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
TOUR OF THE BEAUTIFUL AND INTERESTING PLACES
The miracle of Russia — the lake Turgoyak
The miracle of Russia — lake Turgoyak is located in the southern Urals in Chelyabinsk region. Let me take you on an amazing voyage in a rich land with beautiful scenery.
There is a beautiful legend about how there was a unique lake. Once, long ago in the Urals was traveling a young man by the name of the Tour. He wandered between the mountain ranges and met a girl named Gojak. She was just as beautiful as it is sad. The youth learned from the story of the girl that the evil witch has lost her sight and heal her only the purest water in the world.
Then the young man went on a long journey on lake Baikal and in his hands brought healing waters. The girl was washed and received my sight, and those drops that fell to the ground turned into a beautiful lake, which he named Turgoyak. So says the ancient Bashkir legend.
South Ural — one of the richest regions of Russia. In the interior contain great quantities of gold, platinum, copper, minerals and gems. But the main wealth of this region are the numerous lakes. Often this region is called «Ural Switzerland».
Most of the reservoirs located in mountainous terrain. Continue reading
Strolling through the streets and squares of the capital, can you imagine how much happened here in the past? What secrets are kept by ancient parks, some spirits and ghosts inhabit magnificent palaces?
Meanwhile, Moscow is full of mysteries and wonders that are not visible to the naked eye. To penetrate these mysteries, we must learn to see more than able to see our eyes.
A vivid example of the area Kosino. Most people can’t imagine how this nondescript area on the outskirts of the city is an amazing place. It can even be called “legendary” and that is no exaggeration. What makes it so? We will try to understand.
And we will start our tour in the village of Kosino, the site of which arose the area. The history of this place, as assumed by historians, consisted of more than seven centuries, and, therefore, this is one of the oldest settlements on the territory of Moscow. However, the fame of Kosino brought does not age. The village was known for its three lakes, the mention of which together with the village name occurs in the Chronicles of the early sixteenth century. Names of lakes just like in Russian folk tales – Black, White and Holy. Agree on the memory Continue reading