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
In addition to rivers, especially in India, not many large bodies of water. There are several large lakes and reservoirs, and flooded areas.
Coast of India forms several large bays, some of which are called seas, but in fact they are not. All of these “seas” are the bays of the Indian ocean.
India is not rich in lakes. In the country there are only a few more or less large lakes, some of which are of artificial origin. So, the largest lake of India:
• The Chilika lake (1165 sq km) – India’s largest lagoon-like lake, is connected with the Bay of Bengal, Orissa
• Sambhar lake (240 sq km) – the largest salt-water in India and the salt Deposit, among the largest artificial lakes in Asia, Rajasthan
• Lake Collier (901 sq. km) is the largest freshwater lake in India, Andhra Pradesh
• Loktak lake (266 sq km) freshwater lake, the largest lake in the northeast India, Manipur
• The world’s highest mountain lake (189 sq km) is a large freshwater lake in the state of Jammu and Kashmir
Long coastline of India forms several bays, Straits and seas. The southern tip of India overlooks the Indian ocean itself.
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Lake Titicaca General information:
Area: 8300 km, of which about 5,000 km ² relates to the territorial waters of Peru.
Length: 180 km.
Width: from 50 to 60 km.
Depth: average is 140-180 m maximum -304 M.
The population density on the coast: 100 persons per km ².
Average water temperature: +0 S. 11
The lake is located at an altitude of 3812 m.
It is 50 km from La Paz.
Titicaca — the largest mountain lake in freshwater, the second surface area of the lake of South America (after lake Maracaibo). The highest navigable lake on earth. Located in the Andes. The name consists of the words of the Quechua Indian language: titi – Puma and Kaka – rock.
The sea in the Andes
The size of lake Titicaca is comparable to a real sea.
It is the largest Alpine lake in the world.
The largest lake in South America located at an altitude of 3812 m above sea level and divided between two countries — Peru and Bolivia. After the defeat in the war with Chile in 1883, Bolivia lost its access to the Pacific, so rich in fish, lake Titicaca is of special importance. Between Peru and Bolivia there are regular ships, but more often on the water of the lake to meet the boats of the Indians, made of the coastal cane. The people Continue reading