Traveling sitting on the couch
• Traveling sitting on the couch
Sometimes there is no time or money to travel the world. But there is a solution: travel, sitting on the couch.
Of course, once in life you have to see the northern lights. This luminescence (luminescence) of the upper layers of planetary atmospheres. The height of the auroral strongly enough depends on the parameters of the planet's atmosphere, so, for the Earth, with its rather complex composition of atmospheric oxygen the red luminescence is observed at altitudes of 200-400 km, and joint glow of nitrogen and oxygen - at an altitude of ~ 110 km.
Northern Lights in the national park in the north of Finland.
Of course, it is worth to see the ruins of Rome in Italy. This Roman Forum (Lat. Area) in the heart of ancient Rome, along with the surrounding buildings. Originally it was placed on the market, he later included the comitia (site of the People), curia (the place of the meetings of the Senate) and also acquired political functions.
And we are moving to Bolivia. Desert of Salvador Dali. Surreal in all shades of red and gray offers intrepid travelers who risked to climb to an altitude of about 5000 meters. Here it begins to seem that frantic Salvador wrote his deserts from life, and it is in Bolivia.
Fishing on poles is common in many Asian countries, but most of all - in Sri Lanka. Early in the morning, as soon as the sun rises, the local fishermen climb the poles to the level of about 2 meters. The poles are located 20-30 meters from the shoreline. Go fishing on poles several times a day for a couple of hours. Each pole is owned by a fisherman and is transmitted as an inheritance along with the secrets of fishing.
Cuverville Island - one of the most popular places in Antarctica, since it is home to the largest colony of gentoo penguins. After the emperor and king penguins, Gentoo - the largest penguin. Males reach 9 kg weight, and females - 7 5 kg adult growth -. 75-90 cm under water gentoo penguin speed reaches 36 km / h, which makes them quickly from all penguins.
The road philosophy or philosophical walk (Philosopher's walk) - a great route to Kyoto, located relatively close to the city center. The route passes between the famous Silver Pavilion (Ginkakuji Temple, on the UNESCO list), go with the flow of a small river to Nanzenji Temple.
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In the meantime, we are in Malawi, in the state in East Africa. Here in Malawi found hominid remains and stone tools from the age of one million years. And we were met by an elephant. The largest land animal that lives on Earth is worth it to see it.
Ballooning in Cappadocia. Cappadocia (in Persian "country of beautiful horses.") - this is the historical name of the area in the east of Asia Minor, in modern Turkey. It was used in ancient times, it is used now. There is an incredibly interesting landscapes of volcanic origin, underground cities, by 1 thousand. BC. e. and cave monasteries, leading its history since the days of the early Christians.
Cambodia - almost an open air museum. It is very simple, easy and understandable for independent travel.
Temple of Ta Prohm (Ta-Prohm) is the modern name of a temple at Angkor, located in Siem Reap Province (Cambodia). Here, huge trees and temple wall merged to form a single unit. After shooting in the temple scenes sci-fi thriller "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" Cambodians became known as Ta Prohm temple Angelina Jolie.
Welcome to Singapore! There are about Bay Marina has a unique complex with futuristic coastal gardens - Gardens by the Bay. On the 101 hectare there are two greenhouses with 220 thousand plants from all continents, as well as giant steel super-trees in height from 25 to 50 meters. Coastal Gardens Gardens by the Bay is part of the government's strategy to transform Singapore into a garden city.
Welcome to North Korea - the most closed country in the world. In this unique country live more than 24 million people who do not know the Beatles and Michael Jackson and even the exact date of the birth of its new leader - Kim Jong-un. There are no working traffic lights or ATM, tourists can not to import mobile phones, and people sincerely believe that they live in the best country in the world and free.
Concert and hundreds of dancers perform in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Giant's Causeway - a natural monument of about 40 000 interconnected basalt (andesite less) columns, formed as a result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It located in the north-east of Northern Ireland, 3 km north of the town of Bushmills. The road, as well as the coast of Causeway Coast, where it is located, have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.
The tops of the columns form a sort of springboard that starts at the foot of the cliff and disappears below the sea surface. Most hexagonal columns, although some four, five, seven, and eight corners. Highest column about 12 meters high.
Waterfall Maletsyuneyane (Maletsunyane) the most famous monument of the nature of the state of Lesotho in Southern Africa, included in the top 100 best and most amazing waterfalls in the world. The water flow in a single powerful jet falls from a height of 192 m in the chasm canyon, turning into a cloud of spray visible from afar - all impressive spectacle looks at the background of the surrounding landscape of mountain grandeur Lesotho.
And we have in the western Guyana, near the border with Venezuela. Here, on the Potaro River is one of the most beautiful and spectacular waterfalls in the world - Kaieteur. The height of the waterfall is 226 meters, which means that it is about 5 times higher than Niagara Falls in North America and 2 times higher than the Victoria Falls in Africa. The waterfall is located in the eponymous national park, which covers an area around the waterfall. Falls has long been unknown to Europeans. And today it is little known, although it is one of the largest in the world. The reason for this is its inaccessibility. The waterfall is located in a little-known area in the center of Guyana rainforest in Guyana of the Guiana Highlands.
Rock church in Lalibela, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The town of Lalibela in Ethiopia is known worldwide for its monolithic churches, which play an important role in the history of rock architecture. Although the church is not exactly dated, it is believed that most of them were built during the reign of Lalibela, namely - during the XII-XIII centuries. In total there are 13 churches.
Church also represent a significant achievement of engineering, given that they are all related to the water (which fills the wells in the neighborhood with many churches) using artesian geological system that supplies water to the top of the ridge, where the city is located.
Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. These places are famous for amazingly clear and blue water with a green tint.
The statue of Maitreya Buddha in Leshan - one of the tallest statues of Buddha in the world and, for over a millennium, the tallest sculpture in the world of work. It is carved in the thickness of the rock in the mountain Linyunshan at the confluence of three rivers of the Chinese province of Sichuan.
Work on the creation of the statue took place during the reign of the Tang Dynasty, beginning with 713, and lasted 90 years. The height of the statue - 71 meters, height of the head - almost 15 meters, the scope of the shoulders - about 30 meters.
Our journey sitting on the couch coming to an end. We were in Machu Pikchu- city of ancient America, which is on the territory of modern Peru at the top of the ridge at an altitude of 2450 meters above sea level. Machu Picchu is also often called the "city in the sky" or "city in the clouds", sometimes referred to as the "lost city of the Incas".
Let us look to Seoul. Here are UNESCO World Heritage sites. The main political, economic and cultural center of the Republic of Korea. One of the leading financial centers of Asia.
Mongolian yurts in the grassland Bayinbuluke in China. In modern conditions of development of tourism in Central Asia, many nations are developing tourism yurt, for example, many of the guests of Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia can live for some time in a yurt nomads. This kind of holiday has been transformed into a separate direction of tourism - Djailoo tourism. In many cities you can find restaurants or tourist attractions with stylized natural or yurts.