Algarve - The Land of Almonds

01 October 2018 by Culture 89575 Views
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ALGARVE

The Land of Almonds

The name of Algarve is "The garden of Portugal".

Numerous tourists from all over Europe visit the southern part of the area because of the beautiful beaches and warm seawaters.

The Algarve region, located at the southern tip of Portugal, is separated from the rest of the country by two mountain ranges. To the west - Sera de Monchique (of volcanic origin) and to the east - Sera de Caldeira, with limestone structure. For a long time, the two massifs, which are the boundaries of a climatic region, have isolated Algarve from the rest of the Iberian Peninsula. The heat here lasts throughout the year, which favours the cultivation of many types of Mediterranean fruit and vegetables, including citrus, figs, peaches and almonds. Almond trees with beautiful white flowers and oleaginous fruits are found at every turn in the Algarve. Since rainfall in The garden of Portugal is scarce, the Moors, who ruled the region for five centuries, built a dense network of irrigation canals.

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Valais - at the Sources of the Rhône

02 October 2018 by Winter 15012 Views
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The winter sports Mekka

Most residents of the Canton of Valais make their living in tourism. Canton attracts mostly ski lovers. There are numerous winter resorts in this area.

With the beginning of the winter season, thousands of guests arrive in Valais. Winter sports lovers admire the skills of professional skiers on dangerous slopes during the hard slaloms to experience their own strength later on the slopes.

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The Great Barrier Reef

03 October 2018 by Exotic Destinations 4163 Views
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THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

The Great Barrier Reef, stretching along the coast of the Australian state of Queensland, is considered to be the largest entity of its kind in the whole world.

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