Caminito del Rey was known to be the “world’s most dangerous walkway” after many adventurers and thrill seekers died challenging the old pathway. In 2011, the local government began to restore and rebuild the walkway. The new path was opened in March 2015 and it is now listed as one of the best new attractions for 2015 by Lonely Planet.
We have just finished our 15 day trip in Iceland and want to share some of our experiences on how to find and take pictures of the Northern Lights. Spotting the Northern lights can be a little difficult if you have not seen one with your eyes before. Usually the Northern Light appears significantly different to our naked eyes compared to what can be captured on the camera.
When the Soviet invaded the Baltic States in 1940, the red terror of the Soviet secret police (KGB) rained on the capital of Riga. The operation of the KGB in Riga was closely associated with a corner building known as the Corner House. This KGB headquarter is now a symbol of the oppressive regime that governed the Latvian population for 50 years.
Hidden deep beneath the rehabilitation spa center in Ligatne, a small village in the middle of a national park, is a secret soviet bunker built to protect the soviet political elite in case of a nuclear attack during the cold war. The 213,000 square foot hideout, completely self-sustainable and could support 250 people for up to three months. It is equipped with sophisticated equipment of the time so the commanders could continue their communication underground.
Sedlec Ossuary, is a Bone Church which contains around 70,000 human bones located in a Kutna Hora, a small town that is 70km away from Prague. It is one of the most fascinating sites in Czech Republic and is on our tick list during our visit to Prague.
In the heart of the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro, I found myself walking down a flight of steps closer and closer to a revolting stench of open sewers. The ground was full of rubbish and there were many dog shits on the path that I had to avoid. The streets were winding down at random directions and buildings were built extremely close with no fresh air.
San Pedro de Atacama is one of the best towns to visit for travelers on a short trip to Chile. The reason is because this town filled with many unique outdoor activities to do but prepared to pay some touristy prices to do these activities such as salt lake floating, geyser watching, sandboarding, cycling through Death Valley and busing to Moon Valley.
On the huge plate of vertical clay wall in front of me are more than 12,000 foot prints of the titans in the past. These indents on the wall are the most significant and biggest deposits of dinosaur footprints in the world. If I were the little boy twenty years ago I will be squealing with delight.
For me, Machu Picchu is a dream destination and a place that I must visit in my life time. It is an ancient sacred city completely untouched by the Spaniards colonialization. There are two paths that reaches Machu Picchu. The first way is taking public transport and the second way is to trek along Andes Mountain on the Classic Inca Trail.
Island Hopping in Galapagos Island or travel Galapagos Island by cruise? It is probably the most common question asked when planning Galapagos Island travel. Prior to starting my one year tour, I did some extensive study on different travel methods on these island. I did my travel to Galapagos Island in March 2016 for 10 days and my experiences may help you to decide if you will do a Cruise or Island hopping in Galapagos Island.