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RE: Where are the Maldives?
Maldives Islands lie scattered across the equator to the South West of Sri Lanka. Formed over the 2000 kms Laccadives - Chagos ridge, the Maldivian islands stretch from the North to South for over 820 kms and from East to West for over 120 kms. In total Maldives covers an area of approximately 90,000km2. Only 1% of this is land with the rest being water.The Maldives lie just north of the equator in the Indian ocean, to the southwest from the southern tip of India.
What is Montenegro known for?
- Montenegro, country located in the west-central Balkans at the southern end of the Dinaric Alps.
- It is bounded by the Adriatic Sea and Croatia (southwest), Bosnia and Herzegovina (northwest), Serbia (northeast), Kosovo (east), and Albania (southeast).
Montenegro has so much to offer, here are some of the things Montenegro is known for.
Time-travel back to a Europe of moated walled towns with shadowy lanes and stone churches on every square. It may not be as impressive as Dubrovnik's or as shiny as Budva's, but Kotor's: Old Town feels much more lived-in and ever so dramatic. The way it seems to grow out of the sheer grey mountains surrounding it adds a thrill of foreboding to the experience – as if they could at any point chose to squeeze the little town in a rocky embrace.
Once upon a time there was a Black Mountain. And on top of that mountain there was a tomb guarded by two granite giantesses. And inside the tomb, under a canopy of gold, there rested a great hero, lying in the arms of a giant eagle. This fairy-tale location is the final resting place: for the very real 19th-century vladika (bishop-prince) Petar II Petrović Njegoš. The simple but affecting structure and monumental statuary do little to distract from the remarkable views over all of Old Montenegro.
No photo can do justice to the wonder that is Ostrog Monastery:. Set in a seemingly sheer mountain wall, it's impossible to frame a picture that reveals its great height without reducing the luminous white monastery to little more than a speck. Orthodox Christians consider this Montenegro's holiest site; whether you're a believer or not, it's an affecting place. The complex includes several interesting stone churches, but none is more atmospheric than the cave chapels of the Upper Monastery, their rock walls covered in centuries-old frescoes.
The postcard-perfect fortified island village of Sveti Stefan: is a wonder to behold. It's a little slice of Mediterranean heaven, with oleanders, pines and olive trees peeking between the terracotta roofs of pink stone dwellings. You may have to content yourself with the views; access to the island is limited to guests of the exclusive resort that owns it. Instead, laze on the beach, take a stroll through the woods to Pržno, and go crazy taking photographs – it's hard to get a bad shot.
Mountain Eyes, Durmitor National Park
Reflecting the beauty of the Durmitor range's imposing grey peaks are 18 glacial lakes, known as gorske oči (mountain eyes). The largest and most beautiful is Black Lake:; its inky appearance is caused by the surrounding black pines and the peak known as the Bear (Medjed) rearing above it. Black Lake is a breeze to get to and a delight to walk around, but other, more remote lakes await discovery further up along the park's hiking trails.
An oversized village comprised almost entirely of elegant baroque palaces and churches, romantic Perast: forms a worthy centrepiece to the entire Bay of Kotor. The positioning is perfect, sitting at the apex of the inner bay, looking straight down the narrow channel leading to the outer section. Catch a boat to Gospa od Škrpelja (Our-Lady-of-the-Rock Island), one of two tiny islands sitting just offshore, where a sky-blue dome covers a church filled with votive offerings left by grateful sailors.
Stari Grad, Budva
Budva’s walled Old Town: rises from the Adriatic like a miniature, less frantic Dubrovnik. There’s an atmosphere of romance and a typically Mediterranean love of life palpable around every corner. While away the hours exploring the labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets, visiting tiny churches and charming galleries, drinking in al fresco cafe-bars, snacking on pizza and being inspired by the gorgeous sea views from the Citadela. When it's time to relax, there's a beach on either side.
