Now it’s time for the winter holidays, a very convenient time to travel to the center of the continent, to the legendary Ulur. The huge red rock, an important attraction of the region, by decision of the National Parks of Australia will be closed to visitors from October 27, 2019. And this became a compelling argument for many people to postpone things and climb to the top of Uluru – for the first and last time in their life.
Stewart Highway, the main thoroughfare between South Australia and the Northern Territories, is packed with cars for tens of miles. The bus driver, who takes tourists to the cliff from the Erldund road station near the farm of the same name, has been working almost without interruption for more than a week. No one even sets a goal to count all the tourists who finally decided to climb the famous stone. Continue reading
A significant fact – in contrast to the Europeans, the Russians do not crawl into the turquoise waters of their pond, beware. But in the “Galician Chernobyl”, as the locals called this very bad place, instagramers get poisoned almost every week. And consider it right!
The Galicia region, in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, came into the attention of the authorities and the media between the First and Second World Wars. In Spain, then the Nazis and Franco came to power, whom the “sculpted friend” Adolf Hitler, urged to shut up the village activists and begin industrial mining of tungsten. At the then level of technological development, this put an end to the cultivation of the land – too many hazardous chemicals were spent on the processing of ore extracted from mines. Nobody thought about ecology, the war was just around the corner, and after the war the mines worked for another 30 years, before closing in the 80s. Continue reading
More precisely, it splashed, and now on the beaches you simply can’t get through the rubble of rotting piles of brown algae. The characteristic sulphurous smell and the disgusting appearance of “grass soup” instead of clean water scared away tourists, making this season a failure in the regions of Tulum, Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Neither millions of investments in cleaning the beaches nor the efforts of the Mexican army helped.
Now on the beaches you just can’t get through the rubble heaps of brown algae
It all started in 2011, when new spots in the ocean flashed brightly on satellite images. Continue reading