Arrival in calgary – the center of economic growth in Canada, the most dynamic city in North America. A short tour on the way from the airport to the hotel. Check in to hotel. A free evening.
Departure from calgary to the East. Excursion to the world’s largest paleontological Museum, skeletons and artifacts more than a thousand dinosaurs. Other local attractions – the valley of the mushroom rocks, tour old mine, road with bridges 11…
Dinner in the saloon “Last chance” – the flavor of the North American heartland, in an old cowboy style.
I must say that this Last chance – the place is not touristic, it’s actually such a rural restaurant where local people gather, rest… the place is absolutely politically incorrect, beer in one-litre jars provide the raw steaks for you and light a barbecue shelter that each had grilled the way he likes. Customers under such an atmosphere and surroundings ALWAYS drink, and in the group between themselves and with the guide installed the correct relationship to the remainder of the trip, and often after it. Continue reading
Kelimutu volcano is located on lost in the ocean island of Flores, which belongs to the Small Eastern Indonesian Sunda Islands. Since the island is far removed from the mainland, tourists visit it not so often, Yes, and, frankly, there is almost no infrastructure. The last time the volcano erupted in the last century, in 1968, and doesn’t give any signs of activity. But in the last eruption in the magma formed coldera, which were a kind of cups, which collect water from precipitation.
Today flying over the island can be clearly seen from the aircraft with three bright turquoise spots – this is the famous lake Kelimutu. What are they famous for?
The fact that lake Kelimutu is constantly changing colour. Turquoise lake over the year could turn into turquoise, then after a certain time become red or green. Due to this, however, the presence in water of various minerals. It is the chemical relationship of these components and leads to a dynamic change of color of the water. Well, for example, green lake suggests that, in reaction into hydrochloric and sulphuric acids, the red tint of the water indicates the interaction of hydrogen sulphide with iron.
The local aboriginal people, who belong to the tribe of Leo, there is a legend about Kelimutu. They say that the lakes are inhabited by the souls of the dead. Continue reading
Beautiful lake Baskunchak is very much appreciated in Russia, because it’s really the source of salt
Unique lake Baskunchak for five centuries, is in Russia, the main source of salt. It is located in the Astrakhan region and it is worth noting that approximately 80% of salt produced in our country is taken from here. In the reign of Ivan the terrible on-Baskun the development. At this time, the territory was joined to Russia and became part of it. In ancient times, the salt mine was very hard, this work was considered to be the hellish work. Until the mid-twentieth century, salt was extracted from the human but then work had stopped because we started work the special machines. Thanks to machines to produce salt became much easier, because they always worked, whatever the weather and time of day.
Interesting information about salt lake Baskunchak
Salt, which was extracted from the salty lake Baskunchak . supplied to the domestic market and are successfully exported. Export is necessary in any case as there are huge deposits of salt, which must be removed. In addition, the profit from the sale of “white gold” large enough. On the Baskunchak lake salt does not end, that is, the deposits are almost inexhaustible. Every year they will naturally recover.
In this unique lake you can swim and even recommended to do that because the water is able to heal people from many Continue reading