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Ancient sites – Ring of Brodgar in Ornkey

The Ring of Brodgar stone circle is an iconic symbol of Orkney’s prehistoric past. Twenty-seven stones remain of an original sixty in the impressive stone circle, known as Ring of Brodgar or Brogar and set up on a slope facing east. The stones are part of a henge monument, and the surrounding ditch and bank can still be made out, with entrances on the NW and SE. The circle had a diameter of about...

The Magnificent Mount Bromo Volcano

Mount Bromo is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park that covers a massive area of 800 square kilometres, located some 4 hours drive from Surabaya, the capital of East Java. Watching the sun rise spectacularly over Mt Bromo is the highlight of any trip here. Mount Bromo which stands tall at 2329 m is one of the most iconic mountain in Indonesia. The most popular way to visit Mount Bromo...

Nepal – One of the Most Intriguing Destinations

Nepal is located in South Asia between China in the north and India in the south, east and west. Nepal also contains Mount Everest (29,035 ft; 8,850 m), the tallest mountain in the world and eight of the world’s 10 highest peaks. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. It is the largest metropolitan city in the country, covering an area of 19.6 square miles. The estimated population of the city...

Favignana – Things to Do in Sicily

The three islands that form a mini-archipelago off Trapani are called Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo; they count some 4,600 inhabitants. The Favignana island is often referred to as La Farfalla on account of its shape which has been likened to a butterfly a-flutter over the blue sea. It is situated approximately 7 kilometres west of the coast of Sicily, between Trapani and Marsala, It covers an area...

Salar de Uyuni – The worlds Largest Salt Flat

Salar de Uyuni is covering 10,582 square kilometers in the Potosi region. The salt is over 10 meters thick in the center. Some 40.000 years ago, the area was part of Lake Minchin, a giant prehistoric lake. When the lake dried, it left behind two modern lakes, Poopó and Uru Uru, and two major salt deserts, Salar de Coipasa and the larger Salar de Uyuni. It is one of the landscapes on planet Earth where...

The Construction of the New Mont Blanc Cable Car

The images are taken to document the work of the new Mont Blanc cable car during this year. credit: Jean Pierre Blanc

Amazing Shots – Places to See in Bolivia

Bolivia is a beautiful, geographically diverse, multiethnic, and democratic country in the heart of South America. This landlocked country shares its borders with Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, Chile to the south west, and Peru to the west. Santa Cruz de la Sierra is the largest city of Bolivia. More than 60% of the population of Bolivia speaks Spanish, followed...

Pedraza in Spain – Traditional Spanish Countryside

Pedraza is a municipality in Spain, located in the province of Segovia in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is located at 37 km northeast of the city of Segovia with a population of less than 500. The main attraction here is the town itself. The heart of Pedraza is its picturesque Plaza Mayor, faced by houses that date back to the 16th century. Its cobbled streets and emblazoned houses...

Top Facts about Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest is large, tropical rainforest that occupying the drainage basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries in northern South America, and covering an area of 2,300,000 square miles (6,000,000 square km). The nine nations that have the Amazon rainforest in their borders are Brazil, Peru, Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. Tropical forests have been...

Idol Rock – Curious 200 tons Formation on a Tiny Base

The rock formations at Brimham in Nidderdale are scattered over some 50 acres on Brimham Moor. It was shaped by tens of thousands of years of erosion. The most impressive is Idol Rock, a 200-ton monolith balancing on a tiny pyramidal base. The whole of Brimham Moor is considered one of the United Kingdom’s strangest environments. credit: Andrew Michaels

Losee Canyon Trail

Losee Canyon is a 6 mile out and back trail located near Panguitch, Utah and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October. The trail follows the canyon floor, winding through the red hoodoos and the many colored sandstone cliffs up to the higher elevations of the Red Canyon area. It\’s a multi-use trail open to bicyclists, horses and...

The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park – Things to Do in Western Australia

Nambung National Park is located 245km north of Perth. In the heart of Nambung National Park lies the Pinnacles Desert, one of Australia’s best known landscapes. Nambung National Park covers an area of approximately 17491 hectares. Where, thousands of huge limestone pillars rise from the shifting Sand Dunes and resemble a landscape from another Planet. These amazing natural limestone structures were...

Horse Shoe Bend – Most Precious Jewel

Horseshoe Bend is in one of most breath taking, beautiful, amazing places in the world. It is the name for a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, The Horseshoe Bend is part of the Glen Canyon which is near the Arizona/Utah state line. The place is easy to reach with a short hike which begins from a large parking area just off U.S. 89. This attraction...

Death Valley National Park Wallpapers

Death Valley is a desert located in the southwestern United States of America. It is one of the driest, hottest places on earth. The second-highest recorded temperature was 134 F (57C), in July, 1913. Highest average rain fall was recorded in 1913 at 4.5 inches. It has the lowest elevation on the continent — 282 feet below sea level. Nearly 550 square miles of its area lie below sea level. The valley...

A Little Trip to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. It is often considered as one of the most spectacular cities in Europe owing to its vast collection of Medieval and Georgian architecture. Edinburgh’s population is over 450,000 but that figure more than doubles to over a million during the famous arts festivals in August. Edinburgh is the 8th largest city in the United Kingdom and the 2nd largest in...