There is a reason why New Zealand is known as the “Adventure capital of the world”. The country invented countless daring sporting adventures and is the first commercial bungee jumping. With all the high activity of adrenaline was introduced here, it is not surprising that also the first kiwi to climb into giant plastic balls and rush down the hill, the activity known as Zorbing.
Zorbing, or sphereing, is essentially a child’s dream (and the nightmare of many adults). You enter a transparent sphere with a three-meter circle and start down the hill, either straight or zigzag path. The sport originated in the 1990s, founded by two Kiwis looking for thrills. Since then it has evolved into an international business, from the zorb around the world, including Sweden, Thailand, Ireland and the United States.
The only zorb site in New Zealand in Rotorua, dubbed the country’s “adventure Hub”. Rotorua is situated in the centre of the North island, and also goes under another name: “. Sulphur City” You smell the city before you see it, its geothermal activity gives it a distinctive scent that has been compared to rotten eggs. Sulfur has many resorts and hot springs around town, and the locals say you get used to the smell, but I guess it takes more than three days Continue reading
The largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia — Issyk-Kul. The total volume of water of the Issyk-Kul lake — 1738 km2, its average depth-278 m, maximum depth-668 m, the coastline stretches for 688 km, the length of the largest lake of Kyrgyzstan from the North to the South — 58 km, and from West to East is 182 km away.
Lake Issyk-Kul located at an altitude of 1609 m above sea level between the ridges of the Northern Tien-Shan: Terskey Ala-too and Kungei Ala-too. Issyk-Kul is one of the largest mountain lakes in the world.
The largest lake of Kyrgyzstan is powered by water more than eighty rivers, but none of them carries its water back, so the water in the lake is salty (salinity — 5,90%). The ancient name of the lake — “ACE-Kul” — «Salty lake” speaks for itself, the water here is not potable. The present name of the lake — “Issyk-Kul lake” is translated from Kyrgyz as the “Hot lake”. It is also logical — the lake never freezes (even in the depths of winter and severe frosts), due to the considerable depth of the water does not become completely cool. In July and August, the water warms up to +18−20°, and in winter cools to + 4,2−5,0°.
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Lakes located in the U.S.
The most famous lakes in the US – this is the Great lakes, which are connected by the Straits and rivers. The area of these lakes exceeds 245 thousand square kilometers, water volume is more than 22 thousand square kilometers. The great lakes are for the world’s largest group of freshwater lakes. The surface of the lake is from all of the world’s surface fresh water and 21 %. The people of the shores of these lakes received the name “third coast”, after the Pacific and Atlantic. Average lake depth exceeds the depth of the Baltic sea and the North sea.
The system of the Great lakes is the great lakes, in the amount of five pieces, and many smaller ones. The lakes are small Islands, which amounts to thirty five thousand. The largest freshwater lake in the world is Lake superior. The second largest of all the Great lakes is lake Huron. Lake Michigan ’ s fourth largest freshwater lake. The tenth largest freshwater lake– Erie. The smallest largest lake system in the Great lakes – Ontario. Great lakes shipping industry actively developed. The goods are transported by special courts, called “brown truck” or “serniki”, the length of which can reach three hundred meters. They are the largest Continue reading