Asia, Hidden Places

Odd Natural Shapes in Thailand: Ko Tapu Island in Phangnga Golf

3 May , 2012  

Limestone Islands displaying odd shapes rise up from the clear, green waters bordered by the wooded Phangnga golf in the south of Thailand. Approximately 40 cliffs and small islands with fantastic forms populate this generous golf, some of them reaching up tp 275 meters in height. Most of them have caves or flooded canals. A […]

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The Evolver Spiraling Platform in Switzerland for Unobstructed Nature Observation

26 Apr , 2012  

The Evolver is an original project envisioned and put to practice by the students from Alice Studio. Located in Zermatt, Switzerland and overlooking Lake Stelli, the structure is composed of 24 wooden frames and encases a continuous 720 degree route. This makes for an unusual tubular itinerary, especially when considering the fact that the views […]

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5 Extreme Ways to Practice Power Kiting and Get High on Adrenaline

25 Apr , 2012  

Power kiting is an explosion of life into one indescribable element: adrenaline. The interesting part is that kiting can be practiced on any surface whether it is water, snow, ice or sand. That is why, in the following photos and texts we will try to get you familiar with some of the extreme sides of […]

Asia, Hidden Places

The Dragon’s Blood Trees of Socotra

24 Apr , 2012  

An intriguing natural combination of limestone cliffs, ancient granite massifs and red sandstone plateaus, Socotra is the largest island within the archipelago with the same name and home to a spectacular species: the Dragon Tree. According to wikipedia, “the Dragon Tree  is characterized by a single or multiple trunk growing up to 12 m tall […]

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Diving in the Tectonic Plate Gap Between Europe and America

22 Apr , 2012  

Alexander Mustard, from Southampton, USA, does not take photography lightly. Nor what his Geography teachers taught him at school. These incredible photos were taken by the artist and extreme diver in the plate gap between Europe and America. Saying this place is not tourist-friendly would be an understatement. Photographing the gap between the North American […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Naoussa Paros, a Magnetic Fishing Village in the Cyclades

19 Apr , 2012  

The gorgeous village of Naoussa Paros in Greece is ten kilometers east from Parikia, towards the northern side of the island of Paros. It is categorized under the “prettiest villages” in the Cyclades and, regardless of the expansion of tourism, this exquisite village has preserved its realism, spirit and magnetism. Enhanced by whitewashed small houses, […]

Hidden Places, South America

Highest City in the World: La Rinconada, Peru

15 Apr , 2012  

As we were searching for unusual, remote places on the planet, we ran into Rinconada, said to be the highest city in the world. Located in the Peruvian Andes. at a height of 5,100m (16,732.28 feet) above sea level, La Rinconada is filled with stories that willprobably get you meditating. “It’s on Earth, but yet […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Neuschwanstein Castle, a Scenic Historic Testimony in the Bavarian Alps

14 Apr , 2012  

Neuschwanstein Castle is located in Hohenschwangau, close to the Füssen town, in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, close to the Austrian border. The castle is one of the most legendary of the three royal palaces built by Ludwig II of Bavaria, also known as “the Fairytale King”, in the 19th century. King Ludwig was an ardent […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Walk to Remember: Gardens of Marqueyssac, France

4 Apr , 2012  

Even though the Gardens of Marqueyssac in France have a unique appearance and atmosphere, I couldn’t help correlate the feel of this place with that of Villa D’Este. When choosing between a natural landscape and a man-made environment, I would normally have no difficulties. Pristine places equal total domination. Wrapped around a traditional 17th century […]

Hidden Places, South America

The Rainbow River: Caño Cristales, Colombia

24 Mar , 2012  

Caño Cristales (also known as the “river of five colors” or “the river that ran away from paradise”) has a unique biological feature: it is covered by colorful algae. According to wikipedia, “for most of the year, Caño Cristales is indistinguishable from any other river: a bed of rocks covered in dull green mosses are […]

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Hidden Places, North & Central America

Maho Beach, the Closest a Sunbather Can Get to a Moving Airplane [Video]

21 Mar , 2012  

Maho Beach is situated on the Dutch side of the Sint Maarten island in the Caribbean Sea, one of the four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The location is famous worldwide because of the Princess Juliana International Airport which is situated right next to the beach. Due to the airport’s relatively short […]

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Sandboarding, a Rush of Adrenaline Filling Up Arid Spaces

20 Mar , 2012  

Sand boarding is the ultimate thrill when it comes to people with strange passions. Even though this uncommon sport derives from snowboarding, there are few similarities between the two. However, the adrenaline pumps here too, even though this sport is not as risky. Sandboarding was “invented” or first heard of in a city from Brazil […]

Europe, Hidden Places

10 Small Town and Village Locations to Consider When Traveling to Europe

19 Mar , 2012  

Since most of you appreciate unconventional tourism, we figured we would dedicate a post to small town and villages, as a holiday alternative to crowded, famous cities. When traveling to Europe this year, why not consider experiencing the charm of a small medieval town, or the heath of a fresh mountain village? Why not take […]

Asia, Hidden Places

Danxia Landforms Shaping Magical Sights in China

18 Mar , 2012  

China Danxia is a general name for several Danxia landforms in southern China which are currently part of a World Heritage Site. The inscribed areas have a total surface of 65446 ha, consisting in an unique type of geomorphology. A Danxia landform is made up of two red colored sandstones and conglomerates (said to belong […]

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El Caminito del Rey, A Path Through Split Rocks

18 Mar , 2012  

El Caminito del Rey (English: The king’s little pathway) or Camino del Rey is a captivating walkway pinned along the rocky walls of a narrow canyon located in El Chorro, close to the city of Álora, in the province of Malaga, Spain. This ingenious construction was envisioned in 1901 when the workers at the  hydroelectric […]

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