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The people of bajao, or, as they are called, sea gypsies, do not have documents, citizenship or any rights. They roam the ocean with their homes off the coast of Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. There are more than a million of them and this is the most unprotected layer of the population, practically not in contact with civilization.
Close your eyes and imagine the paradise of our planet. Warm water shimmers with 50 shades of blue and caresses the white sand. Flocks of colored fish and sea turtles go around your boat, approaching an island with spreading palm trees at low speed. An ideal picture of a place where there are no problems, city bustle and the passage of time and where there is no mobile connection. Continue reading
Today’s “Point on the map” is indicated by a remarkable piece of engineering art of the early twentieth century – one of the surviving towers of Shukhov in Nikolaev
The Northern Black Sea region, where Nikolaev is located, always suffered from a lack of water. People who lived in these parts, differently adapted to this problem. There were natural sources, they used a certain time. But they also had a limited supply of water and dried up from time to time. Therefore, when at the beginning of the twentieth century Nikolaev as a city began to grow and develop, it became clear that he needed a constant water supply on an industrial basis. Continue reading
In early June, in the mountain village of Bystrets, in the Verkhovynsky district in the Carpathian region, shore protection work began on the Black Cheremosh. This caused serious concern among public activists who are convinced that this work is being carried out in violation and may become an obstacle to rafting, a favorite tourist attraction in the Carpathians.
Cheremoshfest in the Carpathians
Andrey Melnichuk founded the CheremoshFest eco-tourism festival in 2013. The art event, says Andrei, gathered everyone for whom the territory of the Black Cheremosh is especially valuable. Most of the participants of the festival, as well as the organizers, are engaged in rafting (high-speed rafting on a mountain river in an inflatable boat. – Auth.). They are convinced that mountain rivers must be preserved in their natural form. The last time the festival near Cheremosh took place in 2015. Then he raised the question of creating a hydrological reserve here. Continue reading