South-East Asia’s Highest

Today’s destination stands out with incredible beauty, epic challenges during climbing and much more opportunities to spend a perfect vacation. With the height of more than 4000 meters above sea level, the mount Kinabalu is as well called as the highest mount in South-East Asia.

Located in Malaysia’s Sabah province, Kota Kinabalu itself is the center of active tourism. We can prove that by the statistics, which show that Kota Kinabalu was in the top-list of the most visited touristic sites. Besides the gorgeous mount to climb, the visitors also enjoy the huge national park right nearby. With hundreds of different orchard and fern species, the place attracts pretty great amount of tourists.

Sochi 2014

One of the most unforgettable, colorful and expensive events of 2014, the Winter Olympics are still in our conversations and sweet memories. It is definitely worth to note that the event was organized perfectly with all necessary conditions and amusing ceremonies. Below, you will enjoy one of those videos.

What I would like to bring your attention to is that those competitions of skiing, ski-jumping and others were held on the very familiar to us mountains, which is Caucasus! The north part of this mountain range couldn’t be more suitable for such great occasion!

Now enjoy some of the best moments taken from Olympics by clicking here!

 

Euro-Asian Line

There is special line, drawn by Lord between two continents: Europe and Asia. That line is too great not to be noticed, because we are talking about the very Great ranges, called Caucasus!

North Caucasus lying in Europe and southern part in Asia, the mountain range belongs to five countires at the same time. The list of those countries include Russia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Iran. The biggest part lies n Russia, having 66% area of the moutnain range.

The highest point as well is located in Russian – Georgian part. That is the peak of Elbrus with the height of more than 5,600 meters. Elbrus from Persian means “Eternal, High…”

Caucasian Mountains

With the precious vacation times passing by, here is what comes to mind: why not to take advantage of it and explore as much places as possible. Really, the next chance will only come 9 months after!

There is a special place on Earth, which has to be visited for everyone; because of its variety of culture, beauty of the cities and majesty of mountains! Caucasus is the very destination I am talking about!

Need to notice that the greatest mountain range in Europe is again called by this name. Let us now take a look at what a beauty the Caucasus Mountain Range hides in itself:

Fly over Toktogul

Welcome back to the largest water reservoir of Central Asia – Toktogul. Today we will look through one of the coolest opportunities the dam gives for its visitors’ entertainment.

Besides the chances for hiking, swimming and fishing, people figured out the way to enjoy the view of this sky blue water reservoir. They decided to fly above it by paragliding!

It does not seem to be the safest way of entertainment, of course. However, with the professionals like in the video, there is almost no need to worry!

Toktogul

What a breathtaking view, is it not? The most ideal scenery for the lovers of crystal clear lakes and seas. This pearl of Kyrgyzstan’s nature, however, is not really what you think. What do I mean by this?

The beauty in the picture, in fact is neither a lake nor a sea! This is something created by the hands of humans, the water reservoir!

Toktogul water dam is located among the mountains nearby Jalal Abad province, Toktogul region. It is the largest water reservoir in Central Asia. It is amazing that this place is famous not only for its main mission, but also for the chances of fishing and paragliding over it!

Yellow Bucket

Today I will introduce you to the second largest lake of Kyrgyzstan. It is as precious and dear for Kyrgyzstan just as Issyk Kul. They call it Sary Chelek…

The name is translated as “Yellow Bucket” and there are some interesting legends about it. One of them say that a man, who has honey bees adored this lake and thought it looked like bucket of yellow honey. They also say that in the season of fall, the beautiful nature around turns golden yellow and its reflection will be on the lake.

I can imagine how excited and surprised you will be when you see the lake’s clearness of water in the video below!

Edge of the World

Today we will keep on exploring lakes of Kyrgyzstan, that are hidden in such remote places that only the experts in hiking tours and geogrpahy know about their existence.

One of those mysterious lakes in Kyrgyzstan is Kel Suu. It is located in such a far distance away from the capital, that not every visitor of the country gets a chance to even hear about it. It takes hours of journey past Boom gorge, valleys and Kochkor region and finally on the mountain, which borders Kyrgyzstan with China is the lake Kel Suu.

The clearness and incredibly beautiful emerald color of the lake will definitely leave you in awe. In that area you will not only enjoy the place, but also may run into the most rare animals in the country, such as the sheep of Marco Polo!

Discover Song Kul

Finally! After the long waitings through coldness of winter and heavy rains of spring, here comes summer! The beautiful and much missed time of the year for both elders and children!

In summer, not only the beach lovers are happy, but also the big reason for mountaineering fans to be glad as well! Why? Because some of the nature’s treasures are available only in summer. For instance, one of the most hidden pearls of Kyrgyzstan, the lake Song Kul.

Summer is the most perfect time to visit such beauty above, since it is located at the height of 3000 meters above sea level and covered with ice almost all year round. Since it takes special period and some preparations, not everyone dares to go for such tour and therefore Song Kul is one of the most untouched destinations in Kyrgyzstan!

Charyn canyon

Hello friends! Hoping you are all having a great day, I will keep on sharing my best discoveries and emotions with them…

Let me introduce you to another beautiful canyon in Central Asia, in other words, the brother of Komorchek. Charyn canyon is located in Kazakhstan, near to the city of Almaty.

After thousands of years through natural disasters, catastrophes and so on, the canyons obtained their today’s form. The territory of Charyn is about 150 km, which is less than Komorchek to 50km.

The breathtaking view you can get there is perfect for educational trips, photosessions and trekking tours. No wonder the one may wish to come back again after visiting the place once. If not visited yet, this video will serve as a great intrigue!