Valley of Volcanoes We have planned this trip for a long time and thoroughly prepared for it. And finally, the stars formed as needed, we agreed on the holidays, agreed on the delivery, and we set off … Ahead of a month of trekking, unexplored places, stunning nature and volcanoes ..
Route: with. Orlik – p. Sentsa – min. Choigan – min. Hoito-gol – Valley of Volcanoes – Lake Hara Nur. From Irkutsk through Slyudyanka, the village of Mondy, bordering Mongolia, and the starting point of the path is the village of Orlik. In Irkutsk, from the starting point – the station, we get to know our driver – Boris, a former forester in the Tunka Valley, and now the “master of the taiga”, providing transportation to the pedestrian trail. In his car we drive to Orlik, where our first night will be held. A small village, the local population – Buryats herders. We meet our fellow travelers, a couple from Irkutsk and several Continue reading
Istanbul is the heart of Turkey, the most important cultural, industrial and commercial center of the country. This is the only city on the planet located simultaneously on 2 continents – in Europe and Asia. Washed by the waters of the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara, Istanbul is a major port. The Bosphorus connects the Black and Mediterranean Seas, a large number of ships pass through it, so there is always heavy traffic in the harbor.
The picturesque Golden Horn Bay divides the European half of Istanbul into 2 parts: Eminenyu (Old City) and Beyoglu (New City).
On the peninsula in the southern part of the bay lies the Old Town. Ancient architecture was preserved there, creating the illusion of presence in past centuries.
The new city was built north of the entrance to the bay. It includes the harbor area of Karakoy, as well as the Continue reading
Palermo is the capital of Sicily, spread out at the foot of Mount San Pelegrino, and the largest port on the northwest coast. The city is often called an open-air museum that preserves the treasures of the Roman and Greek empires, as well as the heritage of the original Normans and Arabs.
Palermo’s seething energy manifests itself in everything – an endless stream of cars, brilliant fashionable hotels and restaurants, narrow streets, where residents from neighboring houses can easily say hello walking out onto the balcony, old fountains, a heap of architectural forms from different eras, in sirens of carabinieri cars chasing the mafia. Tourists either forever fall in love with this southern chaos with the smell of salty sea and oranges, or never come back here again.
Palermo is a city of palaces, churches and monasteries. What sins the locals wanted to repent by building so many houses of God, they know only. Continue reading