high are rapidly rising above the blue sky...

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