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The most inhospitable place on earth is Antarctica. Here the lowest temperatures are recorded and cold and strong winds constantly blow. In 1983, the temperature was registered at minus 89 ° С, and on the warmest day the air warmed up to + 15 ° С. Oddly enough, Antarctica is one of the driest places on the planet. In the central part of the continent, in the Dry Valley, precipitation has not been for 2 million years. It is difficult to believe in it, but even in such extreme conditions life exists. Continue reading
In Umbria, in the so-called “green heart” of Italy, not far from the city of Terni and at the confluence of two rivers, the Nera and Velino, is one of the most romantic and impressive places in its beauty — the Marc Falls (Cascate delle Marmore).
As is known, in Italy, literally everything is fanned by ancient myths and legends, and the Marble Falls are no exception. There is a beautiful and touching legend, according to which, contrary to the ban of the ancient and vengeful god, the nymph Nera and the mere mortal – the shepherd Velino – fell in love with each other, and this angered the powerful celestial being. Continue reading