When it comes to natural beauty there is a certain cocktail of ingredients that definitely makes a country stand out. The most important ones are a low population density, a high variation in latitude, and varied climatic systems. There are several countries that check off these boxes. Naturally, the larger … more »
The Colca Valley – High up in the Andes
Back when we were in Peru we made a trip through Arequipa all the way to the Colca Valley. The Colca Canyon is famous in Peru and is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the USA. Maybe it needs to be renamed the Grandest Canyon to … more »
The Great Outdoors in the UAE
The weather in the UAE normally keeps you confined within your comfortably air conditioned existence. However, when the summer heat dies down (which happens by November), it’s always great to head out and explore! There are several areas around the UAE which have beautiful scenery and amazing landscapes. One weekend … more »
Would you like some salt with that?
Welcome to Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat. At a breathtaking altitude of 3600m on average (that is almost 12,000 ft!), it’s a wonder that this place is also one of the FLATTEST PLACES ON EARTH! Uyuni is so very flat that satellites use it to calibrate their terrain sensitivity. … more »
As green as it gets..
One fine day in March 2011 we decided to head out and try out some rafting in Bali. It was a cloudy and windy day and as we drove away from the city towards the countryside, things started turning greener. A LOT greener! We finally ended up at this really … more »
Looking over La Paz
La Paz, the sort of capital of Bolivia (Bolivia seems split between two capitals they can’t quite settle on – the other is Sucre) is at a dizzying altitude of 3,650m (11,975 ft). That wasn’t enough for us so we took this picture from the 7th floor of our hostel. … more »
Say Hello to the Tetons!
It was a cold and cloudy day but we were determined to head to Grand Teton National Park anyway and boy, was I glad that we did! The Tetons are truly majestic as they rise over 7000ft above the valley floor. The park is wonderful, tons of hikes, lakes and … more »
Every national park in the US is different. They all have things that are unique about them. What’s unique about Glacier National Park is it’s pristine alpine beauty. Being out of the way and in the corner of the country (Glacier National Park is along the US-Canadian border) means that … more »
Step in towards the glacier
We spent the last few days in and around Glacier National Park. The central road of the park is called the Going to the Sun road. It’s absolutely stunning! We weren’t fortunate enough to drive the entire 50 mile stretch (the road is closed due to snow!) but we did … more »
The Grand Teton – Truly amazing!
We drove today from Salt Lake City to our lodge, the Heart Six Guest Ranch. It’s about halfway between the Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA. The drive here was so beautiful! We stopped many times to take pictures, and this picture is one of … more »