No one knows how many waterfalls are on the earth. Perhaps this is because sometimes it is difficult to say: is there really a waterfall in front of us, that is, just water falling from a height, and not something else, some of them look very unusual.
And even what waterfall is considered unusual, no one knows for sure either. Therefore, we do not call our selection “World Top 10” or “World Waterfall Rating”, but simply talk about ten waterfalls in different countries that seemed unusual to us.
Here, as they say, you can’t argue: when water painted in blood-red color gushes from ice rocks, this spectacle is unusual and even fantastic, reminiscent of horror films. But there is no “horror”: the reason for the unusual color of the water, according to scientists, lies in the chemical composition of the glacier, this water stream forms from melting. It contains a lot of iron oxide, in other words, ordinary rust.
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The scandal with the Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, which happened several years ago, made the French Courchevel in the minds of our compatriots a symbol of super-expensive vacation, accessible only to very rich people …
Holidays in Courchevel – for different tastes and wallets
However, a careful study of the offers of travel agencies shows that this is not so.
Steps of height, beauty …
Not everyone knows that Courchevel is not one city, it is five small villages united in one resort, but located at different heights. Location – French Alps, Savoy department.
At a relatively low altitude – 1100 meters is the village of Saint-Bon-Tarentaise. Hotel “Le Lac Blue” is the first hotel that was opened in 1925 especially for lovers of winter holidays. Actually, from here the world fame of Courchevel went. Here, in Saint-Bon-Tarentaise, the atmosphere of traditional peaceful relaxation reigns in its European sense, with a promenade alley, cozy cafes, from which you can see picturesque alpine landscapes, etc. Continue reading
“To live to be a hundred years old!”, – this phrase has long been steadily associated rather with some, not the most thoughtful, feast toasts than with reality. Nevertheless, the theme of longevity has always excited minds and hearts. Centennial old people have always been revered and respected, trying to adopt their lifestyle in the hope of getting an equally long century. But above all, the reason for such a reverent attitude towards centenarians has always been the exceptional rarity of this phenomenon.
Bama – the abode of the centenarians in China
That is why one place on earth is so amazing, where centennial centenarians are, if not commonplace, then certainly not a sensation. The name of this place is the Bama Yao Autonomous County of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. For simplicity, we will call these places simply Bama, especially since the capital of the county is called that.
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In the world there are many cities with a developed system of canals, ducts and bridges, because of which they are often called the “Venice” of their countries. The most interesting of them will be discussed in this article …
Of course, we will not compare the architectural appearance and history of these cities with the original Venice. The purpose of this article is different – to talk about cities whose inhabitants as well as the Venetians live on the water …
Empuriabrava – Spanish Venice
On the Mediterranean coast of Spanish Catalonia, in the Costa Brava, near the French border, about 150 km from Barcelona, there is the town of Ampuriabrava, built up in Mediterranean-style houses, and known as the Spanish Venice. The total length of the dense network of canals here is almost 25 km, and the number of berths is about five thousand. Unlike Italian Venice, here you can drive to the house either by car or by boat. Continue reading
The area of Israel by our standards is quite small, but there are so many historical places on its territory that it is almost impossible to visit them in a short vacation time. The SamSebeTurist travel portal has compiled a very short list of fourteen places to visit. This is a minimum for acquaintance with the most important sights of the country, which is quite accessible for a quick acquaintance.
Of course, the Wailing Wall (Kotel stones in Hebrew) is on the first place in the list, because faith in a real miracle brings millions of people from everywhere. Going down into the tunnels of the Western Wall and feeling the spirit of the Jerusalem Temple is the dream of many, many travelers. The Temple Mount is considered a sacred place for Muslims who dream of seeing the dome of the Rock and the first qibla in Islam Al-Aksu, which is compared with Mecca and Medina in importance for believers. Here stands the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where they go to bow to the place where Jesus was crucified and resurrected.
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