consuegra, don quixote windmills

Travel Inspired, Travel Journals

Travel Journal: Following Don Quixote’s Windmills in Consuegra, Spain

31 Oct , 2012  

Having resided in Spain for ten months now, I feel I know fairly well what I can expect from the country’s cities and villages. You have the plaza mayor, the wide open square enclosed on all four sides by century’s old buildings, and which typically houses both the ayuntamiento (town hall) and a line of […]

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Get Extreme

Windsurfing, Flying Above Waves

24 Oct , 2012  

Windsurfing is a surface water sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing. It consists of a windsurf board usually two to four meters long, powered by the effect of the wind on a sail. The rig is connected to the board by a free-rotating universal joint and comprises a mast, wishbone boom and sail. […]

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Eat & Chill

24 Cosy Hammocks That Will Make You Reminisce About Summer Days

22 Oct , 2012  

These lovely hammocks are dedicated to the best memories of this summer. To long walks on the beach, spectacular mountain lakes and unforgettable romantic moments. Reminiscing about all these calls for a special atmosphere. Well we believe the delightful hammocks in the gallery below will create the proper mood for this summer’s good memories, as […]

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Asia, Hidden Places

Kandovan Village, a Rocky Architectural Oddity in Iran

3 Oct , 2012  

Kandovan is an extraordinary ancient village in the province of East Azarbaijan, near the city of  Tabriz, Iran. With its at least 800 years existence, this remarkable place is inhabited by 670 people and offers scenic beauty for its travelers. With homes carved inside rocks, some of them 700 years old, the Kandovan village is […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Hallstatt, Austria’s Most Beautiful Lake Town

29 Sep , 2012  

Hallstatt is a little town of breathtaking views located between Salzburg and Graz, in the Salzkammergut Lake District of Austria. Considered to be one of the oldest still inhabited settlement in Europe, Hallstatt is a UNESCO heritage site and an important Austrian tourist attraction. The settlement gave the name to Hallstatt culture, a predominant Central European culture during […]

Bromo-Tengger-Semeru Park

Asia, Hidden Places

Bromo-Tengger-Semeru, An Unworldly National Park in Indonesia

24 Sep , 2012  

It is probably a strange feeling to wake up in the morning and see an unworldly landscape through your window. At a first glance, this  would seem like an imaginary landscape from Mars or the creation of your inner world. The unusual sunrise, the mysterious clouds and intense colors might look like a drawing made […]

Canyonlands National Park

Hidden Places, North & Central America

The 58 National Parks in the USA: Canyonlands and Capitol Reef

11 Sep , 2012  

#Canyonlands National Park Is located near the city of Moab in the eastern Utah and it covers over 1,366 km2. Canyonlands is divided into three major districts (by the Colorado River and the Green River): the Island in the Sky, the Maze and the Needles. Although the areas share the same tough weather conditions, every district […]

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The Thrills of Hang Gliding

3 Sep , 2012  

  Hang gliding can be pictured as a unique experience, maybe similar to the flight of an eagle in the skies. It is considered an air sport in which a pilot flies an unmotorized foot-launchable aircraft, very light, called a hang glider or Delta plane. In the early days of hang gliding, pilots were restricted […]

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Asia, Hidden Places

Traveling on the Edge of the “Gate to Hell”

30 Aug , 2012  

  The Gate to Hell is a natural crater located in the Karakum desert, around 260 km away  from Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, Asia. The landmark is also known as Derweze (Turkish for “the gate”) or Darvaza, which is also the name of the near-by village. The story of this place goes like this:  […]

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Asia, Hidden Places

Banaue Rice Terraces, the Eighth Ancient World Wonder?

28 Aug , 2012  

The Banaue Rice Terraces are ancient sprawling man-made structures said to date back 2000 to 6000 years, that were carved into the Ifugao in Cordillera Mountains in the Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people. These terraces built largely by hand are considered by the Philippines to be the “Eighth Wonder of the World” . […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine, a Fairytale Train Track

24 Aug , 2012  

Tunnel of Love in Klevan (Ukraine) is the name given by local people to this fairytale track. It is not everyday you get in the train and find yourself surrounded by natural green arches, which is why we consider this sight in Kleven, Ukraine, special. Most of the photos below were taken by Oleg Gordienko, […]

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Hidden Places, South America

Iguazu, the Curse of an Eternal Fall

23 Aug , 2012  

An ancient legend tells that a god planned to marry a beautiful aborigine named Naipi, who fled with her mortal lover Taroba in a canoe. When the god heard about that, he became very angry and with an unmeasurable rage, he sliced the river creating waterfalls, condemning the two lovers to an eternal fall. This […]

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Travel Inspired, Travel Journals

A Subjective Hitchhiker’s Guide to Milan

22 Aug , 2012  

Because “Tourism on the Edge” strives to come up with information that is both practical and thrilling, for today we’ve decided to concentrate on the “unusual traveling” part of the blog and I put together a few small, but important conclusions of my last (and yet only) trip to Milan several months ago. As you […]

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Antarctica, Hidden Places

Visually Intriguing Nature: Striped Antarctic Icebergs

18 Aug , 2012  

Contrary to all skeptics’ beliefs reading this, the photos below are real. These incredible striped icebergs were caught on camera floating carelessly in the Antarctic. Each of the formations is unique. The unusual iceberg stripes are said to be formed by snow melting in its reaction to various weather conditions. Here is more information from […]

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cenotes mexico

Hidden Places, North & Central America

The Sacred Waters in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

15 Aug , 2012  

Many ceremonies and initiations during ancient times are believed to have taken place in these underwater caverns from the Riviera Maya. The Mexicans call them cenotes, caves and underground rivers created naturally over 6,500 years ago, resulted from the combination of various geological events and climate changes. What we can see now is an incredible […]

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