To be aware of where you should not go on vacation, the American edition of the Forbes published the list of places in the world, representing the greatest danger to travelers. In the first place African Republic Somalia is an important link in the chain of traffic of drugs and weapons. In the regions the power to hold representatives of local paramilitary groups, therefore foreigners are at risk to get into the epicenter of armed conflict, become hostages, simply to be killed in a street fight.
In second place – Iraq. Here foreigners are at risk of becoming victims of terrorist attacks, to die in armed conflicts, to be stolen (especially in the capital Baghdad). The third position of the rating – Afghanistan. Foreigners who come here are at risk of attacks and kidnappings, and may also become victims of the attacks perpetrated by the fighters of al-Qaeda. It is followed by Haiti,where aliens lurking in the first place, the danger of being kidnapped by local terrorists. Fifth position – Pakistan. Here visitors were in danger of becoming the victims to be kidnapped by Islamic extremists. Continue reading
One of the fifty U.S. States – Ohio – known not only as “the state of the presidents” (8 American “rulers” originally from here) and the birthplace of world aviation (lived and worked here over the first famous airplane the Wright brothers). Tens of thousands of travelers, tourists and archaeologists tend to visit a few of the plateau crater of serpent-mound, where is the famous serpent mound is the longest “ground” historical monument. It has the shape of a moving snake (seven turns), the tail of which is twisted in the triple helix, mouth and swallows the oval object. The total length curly mound 411 m, height from 0.3 to 1.2 m, and the width does not exceed 6 m. Around this amazing creations of mankind there have been a lot of rumors, legends and speculation. Perhaps it is thanks to them, this historic monument has become so popular among tourists.
When and who built this monument of ancient culture?
In the baseof the mound is a stone path, surrounded by clay, which were brought here from clay pits located nearby. Still a debate going on about that time and people who had a hand in the construction of this mound. Initially there were debates around three Indian Nations, at different times who lived in these places: the adena Indians (lived here since 800 BC to 100 ad), the Hopewell Indians (the period from 200 BC to 500 BC) and the people of the Fort Ancient (lived here in ad 1000-1650). Continue reading
Nature is the material world of the Universe, in fact – the main object of study of natural Sciences. In everyday life the word “nature” is often used in the meaning of natural habitat (everything that is not created by man).
Earth is the only known currently a planet capable of supporting life, and its natural features are the subject of many scientific studies. She is the third from the Sun a planet of the Solar system and the largest diameter, mass and density among the terrestrial planets. The main climatic features of the Earth are in the presence of two large polar regions, two rather narrow temperate zones and one wide Equatorial-tropical region. The precipitation on the planet varies widely depending on location and ranges from millimeters to several meters of rain a year. About 71% of the Earth’s surface is ocean.The remainder consists of continents and Islands, and Bo?most of the land, inhabited by humans, is in the Northern hemisphere. Continue reading
Often the nature hides the most beautiful and interesting places away from prying eyes. One such secret Wonderland is a hidden beach in Mexico, near the city of Puerto Vallarta .
The beach is located on the Islands of Marietas, which in 2008 were included in the UNESCO list of the most important biosphere reserves in the world. Such status they received due to the unique caves, underwater tunnels and biological diversity of the marine world – including dolphins and rare species of corals.
Any human interference in the ecosystem of the Islands, including fishing and hunting is strictly prohibited. Recently, however, a wide popularity in these places eco-tourism is becoming, the organizers of these tours strictly enforce cleanliness. The main attraction, of course, is the “hidden beach”.
In form it resembles a huge natural swimming pool. The sandy part of the beach is just below the hole Continue reading
Ruins of the ancient city of Machu Picchu (Peru ). Machu Pikchu in translation, “old peak”, the city of ancient America, located in modern Peru. Also Machu Picchu is often called the “lost city of the Incas”. Some archaeologists believe that this city was established as a sacred mountain shelter great ruler of the Incas is a List in the century before the conquest of his Empire, that is, approximately in 1440, and was used until 1532, when the Spaniards invaded the territory of the Inca Empire. In 1532 all its inhabitants mysteriously disappeared. The city is situated on a hill at an altitude of 2450 meters above sea level, towering above the valley of the river Urubamba.
Niagara falls (NY) (United States ) – Ontario (Canada )). Three waterfalls on the Niagara river, which separates the U.S. state of new York from the canadian provinceof Ontario.
– the Horseshoe Falls or Canadian falls (Canadian Falls), the width of 792 meters
– American falls (American Falls), the width of 323 meters Continue reading