Indonesia. A brief guide to the Islands of Bali, Lombok, Gili, Java, Kalimantan, Sumatra, Flores
  Indonesia – the land of volcanoes and exotic holiday. Indonesia – the world's largest island nation, whose borders are washed by the Pacific and Indian oceans. There is no…

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Big trip to Kyrgyzstan
  After spending a couple of days in son-Kul, we headed towards another "pearl" of Kyrgyzstan – to the reserve Sary-Chelek. Sary-Chelek is among the biosphere reserves protected by UNESCO.…

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Ink lake is a natural wonder of Algeria, photo ink lake in Algeria

 

In Algeria there is a wonderful lake, which is completely filled with ink! It is located near the city of Sidi Bel Abbes. In this amazing waterfront there’s nothing living, there cannot be seen nor fish, nor any plants, because the ink is created by nature not suitable for life, solely for writing. Among scholars on account of the origin of the lake there were long disputes, and more recently, they have come to believe that this phenomenon is due to the composition of the two rivers that flow into the lake.

The fact that the waters of a river full of a great amount of iron dissolved in them, and in the waters of the other rivers contain a variety of organic compounds, are taken in the river valley peat bogs. When rivers join together during chemical reactions appear ink.

Because of this, unique content in the ink lake is completely absent flora and fauna, even swimming in it is prohibited, because it is very dangerous for health, and the process of laundering from the ink will take a long time.

The local population has its own legends about the origin of this wonderful lake. One of those places where there is a lake, walked the devil himself, to tempt people to sin and bought the souls of mortals. And the Treaty between mortals and the devil Continue reading