RU  UK  EN
Articles  >  Visit  >  DEEP AND LONG

DEEP AND LONG

What season can be better than warm months to conquer summits, overcome seas and climb on the rocks? People often make great efforts to enjoy the comfort through the whole lifetime. But sometimes our soul needs some romance, so OUTLOOK presents seven unique canyons.

Grand Canyon, Greenland

Despite the fact that the most well-known canyon is located in the US and is the namesake to the Greenlandic one, it is this "corridor" which is the largest in the world. Discovered as recently as in the year of 2013 with the help of the advanced IceBridge technology, this monumental landmark boasts immense dimensions: 750 km long, 10 km wide and 800 km deep. This "abyss" is located directly under the ice of Greenland, only in some places shows on the surface. Now scientists all over the world are actively exploring a gigantic ravine as it plays an important role in the life of the Arctic Ocean and in the process of glaciers movement. This phenomenal discovery proved that the Earth is studied not so much "up and down" as it seems sometimes. So who knows, maybe Greenlandic canyon will give its palm of victory to a new discovery soon?

Colca Canyon, Peru

In addition to the incredible landscape and feeling of maximum depth of "immersion" (about 4 km, the world record), this scenic wonder is famous as habitat of the incredible Andean condors, the largest birds. Wingspan of those living flying objects often exceeds 6 meters. Especially nice view on them hovering over the precipice opens from the Cruz del Condor – a viewing platform. Often the birds fly at close range to tourists who are always numerous there, every year about 160-170 thousand people head to the south of Peru. Travelling there is quite comfortable: the Colca Canyon has been inhabited by people for more than a thousand years. Descendants of pre-Inca civilization are very hospitable and happy to turn your trip into an unforgettable journey.

Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, Tibet

This place was referred to as "handmade by Yarlung River". This canyon will leave you in awe of 240 kilometres of the Himalayas beauty and pure oriental peace and tranquillity. It does not receive nearly as much traffic as the territory of other similar valleys, here you can meet only daring kayakers exploring the place. By the way, explorations of the gorge by boaters have led to nicknaming the Yarlung Tsangpo "the Everest of Rivers" because of its harrowing conditions. Scientists continue to argue over the records held by the Tsangpo Canyon because according to some estimates this gorge is the largest. While the men of science continue to calculate and argue themselves hoarse proving their opinions, OUTLOOK recommends to sit down somewhere on the stone, to postpone all the fuss and just feast your eyes on the spectacular sight.

Tara River Canyon, Montenegro

Old lady Europe also boasts with amazing gorges, although they are nowhere near the size of the analogues located on other continents. And yet, one of them winding through Montenegro and filled with waters of Tara River, has its attractions. The most important one is the geographic location: this Balkan gorgeous natural feature is easy to get to. There you will discover 40 waterfalls, the legendary Dzhurdzhevich Bridge linking the south and north of the country, and have chance to watch how clouds are formed after rain.

Fish River Canyon, Namibia

After breathing with fresh air and saturated with lush greenery Tara, for the contrast we should moved to Africa and see the bare rocks, water and real Martian landscapes. Local fishermen are very tough and strong guys since despite the fact that the canyon is filled with water, there are many arid areas and anglers have to drag their boats by themselves. Due to being not very deep – an average of half a mile – marathons are often held at this grandiose layers of rock. If you decide to visit beware that end of the summer is flooding season.

Okatse Canyon, Georgia

The country also has its own canyon which is unique in its own right: in some places its width is barely of 10 meters. Yet, its star attraction is the twin waterfalls rushing waters of Okatse and Nabecho Rivers. When the weather is clear this green slice of paradise can be seen from Kinchha Village located in the north-western Imereti region. One of the most beautiful geologic structures on the planet, it has long been considered a tourist Mecca: even in the 19th century travellers from all over Europe headed the Okatse Canyon comparing its beauty with Alpine scenery. Today the Georgian authorities seriously invest in tourism and thus modernize the place making it the most convenient and attractive. In particular, in the coming years unique chain of "air paths" will be significantly widened above the canyon, and it will provide visitors with stunning views of the gorge and surrounding countryside from a bird's-eye view.

Grand Canyon, United States

Perhaps among listed canyons this one is the most famous. But that does not make this breathtaking natural wonder less interesting for travellers. That's why every year it beckons 4-5 million of tourists. Services are at the highest level: if you want camping, just put tents and enjoy the view, once you need some thrill, raft down the Colorado River, or roam along sheer cliffs. It seems that the Grand Canyon is some kind of Disneyland, where the main attraction was constructed by nature.

Photo: hq-wallpapers.ru, ic.pics.livejournal.com, pp.vk.me, www.caribtravel.ru, www.travel-hystory.com, ngorod.net, tourweek.ru, xn--h1apn.net

