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
ST. PETERSBURG, February 1. Last year in St. Petersburg was the “Year of pure lakes”. From may to September, St. Petersburg companies, environmental organizations and volunteers spent more than 30 stocks. Ideologists of the project “Clean lakes” the Chairman of Medical chamber of St. Petersburg Tamaz Mchedlidze and Swiss Davos mayor Hans Peter Michel appealed to the public on the eve of the new ecological season.
“When in 2009 we Tamaz Mchedlidze decided fraternization lakes in Saint Petersburg and Davos, I could not imagine that this beautiful event will develop so rapidly. In 2009 we made a net one lake in Russia. In 2010, we removed the 16 banks of the lakes. I am very glad that this simple idea has found an echo in the hearts of Petersburgers. It’s an amazing city, worthy of the beautiful nature and sparkling clean waters. It is clear that the environmental initiative should be continued and expanded. In 2011 we took the decision to create a whole movement of “Clean lakes”. We expect that the number of participants increase especially due to the transnational international companies”, — said in his address Hans Peter Michel.
“Our movement is the banner under which on the initiative of the business, but with the necessary support 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