The journey from Quito to Otavalo is interesting not only because you “EN masse” to buy Souvenirs for all his family and friends — because it was in this Indian town is a huge market of decorative and craft products, is well known throughout Latin America.
Otavalo is interesting not only for the market! Here it is possible to see how South American Indians could “be built” in modern civilization and take its fruits, however, not lost their cultural identity and not become a tourist attraction.
In addition around Otavalo there are lots of scenic natural attractions: this is a eucalyptus forest and a light disposed therein Peguche waterfalls, and high mountain “black” lake Mojanda, and a beautiful volcano Imbabura, at the foot of which a lake, this time a normal blue but with shipping and lots of trout. It (the trout) is served here in the coastal restaurants.
Who likes hand-made, unusual clothes and interior items, that will be interesting to visit “wooden” the village of San Antonio or “leather” the village of Cotacachi, next to which is a very interesting Continue reading
Lakes, formed from river oxbow lakes, are relatively small. Large arose in other ways. Some in valleys, blocked by avalanche or moraines, rock ridges left by retreating and now-vanished glaciers or dams erected by man. Lake Baikal in Siberia and lake in East Africa filled the huge cracks in the earth’s crust, caused by powerful shifts. American Great lakes lie in the basin, formed during the ice age when the ice wore a large part of the continent. Glaciers not only plowed a deep bowl in the valleys, along which, but this entire region sank under the weight of ice, gavluvsga a lot of the continent in plastic basalt layers under it. Then the ice melted relatively quickly, but the concavity is not yet corrected.
Around the perimeter of the great lakes in shallow bays among marsh grasses the animals and their lifestyles are not much different from what we observed in a small freshwater reservoirs. Over them worn different dragonflies, among the plants reproduce gnats and mosquitoes; hiding in the mud snails and bivalves; fish and piranhas hunt, carp and Cichlidae pluck the plants. But where the lake bottom out to a great depth, the conditions have dramatically changed.
Baikal is the deepest lake in the world. In some places the bottom is a mile from the surface. Of course, compared to the ocean it’s not much of depth, but in ocean Continue reading
Area interesting variety of landscapes, here near neighbor of the river and saline steppes, swamps and sandy pine forests, birch groves and meadows. Special the unique nature of the region give a salty, freshwater and alkaline lakes located close to each other.
Like nature scattered among the picturesque hills precious necklace with hundreds of mineral lakes, creating the perfect conditions not only for recreation but also for health promotion.
Kolesnikova is located in a shallow valley and surrounded by dry pine forest. Round pond in the Western part is a small Bay with low-lying salt-marsh coast. From the Northern and Eastern sides on five-meter benches stretched bright Bor. The width of the lake about a mile, the depth is not more than two meters. The shore of a pond overgrown with reeds, only the Northern part has a nice sandy beach with equipped Parking lot. Here is a dirt road. There is a pavilion, benches and a place for tents and bonfire.
Lake water composition is sodium chloride-magnesium, salinity reaches 18 g/l. Kolesnikova is famous not only water but also mud. It is a popular place of recreation for local residents and visitors from nearby areas and cities. For exceptional water quality and scenic beauty of lake designated as a natural monument.
Dirt road leading to the lake runs past the fields, Continue reading