Posts Tagged ‘volcanoes’

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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Where The Wild Things Are

The Galapagos Archipelago of volcanic islands is distributed on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean, surrounding the centre of the western hemisphere, 906 km west of continental Ecuador. The islands can be reached by a short flight from Quito, Ecuador. The Galapagos Archipelago has a population of…

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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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Nature’s Fiery Fury

Photo: Petr Novak Elemental pits of flames and fire. THE PROSPECT OF TRAVERSING AN ACTIVE VOLCANO is certain to send a blaze down your spine. Yet, the coadunation of the unprecedented thrill of facing the incendiary elements, and the unparalleled rustic grace of Earth’s creations, is a smouldering experience like no…

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Venturing into Volcanoes

Plumes of smoke spewing ash, red-hot lava running in a viscous flow, swirls of black volcanic rock beneath your feet. It is the epitome of a thrilling volcano adventure. Unsurprisingly, volcano tourism has been on the rise in recent years, with Hawaii an identified hotspot (pun intended) – namely its…

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