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Monday, July 18, 2011

Tunisia tour "trip to the Sahara"

Tunisia - Arab country in North Africa, which is on the eastern and northern sides of the Mediterranean Sea to the west is bordered by Algeria and Libya to the south. It is the smallest country in the Maghreb, as it is called North African Arab region.

Tourists like to Tunisia for its ancient culture, a clean sea and varied landscape of rolling "southern European" with fertile olive groves in the north of this "African" desert in the south of the Sahara.Tunisia. Excursion to the Sahara Desert
Excursion to the Sahara Desert - one of the most exciting, dynamic and sought-after tours of Tunisia. It certainly makes a strong impression on tourists and one rarely leaves me cold. Excursion "Trip to the Sahara," a single scenario offered by representatives of most local tour operators. As a rule, its duration is two days, and the price ranges from 150 to 200 dollars.Itinerary tour "Journey to the Sahara"
Gathering of participants and travel on the bus going in the morning, the first stop - the city of El Jem, with its main attraction Roman amphitheater built three centuries. Second stop - one of the Berber villages (Matmata, or other less-known), where visitors are introduced to the culture of the Berbers - native Tunisia. The next destination and a place to sleep - the city of Douz, the so-called "Gateway to the Sahara." On the second day of the scheduled trip to the city of Tozeur, which must pass with a stop at the salt lake Chott el Jerid. The trip is a camel safari in the national dress. Then follow the tourists to Kairouan, the fourth largest city of the Muslim world, and from there sent home, or rather to his hotel.
"Journey to the Sahara" allows visitors not only get acquainted with historical, architectural and religious monuments of Tunisia, but in such a short time to see the diversity of the landscape of this country, because on their way to replace olive groves and mountain steppe landscape, which fades into the desert with oases and unique "lunar" canyons.Stop tour "trip to the Sahara"
So, as mentioned above, the first stop of the route - a town of El Jem, which, in essence, is a city of a monument - the Colosseum, built by Emperor Gordian approximately between 230 and 238 AD. There were a variety of views, including fights between animals, and animals with humans. This is evidenced by the picture of a mosaic, preserved in the amphitheater, and now presented in the local museum. The Colosseum was able to accommodate up to 30 thousand spectators, and its size it is similar to the Colosseum, situated in Rome. However, residents of El Jem felt that their coliseum better preserved to this day, and only here can you fully experience all the greatness of this building. The amphitheater is especially beautiful at sunrise and many guides try to make the tourists come here at this time.
Berber villages, the most popular of which Matmata, located on the sandy plateaus Mapshaty resembling lunar landscapes. Here in the land and inhabited by indigenous people of Tunisia - Berbers, sometimes called troglodytes. Their house are built on the following principle: on the hill dug a huge crater multimeter (about 10 meters in diameter and 6 meters in depth) form an inner courtyard. And he hollowed out the required number of residential and business rooms. In addition, prodalblivaetsya tunnel leading to the hill - the main entrance to the housing. Such structures have several advantages: they are well protected from the scorching sun, outside unobtrusive and easy to expand as and when required. Of course, in our time, the Berbers did not live in these homes, they use them as a summer residence and at the same time earn money on it, allowing tourists to view them from within. It is also interesting the fact that here were filmed several episodes of "Star Wars" and the place was called Tataouine even one of the worlds of the film. In one of the Berber villages in the underground restaurant or hotel visitors invited to dinner, a short vacation and tour continues.
The city of Douz and called "Gateway to Africa" ​​and "Key to the Sahara Desert," as it begins the familiar to our understanding of the desert with sand dunes, camel caravans and picturesque oases. The road to it will also pass through the desert, only rocky and mountainous. In Duse tourists stop for the night, so the next day with renewed energy to continue the tour of "Journey into the Sahara."
Early in the morning to put on a special tour offers a stylized clothes (for a fee), then they are seated on camels and caravan to be salt lake Chott el Jerid. It is the largest saltwater lake in North Africa, covering about 5000 square meters. km and a length of 200 km, which in summer is almost completely dried up and turns into a white salt layer, on its strength similar to asphalt. At a depth of more than 1 meter can be found here, "Rose of the desert" - a unique crystal, formed from sand and salt, which can be purchased immediately erected the souvenir shops. Chott el Jerid is also famous for its mirages, which gives visitors admiring a lot of fun. Strangely enough, but the salty lake shores are rich in numerous springs, through which here in large numbers grow date palms, forming oases. At one of the shores of the lake and is the town of Tozeur - an oasis, with more than 300 000 fruit-bearing palm trees.
The city of Kairouan,
as mentioned above, this is the fourth holy city of the Muslim world (the first three - it's Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem). It is believed that a sevenfold pilgrimage here can replace one pilgrimage to Mecca. Kairouan is famous for its numerous mosques open to the public, the sacred source of Bir Barruta and carpet manufacturing. Carpet - is a sort of local souvenirs for a lot of money. But they certainly are beautiful, all handmade and completely out of natural materials. As they say, local artisans, a guarantee on their carpets for 300 years!
Depending on the tour organizer "Journey to the Sahara" can be slightly modified. It may include a trip on date plantations in the horse-drawn carts, visiting a few oases, jeep safari to the border with Algeria, Tunisia, on the mountain canyons and some other activities. But in any case, this tour will be long in the memory of every tourist as one of the most vivid impressions of Tunisia.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

How to choose a water heater

For us, the ordinary urban residents, the summer every year marred by disconnecting the hot water. How much discomfort it brings, you know yourself, and if the flat little kids, no hot water just will not do.