It will be interesting:
WE WERE THERE: GUDAURI
In Gudauri it is easy to feel time, pinch it between your fingers and stretch it in space, tuning up your inner rhythm to a sensation mode. There are no deadlines, annoying neighbours and reckless guys driving out to oncoming traffic lane. All this hustle and bustle seem illusory and momentary. Here, in Gudauri values are different. The mountains do not tolerate fuss, inner dialogue and self-criticism. The greatest pleasure is just to contemplate at them.
MUST-WATCH VIDEO: And some tea to Room 13, please!
This beverage became so deeply ingrained in the life of humans that we sometimes even fail to notice putting a kettle on a stove. There are thousands ways of best-loved beverage brewing in the world. OUTLOOK offers the best of them to your attention.
GASTRO PERU THROUGH THE EYES OF THE UKRAINIAN RESTAURATEUR Anna Kozachenko
Anna Kozachenko, the founder and head of popular Kyiv restaurants Milk Bar and Dogs&Tails, recently came back from her trip to Peru, so she brought both endless tourist impressions and professional analysis of local cuisine, restaurants and culinary traditions of this far country. We are happy to share Anna's juicy and appetizing impressions and encourage our readers to write about their exciting trips and share with us!
Critical temperature: don’t let yourself dry out
In the nooks of Earth we want to talk about people live according to very specific rules of nature. Here rains don’t start out of the blue and frosts don’t come unexpectedly. It’s much more serious. Should a good wind once bring you there, you’ll be prepared and may have a grateful memory of OUTLOOK.
LOMBARD STREET: STREET SWALLOWED BY A BOA CONSTRICTOR
Remember how the little prince taught to see not a hat, but a boa constrictor digesting an elephant? So, in San Francisco you have the opportunity to see the street part of which is swallowed by a boa. A serpent Lombard Street crawled into almost all the Frisco city guides.
They need warmith. Where birds stay for winter
As a child I could spend hours gazing at the sky and spying majestic flocks of birds winging their way south. For a kid this movement was a real magic. Today my bookshelf hosts almost no books about magic, though I am still excited about feathered tribes travelling in hope to land on their winter grounds.
Embraced by Autumn: Where to Go on Mellow Season?
Autumn promises that heat would gradually fade away and immediately presents with a choice: either to clutch at stewing days in warm countries or taste cool evenings and admire architecture without being distracted by sultriness.
TURKEY: THREE NATURAL WONDERS
A jewel-case of Turkey is full of pure wonders provoking an inspiration for fairy tale writer. When people first see blindingly white mountains in the midst of warm country, they experience various desires: someone wants to fall into white drifts and make a snow angel, as some people imagine that white cliffs taste sweet just like cotton candy...
We Were There: New York, Washington and Miami
For certain reasons there are two capitals in America – official and actual. Context manager from Kyiv Bohdan Yanchev visited them both and told us about spirits of these cities, about their landmarks and about what they represent in reality. If you think that New York is imbued with expensive perfumes and there is nothing else to do in Washington but to lie on a lawn by the White House – you are wrong!
GRAB YOUR SUN UMBRELLA AND COCKTAIL: THE MOST AMAZING BEACHES OF THE WORLD
With the onset of summer, many of us ever and again cast a glance at the calendar, waiting for annual leave. And since summer vacation to a greater extent is linked to the relaxation by the water, we usually associate it with beaches – desirable destinations that can be very different. Even if you already chosen your cherished gateway, and tickets burn your pocket, our collection of epic and unusual beaches is sure to amaze you.
Taxi in New York Style
Next ‘character’ of our cycle about symbolic means of public transport is yellow cab of New York. It is impossible to imagine the Big Apple and especially its centre, Manhattan, without those bright and incredibly handy cars. Seemingly, there are more “checkers” than people.
We Were There: America through the Eyes of a Ukrainian
Context manager Bohdan Yanchev undertook a long-term journey to the United States. He spend six months there and not just visited large cities like Miami, New York and Washington but also worked in different positions, made numerous acquaintances with locals and visited places that ordinary tourists know nothing about. Upon his return he told us about his brightest impressions.
KARAKOL. WHAT IS WORTH TO KNOW
Nature and heritage are above and beyond temporary drawbacks in infrastructure and services of Kyrgyzstan, which in terms of tourism is approaching to Georgia and Armenia. Let's consider this through the example of the cosy city of Karakol.
Between Heaven And... Water: World’s 5 Smallest Inhabited Islands
Each of us wants to escape rush of a city from time to time and lie low somewhere far from everything and anything. And it better be a place where one can listen to whisper of waves, feel light breeze and forever make friends with inimitably loud silence that muffles every disturbing thought…
Ghetto of the World: Ukrainian Neighborhood in Chicago
Experience has proven that ethnic enclaves by and large are autonomous and closed-loop systems because living there one can stay non-assimilated and non-integrated into another culture at all. But that cannot be said about Ukrainian Village – Ukrainian district of Chicago, already famous around entire United States.
The new Ambassador of Georgia to Ukraine is assigned
Gela Dumbadze commenced the duties of the Head of diplomatic mission of Georgia to Ukraine and gave the copies of credentials to the deputy minister of foreign affairs of Ukraine on the issues of European integration Elena Zerkal.
Inti Raymi: let’s meet sun along with Peruvians
Today in our Peruvian series is a narration about the colorful and coloristic celebration of a winter conjunction which history has been lasting from the times of the Incas Empire.
The magnificent world of land-art: Patrick Dougherti
Land-art is not simply the landscape design but also the whole direction in art which in thee 21-st century considered one of the most important when only lazy people do not speak about the ‘green technologies’ and environment. The names of stars of such an activity have sturdily come into the speech of the tutors, critics, and connoisseurs, especially they outline Patrick Dougherti with his unbelievable works.
Postcards from Batumi...
Young Ukrainian writer Pavel Khomenskyi visited Batumi, the city smothered in greenery and shining bright, the one that local citizens call the city of love. Palm trees, cypresses, magnolias, oleanders, bamboos, laurels, orange trees, thujas and box trees exhale fragrances on every step there; they tempt you to go watch a romantic picture of ships sailing off harbors. And today the author shares with you his postcards from this amazing city, penetrated with murmur of the sea and taste of fragrant wine.
The first international scientific conference “Ukraine and Georgia: diplomatic relations, international ties, cultural diplomacy” was held
On 10-13 May, the International scientific conference “Ukraine and Georgia: diplomatic relations, international ties, cultural diplomacy” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Ukrainian-Georgian diplomatic relations at the current stage of our countries’ development took place in Batumi.
Close
Outlook facebook page