A list of the biggest lakes of Russia rightly tops the pond, whose name got the word “sea”. The Caspian sea is on the border of Europe and Asia and is owned by five States: Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Azerbaijan. According to the latest data, its area amounts to 376 000 km2, but this figure is subject to strong fluctuations. Without exaggeration, the Caspian sea has become world famous not only because of its size, but also as one of the most problematic bodies of water.
In case the imbalance between the number entering the Caspian sea water and the amount of evaporation, in which the water level in the last century have steadily declined. About 30 years ago the climate of the Volga basin (which is the main supplier of water in the Caspian sea) became more humid, the parish has exceeded consumption – and began flooding the already developed coastal areas. Since 1820 here is oil and natural gas. the reserves which, according to expert estimates, to reach 20 billion tons.
The next largest is lake Baikal with the area of 31 500 km2, it is located between Buryatia and Irkutsk region. Baikal is the world record holder in several ways: it is the largest freshwater lake on Earth and here is the deepest (1620 Continue reading
Of greatest interest is the island of San Miguel with its historic Maritime capital, green fields and beautiful volcanic scenery. Originally San Miguel was composed of two separate Islands. The largest and most populated of the nine main Islands of the archipelago is 65 km from Settling in the capital of the island called Ponta Delgada, easy access to the rocky coast — to lakes in volcanic craters and hot springs emitting steam from the depths of the island.
The Western part of the island
In the North-West of the island of são Miguel is a giant crater of the volcano Caldeira das Sete Cidades (Caldeira das Network-Cidades), a circumference of about 12 km If the crater is not covered by clouds, is better it is visible from the observation platform Vistas do Rei where the trail starts, leading to its Western edge. At the bottom of the crater lies a little village Network-Cidades and six dark green lakes, separated by thin strips of land. It is believed that the crater was formed in 1440-ies, after the eruption, which was destroyed by the volcano that created the Western part of the island. Today the crater is covered with dense vegetation, although the first settlers called it a scorched shell.
In the main city of the Northern coast, called Continue reading
REAL ESTATE IN BLED
Bled – Introduction
Bled on the North-West of the country with more than half a million visitors a year is the most popular resort in Slovenia.
These visitors, however, diverge soon after arrival, since one of bled’s attractions is its easy access to the Triglav National Park. Visitors to bled are always charmed by its stunning views and its captivating Alpine lake.
Bled island, for centuries is a symbol of the area. It can be visited by the famous traditional wooden boats called “pletna”, and there is a tradition to climb 99 stupenek to the medieval chapel and ring the “bell desires”. Above the lake stands the impressive castle and offers a stunning view across all of bled. Near the town of bled are some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps in Slovenia.
How to get
By plane :
The international airport in Ljubljana. Jože Plečnik is just 36 km from the capital. Regular daily services operate between Ljubljana airport and all major European hubs.
By car :
To drive to bled is easy by car, about 40 minutes ‘ drive from the capital Ljubljana. In addition, bled is only 47 km from Slovenia’s borders with Austria and Italy.
By train :
The station Lesce-bled is on the route between Munich, Salzburg, Villach, Ljubljana, Belgrade, Athens and Istanbul. The station is just 4 km from Continue reading