The volcano Kelimutu (Kelimutu) height 1639 meters, located on the Indonesian island of Flores, known for crater lakes, from time to time changes color. Natural reservoirs in which are dissolved various minerals that change color every few years, becoming turquoise, red, brown, green or black. While colour transitions occur independently from each other, which strengthens the faith of the locals in the supernatural origin. According to ancient myth, in the lakes of Kelimutu find peace and shelter the souls of the dead.
Tourist route along the crater Kelimutu on Flores island, Indonesia // Baktiar. Flickr
Overnight in the village of Moni (Moni) closest to the Kelimutu crater locality, you should book in advance, especially during peak dates (July and August). The guest house, as a rule, arrange shuttles to the lakes for an additional fee. To see the sunrise on the volcano, to leave Moni stands no later than four in the morning. This is the best time for visitation is not so much because the sun-drenched spectacular scenery, but because of the weather conditions: in the afternoon the lake is often hidden by dense fog. For walking, you should choose warm and good protection from wind clothes and take a torch, water and snacks. However, early in the morning the locals on the trail, preparing tea and coffee Continue reading
Slovenia was once part of Yugoslavia, but in contrast to their nearest neighbors managed with no one to fight, to preserve and to multiply the created under socialism the excellent infrastructure of recreation.
Slovenia today is a developed European country with comfortable hotels, thermal pools, saunas and beauty centres, modern highways, which are worn latest, highly polished, model European small car, a pretty Alpine villages scattered among the picturesque landscapes.
By the way, about the level of development of Slovenia and its credibility in the international arena is evidenced by the fact that it is one of 14 countries whose citizens can enter the U.S. without a visa.
Slovenia borders Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia.
It combines geographical and cultural characteristics of the Mediterranean, the Alps and Central Europe. There is a stark contrast of the local landscapes and the amazing variety of climatic zones – one hour you can be transported from the steep cliffs of the Julian Alps past picturesque valleys, waterfalls and glacial lakes, on the Adriatic coast.
Julian (Julian) Alps is a mountain range, a spur of the Alps, located in the Slovenian countryside Carniola.
The Julian Alps are in the North-Western part of Slovenia in Italy, and also borders with the southern Continue reading
Finland. The Territory Of Finland. Finland – information about the country: geography, climate, flora and fauna. Map of Finland
Climate, flora and fauna
The climate of Finland is temperate, transitional to continental. The Finnish climate is much milder than you might think, given its Northern location. The average temperature 6-10 degrees higher than in similar latitudes of other places, due to its proximity to the Baltic sea and West winds from the Atlantic warmed by the Gulf stream. The warmest place is the Aland Islands (the average January temperature is -4’C). The most cold – the North-Western part of Lapland (-16’C). A large part of Finland has an average January temperature from -5’C to -7’C. Summer is cool, especially North of the Gulf of Bothnia. Night frosts occur even in July. The average temperature in July ranges from +15’C to +17’C.
The climate of Finland is characterized by a large number of windy days. Dominated by the southwest warm and humid winds blowing from the Bothnian sea and bringing the bulk of the precipitation. On the coast most precipitation falls in autumn, in the Central regions in winter. Sustainable snow cover is formed in the North in late October and lasts until the end of may, in the Central part – from late November to early may. Winters are long in Northern Lapland polar night lasts about 50 days. Continue reading