In order not to depend on public services, it is best to buy a water heater, the benefits of which will appreciate all of your family. The most important thing - to decide which one fits more. Therefore, the purpose of this article - to help you understand the water heating equipment, which represented a wide range of now on the Russian market.Gas flowing water heater ("geyser")
Do not be afraid of the name "geyser". We are not talking about those old devices, which were everywhere in the homes of "Stalinist" type, but a modern gas appliances that combine high performance with stylish design.
Gas water heater on the consumer properties is as good as electric, and in some ways even surpasses it. For example, many users report an economical work in accordance with established tariffs for gas.
By choosing such a device, be sure to ask about his power. With the simultaneous use of hot water in several places (for example, in the bathroom and the kitchen) you need a powerful machine (24 kW). If this is not necessary, it is sufficient to instrument the average power (18-19 kW).
Particularly noteworthy gas water heaters Swedish company Electrolux. Made from high quality materials, they have a number of benefits, including full automation of the ignition system, infinitely adjustable water temperature, absolute reliability in operation - two security systems. The relatively low cost makes the gas water heaters available to most buyers.


Electric water heater (boiler)
Savings electric heater - heat exchanger capable of heating water to 55-75 ° C and keep it in automatic mode with the thermostat, which switches the heater (heating element). Objectively consider the main advantages and disadvantages of this device.
The main advantage of this type of water heater - low battery consumption, so it can connect to even an ordinary wall socket (no need to connect three-phase power supply). In addition, setting such a machine at home, you will be able to use standpipes by several points (for example, in the bathroom and kitchen).
For water heating water heater requires a certain amount of time, and compact it is different. This is its major drawbacks. However, currently available and more sophisticated models, do not take up space. If you want you can place such a device, even under the sink.
Water heater maintenance-free, so do not forget from time to time to clean the heating elements of lime, formed due to poor water quality, and change the magnesium anode, which prevents corrosion of the inner tank.
The tank water retains heat for a long time (an effect similar to a thermos), thanks to modern thermal insulation, which saves a lot of electricity to heat water when in the night (subject to an automated accounting system and reduced rates). You can even initially very hot water, and then as needed to dilute it with cold to get the required temperature.
When choosing a water heater be guided by its capacity. If the tank capacity is 10-15 liters, then the device was only enough to wash and wash your hands. You do not like? You like to take a shower? Then buy the appliance water heaters with a capacity of 50 liters, but its size will no longer be compact. Well, for a hot bath is required tank volume of 80-150 liters. Therefore, selection of displacement to better align with the experts, taking into account your individual needs.
Wide range of boilers is not limited in volume. There are water heaters that can operate on multiple sources of energy. They are in great demand among owners of cottages, country houses and cottages, where there is centralized or autonomous heating system.
By its design water heater are both horizontal and vertical location for the convenience of your apartment. Exceptions are devices Swedish company Electrolux (series EWH SL), which can be arranged in both cases due to special design.

Electric water heater flow
Such a device is installed in most rooms with electric stoves, or to install it is not enough electrical power wiring. The apartment, which has a gas stove, suitable flowing water heater only low power.
The main advantage of this type of heater is to supply an unlimited amount of hot water, we need only open the faucet. In this case the water does not need to pre-prepare for use. In addition, there is no need for regular maintenance.
However, for an instant water heaters consume a large amount of electricity, which eliminates the power consumption in contrast to the water heater.
Before you make a purchase, pre-think over, for what specific purpose you need this type of device, and depending on it to choose for themselves the right power unit. Currently, a wide selection of electric instantaneous water heaters whose power range is from 3 to 27 kW. If you use this technique for washing dishes and showering, it is quite suitable water heater with a capacity of up to 8 kW. Another thing - a hot tub. It will require a more powerful device (not less than 13 kW), for which you supply to 3 phase with a voltage of 380 V. Typically, the flats it is not provided, and to summarize the strain in your home, you need expert advice on the maximum network capacity. Also must be treated professionally and in the possibility of installing the water heater flow type in the country house.
High-quality flow-through water heater will provide you with the stability of the hot water supply and security operation, combined with reliability and long-lasting durability.


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Wall painting with their hands

Make a highlight in a general view of the home, or to cover minor imperfections in the form of spots, you can use this simple way, like painting the walls. This method has long since ceased to be the privilege of people with an artistic background: in the modern world, virtually anyone can decorate the interior of your home by painting walls.

Before you start painting immediately, you should carefully consider what will be the next picture, it will be combined with other elements of the interior. Murals can be partial, for example, a large flower on one wall, or almost solid - this option will be most acceptable to the nursery, in which the big and bright pictures will be more than appropriate. You also need to carry out the corresponding measurements on the wall, make a mark in those places that will host the next drawing.
For the murals should be reserved a special stencil, spray glue, sponge or brush and acrylic paints. Stencils can be purchased ready-made, but if you want to get totally original and exclusive design, the independent production of the stencil will be the best solution. If the painting to be larger, the desired pattern may consist of several parts.

The process of painting begins with the preparation of the stencil. It needs to be put face on a sheet of paper, and in the opposite direction to cause a special spray adhesive stencils. After this template is pasted on the wall, this should be done very carefully, focusing on the notes, which have been affixed at the time of measurement.

  After attaching the stencil to the desired location is superimposed paint for this process, you can use sponge or brush. Stencil for the mural can be used repeatedly: after work it is enough rinse thoroughly.

Wall painting in the home is not only perfect to decorate the interior, but also emphasize individual choice of the host, will point to his outstanding, creative nature.