Sunny meadows and crystal clear lakes, picturesque rivers and snowy peaks on the horizon – tickets to Switzerland are starting to pay off already at the moment when the plane was landing, and the spirit rapidly captures the beauty of local nature. It quickly becomes clear that with the same ease of this small Western European country has managed to shock the visitors by the thoughtfulness of the urban environment, stunning architecture, good museums and is rich in culinary delights of the national cuisine. Tourists come here with a kind of idyllic picture in my mind that during the trip, only complemented by new shades of impressions, with absolutely no changes at all in fact: Switzerland is most similar to the fairy Kingdom, which Alps and the Jura mountains reliably protect from all the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
What to see and do in Switzerland
In this country, divided into Autonomous cantons with their own laws and Constitution, intertwine the best German, Italian and French national characteristics. A small area has not prevented the proud and freedom-loving Switzerland, skillfully using its advantageous Continue reading
Mohammed Musa Abdullahi woke up Saturday morning sick and sluggish. The day before he fell ill and lay down right in the school building. Abdulahi went to the house and suddenly noticed that the streets of his village, in North-West Cameroon, frightening silence reigns. Roads and yards of Soboma were littered with corpses. People were lying as if dead on the go or in the middle of a conversation with a neighbor. Killing all dogs, all the cattle, the trees fell dead birds and insects.
So on August 21, 1986 in the village on the shores of lake Nyos killed 11 family members Abdulahi and 1,700 of his countrymen. He survived because he was in a locked office, in a school built on a hill.
The lake before the disaster
The lake after the crash
Nyos is a lake of extraordinary beauty – surrounded by mostly cultivated fields, picturesque rocks and green hills. Pearl-gray surface serenely calm, but deep continuously is the accumulation of explosive forces. Nyos is a crater of a once active volcano, after the eruption of which five centuries ago on the bottom left igneous plug. It is cooled and compressed under water pressure. Such lakes around the world are many, but only two are able Continue reading
Authorities Togliatti intend to paint bright colors in deterring dangerous for swimming, but popular among the citizens of the reservoirs. Among other ways to deter bathers from unsuitable lakes in the municipality are considering “planting” there is artificial seaweed.
Information about lakes painting appeared on the official site of the mayoralty of Tolyatti and the Ministry of forestry, environment and nature management of the Samara region. However, while these measures have the status of projects.
“This idea we have sounded rather at the level of propaganda, technology is only being studied. Any way we need to preserve human life, but people continue to bathe in the forbidden places and to perish”, – said the head of the Department of public safety Togliatti Konstantin Firsov. Now the city is considered a few ideas that may solve the problem of extreme swimmers. Raids and warning signs don’t convince people that the rest can end in tears. Continue reading