As you travel across Africa, you might have an impression that the universally applied term ‘Black Land’ is far from accurate. For how can the brick red robes of Masai Mara, the beaches of Mombasa, the snowy peak of Kilimanjaro, the sheer greenery of Ethiopian highlands and the dazzling colors of tribal jewelry fit into the black category? Color rules all over Africa – no doubt about that – but nowhere else does the name seem less apt than in Morocco.
Snorkel, sail, climb the surrounds rocks, explore cultural heritage or just find a convenient vantage point, make yourself comfortable and sing: “Sitting on the dock of the bay, watching tide roll away (…), wasting time”. Hours may pass and the eyes will still be hungry for more of what we believe are some of the most amazing bay views in the world.
“When I go out into the countryside and see the sun and the green and everything flowering, I say to myself Yes indeed, all that belongs to me!”, said Henri Rousseau, celebrating the communion of man and nature. There’s no doubt it is in the rural context where we feel the strongest unity with the world, but looking at the places below, one can’t help but suspect they rather belong to elves, pixies, goblins and other fairly folks.
Nature is the world’s most inspired surrealist painter. From paradisiacal lagoons to swirling rock formations – the Planet overflows with landscapes whose dreamlike qualities escape the confines of reason and play tricks with the senses. Just have a look at some of the most astounding examples.
Here’s the whole truth about the Grand Canyon Skywalk – a remarkable engineering feat that enjoys awesome publicity but quite unfavorable press among the visitors. Where has it all gone wrong?
Here’s 10 of the most hair-raising roller coasters on the planet. Enjoy your ride!
For some, accommodation is of secondary importance and serves merely as a convenient base for exploration. For others, hotel premises are actual vacation spots and in that case, a killer view is not an added value, but a principal decisive factors.