Month: November 2015

Lena Pillars Nature Park

Lena Pillars Nature Park is marked by spectacular rock pillars that reach a height of approximately 100 m along the banks of the Lena River in the central part of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) in the Russian Federation. They were produced by the region’s extreme continental climate with an annual temperature range of almost 100 degrees […]

Pamukkale & Hierapolis

Deriving from springs in a cliff almost 200 m high overlooking the plain of Cürüksu in south-west Turkey, calcite-laden waters have created an unreal landscape, made up of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins given the name of Pamukkale (Cotton Palace). Located in the province of Denizli, this extraordinary landscape was […]

The Silk Road

The Silk Road, is an ancient trade route that, linked China with the West. Goods and ideas were carried between the two great civilizations of Rome and China. Wools, gold, and silver went east and silk went west. Originating at Xi’an (Sian), the 6,400-km caravan tract followed the Great Wall of China to the northwest, […]

Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

The Salar de Uyuni or “Uyuni Salt Flats” is a unique place with its 10.582 km2  is the world’s largest salt flat. It is located in the department of Potosi, located in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes, at 3.650 meters above sea level. Some 40.000 years ago, the area was part of Lake Minchin, a […]

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is mausoleum complex in Agra, situated in the western Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. It was ordered to be built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahān (reigned 1628–58) to immortalize his wife Mumtāz Maḥal (“Chosen One of the Palace”). The name Taj Mahal is a derivation of her name. She died […]

Gourd Decor

Hardshell gourds have been used as food and beverage containers, and art pieces for centuries. They are often referred to as “nature’s pottery” due to their beautiful variety of shapes and hardy uses. The creative crafting possibilities of hardshell gourds are endless; from bowls and cups, to purses, jewelry, ornaments, lampshades, boxes, bird houses and even a […]