20 km from the Cape Verde Peninsula and 30 km from Dakar, capital of Senegal, is an amazing natural phenomenon — the Pink lake or Retba, as it is called representatives of the people Wolof, the main ethnic groups in the country. The size of a giant bowl with a bright pink water reaches up to 3 sq. km. the Maximum depth does not exceed 3 meters.
The name of the lake derives from the special color of the water, which ranges from light pink to brown. The reason for the unique color of the water is a large amount of cyanobacteria in the lake are ancient organisms that appeared on Earth 3.5 billion years ago. Surprisingly, except for them in this saturated salt solution no other organic life. The salt concentration in the lake Retba almost 1.5 times more than in the Dead sea – 380 grams per liter. Salt production takes place since 1970.
Now people extract the salt, standing to his neck in water, but 20 years ago the lake was moving without boats, the water level reached the belt. But because mining a huge amount of salt (about 25 thousand tons per year), the depth of the lake was rapidly increasing.
Every morning dozens of local men with the necessary equipment, floating in the middle of the lake and climb in very salty water. They break the salt deposits at the bottom Continue reading
Holiday village “Clean ponds” – a great place to live and a country holiday.
The village is set in ecologically clean area of Moscow region.
The village “Clean ponds” is located in ecologically clean area of the Klin of the Moscow region, 70 km from the Moscow ring road and only 10 km from the city of Klin, one of the oldest cities in Russia, whose history goes back more than 8 centuries. The proximity of the village to town gives easy access to all local amenities shops and shopping centers, clinics, hospitals, schools, kindergartens, churches, museums, cafes and restaurants.
One of the indisputable advantages of the holiday village “Clean ponds” is its accessibility. From the Leningrad station of the capital every hour on the Wedge 3-4 trains go, the journey will take approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. From the station “Klin” walking buses and taxis to the village Novosadova, near which is the village. The journey will take about 15 minutes. Quick and convenient is the road from Moscow by car.
Near the village is the cascade of picturesque ponds. Due to this nearby village and got its name, as you know, the ponds is the perfect vacation spot for water lovers and for fans to sit with a fishing rod in a quiet peaceful environment. Continue reading
A continuation of the rich program of our four-day trip was a visit to Noboribetsu. In this town we arrived to the hotel Takimoto Inn. And the main point of the plan was to visit the Onsen. There we spent a few hours alternating between the bath and the temperature of the water, located both in the indoor and outdoor. The Onsen is closed for only an hour at night for cleaning. The rest of the time its doors are open to all located in the hotel thermal complex. To know their easily on branded Yucatan — Japanese robes.
The onsens — it’s a whole culture in Japan. There are specific rituals and rules of their use. The Japanese use a few days off and holidays, a short break to relax and improve your health through the healing power of natural springs that abound in this country. For fans of all individual there are hotels, right on the balcony of the room, say, after skiing, you can enjoy snow-capped views in private mini Onsen. Simply chic, isn’t it?
Here and now is the time to talk about rotemburo. I think this is one of the highest manifestations of the Japanese bath tradition. It combines pleasure for body and soul. As a rule, open-air bath is placed in picturesque places, where the landscape is conducive to contemplation Continue reading