Lake Sary Chelek is the most beautiful lake in the West of Kyrgyzstan. It is a nature reserve (Sary-Chelek biosphere reserve) included in a register of the UNESCO. Kyrgyzstan wants to attract more tourists, it’s a real gem: take a look at the photo, immediately wanted to go.
The problem is that the Kyrgyz chiefs did not even bother to pave the road back to normal. The long trip after all — where some 640 km from Tash-Kumyr the track is great, from Tash-Kumyr turn right (not along the Uzbek border, where the destroyed silicon plant, namely to the right — where coal mines), and drive a couple hours towards the town of Kerben. This road is also good — asphalt there upgraded no more than ten years ago. But the last 40 km of the way — when you have to turn off the road to the right and go directly on the lake — the road is so disgusting, that spoils all the impression of beauty. Almost no asphalt, broken-down primers are bulging rocks, to go on some sites you no faster than 20 km per hour. Everything you need to do is turn the primer broken in good. The asphalt laying is not necessary, if there is no money. One week of work of the grader to the bulldozer. Just why money to devote to anything except the road to one of the major tourist pearls of the country.
Well. Let’s enjoy the beauty.
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Many people think that California – it is only the beaches. Probably blame the same American film industry that actively exploited species of Santa Monica and Malibu. Of course, beach volleyball, surfing and tan are the place to be, but this Golden state is not limited. Briefly saying “goodbye!” to the beaches, I went deep into the state, to admire the many other beauties of California. So, what I saw.
Silicon Valley, as befits a valley surrounded by hills. In winter, when it rains, the hills are dressed in green grass and make confusion in the immature minds of traveler, hinting at summer. In the summer, on the contrary, under the scorching California sun-the hills become Golden. At first I was terribly disappointed: how is it, summer, I want greenery, and around one scorched grass. Then I got used and even began to find in it a special charm. Gold hills in the background of a cloudless sky, cows, windmills – overall, there are not many present themselves California. A rural idyll.
Bonus: vineyards with wineries where not only beautiful, but also delicious – 90% of American wine comes from California. Look to NAPA valley, SONOMA, Livermore.
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