Rafting the Tara River
It's hard to get a decent view of the beautiful Tara Canyon: – its sheer tree-lined walls, up to 1300m high, tend to get in the way. The effect is most impressive from the water, which goes some way to explaining why rafting is one of the country's most popular tourist activities. You'll hit a few rapids, but outside of April and May it's a relatively gentle experience, gliding over crystalline waters through a landscape untouched by human hands.
There's a special buzz to Ulcinj:, Montenegro's southernmost town – an indefinable excitement that's particularly apparent on summer nights, when the beachfront thrums with Eastern-tinged pop and a constant parade of holidaymakers. Look up: minarets compete with oversized socialist sculpture, and the imposing walls of the Old Town perch high on the cliff. Continuing along the coast, rocky coves give way to the long sandy expanses of Velika Plaža (Big Beach) and the clothing-optional island, Ada Bojana.
Lake Skadar National Park
Shared between Montenegro and Albania, the Balkans' largest lake is home to an extraordinary array of birdlife. On the Montenegrin side, a national park: encompasses island monasteries, old stone villages famous for their wine, and the serpentine loops of the Crnojević River. Descending from the mountains, the river winds sluggishly through the water lilies on its journey to the lake and the conical pair of mountains that the locals affectionately call 'Sofia Loren'. No Italian actress ever looked so sublime.
Hiking the Prokletije Mountains
They’re called the ‘Accursed Mountains’, but for hikers and climbers, this rugged range: in Montenegro’s far east leans more to the divine than the damned. Snaking across Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo, Prokletije makes up the highest – and arguably hardiest – part of the Dinaric Alps. The prodigious Peaks of the Balkans hiking trail winds 192km through the range, criss-crossing between all three countries with tracks that veer from easy to moderate to once-in-a-lifetime extreme. Whether you tackle the entire trail or take a brief alpine amble, a Prokletije pilgrimage leaves you feeling on top of the world.
While there's not much to recommend the modern industrial town of Bar, there's a real gem hidden in the hinterland. The ancient city of Stari Bar: lies in enigmatic ruins atop a bluff surrounded by gnarled olive trees, many of which are more than a thousand years old. The city itself has been here for around 2800 years but its current state of dilapidation dates from a bombardment in 1878. The whole place is laid bare for you to explore.
Biogradska Gora National Park
Nestled within the folds of the Bjelasica mountains, Biogradska Gora: has such a peaceful, solitary, untouched-by-the-world feel to it that you might not want to leave. The national park's showcase is pretty Lake Biograd, but further enchantments await on the hiking tracks through one of Europe's most significant remaining tracts of virgin forest. This green world is quite unlike the rocky terrain that characterises most of the country's mountains, and in autumn it kicks up its heels and turns on a colourful show.
Between the bustling waterfront promenade and the busy highway lies an unassuming Old Town; it's here that the very essence of Herceg Novi: hides. Catholic and Orthodox churches abound in equal profusion, cafe-bars set up their tables on sunny squares, and hulking fortresses huddle in silent menace. Order a glass of wine and soak it all in. The town beaches may not be great, but some of Montenegro's very best are only a short boat ride away.
The Kotor–Lovćen Road
One of the most memorable highlights of Montenegro is the simple joy of travelling along its many scenic routes and taking in the beauty and power of the landscape. The back road: connecting Kotor with Cetinje is one of the very best – looping up and up, providing ever more jaw-dropping views of the Bay of Kotor and the Adriatic Sea beyond. Any white-knuckle moments caused by the narrowness of the road and its sheer drops are compensated for by vistas of lavender-grey mountains and glassy green water.
The Museums of Cetinje
Cetinje may have been stripped of its capital status by Podgorica, but Montenegro’s erstwhile royal city still boasts the country’s richest and most important museums:. Spanning centuries of history, the four museums – collectively known as the National Museum of Montenegro – include everything from plush palaces to bullet-riddled relics to Montenegro’s first ever billiard table (owned by Montenegro’s favourite son, Petar II Petrović Njegoš, but of course). Two superb galleries, a magnificent monastery and a host of handsome historic buildings amp up Cetinje’s cultural cachet.
