South America is the fourth but the largest continent on Earth. Its Northern shores are washed by the warm waters of the Caribbean sea, and the extreme southern tip of the island of Tierra del Fuego, divided between Argentina and Chile, lies in a cold, stormy Atlantic ocean. On the continent presents a great diversity of landscapes and climatic zones. Hot dusty steppe of the pampas stretch through the cattle country of Argentina and Uruguay. In the West tower of the mighty Andes, with cool fertile valleys, where coffee grows. Hot tacama desert of Northern Chile is one of the driest places on the planet. In Brazil, in the Amazon basin, the stretch impassable green jungle. There are in South America and vast lakes, and tall waterfalls, and rocky Islands.
The most humid of the continents. High mountains causes a variety of climates, the presence of altitudinal zonation. Equatorial zone occupies the Amazonian lowlands and the North-West coast. In the tropical zone of the Eastern part is influenced by the trade winds, on the coast of a lot of rainfall (2,000 mm), the difference in summer and winter, t minor. In the interior the rainfall is considerably less (1000-500 mm). The Pacific coast is under the influence of the cold Peru current. Here is one of the driest places in the world (the Atacama desert).
Subtropical zone. The Eastern part is humid Continue reading
Red lake salt lake in Bolivia
We have already talked about the unusual lakes in the Andes earlier. It was a well-known lake Titicaca. In Bolivia on the high plateau there is still salt and fresh lakes. One of them has the name Colorado Lagoon (Laguna Colorado) or red lake.
It is surrounded by misty cliffs and boiling geysers. The second nearby Laguna Verde (Laguna Verde) has the green color of the water. Next to these lakes, stretches of sea salt. This solar de Juni, a huge salt flat. Once in its place was the waters of the ancient lake. Now only a swift breeze rolls salt dunes on the dune. The thickness of the minerals can reach six meters. Walk on it quite a dangerous occupation, because the salt marsh is possible to fail. As we walking on the frozen lake in winter.
Red lake of the Cordillera
A wonderful place where the land is perceived as a Mirage. The lake shining in the sun sometimes it is just an ice desert. Night stars exactly light up the purple sky and surrounding mountain scenery. Not every fiction writer, describing the planet, Mars has a paint that is of a local nature.
Near Laguna Colorado begins a local landmark national Park Eduardo (Eduardo Avaroa). The lake water is red brick and very salty. The water acquires a red color because of plankton and trace Continue reading
Hi all! I want to tell you how we went to the lake Shap in our the Mari Republic!
Shap is a lake, go 21 km on the highway and another 2 KM on the lake here on this asphalt path. Surprised that these 2 KM not in the city passed unnoticed, and it seemed that we all go 5-7 KM. On the way, nothing interesting! =(
The lake is divided into 4 parts four bases. 3 of them are children’s sanatoriums and camps, and 1 is a sanatorium for adults, where we rested. Happy children, on their side all the time was the music they played and had fun. and only went on our grumpy aunt, and something was muttering under his breath! +))
We sat on the beach and went swimming! Very happy with the presence of plantana, with which it was possible to make a great jumping!
Actually swimming was great! Even despite the fact that we in the Republic were “cold” ash to +10 degrees. The water really was chilly, but we couldn’t stop! =) Even my girlfriend doesn’t know how to swim, so we had to take pains. tried to teach her, but it just never happened, so I decided to just walk around.
On the way met a lot of interesting things. Themselves were pleasantly surprised:
Track health is the first thing that we met. It seems just a track with stones? nothing of the sort! The tin begins Continue reading