Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ukrainian Carpathians

This card, sent by Marina is so, so beautiful. I'd love to be there. Yes, I'm crazy about snow, it should snow like this here. Well, last winter was kinda good, it snowed a couple of times but after 2 days the snow was all gone. I miss the snow storms from the past.

The card shows a traditional wooden hut on Khormiakiv shieling, mountain range Gorgany, in Western Ukraine in Outer Eastern Carpathians.

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The Carpathian Mountains or Carpathians are a range of mountains forming an arc roughly 1,500 km (932 mi) long across Central and Eastern Europe, making them the second-longest mountain range in Europe.
The Carpathians consist of a chain of mountain ranges that stretch in an arc from the Czech Republic (3%) in the northwest through Slovakia (17%), Poland (10%), Hungary (4%) and Ukraine (11%) to Romania (53%) in the east and on to the Iron Gates on the River Danube between Romania and Serbia (2%) in the south.
The Carpathians are usually divided into three major parts: the Western Carpathians (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia), the Central Carpathians (southeastern Poland, eastern Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania), and the Eastern Carpathians (Romania, Serbia). - in: wikipedia


Aritha said...

I love snow. This winter there was often snow. So often that my kids grumbled. We're all longing for spring. Snow in Portugal?

My uncle and aunt have the day before yesterday emigrated to Portugal.

Martinha said...

Hello :D
Portugal is known as a sunny country but the winter in some regions, like mine, can be really extreme.
This winter snowed a couple of times, not like in the ukrainian mountains but was enough to close schools and roads.

I wish good luck for your uncles here in Portugal.