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Carinthia — the most southern Federal state of Austria on the border with Italy and Slovenia. Here the favorable climate, beautiful nature and, most importantly, developed tourist infrastructure. The ski season in Carinthia lasts no less than in the Tyrol — from mid-December to April. And in the North-West of the land where the glacier Mölltaler Gletscher, skiing is guaranteed all year round.

Southern Carinthia, which for the beauty of its nature is often called the “Austrian Riviera” – there are countless mountains and valleys, picturesque lakes, about 1270, on the banks of which are scattered small resort towns with world-class hotels, beautiful beaches and a complete infrastructure of leisure, and famous ski centers.

The capital of Carinthia – Klagenfurt, founded in 1252 near the beautiful lake wörth. This is a very beautiful place, famous for its Park “Minimundus” Museum reduced 25 times of the masterpieces of world architecture, as well as a miniature, but fully functioning railroad and a small port with boats.

Local attractions include the Renaissance town Hall with “heraldic hall,” the Baroque Bishop’s Palace (XVIII century), the Cathedral (XVI century), the Carinthian Museum and reptile Zoo are Happy and dinosaur Continue reading

The Witch lake and oak Pugachev

Curioso Turisto correspondent visited the reserve “Mari Chodra” and was convinced that journeys through unknown parts of Russia are fraught with many interesting and unexpected discoveries.

While exchange rates are hitting another record, and panic among the population is growing for all sorts of reasons, it’s time to escape from the hustle and bustle and plan a vacation or trip for a few days.

Crisis is not a reason to refuse travel. Moreover, do not forget that we live in the greatest country in the world. Residents of the two capitals are simply not aware of many places of recreation, popular in the region. It is about this place and will be my story.

“Mari Chodra” translated from the Mari language means “Mari forest”

The Republic of Mari El is part of the Volga Federal district. It borders with the Kirov and Nizhny Novgorod regions, the Republic of Tatarstan and Chuvashiya. It is in Mari El (or as locals say — in Marijke) is a beautiful natural Park “Mari Chodra”. It is located in the southeastern part of the Republic, near the border with Tatarstan. To get there from Kazan for a couple of hours.

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The biggest lake in Africa

Lakes are sources of the largest rivers in Africa that provide water and lots of fresh fish inhabitants of the “dark continent”. They are home to unique aquatic and terrestrial species. Africa has some of the biggest lakes in the world – Victoria, Chad, in the centre of the continent, and Tanganyika, lying between the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Tanzania and Zambia. Most large lakes in Africa are located along the continental fault known as the East African rift valley. Let us consider seven of the biggest lakes in Africa.

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria (pictured) in East Africa located on the lands of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. 69484 with an area of square kilometers, the lake size can be compared with Ireland. Victoria gets its water from many rivers, the largest is the Kagera. Water from the lake then drains into the river via the Owen falls, where hydroelectric power plants are artificial. It is the second largest freshwater lake in the world, where there are major ports, countless small fishing villages. Green grassy shore of Homa Bay, Kenya are the ideal base from which to explore the wildlife of lake Victoria. Crocodiles and hippos grazing on the shores, and boat trips Continue reading

Lake Louise – the gem of Canada
Lake Louise is a magnificent natural wonder, which is located in Canada, in the remarkable Banff National Park. This area of Canada is famous for scenic places, great variety of…

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The biggest lake in Africa
Lakes are sources of the largest rivers in Africa that provide water and lots of fresh fish inhabitants of the "dark continent". They are home to unique aquatic and terrestrial…

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Lake Louise – the gem of Canada
Lake Louise is a magnificent natural wonder, which is located in Canada, in the remarkable Banff National Park. This area of Canada is famous for scenic places, great variety of…

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