We know that on Earth there are many places with extreme habitat, which sometimes look quite harmless and friendly, but it is hardly possible to say something similar about lake Natron. Should try to describe it in colors, like immediately come to mind only such epithets as alien, bloody and lifeless, that is partly true.
The lake appeared in the midst of the mountain massif of the East African rift, near the border with Kenya and in close proximity to the volcano Ol Doinyo of Lengai. Seismic activity began in this region over 2 million years ago and becoming commonplace for many years, gradually changed the landscape and has refined the earth’s crust, preparing the space for lakes such as Natron, Manyara and Eyasi. Mountain river has eroded the volcanic rocks and formed in the lowlands reservoirs, each of which acquired certain characteristics and, perhaps, the most bizarre brainchild turned out it was the Natron.
With special bacteria which gives the lake a red tint, the pond becomes like a creation of science fiction writers, just like the ocean is sentient protoplasm from the book “Solaris”. Moreover, the lake temperature reaches 50-60 degrees Celsius and the alkaline level is off the charts – it makes the pond is totally unsuitable for most Continue reading
In one of the corners of Yelowstone reserve (Wyoming), famous for its geysers and thermal springs, is the most amazing multi-colored lake on Earth, which I was lucky to see in my life.
Such an unusual name it received thanks to Elizabeth McGowan, the wife of the Manager of the local land in the nineteenth century. In those days, the lake water was a bright blue color with yellow, sometimes orange trim, and the woman drew attention to the fact that it really is like the flower of a Morning Glory . featuring bright blue colors and quirky twisted shape.
On the way I met a rather cheerful Americans, who continually picked on me by the local saying: “if you Want to survive — get in the hole”. At first, to be honest, I don’t really understand what it was about, but the guys explained to me that the seismic situation in this region is quite unstable. Every year it shakes bad, but people exaggerate the rumor of the imminent the powerful volcanic eruption of Yellowstone. Together mocking is characteristic of some people to alarmism, we walked towards the lake.
When I looked at this natural creation for the first time, I was speechless and just stood there for a few minutes. Slightly moving away from hypnotic influence, my mind flashed a rapid and loud “it’s amazing, Continue reading
Indonesians are friendly and hospitable people. However, there is still a very large number of different local religious and cultural “taboos”. Because of this, foreign tourists should behave so that his behavior not to offend the local population.
For example, do not touch their head, which is a serious humiliation. This rule applies even children.
Here the left hand is considered “unclean”. For this reason, she can’t pass something and touch the source.
You should not show to the locals the finger. Not recommended for tourists to put one leg over the other or to set foot in someone’s side. This is due to the fact that the foot is also considered in Indonesia “unclean” body part. Not to shout and show anger on the people.
Foreign tourists should also follow some rules in clothing. In public places you should not wear shorts and skirts. On the beach not to sunbathe Topless. Clothing in state institutions and mosques should cover the knees. In Balinese temple entrance is allowed only in national costume. This costume can be rented in special shops located in front of the temples.
The country made only with your right hand and no Cutlery. The restaurants have forks and spoons, but no knives, because he was considered a symbol of aggression. Before and after eating Continue reading