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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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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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Maasai Warriors Dancing, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Dance with the Maasai People !

10 Aug , 2012  

As we were stating in a previous article, Africa always has so much to offer whether it is the fauna, the landscapes or a huge variety of cultures and traditions. Many of the people outside the cities or the modern life often choose to live after ancient laws, keeping their devotion to the tribe. The […]

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Travel Inspired, Travel Journals

Bits of Austria: Hallstatt, Where Cats Party at 21 [Travel Journal]

27 Jul , 2012  

“Be gentle with that cat”, the camping lady told us, “He is 21!” “Does everybody in Hallstatt live this long?”, I asked, fully anticipating the answer. “Of course. Look around, you will understand why!” I initially wanted to put together an extensive travel journal about Hallstatt, elaborately describing my/our experience with this small town. And […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Giethoorn, the Netherlands: “Small Venice of the North”

26 Jul , 2012  

Giethoorn, also known as “the Venice of Holland” or the “Venice of the North”, is a beautiful village in the Netherlands. There are no cars or roads here; tourists leave them out of the village and have to travel by water or on foot over the lovely wooden bridges. Located in the Dutch province of […]

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Europe

Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia, a Spectacle of Vitality

17 Jul , 2012  

Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most talked about places in Croatia, an European country with a lot of amazing landscapes and one you should definitely turn to when planning a trip to Europe. 16 beautiful lakes interconnected by stunning waterfalls are the “essence” of this out-of-this-world scenery. Their water color varies, depending […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Mysterious and Theatrical: Dona Ana Beach in Algarve, Portugal

10 Jul , 2012  

Praia de Dona Ana (or Dona Ana Beach) in Algarve, Portugal offers an unusual European beach landscape with its impressive grottos  and dramatic orange cliffs. An escape here will give you a chance to experience other surrounding beaches, small golfs and a beautiful small town, bearing rich historical meaning. Dona Ana Beach is located south […]

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Australia and Oceania, Hidden Places

Great Barrier Reef, Discovering Colorful Diversity

16 Jun , 2012  

One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the worlds most […]

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10 Outstanding Photos Inside Glaciers by Eric Guth

14 Jun , 2012  

  Eric Guth has found a photography niche that dazzles the mind. Traveling in some of the most remote places on Earth, like Alaska and the Arctic, gave him the chance to experience ice and glaciers up close. Here is the story behind these photos inside glaciers. Eric Guth  took an interview for My Modern […]

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