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Journey to the Altai mountains

Horses and other animals love since childhood with feelings for a wonderful place – the Altai could not be determined until there has not visited. In fact, immersion in the wilderness of this land was invigorating, like the icy water of the local rivers.

Travel on mountain Altai is already started when I came across a website, calling to make a tour along the unknown paths of the Altai.

Base, where we waited for the conductor, was located near the village of Chemal known fact that there is a hydroelectric power station, about an hour away — famous Teletska lakes, and even some caves nearby.

All these attractions our guide refused, saying that we will see “real” forest. And riding horses, consisting of three people we went to see taiga.

Get used to spend in the saddle for 6-7 hours a day would be difficult, if you are certainly not riding instructor. The habit of dashing to jump in the saddle I have developed only toward the end of the trip, but the first commandment of the conductor – “trust the horse”, I learned immediately. Because it is impossible to walk between huge boulders to climb on wet, slippery trail and down Continue reading

Black lake in Montenegro

In Montenegro a large number of lakes, but the second most popular after striking the Skadar lake, is undoubtedly the Black lake. It’s a tourist attraction, and it really deserves your attention because of its beauty and picturesqueness.

Actually, the Black lake in Montenegro consists of two separate lakes — Large and Small lakes, which are interconnected by a narrow channel. In the summer it dries up, and in the spring, when the snow descend from the surrounding mountains, the lake noticeably increased in size and turns into one.

Photo of the Black lake

Black lake is located in the Northern part of the country, on the territory of Durmitor mountain, at the altitude of 1416 meters. It is of glacial origin. The area of the lakes is not particularly high, the maximum depth of Big lake is almost 25 meters, and Small — 49 meters. Water in lakes is very pure and transparent in some places she is seen at a depth of 9-10 meters!

Two interconnected lakes form a sort of eye for what the locals call them the “eyes of the mountains”. The name Black lake probably took place from that surrounding the mountains here are thickly overgrown with Continue reading

Trip to lake Ritsa Abkhazia

Lake Ritsa is one of the most famous attractions of Abkhazia, where every year thousands of tourists visit. Despite the fact that lakes in Abkhazia huge amount, Ritsa is the most visited and famous. I remember my first visit to this picturesque place, which he had left in memory very vivid impression.

We left from Agudzery early in the morning to arrive to the location, to the main stream of tourists in solitude to enjoy the view. Since the lake lies at an altitude of 950 meters above sea level, go towards the lake Ritsa for a long time and all the time outside of car pass fabulous scenery that I remembered again and again on cold winter evenings.

The maximum depth of the lake Ritsa about 131 meters, a coastline of about 7 km, with an area of about 1.3 sq. km it is Situated among beautiful mountains 2200-3200m metres above sea level. If you look closely, on the slopes of the mountains you can see the striations of fallen avalanches of giant pine trees that are as impressive as the mountains and the lake, there is a very acute power of nature.

The road to Ritsa lake, Abkhazia passes through mountain gorge along the mountain river Bzyb. By the way there are not less famous attractions, such Continue reading

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