Europe, Hidden Places

Bewithcing Santorini: Small Travel Guide in 40 Photos

12 Mar , 2012  

photo by Andreas Constantinou It is said that great poets have sung its praises and that its majestic shape hides the secrets of Atlantis. This post is not looking to solve any mystery, nor judge poets, but will simply give you a clue about how it feels to travel to Santorini in a short travel […]


Europe, Hidden Places

Ronda, Spain: The Dramatic Cliffs That Inspired Modern Bullfighting

11 Jan , 2012  

The Guadalevín River flows all the way through the city, separating it into two and creating dramatic landscapes. During the Reconquest of Spain by the Catholic monarchs, the city of Ronda was the last to fall because of the cliffs. Ronda is a city located in the Spanish territory of Málaga. It is positioned about […]

Asia, Hidden Places

Guilin Hills China, a Surreal Landscape

21 Dec , 2011  

Guilin stands for “cassia forest”, a special tropical tree with yellow flowers that can be found here in abundance and which is what we “naive” Europeans refer to as  “cinnamon”. Cinnamon is the natural scent of this fascinating Chinese city, as from August to October the tropical tree “cassia” is in blossom.  Guilin is said […]


Europe, Hidden Places

Top 10 Beautiful Towns in The Netherlands Built on Canals

21 Dec , 2011  

Not many people know just how much history and culture lies in the towns of The Netherlands (or Holland, if we were to take after the British). It would be an exaggeration to state that this post is going to showcase some of the unknown fascinating sights and secrets of Holland. We are simply going […]

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Get Extreme

Breathtaking Panorama of the Austrian Alps: Top of Tyrol

16 Dec , 2011  

Top of Tyrol is a mountain-top viewing platform placed in the Stubai Glacier, Tirolean Alps, one hour away from Innsbruck, Austria. The innovative project completed in 2008  by Astearchitecture is located on the Great Isidor which is centrally positioned in the Stubai Glacier, dividing it into the western half and eastern half. Being situated at […]

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Hidden Places, North & Central America

Canyon de Chelly, Mysteries of a Lost World

11 Dec , 2011  

Although not as famous as the Grand Canyon, Canyon de Chelly has landscapes that are just as beautiful.  This wonder of nature is located in northeastern Arizona  and is very special place, due to the profound influences it had over the life and beliefs of the people who used to live here: the Navajo Indians. […]

salar de uyuni, bolivia

Hidden Places, South America

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia: a Tour of the World’s Largest Salt Lake

18 Oct , 2011  

Salar de Uyuni (or Salar de Tunupa) is the largest salt lake in the world, having 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 square meters). It is located in southwest Bolivia, near the Andes and it is a place of breathtaking and unworldly views. The salt here can reach up to 10 meters in thickness. Visiting Salar de Uyuni is […]

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Hidden Places, North & Central America

White Sands in New Mexico, a Different Type of Desert

8 Oct , 2011  

Contrary to all beliefs, this is not snow, but a fantastic natural landscape called “White Sands”, located in New Mexico, USA. White Sands is the world’s largest gypsum sand dune field – 275 square miles of fine white sand, spread forming surreal looking white dunes. Visiting Details: “A car is pretty much the only way […]

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Asia, Hidden Places

Reed Flute Cave, an Underground Fairyland in China

9 Sep , 2011  

The Reed Flute Cave, also known as “the Palace of Natural Arts”, is a natural limestone cave situated in the northwest of  Guilin City, China. It is said that locals gave this name from the reeds growing outside it, as they were used for making flutes. With a length of 240 meters, the cave is […]

Hidden Places

Rainbows In The Dark [10 Rare Captures]

9 Sep , 2011  

Even though they are rare, they are not a myth. All it takes for a rainbow in the dark to be seen is a full moon, rain/water and being in the right place at the right time. For this post, we gathered 10 lovely photos taken during such happy circumstances. Most of them are taken […]

Hidden Places, North & Central America

Experience Hiking in a Fascinating Canyon: The Zion Narrows

6 Aug , 2011  

The Zion Narrows is a fascinating canyon section situated in Zion National Park (near Springdale, Utah, USA), on the North Fork of the Virgin River.With its soaring walls, sandstone grottoes, hanging gardens and natural springs, the Zion Narrows is one of the premier hikes on the Colorado Plateau. Having a 6 km long section between […]

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Travel Inspired, Travel Journals

Expedition Lofoten: 2 Weeks Above the Polar Circle

31 May , 2011  

For years, I’ve been charmed by Scandinavia. I love the languages, the people always seemed beautiful and last but certainly not least: the scenery is amazing. We’ve been to Norway on our first trip, in the west of the country, but decided to do something different in 2010. Going to the polar circle, a mythical border between warm and ice cold, and even crossing it, seemed like a crazy idea when we first thought of it. We thought we would need special clothes, buy special camping gear, and who knows what else, but all that turned out to be false. We were also drawn to the concept of the Midnight Sun, which occurs there in the summer: the sun actually never went down when we were there. When we finally googled ‘Lofoten’, we were sold: we’re definitely going there.I spent months setting up the perfect route, planning every little piece of the way to see the most beautiful places of the region in a limited amount of time. We had 13 days of spare time, minus the days we would spend traveling, that left about 10 days of Lofoten-goodness.

Europe, Hidden Places

Mysterious Abbey in Kalyazin, the Remains of a Sunk Historic Region

8 Apr , 2011  

Image Credit Flickr User Basykes Seen on Kuriositas, the abbey in the Russian city of Kalyazin, located on the Volga river is both mysterious and intriguing. Makaryevsky monastery stands tall in the middle of an artificial lake and seems like a deserted lighthouse with an architecture reminiscent of past centuries. The story behind this “monument” […]


Get Cultural

Improvised Nature Symphony [Video]

7 Apr , 2011  

We ran across this incredible ad on Creative Monkeys which left us staring at the monitor for quite some time after the movie finished. Morihiro Harano came up with the concept of creating a giant wood xylophone in order to promote a phone with a wooden housing. The installation is memorable, and so are the […]


Get Extreme

Climbing Down Into an Active Volcano [Video]

4 Apr , 2011  

In october 2010, the volcanologist Geoff Mackley came up with the crazy idea of descending into the Marum volcano which was active at that time. He gathered a team and went to Ambryum Island, Vanuatu, in an extreme adventure to approach as much as they could of the boiling caldera. To document the furious lava […]

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