In defense of Baikal
The deepest freshwater lake in the world Baikal, in the apt expression of the late academician A. V. winter, - "the priceless gift of nature". The lake-sea is a colossal…

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Indonesian stratovolcano, Rigani Lombok
This volcano many consider one of the most beautiful in the world – its picturesque surroundings really delight and surprise all who were able to visit and conquer. We are…

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A Fan of lake Baikal”: Plan an exciting trip to the biggest lake of the world Publication

The first version of “Fan of Baikal” contains data for 6 regions of lake Baikal: Olkhon Island, the resort Arshan, Listvyanka, Maloye Sea area, East coast and Bolshoe Goloustnoe.

As reported by the developers, the mobile app will be monthly updated with new areas of lake Baikal attractions, routes, and descriptions of infrastructure facilities. In company plans – till the end of the summer season to cover all the most interesting areas of lake Baikal.

Travelers can expect interesting routes, the facts on destinations, helpful hints, historical data, original galleries, mestopolojenie, and in the near future and a calendar of events.

The goal of creating a mobile app “Fan of Baikal” – the Union of similar information for tourists traveling to lake Baikal, in a single digital product. Still, in the App store there was not one guide specialized recreation in the Baikal region.

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General information about the Republic of Buryatia

Buryatia is located in Eastern-Siberian part of Russia. Here is a large part of the deepest lake in the world – Baikal. The Republic is distinguished by a high cultural level, there are several theatres, has its own professional unions of artists, composers and writers. But the only reason tourists go here. First of all, people are interested in traditional culture of peoples of Buryatia: old songs, tales, ritual dances, ceremonies, holidays.

From ancient times until today in Buryatia there is shamanism. About the middle of the 17th century, almost simultaneously there appeared the first Buddhist Lama and Orthodox missionaries. At the foot of the Khamar-Daban ridge, in 40 km from Ulan-Ude is the largest Buddhist temple in Russia – Ivolginsky datsan. This is a working temple, it is open for pilgrims and tourists.

With Buryatia, Kyakhta Sloboda began the Great Tea Road in Russia, which began in China, passing through Mongolia, and ended in Western Europe. About Kahta, its people – the largest millionaires spoke in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Paris and London. This continued until the opening of the Suez canal when it changed completely the route of the tea trade caravans. In addition, on the territory Continue reading

The Lake Toba on Sumatra, Indonesia – travel and miscellaneous

Lake Toba on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia

Small boat on lake Toba amid the island of Samosir, Indonesia .

Few of those who come to Indonesia, get to Sumatra, though that island has its own unique culture and identity. One of the main natural attractions of the island is lake Toba, which is located in create of an extinct volcano and the largest volcanic lake in the world. And in the center of the lake is the island. Imagine: a ring of salt water (ocean), ring land (island), ring of fresh water (lake Toba) and Samosir island centre – is something incredible!

Not easy to get here. On the island of Sumatra, I came from Malaysia and came to the city I think. Here I am knitting a ticket to the town of Parapat. On the map it turned out that we ride 400km, I mean 7-8 hours so slowly. And there it was. The roads are extremely bad, and sometimes even in one lane, so we were driving all 18 hours. From the bus window it was obvious that the earth is plowed with the help of Buffalo and was seeded mainly rice, palm trees interspersed with conifer trees ( and two degrees from the equator!), salt water and freshwater, and that there are very many Christian churches and this despite the fact that Indonesia Continue reading