Μπουτάν, εκεί στα Ιμαλάϊα…(bilingual)

…he had to make an uphill climb for this photo of the 17th century Tiger’s Nest monastery perched precariously on cliffs in western Bhutan.
First, hiked to 14,000 feet, then he suffered through altitude sickness.
«we climbed 1,000 vertical feet on stairs,»
he said.
«We all wondered how they built the monastery.» Συνέχεια


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Haines Shoe House – near York, Pennsylvania USA

Haines Shoe House – near York, originally uploaded by visitPA. The Shoe House, built in 1948, was by far «Colonel» Mahlon N. Haines’ most outlandish advertising gimmick. It is a wood frame structure covered with wire lath and coated with … Συνέχεια


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White Sands, New Mexico, USA

New Mexico, originally uploaded by MsLitello. The desert is located in Tularosa Basin New Mexico. Its white sands are not composed of quartz, unlike most desert sands, but of gypsum and calcium sulfate. Unlike other desert sands, it is cool … Συνέχεια


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Ramallah’s Clubs Attract Young, Diverse Crowd, West Bank, Israel

Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Times By MICHAEL T. LUONGO THE open-air deck pulsed with the rhythmic dancing of hundreds of young people, their hands raised toward the pine trees above them, needles sparkling yellow, red and blue in … Συνέχεια


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Czech’s New Brewery Hotels

What could be more relaxing than bathing in…beer? (Courtesy Zámek Zábřeh) Stříbro is reachable by rail via nine daily departures from Prague’s Hlavní nádražzí main train station. Book at the station (or online at eshop.cd.cz, in English, click on «Inland Tickets») … Συνέχεια


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Caldera, originally uploaded by Wolfgang Staudt. A caldera is a volcanic feature formed by the collapse of land following a volcanic eruption. They are often confused with volcanic craters. The word ‘caldera’ comes from the Spanish language, meaning «cauldron». Caldera … Συνέχεια


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Bonifacio, island of Corsica, France

Où tu t’allonges où tu plonges !!!!, originally uploaded by Jordi Troguet. Bonifacio Corsica, in the Corse-du-Sud department of France. Its inhabitants are called Bonifaciens, feminine Bonifaciennes. The commune in this case is identical to the canton and is the … Συνέχεια


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