Lakes of Gorny Altai: lake Teletskoye
Lake Teletskoye is the largest lake of the Altai. Its name comes from the tribe of the Altai Teleuts, and Altaiski is called Altyn-Kol, which means "Golden lake". According to…

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Book your excursion to Montenegro by train
Tour by Train Globtour Montenegro, leading tour operator Montenegro,presents You an exciting journey through the natural beauty of Montenegro. Enjoy the breathtaking Moraca canyon. You will head North by train…

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Echo of Moscow

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

Borovoe in Kazakhstan

View of lake Borovoe (Auliekol) from the mountain Okzhetpes, and in the middle of the lake – the rock

In the North of Kazakhstan, two hundred kilometers from the capital of Kazakhstan – Astana. is the national Park Burabay (Borovoe) , has long been dubbed “Switzerland of Kazakhstan” because of the beautiful scenery on the kokshetausky height. The Park was arranged in the two thousandth year, and includes large areas of pine forests, lakes and fourteen unusual bizarre rock formations full of legends.

Burabay, the name originated from the people – was in the legends and legends of the Kazakhs white camel Borax, always warn people of dangers. People heard a loud roar of Borax, gathered his armor and had time to prepare for the attacks of enemies.

The formation of this resort village is now considered the beginning of the twentieth century – in 1910 was built the first sanatorium – kumysopitiya. The most famous lakes of this region – Auliekol (Burabay), Shortandy area (Shchuchye), Kotirkol. But no less attractive and transparent waters and other lakes – Szavakkal, Aynakol, Chanakkale(chebache).

There is a legend about the creation of this Paradise:

…the Creator made the earth, settled people and began to distribute natural wealth – forests, mountains, seas, lakes, rivers and plains. 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