The island of são Miguel is the largest and most charming among all the Azores. Its dimensions are 65 kilometers long and 12 kilometers wide. The island’s population is a little over 120,000 people. This island is quite often referred to as the “green island” because of its beautiful green landscape. There are not many comfortable beaches Practically the entire coastline is a marine rocks that crash into the shore, especially on the East coast. The highest point in the San Miguel mountain Pico da Vara (1103 metres).
The capital of the island — Ponta Delgada (Ponta Delgada).
In the Northern part of San Miguel is “the lake of Fire” (Lagoa do Fogo), where tourists can cook “cozido das Furnas”, the famous Azorean dish (meat, stewed in the hot springs). Way of cooking this dish is quite spicy: a pan of raw meat and vegetables wrapped in cloth and buried in volcanic ash for several hours.
The second largest city on the island after the capital is Ribeira Grande (Ribeira Grande). It is a 20-minute drive from Ponta Delgada. There is quite a beautiful historic centre and beautiful beaches, with very good conditions for surfing. In addition, it is the most convenient point for trips Continue reading
Iceland. Blue lagoon, 45 km from Reykjavik.
What places do you think is the best? That you are not strained, the popular magazine National Geographic Traveler recommends you various options of places to stay in 2012 — from the romantic hills of Croatia to the beautiful beaches in Thailand. A list of 20 points that covers cities, regions and countries from all five continents: Colombia, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, the capital of Northern Ireland Belfast, New Zealand, Pittsburgh in the USA, Mongolia, London, Oman, Iceland, Thailand, Dresden in Germany, the district of Muskoka in Canada, the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia, Costa Brava in Spain, California region SONOMA in the USA, Sri Lanka, Greece, and the Virunga mountains on the border of Rwanda, Congo and Uganda.
The number of selected destinations, Europe ranks first in the list Icelandic, but also Spanish Costa Brava, the Croatian Istria, and then Dresden, London, Greece and also the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast.
From the countries of Oceania in 2012, it is recommended to go to New Zealand, and among the Middle Eastern countries with preference given to Oman. In Asia, apart from Thailand (which is beautiful according to the magazine the world beach Koh Lip) and of the boundless steppes of Mongolia, edited by Nation Continue reading
The lake — it is a closed recess sushi filled with water and which has no direct connection with the ocean. Unlike rivers, lakes — the reservoirs slow water exchange. The total area of the lakes of the Earth about 2.7 million km2, or about 1.8% of the land surface. Lakes are everywhere, but unevenly. On the geographical distribution of lakes is greatly influenced by the climate, causing them to diet and evaporation, as well as the factors contributing to the formation of the lake basin. In areas with a humid climate, many lakes, they are flowing, fresh and mostly running. In areas with a dry climate, ceteris paribus smaller lakes, often dry, often closed, and that is often salty. Thus, the distribution of lakes and their hydrochemical characteristics due to the geographical zoning .
The largest lake — Caspian (area 368 km2). The largest are lake superior. Huron and Michigan (Sat. America), Victoria (Africa ), The Aral Sea (Eurasia ). The most profound — Baikal (Eurasia) — 1620 m and Tanganyika (Africa) — 1470 m.
Lakes are often classified by four characteristics:
the origin of lake basins;
the origin of the water mass ;
the water regime;
the salinity (amount of dissolved substances).
Origin of lake basins of the lake are divided into five groups.
1. Tectonic lake basins are formed as a result of the formation Continue reading