Today we are traveling to South America, specifically on the magical Easter island . the place with the remnants of an ancient civilization and the turbulent past. It is about three thousand kilometers from the coast of Chile, two thousand to the nearest Pitcairn island, and is the most isolated inhabited island in the world. Politically, Easter island is part of Chile since 1888. He has a strange triangular shape, almost completely flat with three volcanoes.
Rapa Nui (Easter island named by the locals), is perhaps the perfect place to discover the Polynesian culture of its inhabitants and the tradition of putting statues of religious significance.
The people of Rapa Nui was isolated from the outside world for centuries. So they began to develop their own, unique culture and especially the huge figures that dominate the landscape. Some of them remained in good condition, others were damaged by weather or acts of violence occurring in a remote island. Looking at the large monolithic statues, Giant Heads called Moai, it is not surprising that Rapa Nui is the subject of many mysterious theories. Another unique element is the ancient language of rongorongo.
Actually, with the development of the culture of Rapa Nui is a tragic story and there are still Continue reading
Russia — a country with the vast territory on the planet. The Russian landscape is extremely diverse: there are the steep mountains of the Caucasus, and the great plains of Siberia, and flowering steppes of Kalmykia, and, of course, endless lakes, the water surface which attracts travelers, artists and poets.
Freshwater is huge. Mostly it’s the former glaciers that melted thousands of years ago. The total number of lakes exceeds two million, and their total area is about 350 thousand square kilometers. But not all of them manage to preserve in pristine purity. Human activity most often has a detrimental effect on the state of water reservoirs and their ecosystem. So to see a really clean lake, we have to go there where no human foot has ever stepped.
The first place is rightly given to lake Baikal. It’s not just the biggest lake of Russia, it is the deepest and largest reservoir in the world. 85 per cent of the fresh water of the country is concentrated here. Because of its incredible size, the locals call Baikal the sea. And you only need to see once to understand how vast its expanse.
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One of the most picturesque places of Belarus-national Park “Braslav lakes” — is located in the North-West of Belarus, 250 km from Minsk, near the border with Lithuania and Latvia. The Park was created in 1995. Its territory is more than 69 thousand hectares, of which 2 581 ha of the protected area.The features of the landscape
The basis of the form of the National Park Braslav lakes, consisting of interconnected 61 large and small lakes with a total area of 12 701 hectares.
The biggest lakes are Drivyaty, Snudy, Strusto, Voyso, North voloso, Nedrovo, Biareža, Double, Funs, etc. are among hilly terrain. Each of them has its own characteristics and is unique.
On the lake Strusto is located the second largest island in Belarus – Chaichin (1,6 sq km sq), which has internal reservoir – a small lake. Hair South of the lake is the deepest in the Park (maximum depth is 40.4 m). The lake is known for the extraordinary purity of the water (transparency – 7m).
Local places are often compared with Switzerland or Finland.
In the National Park “Braslav lakes” is situated many monuments of archeology, history and culture.
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