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,…

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Lake Victoria
What traveler has not wanted to see the second largest freshwater lake in the world and the largest lake in Africa, the Northern coast which crosses the equator. Lake Victoria…

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El Calafate, Argentina – Throwed

El Calafate

El Calafate is a picturesque town in the southern part of Patagonia. El Calafate is located at 2700 km from Buenos Aires and 1,400 km from Bariloche to the South, in the southern part of Patagonia, surrounded by plateaus on the coast of the Argentine Lake – El Lago Argentino. Population: 3,1 thousand Altitude above sea level: 230 m. the Hotel facilities are designed for 5528 places located in 133 hotels, room 2228. The city differs from the rest of the Patagonia mild climate. The average temperature in December and January are +18°C, and in July – about +5°C.

This small Argentine town that lives mainly from tourism, is extremely interesting in itself. The city was founded in 1927. The Calafate Creek divided the city into two parts, surrounded by white willow trees. The city is literally buried in cherry orchards. Here is amazing nature, bright blue water surface of the lake on whose shore it is located, small, cozy bars and restaurants, local residents, many of whom are Indians. On the main street, Avenida Libertador crowded, lots of restaurants and souvenir shops.

The Argentine is a freshwater lake located in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz. It is the largest lake in Argentina, its surface Continue reading

Floating island

Pride of the province Sudzhansky district

Floating island

In the official directories, he was listed as Cranberry lake. The pond in the village Neznamov Sudzhansky area is unique in itself. The locals call it Kliukvenniy. In the official directories, he was listed as Cranberry lake. The essence is: only here, in its vicinity, and nowhere else in the area is not growing is typical for the Central black earth region of the Northern berry. But the villagers are proud of the lake for yet another reason. Ordinary miracle, that has become a local landmark. On the mirrored surface “Klukvennaya”, sometimes even in calm weather, from shore to shore walks… no, not just a piece of land – this island, overgrown with grass, shrubs and trees. And its area is large enough – 0.6 hectares.

The lake by geographical standards, is quite young, he and 100 years is not fulfilled. Its origin it is obliged to the person. Once in its place was just a thick layer of peat. In the beginning of the last century landowner Solomatin was built in the nearby village of water mill. But a little calculated – the power of water was not enough to turn the wheel. Then he remembered the moor, thinking that mukomolno can accommodate even the steam engine. Hired local men – they had to deliver the fuel. Into Continue reading