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
On the June long weekend with a group of friends went to lake Seliger and its surroundings – the upper lake. The weather was not too good – mostly it was rainy and overcast, but this did not prevent to relax and see the sights. Overall the trip was pleasant, the place is very beautiful perspective on good shots. Only here fishing with no luck – once again I could not taste fresh fish soup:(
Nice lake Seliger is located in the North of the Tver region, almost on the border with Novgorod oblast.
To get to Seliger, there are 2 ways – on the Leningrad highway through Torzhok or to Riga via Rzhev. There we went to Riga, returning on Leningradke, both ways have been very slow because of endless repairs and trucks on Leningradke.
Leaving early in the morning (at 6.30 a.m.) from Moscow, to the place we got closer to 14.00: road in the Tver region leave much to be desired. In the summer, none of travelling in those parts was not armed with a map and Yandex, we decided to choose the most beautiful for the upcoming holiday. Our choice fell on the village of Sirkovo. This village is not on the lake Seliger and lake vselug hotel. The upper lake, which includes the individual property, situated in 40 km from lake Continue reading