A location like the Morača Canyon is guaranteed to set the spirits soaring, making it the ideal place for medieval monastery: builders to set to work. Great masters of Serbian Orthodox art added the finishing touches, and here it still stands. The frescoes may have faded but otherwise it's barely unchanged since the 13th century. The highway that now whizzes above does little to dent the tranquillity of this peaceful place. Suddenly a life in black robes tending beehives seems almost appealing.
Clinging to the banks of the Crnojević River, this little village: was a favourite of Montenegro's ruling Petrović-Njegoš dynasty, and several of the relatively humble stone houses were once royal dwellings. A picturesque stone bridge spans the river and a marble promenade extends along one bank, providing a launching point for boat and kayak tours heading down towards Lake Skadar. Revel in the peace and quiet over a bowl of riblja čorba (fish stew); the village is home to one of Montenegro's best seafood restaurants.
RE: Is Toronto an overrated travel destination?
Depends on what you want to do. Toronto has a great lake, beaches and many theatres and museums. -Best of all it has (nearby) Canada s Wonderland. -A HUGE theme park, like Disney -but better ! Best 16 rollercoasters in North America . -The Great Canadian Minebuster, Dragonfire - and 14 others . - -forget Disney, come to Canadas Wonderland .
RE: What year was made in Belgium Browning sweet 16 with the serial 5S 34575 produced?
I M TRYING TO FIND SOME INFO ON MY SWEET 16 AS WELL. I HAVE RUN ACROSS A WEBSITE AND I DID NOT SAVE THE SITE BUT IT SAID THAT THE FIRST DIGIT TELLS THE YEAR. STARTING IN 58 AND GOING TO 68 ON THE SEVEN DIGIT NUMBERS. THE 8 CAN MEAN 58 OR 68 BUT A 5 SHOULD BE 1965. This gun was made in 1965
Where is Haiti?
Haiti is located in Americas.
Haiti is an island nation in the Caribbean. Known as the Republic of Haiti in a more formal sense, the country is one of two that comprise the island of Hispaniola. Together with the Dominican Republic, Haiti is part of the largest island in the Caribbean Region of the world.
According to the GPS coordinates of Haiti, the country is found in the northern and western hemispheres. Haiti is located at a latitude of 18.9712° N and a latitude of 72.2852° W.
Haiti is only bordered by land in the east. The rest of Haiti’s borders are along bodies of water. To the north, Haiti is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. The Caribbean Sea is to the southernmost parts of Haiti. As for the western borders of Haiti, there are a few smaller bodies of water that make up the coastline of west Haiti. From the north to south, Haiti has shoreline along the Golfe de la Gonâve, the Canal de Saint-Marc, the Canal du Sud, and the Baie de Porte-au-Prince.
Haiti is made up of 10,641 square miles of land and 73 square miles of coastal water regions, for a grand total area of 10,714 square miles. The sum of the lengths of Haiti’s borders comes to a total of 241.1 square miles.
The population of Haiti is approximately 11,112,945 people as of 2018. Haiti is home to about 0.15% of the entire world’s population. This puts Haiti in 85th place on the list of countries in order of population, from largest to smallest. Haiti has a population density of approximately 1,038 people per square mile.
On average, Haiti has an elevation level of 1,542 feet above sea level. Analysts often debate the lowest point of elevation. At the more commonly recognized lowest point, Haiti is directly at sea level with the Mediterranean, which would make the altitude 0 feet above sea level.
Some reports claim that the lowest point is Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Situated along the coast of the Gulf of Gonâve, this point is said to be less than 3 feet below sea level, but only on occasion.
The highest point of elevation in Haiti is a mountain in the Chaîne de la Selle mountain range. As the tallest point in Haiti, the Chaîne de la Selle mountain is also the third tallest point in the entire Caribbean. This altitude is at a great height of 8,793 feet above sea level.