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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

Health Resorts of Karelia

Than are treated here. Chemical composition of groundwater of the Karelian hydrographic district is very varied: salinity, presents from ultrafresh water (less than 100 mg/l) to brackish (1000 mg/l).

On the territory of the Kondopoga district, 54 km North of Petrozavodsk is the first Russian resort of Mar special water, founded by Peter I in 1719 on the base of chalybeate springs.

Peter I repeatedly came to be treated at the resort with his family and court nobility. Time to the first arrival of the king were built three wooden Palace (hence the original name of the village — Palaces) for the Royal family and a large building with 20 rooms and the earthen hall, connected with springs. Since glandular sources are called “Marcial waters” in honor of Mars — God of war and iron.

Climate. The climate of Karelia is Central to the influence of Arctic and North Atlantic. Constant (over two-thirds of the year), the movement of masses of air in the direction “West — East”, large clouds, high humidity (average 80%) characterize the climate as cold temperate, transitional from Maritime to continental. The average temperature of the coldest months up to -13°C, Continue reading

Lake Balaton
Balaton, or as it is called in Hungary. «Hungarian sea” — the largest lake in Central Europe. Located on the Pannonian plain in the valley, stretched along the South-Eastern foot…

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The Pink lake Retba
Everyone wants to visit the unique lake of enchanting colours! Amazing colors and charming water pumps entirely covering a two-kilometer coastline, Pink lake or lake Retba, is the way it…

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8 natural wonders, which are actually created by man
In the world there are a lot of very unusual places and breathtaking creations of nature. But sometimes, when the «improvement» mother nature takes people, it leads to very unexpected…

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