history of Scotland
Scotland was originally inhabited by people engaged in hunting and gathering, who came from England, Ireland and Europe about 6000 years ago. They brought the Neolithic era with them to…

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The Garden of Space Speculations in Scotland
The garden of cosmic speculation in Scotland ranks first among the most unusual gardens in the world. It was created by American landscape architect Charles Alexander Jenks in 1989 in…

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Tour of the London underground
"Ladies and gentlemen," announces the driver of the train, standing at one of the stations of the Central line, " sorry for the delay, but in front of us has…

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Skyscraper Mary Ex. London cucumber

The Mary Eix skyscraper, better known as the London Cucumber, is one of the most attractive buildings in London and stands out against the backdrop of the city skyline. Mary X is one of several modern buildings that were built over the years in the historic district of London.

The construction of the skyscraper was financed by the insurance company Swiss Re. The 41-storey skyscraper was built in 2004 according to the modern glass and steel design of the architectural firm Foster and Partners. Continue reading

Learning English in England

Knowledge of English is very much appreciated now. A person with knowledge of English is much easier to get in life and find a good job. Only now it is difficult to learn English in Ukraine. We learn in school, and in institutions then, as we leave, and really can’t communicate. And not surprisingly, we do not teach the spoken language, and to hear it spoken us English language anywhere. So, if you want to quickly and efficiently learn a language, you need to go where it is spoken. It is difficult not to learn the language in an environment in which you have to communicate in it, because your native language is not known here. Continue reading

National parks and reserves in the Cayman Islands

Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park lies halfway between the Eastern edge of North Sound and the East coast of Grand Cayman, about 20 minutes ‘ walk from Georgetown. The Park is built among the spurs of low hills in the area of charming “light” landscape, and contains about 300 species of trees and shrubs peculiar to these Islands. The Park is famous for its orchids (bloom from may to June), iguanas (which are, for obvious reasons, often called “elusive”, and which can be seen infrequently), as well as parrots and other birds. The nearby mastic Trail passes through the old picturesque forest, which once supplied the early settlers with wood and resin, and is now carefully guarded. Continue reading

Skyscraper Mary Ex. London cucumber
The Mary Eix skyscraper, better known as the London Cucumber, is one of the most attractive buildings in London and stands out against the backdrop of the city skyline. Mary…

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The picturesque Arch Durdle-Dor
Speaking of the Jurassic coast, it is worth mentioning such a picturesque place as Durdle-Dore. This natural limestone arch is a popular tourist attraction on the English Channel coast in…

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Odiham Castle and its role in history
King John of the Landless is believed to have stayed at this 13th-century castle before setting off to sign the Magna Carta. Odiham Castle, or King John’s Castle, as the…

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Stonehenge: mysteries, hypotheses, and legends
Among the hundreds of stone structures inherited by the British from their forefathers, Stonehenge (literally — "hanging stone") occupies a special place. The giant size (the weight of some blocks…

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London tour is cheap. It's real!
Review No. 1. London was pleasantly surprised at the airport: all the terminals of the British capital are connected to the suburban train stations, so you can get to the…

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