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Europe, Hidden Places

Deepest Indoor Swimming Pool in the World: Nemo 33

26 May , 2012  

Nemo 33 is an ingenious complex designed by John Beernaerts, located in Brussels, Belgium. It is considered the deepest indoor swimming pool in the world, having a maximum depth of 33 meters and containing approximately 2.5 million liters. Highly filtered spring water is used to fill up this deep swimming pool. The water is maintained […]

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Asia, Hidden Places

Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan, A Witness of Early Buddhism

25 May , 2012  

Bamiyan Valley is situated in the region of Hazarajat, central Afghanistan, at an altitude of about 2500 m. With an outstanding history and a strategic placement in the Middle East, the Bamiyan Valley is considered as one of the most visited places in Afghanistan. The main reason that most people visit this valley are the […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Český Krumlov, a Bohemian Town from the Middle Ages

24 May , 2012  

Český Krumlov is a small city in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic and is well known for its fine architecture and art of the historic old town. In 1992, Old Český Krumlov has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and was given this status along with the historic Prague […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Scenic Village in the Swiss Alps: Gimmelwald

24 May , 2012  

“If heaven isn’t what it’s cracked up to be, send me back to Gimmelwald.” (Rick Steves) Gimmelwald is a beautiful mountain village located in Bernese Highlands region of Switzerland, on the western side of Weisse Lutschine valley just above Stechelberg. It’s a perfect place for Alp-aholics because it offers incredible views with majestic cliffs, colorful […]

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Get Extreme

Base Jumping or How to Defy All Human Limits

23 May , 2012  

B.A.S.E. jumping, also sometimes written as BASE jumping, is a dangerous activity that involves an impressive amount of courage and an exaggerated will for adventure. The sport employs an initially packed parachute to jump from fixed objects. “B.A.S.E.” is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: buildings, […]

Hidden Places, North & Central America

The 58 National Parks in the United States (2): Arches and Badlands

23 May , 2012  

Arches National Park is located outside of Moab, in eastern Utah, and it is well known for preserving over 2000 natural sandstone arches. The most representative landmark of the park is Delicate Arch, a 16 m freestanding natural arch which became a symbol for the state of Utah. Its highest elevation measures 1,723 m and the surface […]

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Hidden Places, North & Central America

The 58 National Parks in the United States (part 1): Arcadia and American Samoa

22 May , 2012  

Arcadia National Park is located in Maine, in the North-Eastern part of the US and covers a large portion of Mount Desert Island and other small but beautiful islands. Including amazing woods, pristine lakes and a part of the Atlantic ocean shore, Arcadia National Park is a treat for the eyes of the visitor. Its […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Seven Sisters Chalk Cliffs in England, An Epic Escape

21 May , 2012  

Seven Sisters are a series of chalk cliffs situated in East Sussex, between the towns of Seaford and Eastbourne in southern England. Usually, people confuse them with the White Cliffs of Dover, a more famous “picture to the sea”. Because of their impressive shapes and breathtaking views from the top of their peaks, in time, […]

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A Striking Modern Sculpture: Expansion by Paige Bradley

21 May , 2012  

Expansion is the name of an impressive art project envisioned by Paige Bradley, an artist whose work is said to be focused on tensions and liberations: “I feel most of our emotions are locked into a existential cocoon. My sculptures show the human race as a singular individual searching for connection but finding only alienation.” […]

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Rock Climbing, a Breaking-Limits Experience

21 May , 2012  

Rock climbing is a sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations, in order to reach a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route. It is important to say that this kind of sport is not for everyone, and those who are “meeting” a wall  for the first time should be […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Giant’s Causeway, a Rampart Standing Before the Fury of the Atlantic

17 May , 2012  

Said to be the result of a massive volcanic eruption, Giant’s Causeway is a place of scenic views and impressive basalt columns in  Northern Ireland, about two miles (3 km) away from Bushmills town. When you travel here,  be aware of the strong waves, as they might get you soaked without any previous warning. Giant’s […]

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403 Underwater Human Life-Sized Sculptures: Cancun Underwater Museum in Mexico [VIDEO]

16 May , 2012  

Cancun Underwater Museum or MUSA is an unusual exhibition of sculptures made by Jason DeCaires Taylor placed in the waters surrounding Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc in Mexico. The amazing project that took shape in 2009 because of the artist Jason deCaires Taylor, in collaboration with  The National Marine Park and The Cancun Nautical […]

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Asia, Hidden Places

The Seven Giants of the Urals: Man-Pupu-Nyor, Russia

15 May , 2012  

Man-Pupu-Nyor (little mountain of the gods) is a magical geological legacy sculpted deep within the Ural mountains in Russia. It consists of seven impressive rock formations with heights varying from 30 to 42 meters which reign over the solitary mountain plateau. The Seven Giants are located in an inhospitable and remote region in the Komi Republic, […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Beauty all Around: Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

14 May , 2012  

Depending on the visiting moment, the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland can seem either friendly and inviting or mysterious and cold. In any case, this is a place of breathtaking beauty, one that captures you completely. They basically have you at “hello”. “Rising slowly from Doolin, the Cliffs of Moher ascend to over 700 feet […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Hidden Tunels and Sacred Wall Paintings: Cave City of Vardzia, Georgia

13 May , 2012  

The Cave City of Vardzia is a house of religious retirement, also referred to as a cave monastery, located near Aspindza, towards the southern end of Georgia. Queen Tamar founded the cave monastery in the year of 1185, back when the building was used as a protection shelter against the Mongols. This thirteen-story complex consisted […]

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