Category Archives: Nature

Salento/Central Colombia

The Zona Cafetero is Colombia’s lush coffee-producing region in the center of the country. Salento is a small town in the area with a laid-back hippie vibe and a food and crafts fair on the main plaza on the weekends. … Continue reading

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Alausi/Central Ecuador

Central Ecuador in the Andean Highlands is perhaps best known for Baños, a small city with thermal baths (hence the name) and lush surroundings, and the Nariz del Diablo (Devil’s Nose) train ride through this beautiful landscape. The train ride … Continue reading

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Aguas Calientes

Aguas Calientes, otherwise officially known as “Machu Picchu Pueblo”, is the town near Machu Picchu and the place to catch the bus up to Machu Picchu. It is a cute town with several bridges across the rivers that flow through … Continue reading

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Andes

Some photos of the Argentinian-Chilean border of the Andes mountains in the central part of these countries…     Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zxbjt2r5ucvmr4w/FWA_NMLSZu

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Mendoza

Mendoza is Argentina’s wine capital. In the western part of the country, it’s centrally located in the middle of all the wineries and is an ideal base for exploring these on one of the many wine tours. Although a city … Continue reading

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Oman

Oman, the largest of the Gulf countries, is also the most different from the others. It has not pursued the modernization through massive building projects/skyscrapers as the other countries have, but has kept its traditional look and feel. You still … Continue reading

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Kerala

This southwestern-most state in India is the green, more laid-back, tropical part of India. The tranquil landscape of Wayanad District in the northern part of the state is composed of such sights as rice paddies, bamboo groves, wild elephants, and … Continue reading

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Nuwara Eliah and Ella

Nuwara Eliah and Ella are cities in the south central part of Sri Lanka known for their beautiful landscape of mountains, forests, and waterfalls. Nuwara Eliah is additionally known for its tea plantations and by the nickname “Little England” for … Continue reading

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Osian (Rajasthan): Temple, Village, Landscape

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Sacred Mountains of the World

Historically, many cultures have viewed mountains as sacred: Where heaven and earth meet. The axis of the world. The center of the universe. Where creation begins. The home of the gods. Therefore, it’s no surprise the majestic and awe-inspiring grandeur … Continue reading

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