In 1502 Christopher Columbus, during the fourth voyage to America, was forced to take refuge from a heavy storm in the Bay, where there were further large Costa Rican port of Limon.
Here a Caravel, the Explorer met aborigines Redskins sported lots of gold jewelry.
“For the first two days — written by Columbus to his homeland to Spain, I saw on this earth. more gold than four years in the island of Hispaniola” (Haiti).
New land Columbus gave the name “Costa Rica”, translated from the Spanish “rich coast”.
However, the great Navigator made a mistake. Gold and silver were in Costa Rica not so much. The Indians in their development remained at the level of the stone age. Although we have achieved considerable success in the manufacture of gold ornaments, pottery and stone carving.
Modern Costa Rica
From the North, from Nicaragua South to Panama, Costa Rica crosses the transcontinental highway by car you can travel the country in one day.
Almost all the time the road goes in the mountains. The closer to the South, the mountains become higher. The window flashing snow-capped mountain peaks, steaming cones of volcanoes, deep chasms, waterfalls with a rainbow above them, wild rivers in narrow gorges, and blue volcanic lakes, mountain slopes with lush tropical vegetation.
In the mountains at an altitude from 1000 to 1500 m is located Continue reading
Today we will go with you on a magnificent trip on the third largest lake in Italy, one of the deepest in Europe, lake Como. It is believed that there are some very good-natured people who are daily from their Windows see a panoramic view of lake, walk along the waterfront, breathe the wonderful air and seem genuinely happy. So on lake Como so I like to buy the Villa the rich and famous people from around the world.
Walk along the lake promenade and enjoy the spectacular views of the coastline, which is so picturesque that since ancient times attracted tourists. Scattered along the banks of charming villages where you can feel calmness and tranquility. This Como, Lecco, Cernobbio, Laglio, Colico, Bellagio, Menaggio, Varenna.
Be sure to walk on the streets of Bellagio. It is on a slope, so it seems that its narrow winding streets, stairs and escape into the water. Here you can relish multi-colored houses and is almost completely surrounded the mirror-like surface. Let’s go to the observation deck Punto Lavento, offering scenic views of the huge lake. Besides, you can visit Villa Serbelloni and Melzi. Those who are seriously interested in the art of sculpture, will enjoy a trip to the town of Varenna, where nestled sculpture Museum. If desired, we can make a walk through Continue reading
Island of lemurs – Madagascar
A holiday in Madagascar
Located in the Indian ocean off the Southeast coast of Africa, Madagascar is considered the fourth largest largest island in the world (its area 592000 km2).
The island is separated from the mainland by wide Mozambique channel. Madagascar – this is a fragment of the ancient African platform composed of hard metamorphic and crystalline rocks: granite, schist, gneiss, separated by about 165 million years ago from the African continent. Some time a new island was drifting to the East, taking with them a large variety of animal and plant species.
The island nation of Madagascar is a very specific and exotic country in the world. She is one of the poorest in economic terms and one of the richest region of bio diversity. Of the 200,000 species of animals and plants of Madagascar, a 150 000 are found nowhere else in the world (approximately 5 percent of the total species diversity of flora and fauna of our planet). In Madagascar at least 13000 species of plants, of which 80 percent are endemic and 3 500 have medicinal properties. The island has no large mammals, except imported here allowed, but there are various species of small insectivorous animals, reptiles (including crocodiles) and lemurs. Continue reading