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Lake Rica, Gagra

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#1 of 50 in Nature in Georgia
Nestled in the Caucasus in the disputed territory of Abkhazia, Lake Rica offers a tranquil space to explore. The lake, which is fed by six rivers, has a mysterious air about it that has inspired local legends. One such tale tells that the lake was once a river valley that was caused to fill with water by a sword thrown in an attempt to rescue Ritsa, a girl of the valley. Head out onto the lake and take in the views of the forest, which covers the mountains to the water's edge. Swim in the deep blue lake or fish for trout, which are abundant within the lake and river systems. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Gagra holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lake Rica and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Pure, cold, beautiful Lake. A cold wind blows, on the banks of snow in March. Dress warmer. The Lake is very beautiful, but very different kind of spoil the cafes and tents.
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  • Only paddy o. Ritsa worth traveling to the National Park. Ticket for adult — 350 p for a child from 8 to 12-100 p, under — free of charge. Actually the majestic nature is at every step, but let us learn more about the Lake. The main advice is don't stop at normal observation platform. Making a couple of snapshots, go ahead-there's less people strongly, there is a residence of the heads of the USSR, and from there, the views are not worse, if not better.
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  • The mountains recede dramatically, lake view is known. Surrounded by mountains, green Saucer Lakes. It kinds of slopes. Right, left coffee stalls, Stalin's dacha, as in a fairy tale. River Bzyp rustles in the Rapids, we have a little Bite. Coffee «Grotto» and «Yupshara "-Diverse food: Kebab, ear-trout soup, Borsch, kharcho, Pilaf, cocktail. ChaCha, coffee, tea and vodka, cognac, apsny and photo. "The force added a café"-telling you without a smile. On the road (on the ring) Approach we to the front porch. In the shadow of greenery and palm trees-"Stalin's dacha!» "You are, look?!" with Green-House of the century! For well-known man: "leader," father of the peoples "," King "and Union-Sir! So, now, not saying this is the "power of Potter!" years later, "bad weather" is "it is a Pride for the people!" Here-order so far and tourists talking. Never place empty. (Belyashies ate cabbage salad.) All all happy: "air is clean around the mountain!" and the Ritsa-smooth surface without waves. Waiting for "cherry" and ... Dolma. Yupshara bears from Their noisy water Ritsa. Lastly-photo, selfi Amy galey and I together. All sat in places: "lunch!" signal us Dan. The way back-in short, clear. Sun is shining-"everything is perfect!" again the Canyon and waterfalls, blue, honey-joy! The goal still realizable, "dreams?"-unique! Once again the boundary CHECKPOINT Thought about the House, but not those. Us at Sochi missed About successes are not forgotten. The Stream Returned twenty bocharov «households». Jana us with girlfriend awaits. Tea, wine on the table. For success and good luck For five grams of wine and ChaCha. Oranges, tangerines, Grapes-all in the picture. For dessert-the pool table in the basement. We never saw. "Raskatali", I pyramid and Ian on the dispute. Went to sleep at 1 a.m., Though tired, but not really! Tomorrow again tour of Sochi: Akhun mountain, etc. Friends! Come to Abkhazia and Lake Ritsa-will not regret her God! This convinced himself.
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