Hong Kong as an extremely interesting city. It has a very rich cultural history as it was first part of the Chinese empire, then the British, then the Japanese, then again the British, and finally somewhere in the middle (at the moment a special administrative region of China) which they … more »
A 500 year old tree!
One of the highlights of our drive down Highway 101 was a detour that we took through Redwood National Park in California. On our way down from Florence to Eureka, we ended up stopping many times to take pictures with these massive giants! The California redwoods are so old and … more »
9 meters tall, 900 years old
These giant cactii in the Uyuni salt plains grow at 1cm per year. This particular specimen is about 9m tall. That means it’s over 900 years old! It’s amazing that these plants can live for so long in such harsh conditions. High altitude, burning UV rays, low oxygen levels, extremely … more »