In the past, almost all voyages, many of which ended with great geographical discoveries, began off the coast of Portugal.
Now it’s the opposite — hundreds of thousands of tourists come here every year to touch the rich Portuguese history, taste real port, soak up the beautiful beaches of the Algarve, Madeira and the Azores, as well as see the architectural and natural splendor of this European country. Continue reading
Forgetting a shampoo, razor, or swimsuit in a hotel room is common, though distressing. The rush, the nervousness before the flight, just distracted.
But how to explain the facts when the hotel forgets, for example, a stuffed real parrot with a height of more than a meter, or a very expensive necklace made of precious stones? It seems that scientists are right when they call memory the most poorly understood function of our body. Continue reading
“Rest in China”, “goods from China”, “power of China” – the use of such phrases instead of the official name of the people’s Republic of China or China in the Russian-language media and Runet is found everywhere.
What the word “celestial Empire” means in this context is a mystery that we will try to solve here.
We should start with the peculiarities of Chinese perception of the external world and their understanding of their role and place in this world. Continue reading