Posts Tagged ‘trek’

Remarkable things to do in Krabi

Unlike its louder sister, Phuket, the province of Krabi has a quiet charm. Perched on the southwest coast of Thailand, it is a haven for tourists looking to escape the hubbub and soak in tranquility. Take a rejuvenating trip to the area blessed with some of nature’s most stunning formations…

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The Desert Gems

Where life finds a way to thrive – The desert erupts in a mishmash of beautiful greens, flanking a small glittering surface.  Oases are small pockets of fertile and green lands that can be found on deserts when there are freshwater sources lying underground. These underground rivers irrigate the ground’s…

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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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Exploring Pokhara, Nepal

“Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.”  ― Jeffrey Rasley   Nepal is a slice of paradise on Earth. With The Himalayas sprawled throughout, the country dips into valleys and rises up to peaks that pierce the clouds. Rocky roads flanked with nature’s unsoiled beauty leaves tourists mesmerised even…

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Land of Fire: Volcanoes & Hot Springs of Kyushu

Kyushu is appropriately called the “Land of Fire”, as volcanoes are omnipresent on the island. From the Aso caldera in the north to Ata in the south, these volcanic calderas make up much of Kyushu’s mountainous backdrop – from fuming craters to pretty cone-shaped mountains – making for a picturesque…

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Torres del Paine National Park in Pictures

Moving over to the South American region, we will be taking a closer look at this wondrous national park located in the Chilean Patagonia. Torres del Paine National Park is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve that has been voted the 8th wonder of the world in 2013. The park holds…

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The Rainforests of Borneo

This giant island sits on the Malay Archipelago of Southeast Asia, lost in time. Famous for its ancient forests, it boasts an incredibly rich diversity of flora and fauna. It houses over 15 000 species of plants and animals whose lineages date back to thousands of years ago. Entering the…

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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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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Seismic forces from kilometres beneath the surface are constantly at work, shaping and reshaping Mother Earth. A deep rumble comes from within, spewing out thick rivers of molten lava and plumes of ashes that cast a dark shadow overhead. When that happens, we can only stand in the face of…

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Unearthing the Škocjan Caves, Slovenia

It seems like we can’t get enough of caves and their wonders this week! Nestled in Central Europe, Slovenia is home to the Škocjan Caves. This 6.2km-long underground cave was chiseled out by the Reka River which disappears into the Caves for a distance of 34km before resurfacing to enter…

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