When on vacation has it all — sea, sun, food and entertainment, — to leave the property optional. Thinks most of the tourists coming to Turkey — on «dacha Russian”. However, outside of hotels and hiding country, many still unknown
THE SEA OF MARMARA
The smallest sea on the planet (with an area of 11 km 2 472. almost three times less Baykal) in the North-East is connected by the Bosphorus Strait to the Black sea, in the South-West — the Straits of the Dardanelles with the Aegean. Hence the ancient Greek name Propontis, which literally means “predmore”. Formed as a result of fracture in the earth’s crust, the sea separated Europe from Asia. Marmara sea never freezes, and because shipping routes are always open. This is important for Istanbul — the main port of Turkey
Only in Turkey travertine (limestone) terraces located on the South-West of the country in the province of Denizli. Travertine arose as a result of salt deposits from saturated with calcium hot springs. The water is considered curative. According to the legend, in one of the pools of Pamukkale was fond of Cleopatra. Today swimming is permitted only in the “pool of Cleopatra” (proof that it sailed the Queen, of course Continue reading
The most important characteristics of lakes . expressed in digits — the volume of water contained in, surface area, maximum depth and average its value. In directories, as a rule, lead only area and maximum depth; volume of water is in the encyclopedias articles, however not for each lake; and as a consequence not all realistic to calculate the average depth. Setting the water surface, the lakes listed below in the special needs no comment: the top ten – the lake, the area is not subject to changes. But, for example, lake Chad, is in terms of sharp changes, depending on the season of the Doges, because of the fairly flat banks, during the year it increased more than twice over the area. Changes significantly and the lake Balkhash: 22 to 17 thousand sq. km Eyre, the largest lake in Australia, in the season of high humidity goes on the nineteenth place in the area of a water mirror in the world (up to 15 thousand sq. km.), and in the dry season disappears altogether, turning into marsh.
Classification of lakes by area (thousand sq km). Caspian sea: 376, Upper (North America.): 82,4, Victoria (Africa): 68, Huron (North America.): 59,6, Michigan (North America.): 58, Tanganyika (Africa): 34, Baikal (Asia): 31,5, Malawi (Africa): 30,8, The Great Bear Continue reading
The island of Grenada and located him in the neighborhood of Carioca island and Petite Martinique-ending the southern part of the windward Islands and several tiny Islands in the Caribbean sea, are part of the state of Grenada.
When Columbus landed on the Northern coast of the island of Grenada in 1498, seen in the distance, he marveled at the dense tropical forests, many beautiful waterfalls. The first permanent European settlement, however, was based not soon, the Spaniards did not stay on the island. When the British in 1609, have decided to encroach on local lands, they failed. Locals, Indians, Caribs, were ready for war.
The island was in the hands of the French in 1650, during the eighteenth century it was passed to the French by the British. but, in the end, in accordance with the Treaty of Versailles, it became a British. In 1877 Grenada received administrative status of a Crown colony. Independence within the British Commonwealth, Grenada has gained in 1974.
Grenada land is fertile, it grows nutmeg, cloves, saffron, ginger, allspice and cocoa. So it is often referred to as “Island of Spice”. Nutmeg Grenada meets one third of demands in the world. Continue reading