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
I would like to write about Zorkul and especially about Sarez, but they remain only in my dreams. Your able to travel I is continuously increasing, but slowly. Although the Pamirs in the most part is a high altitude desert, there are a lot of lakes, a good part of which is a multi-day walking distance. So our wide choice fell today to the number of fingers of one hand. But little does not mean boring.
After leaving “Pamir monster”, the Karakul lake. searching “Blue Danube” in the harsh city of Murghab, and did not understand — was he or not, move towards the longed-for Khorog, where there is a good restaurant and even a Botanical garden. On the way — the “big three” lakes in the Alichur valley. It Yashilkul, Bulunkul and Sasyk-Kul. All so different — Green, High and Stinking Large lakes of the Pamirs. All three of these lakes are within a maximum half hour drive from each other. About them today and speech.
“Green lake” Yashilkul in reality only turns green in certain light
When a certain lighting no, it’s rather blue
Yashikul lake is flowing, dammed, fish. Rich in life. In Soviet times it was spoiled by the attention of scientists. Now only rare photographers, Continue reading
“Death valley” is a word in daily use among many peoples of the world. About the sinister places, in which dies and unexplained things are happening, people tend to speak in a low voice. There is such a point and in Russia. One of the most famous “valleys of death” is in Transbaikalia
There are strange rumors about this secret place, located in the upper reaches of the river Vilyui. The name also speaks for itself – Eluu Cherkekh. In translation from the Yakut means “Valley of death”. For many years, local hunters bypass this blank area.
Sometimes in the sky you hear a roar, flashing dazzling white crosses, and on earth there are “metal monsters”. There is also retold the story of shepherds and hunters, who found a piece of iron “it is absolutely like nothing on earth”.
It is possible that all these puzzles have a terrestrial origin. Most likely, we are talking about the dropping of spent rocket stages. And since satellites (spy satellites, scientific stations and space ships) from year to year are displayed along well-defined trails, on the Earth’s surface formed a “zone” where almost piled in heaps of twisted aluminum tanks of launch Continue reading