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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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 (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
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