Posts Tagged ‘mountains’

Serra dos Órgãos National Park

Serra dos Órgãos National Park – where mountains touch the skies   The great outdoors provide a myriad of opportunities for travelers to get to know countries intimately, at a low cost. When people think of Rio de Janeiro, there are many things that come to mind- Rio Carnival, Christ…

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Natural High

Although relatively small in size, Ecuador has an incredible diversity of landscapes ranging from coastal plains to rainforests to the geological spectacle of the Avenue of Volcanoes in the Andes mountains. It is also one of the most biodiverse countries in the world – covering only 1.6% of South America,…

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From the Mountains to the Valleys

Mountainous Georgia borders Azerbaijan, Russia, Armenia and Turkey, with a culture influenced by the Mongols, Persians, Greeks and the Byzantine Empire. During the 19th century, Russia invaded and integrated Georgia into the Soviet Union until it collapsed in 1991. Today it is a popular destination for visitors: it’s home to…

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Tropical Alpine Playground

MEETING THE GREAT MOUNT K Mount Kinabalu, which derives its name from a mythical Kadazandusun abode of the dead called ‘Aki Nabalu’, stands majestically at 4,095m above sea level. This famed granite massif is the highest point of the Crocker Range in Sabah as well in the Malay Archipelago. First…

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Trail of the Mezcal

PHOTOS BY: Mexico Tourism Board Tucked into the soaring mountains of Mexico’s far south, Oaxaca (pronounced “wa-ha-ka”) is home to some of the country’s most authentic indigenous cultures, its best food, and (many) of its most famous ancientsites. Historically, the state’s ruggedness made it inaccessible – a fact that’s helped…

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Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

India is home to many beaten tracks. From the Nanda Devi trek to the Roopkund trek, these snow-clad swathes of luscious greenery are familiar to avid trekkers! However, India hides her best gems deep in her pocket. On the edge of Northeasten India, Sikkim is a state that is flanked…

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In Pictures: Alberta, Canada

  Pass the northern edge of Montana into the Western Canadian border, uncover the riches of Alberta. It is a province whose landscape is littered with massive lakes, mountains and prairies amongst other feats of nature. Trodden on by people who have come and gone over the centuries, Alberta’s landscape…

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