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
Turgoyak Lake – the pearl of the Urals is included in the list of the most valuable reservoirs of the world
Turgoyak is a unique lake. Due to the exceptional water clarity of the lake Turgoyak was included in the list of the most valuable reservoirs of the world. In our country it was included in the file of remarkable landscapes. It is a repository of the purest drinking water, the quality is not inferior Baikal.
The lake water is different and bright bluish-greenish color, and transparent, can see the bottom at a depth of 15-20 m. the most beautiful — the most transparent lake in the Urals. No wonder people call him the younger brother of Baikal. Turgoyak – deep lake, keeping under the surface area of 26.4 square kilometres more than half a billion tons of the purest, almost transparent sea and it is completely fresh water.
The area of the lake Turgoyak – 26.4 sq. km, length 6.9 km, its maximum width is 6.3 km, the coastline is 27 km from Turgoyak is located in the deep intermountain hollow between the ridges of the Ural-Tau and Ilmen at a height of 320 m above sea level. This is the deepest lake in the southern Urals: depth it achieves 34 m, average depth of 19.2 m.
Just on the lake six Islands. The lake is fed by major rivers: Bobrovka, Kuleshovka, Lipovka and Pugachevka. Follows only one river – Source. At the present time in connection with the lowering Continue reading