San Fernando de Monte Cristi
Monte Cristi, a city in the Dominican Republic with about 20,000 inhabitants, is one of the most popular attractions. Symbol of the region and tourist attraction, the mountain is El Morro, and “Lying camel” called. Viewed from afar, the mountain reminds with a little imagination actually sleeping on a camel. El Morro can also climb and has a panoramic view from the top. In the city Mone Cristi received as tourists a vivid impression in the lives of the people of the Dominican Republic. Thus, here, for example, slaughtered on the street side of the road goats and the meat is then immediately available for sale. For European tourists, a more getting used to image. Furthermore, the area around Monte Cristi is known for its salt mines. Tourists like to visit them on a day trip, just to experience the salt. Much more interesting, however, is located in the Monte Cristi National Park, in which there are unique coral reefs. For this reason, it attracts thousands of divers to the area from which to explore the dazzling underwater world and some sunken wrecks.
Archive for February, 2011
San Fernando de Monte Cristi
The Pico Duarte with a height of 3087 meters the highest mountain in the Dominican Republic. Especially, it attracts hikers on vacation at this sight of the country, because the rise is relatively simple and can be easily mastered under expert guidance. For an extensive hike, you should allow about three to four days, you can either stay in small huts or tents. Should bear in mind is imperative that you bring warm clothing, as in the morning on the summit of Pico Duarte partially temperatures of only prevail o ° Celsius. From the top you have impressive views of the surrounding area, on the tip region also has a bust of the Padre de Patria (“Father of the Fatherland”) Pablo Duarte. On the climb you will find a tropical vegetation with ferns and palms, and an interesting bird life. In addition, you will learn about the indigenous mountain people, the tourists is disposed to act kindly. The Dominican Republic is a very mountainous area, the Pica Duarte is in the biggest mountains in the country, the Cordillera Central
When speaking of Chapultepec in Mexico, then to mean the locusts mountain that is in the true sense one of the most beautiful parks in all of Mexico. Long ago it was at the Chapultepec a forest in the west of Mexico City. He was really far back as the Aztecs and the Spaniards a very popular recreation center, if one may call the Chapultepec Sun However, one must also mention that the Chapultepec became after its independence to a pure military headquarters and later to the government area, today was the Mexicans are grateful that they can now enjoy Mexico City’s Chapultepec remains of a green lung. The outdoor pool in Chapultepec was once created by the Aztec king Moctezma and by the sources in the forest it was fed. In 1865, the springs dried up and the bathroom was finally abandoned. The Palacio de Chapultepec was added by the Aztec king Texcoco be built at the foot of the mountain, a palace that was destroyed by the Spaniards. They built a palace on the summit for their recovery. Today, the castle serves as the official seat of government the President of Mexico and its citizens alike, for there you will find the National Museum.
Xochimilco, which is a very tranquil district of Mexico City whose name is an Aztec word from the Nahutati language is coming and the importance of on-site, where flowers grow-added. The Aztecs moved into the area was already channels on which rafts were fixed. These rafts were decorated for ritual feasts and other purposes with colorful flowers. The rafts were also used to power the Aztecs, they planted vegetables, that was meant for the care of the nearby Tenochtitlan. With no less than 180 km waterways are the floating gardens, a true botanical maze. Even in the 14th Century, the floating gardens found in Aztec property. The floating gardens were built from natural materials and thus the Aztecs in the proper sense, the inventor of the natural islands, which were alternately stacked with natural materials and earth until they were fixed. Even trees are planted on the islands so that defeated the roots to give the whole thing more support and stability. The floating gardens were thus Hauptversorgungsort to the Aztecs, which is still good today navigable channel through its systems.
Suomenlinna is a fortress island just outside the port of Helsinki and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The locals call it the Gibraltar of the North. The entire fort is now administered by the Finnish military administration. Here is including the Naval Academy.
The fortress island has a varied history. It was built by the Swedes to keep the Russian Tsar, who wanted to build its fleet to dominate the Baltic Sea from the Finnish coast. Tsar Peter I has indeed over a longer period may Helsinki siege, but he could not conquer Soumenlinna. Towards the end of the Russo-Swedish war surrendered to the commander of the island, however. Finland now anyway because the Russian Empire was awarded to the Russians took over the expansion of Suomenlinna. In World War I Russia took the fortress islands in agreement with the former Finnish government for control of the Baltic.
Suomenlinna is to be reached by regular ferry service. For the inhabitants of Helsinki, this fortress island is a popular recreation destination. Suomenlinna is officially a district of Helsinki and has about 900 inhabitants. It is one of the most important monuments of Finland and is located on the island fortress is also the oldest, still operating shipyard dry dock in Europe.
In the Finnish town of Savonlinna is the best preserved medieval castle in Scandinavia. Olavinlinna located on a small rocky island and is accessible only from Savonlinna via a bridge. The fast-flowing waters of the River Kyrönsalmi freezes in winter can be. Olavinlinna was in the 15th Century as Finland was part of Sweden, and had the task of protecting the waterways.
After the Russo-Swedish war in the early 19th Century Finland was first interrupted by the Russian Empire and later by itself. Thus, the castle lost its importance .. It was used for several years as a prison. After an impressive restoration place since 1967, the annual Savonlinna Opera Festival. The castle is open to the public year after year and is visited by many tourists. In the castle and in the immediate vicinity there are four museums and three kilometers away is the National Park Savolinnen Saarten.
One of the attractions at Castle Olavinlinna is the icon show. Also interesting is the different construction of the castle. Looking at the walls, we see that there different types of rocks were used. The Swedes, who had started building the castle, similar bright stones. Later, when the Russians found their way, the walls with dark and reddish stones were completed. In order to get a good idea of Olavinlinna and beautiful environment, a ship traveling through the lake and a subsequent tours of the castle, which is held in German.
The Linnansaari National Park was established in 1956 in the Finnish province of Savo. It is mainly the preserve of the Finnish lake district and its diverse flora and fauna. Located right in the Haukivesi Lake, which is part of Lake Saimaa, shows the Linnansaari National Park visitors the typical Finnish lakes. There are protected Insellabyrinte and wide expanses of water. Saimaa ringed seals are at home and with some luck you can watch the Finnish Osprey. The National Park consists of a group of more than 150 islands, the main island is Linnansaari.
Water sports enthusiasts get their money’s worth here. With a canoe you can paddle for several days by the Linnansaari National Park and observe animals and plants up close. To protect the breeding grounds of many species of birds, one must in some parts of the National Parks 1 May to 15 June, did not leave the canoe.
In summer you can go on in Kirchdorf Rantasalmi Raudanvese Lake Linnansaari the nature center with the beautiful name Oskari. Also in Savonlinna Nestori and there are natural homes, in which one can provide a lot of information about the Linnansaari National Park.
Who is longer in the summer time in Linnansaari National Park residents should be sufficient in any case, mosquito repellent there. Doing so could the days and nights are a torment.