Along with the river monster

The background. One frosty evening last December I was hiding from Moscow bustle and hustle at home... I do adore big cities but at the same time I nearly hate them...giving us great opportunities they require too much in return.

About Shangri-Lu, Papua and the meaning of life

The soothing rain is knoсking upon the roof. Simon`s wooden house hastily hammered together fell into a deep sleep. Two of our guides and a whole team of porters are sleeping in the next room. Judging by the rumbling snor, everybody are exhausted. Now, in a relative safety, the men finally dared to relax . Only Simon is quietly walking around the house, checking the locks on the doors and windows. I can hear the creaking of the floorboards under his feet. We are his guests and he care of us.

I'm lying on a straw mat, right on the wooden floor in a room with no furniture, having wrapped in a dirty and damp sleeping bag. The candle is burning down in the corner of the room, and next to me my best friend and the most important companion in my expeditions - Svetlana is snuffling heavily and sweetly. Now I start realizing that everything is over.... but my brain and my body is still on the alert, and I’m listening to any sound beyond the walls of the room. Only yesterday just at this time we were thinking how we were giong to ascape from the aggressive tribe at night in a pitch darkness, in the midst of the impenetrable jungle.

To see the Kongo and not die.

Today I`d like to tell you about my journey to the Central African Republic. I have two wonderful friends, with whom with a glass of wine I can spend hours discussing books and articles having read recently. One cold Moscow evening we were talking about the most famous politician- dictator and the cannibal in the history of Africa .Thus I first learned about the sadist, murderer, tyrant and the most famous high-ranker cannibal Jean-Bodele the Bokassa.

Ethiopia as it is.

Ethiopia is the cradle of mankind. In 2003, the scientist Paleoanthropologist Yohannes Hale made a sensational find Selassi: Omo River Valley, he discovered the world's oldest skeleton of a čelovekoobraznogo substance. Hominid whose remains found Selassi, resided in the territory of present-day Ethiopia around 3.8-4 million years ago. According to the monocentristskoj model of humanity, all men are descended from a single population, whose owner was a contemporary of the bones. But the amazing thing is that in the process of expansion to the North of the humanoid evolved into Homo sapiens, invented the wheel, flew into space and detonated the first atomic bomb. On the territory of the Omo Valley are still people mining fire primitive way, not using personal hygiene, do not cover the nakedness and absolutely have no clue about what's going on outside their closed world.