A bit of history In 1715, the Russian Tsar Peter I first visited the city of Haapsalu by sea, together with Admiral General Apraksin. He stayed at the clerk’s office of Enkin. This wooden burgher house was built at the end of the 17th century and has been preserved to this day. The owner himself, a simple and business man, liked Peter so much that he appointed him the first Russian city mayor in Haapsalu. Also preserved is the “Peter Stone” on the forest road, where his carriage turned over. Peter I wanted to establish a harbor in the city of Haapsalu. And in 1798, Alexander Gorchakov was born in Haapsalu, a fellow practitioner of A. Pushkin in the lyceum, who later became the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Later, in the 19th century, many royal persons came to rest here. In the past, Haapsalu Continue reading
Thimphu (population 25,000, elevation: 2,320 m) is the new capital established in 1952-3 by the previous king Dorje Wangchuk to replace the former capital of Punakha. Dominated by the city of Tashicho Dzong, a reconstructed copy of an old 400-year-old fortress damaged by an earthquake. The new building has been restored using traditional methods and materials. The Dzong hosts the Central Secretariat, the summer residence of the monarch’s apparatus, the ministry and the venue of the National Assembly. Here is the throne room of the king. Like all monasteries in Bhutan, non-Buddhists are denied access to the monastery half. Inspection of the city and usually begins with a visit to the Continue reading
Too large flippers on weak legs can cause tension and cramps, and in unreasonably small flippers you will not go far.
The shape of the fins depends on the nature of their use: for diving with a mask and snorkel, you need light fins with a shorter fin, for free diving (without a balloon) it is better to choose fins more authentic, and fins for scuba diving can be of various shapes and sizes.
Let’s start with the classification. Continue reading