Neusiedler See is considered the fourth largest lake in Central Europe, yielding Balaton, Constance and Geneva.
Its age is 20 thousand years, it is believed that it appeared as a result of fluctuations of the earth’s crust at the end of the ice age. This flat saline lake is today a popular holiday destination and a unique biosphere reserve. Together with its surroundings, it is included in the UNESCO list. Continue reading
Shark attacks: in which countries they attack more often
After the bloody events in the fall of 2010 in Egypt and in the summer of 2011 on the Russian Far Eastern beaches where shark victims were common tourists, we began to talk about these marine predators more often not as exotic, but as a real danger to tourists.
This danger, however, as it often happens, is greatly exaggerated, the shark on the beach, according to biologists, is still an exception, not the rule. Continue reading
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
The Brazilian Carnival (Carnaval do Brasil) is an annual festival held in many cities in Brazil 40 days before Easter, marking the beginning of Lent. During Lent, Roman Catholics refrain from any bodily pleasures. That is why the Brazilian carnival, as an act of parting with pleasure, takes place on the eve of fasting.
There are several versions of the origin of the Brazilian carnival. According to one of them, it is based on the Poteshny Day, introduced in the 17th century by the Portuguese, which was accompanied by songs and dances, when it was decided to fool each other in various ways, pour water on it, throw in raw eggs and beans. Continue reading