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
3 – 10 day
Breakfast. Free time for relaxing on the sea. The opportunity to order additional excursions.
For guests in hotels 4-5* – as a gift – a tour to Kintamani!
The tour to “Kintamani tour” .
We offer You to visit Balinese handicraft villages: Celuk – village famous for its gold and silver ornaments, pearls and precious stones, collected from around the world; Mac amazing place of wood carving;
Batubulan – Balinese community of masters painting on fabric (batik); Ubud – the artistic and cultural center of the island.
On the way to Kintamani we will stop at the cliff, which offers a picturesque view of the famous rice terraces . In the mountain resort of Kintamani we will have lunch in a restaurant with majestic views of volcano Batur, at the foot of which poured the largest volcanic lake in Bali. On the way back we will visit the Botanical garden, where they grow coffee and cocoa .
Excursion “the Klungkung – Besakih”: Your attention is invited to journey to the East of the island. We will visit the city Henir, where you can see a demonstration of the skill of local weavers.
In the town of Klungkung we are waiting for the inspection “of Kertagosa” hall of justice, surrounded by a pond.
The restaurant “Bukit Jambul” You will lunch overlooking the beautiful terraced rice fields. And finally, Continue reading
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.
“Mari Chodra” Continue reading