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Where is the largest lake on Earth?

The largest lake on Earth… What is it? Agree that the word “lake” seems a quiet and peaceful pond, overgrown with reeds. In it, closing her eyes, we see white water-lilies, and to the other side just the same hand.

However, few people think about the fact that there are such lakes, which will give odds to some of the seas, both in size and depth and strength of storms occur periodically.

Today I propose to talk about them.

The largest lake on Earth. Its characteristic features

Oddly enough, but the largest lake on Earth we used to call the sea, or the Caspian sea. In fact, taking into account its features, call it the sea is simply impossible. Why? Yes, because according to the definition, the last should fall any river, but located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia the Caspian sea is endorheic.

If you look closely at pictures taken from space, you can immediately note one undeniably important feature. – the Caspian sea has a rather complex shape resembling the letter S from the Latin alphabet.

Its dimensions are really impressive: the length from North to South is approximately 1,200 km, but the distance from the East to the West coast differs Continue reading

Blue lake

The geographical location of Kyiv is truly unique not only due to its green landscape, but particularly noteworthy is the presence of numerous rivers, ponds and lakes. Some of them are so close it is not difficult to reach them by public transport, and some of them be seen from the Windows of his apartment.

Blue lake Kiev is certainly one of the many attractions of the city. They deserve attention not only of Kiev but also many tourists.

They differ from each other in their size, but all are equally beautiful for its scenery, Golden beaches and each is unique. Continue reading

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

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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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Samara region
Samara region – one of the regions of the Volga region, the fifth largest. From the point of view of geography it is located in Central European Russia, on both…

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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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