A place every brave adventurer should visit: strange and miraculous Patagonia 8/18/2016 • Dean Braun
Patagonia is an amazing land of majestic mountaintop glaciers and strong winds. They say, nature grows wild there, and we can well believe it.
This area shared by Argentina and Chile and located at the southern frontier of South America impresses every newly arrived guest with its endless emptiness and enchanting silence. Patagonia covers an area of about 400,000 square miles. Its total population is about 2 million people, which makes it one of the most sparsely populated regions on the planet...
The name of the region was coined by Ferdinand Magellan. He named the original inhabitants of the territory so, as they reminded him of a fictional dog-headed monster creature, a Patagon.
There are few roads in Patagonia. Visiting the area, you will see more wildlife than people or towns.
The two Southern most towns on the planet (Punto Arenas, Chile, and Ushuaia, Argentina) are located in Patagonia. The first Spanish settlements appeared here in the 16th century but didn't last long, and by the beginning of the 19th century Patagonia had no European communities.
The Perito Moreno Glacier (30km long, 5km wide and 60m high) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Patagonia. That is one of the world’s few glaciers that is still growing.
And an amazing video, of course:
More beautiful stuff on QuizzClub:
- Powerful Iceland: the land of volcanos, valleys and geysers
- An amazing time lapse journey to Norway
- The Faroe Islands: the fairytale land with no prisons and passenger fares
- Lake Baikal: the most amazing lake on the planet
Have you ever been to Patagonia? This amazing and mysterious place awaits the bravest ones. Share your impressions with us in the comments below!
The most powerful photos of 2016 1/1/2017 • George Hovater
This collection consists of photos that capture the biggest moments in history. To celebrate the outgoing year and remember all good and bad things it brought us, see the most powerful pictures of 2016.
Roman Fedortsov works on a trawler and publishes photos of the most unusual fish his fishing net catches on Twitter! Roman has an impressive collection that consists of rather different fish from all over the world.
Nature is magical and unpredictable...We gathered the most exciting nature phenomena for you!
The Japanese are so creative they know how to have fun in any season. Though snow is a rare phenomenon in Japan when it falls you should certainly catch the moment. We gathered the cutest sculptures of snow for you!
Unbelievable: snow falls in Sahara for the first time in almost 40 years 12/30/2016 • Johnny Crepaul
Sahara covered with snow is fantastic and there's nothing more to say. You just need to see this!