|Yakutsk, February (temperature about -20-(-30)) photo source|
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
We tend to take our surroundings for granted. You're probably reading this in relative comfort - you don't need to wear breathing apparatus, you're within a few steps of a cold drink and you aren't at the beck and call of a totalitarian regime bent on oppressing its population. The Tripbase team have drawn up a list of the most horrendous places to live, in order from dreadful to impossible. We have nothing but respect for the hardy human beings who make their homes in the most brutal places on Earth.
9. Yakutsk, Russia
Monday, October 24, 2011
Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands, and, including its small satellite islands, forms the edge of the northwestern frontier of Greece. The island is part of the Corfu peripheral unit, and is administered as a single municipality. The municipality includes the island Corfu and the smaller islands Ereikoussa, Mathraki and Othonoi. The principal city of the island and seat of the municipality (pop. 33,886) is also named Corfu.