The name of Lazdijai city originates from the name of Laddie river, which flows through the city (another name of the river – Raisutis). However, it is unclear how the name originated Lascia. It is assumed that the name of Raisutis origin dates back to Immingham and is associated with the word “raisutis” (walnut). As in Lithuania, the nuts grow on trees, which are called “lazdynai”, then it probably gave rise to the name of the river Lascia.
Guess that 4-6 thousand years ago on the territory of this region people lived. From time immemorial settled here Baltic tribe itwinge, related to Lithuanians and Prussians. They were engaged in arable farming, fishing, hunting. That in this area lived eatingi show litvinskii place names, rivers, lakes. In the second half of the XII century jotvingiu conquered and destroyed the crusaders.
Lazdijai referred to as the manor Lord and seniunija. In 1560 during the reign of Grand Duke Sigismund Augustus, was allocated land for the founding of the city in Laddie. The city of Lazdijai was formed at the crossroads of three roads, and gradually, evenly expanded in all directions. Historical sources mention that in 1571 there were elementary school. About 1570 the town was built a wooden Church. On 17 may 1597 king Sigismund Vasa granted Continue reading
The deep-water lake in the world — Baikal — is a popular site for diving. Located here and in the summer with boats, and in winter directly from ice through made thicker in its lane. Winter diving starts as soon as the ice is good enough, when it is possible to drive the machines. The annual timing of freezing of lake Baikal have large fluctuations. But the best period for scuba diving — beginning of summer, with transparent water and large light fluxes, a well penetrating to the depth. In late July, the Baikal is already in bloom, and the light gets worse at depth.
Especially delightful winter diving near the hummocks. Under water between the floes there are galleries and double the ice, where it is very interesting to swim. Some underwater ice gallery has a length of 30-40 m. the Feature is ice swimming — the possibility of losing orientation. Immersion therefore carried out only with a safety tether to the ice not to get lost and find a hole.
Diving on Baikal: the best places
Popular place of the lake Baikal diving — underwater steep ridges along the Western shores. The most beautiful Continue reading