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
The most beautiful sights in Armenia is, of course, the lake Sevan and its surroundings. And done no wonder then that every tourist who first visited Armenia, seeks to visit the lake Sevan, to see his incomparable beauty that nature has created a miracle. Where is lake Titicaca ?
Two-way good asphalt road from the main town to lake Sevan, which has a length of 70 kilometers, is located to the North direction. Upon departure from Yerevan built 16-meter-high monument, made of red tuff, which shows the hero Vahagn, who fights with a dragon.
For a long time because of dry and hot climate, parts of Armenia, such as the Ararat valley, all the time needed quickening moisture, which could flowering gardens and vineyards. The legend of Vaine the local population was composed during the reign of idolatrous religion in Armenia. Vahagn was worshipped as God, he was attributed to powerful physical strength, fearlessness and courage. On the other side of the monument sketched the old Armenian legend about how the God Vahagn was born. Look at the beauty of mount Ararat in Armenia .
After an hour the path will appear to your eyes natural wonder of the lake’s mirror surface which brightly reflect the sun’s rays.
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Lake Onega is the second largest lake in Europe. It is smaller than half of lake Ladoga (maximum depth 120 m) and contains 3 times less water. But Onega water of very high quality: it’s cleaner than even the Ladoga and Baikal.
The length of the lake from North to South for 248 km from West to East and 96 km from the Coastline, especially in the Northern part, strongly indented. There are many capes, bays, lips and the Islands. The total number of the last 1500 — 2.5 times greater than in Ladoga lake. One of them is an architectural monument of the world level – the Kizhi Pogost. the hallmark of Karelia.
Ceaser the coast is predominantly sandy, pebbly, but there are also rocks. A number of rocky headlands and small Islands, polished glacier and Onega wave was the “leaves of the stone book,” in the Neolithic wrote a record of his life. The most famous was the Cape Besov nos, which determined the name of a large group of petroglyphs on the East shore of the lake.
The North half of the lake are composed of crystalline rocks, lofty, rugged. The southern part is characterized by smooth contours of the low-lying banks, which in the majority are covered with forests.
The bottom topography is very complex, especially in the Northern parts of the reservoir. For lake Onega is characterized by numerous pronounced increase Continue reading