Tag: mountain

  • The World According to Herr Willie – Mount Rigi in the Swiss Alps

    written by wil6ka on 2016-11-12 #places
    The World According to Herr Willie – Mount Rigi in the Swiss Alps

    Vicuna is one of my best friends and wherever the wind takes him I will catch a paraglide to meet him. I did so, when he chased turtles in Polynesia and now, when he is digesting cheese in Switzerland. My prerogative was to hit a mountain on my birthday and so we did.

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  • Cristo Redentor, Just Call Him Jesus

    written by wil6ka on 2010-04-04 #places
    Cristo Redentor, Just Call Him Jesus

    Well there are some landmarks, that are hard to discover, because, they are just there, very exposed not hidden at all. Take the Chinese wall, the pyramids of Egypt or Christ the Redeemer.

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  • Magic Doubtful Sound: Is this Norway or New Zealand?

    written by vicuna on 2011-01-12 #places
    Magic Doubtful Sound: Is this Norway or New Zealand?

    Exploring the beauty of a Fjord...I thought that this was only possible in Norway but in fact, you can explore the surprising Fjordland in southwestern New Zealand! We went to the Doubtful Sound and despite it's name, there's no doubt that it's one of the most amazing places I've ever seen.

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  • Kodak Ektachrome Panther 400 (35 mm) – Release the Panther

    written by wil6ka on 2013-07-15 #gear
    Kodak Ektachrome Panther 400  (35 mm) – Release the Panther

    I know the tagline is cheesy, but it caught your attention – so it’s just perfect (evil laughter). And in my quest to squeeze every Kodak film into cameras and the best out of it on film, it certainly caught my attention too, when I first discovered,that not only Apple gets their inspiration from the zoo when branding their products. So may I present, the new find from the photographic animal farm: the slide film that was called Kodak Ektachrome Panther 400:

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  • The 8th Best View in the World, Bariloche, Argentina!

    written by dannyfresh on 2009-10-18 #places
    The 8th Best View in the World, Bariloche, Argentina!

    Bariloche, Argentina!

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  • The World According to Herr Willie: Pura Besakih, The Mothertemple of Bali

    written by wil6ka on 2016-05-20 #places
    The World According to Herr Willie: Pura Besakih, The Mothertemple of Bali

    On my birthday, I climbed the holiest mountain of Bali on a genuine pilgrimage. Walking towards Pura Besakih is also a tale about Balinese Hinduism, which is a singularity in Indonesia. So tighten your sarong around your hips and stick with me on this spiritual passage through the gates of heaven.

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  • Mt. Eden Park, Auckland

    written by vicuna on 2010-12-19 #places
    Mt. Eden Park, Auckland

    Mt. Eden Park in Auckland is made from an impressive former volcano crater and offers a great view over the whole area. It's perfectly safe to visit as it's already a dormant volcano - you can either enjoy a nice walk uphill or take a car if you're being lazy but once you get to the top, you'll quickly realize that all the effort is well worth it.

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  • Durdle Door

    written by neja on 2011-09-14 #places
    Durdle Door

    Durdle Door is one of the most photographed landmarks along the Jurassic Coast. This rock arch in the sea was formed as a result of the softer rocks being eroded away behind the hard limestones, allowing the sea to punch through them. The name Durdle is derived from an old English word 'thirl' meaning bore or drill.

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  • The 3 Waterfalls of Raiatea

    written by vicuna on 2010-07-03 #places
    The 3 Waterfalls of Raiatea

    Raiatea is a volcanic island and besides the beautiful lagoon there are also some impressing huge mountains in the center of it. And as it is raining a lot, there are also some beautiful waterfalls to discover in the mountains. The most famous walk to do inside the island is the one called "the 3 waterfalls".

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  • Watching the Sunrise from Mount Tapioi

    written by vicuna on 2010-02-19 #places
    Watching the Sunrise from Mount Tapioi

    Who doesn't loves to see the sunrise? And what if you could admire this everyday magical moment from the top of a 300m high mountain and have a amazing view over Raiatea, Taha'a and even Bora-Bora and Huahine Islands? Would you like it? Well, come with me, I'll show you that! :)

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  • Mons, The Charms of A Village in The Provence

    written by vicuna on 2009-05-10 #places
    Mons, The Charms of A Village in The Provence

    On the way back from Bargeme (see other location) I discovered the village of Mons. It's one of these charming little villages of the Provence. Let's visit it! :)

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  • Castle and Hill of Mt Boron, Nice

    written by vicuna on 2009-06-22 #places
    Castle  and Hill of Mt Boron, Nice

    Do you love castles? Do you love places where you can have breathtaking panoramic views over the sea? Do you ove parcs where you can walk during hours far away from the city and the urban noise? I really do love all this, so let's go to discover the Castle and hill of Mt Boron, near of Nice! :))

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  • Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd

    written by vicuna on 2011-01-05 #places
    Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd

    After visiting Auckland and Banks Peninsula near Christchurch, the third stop of our big New Zealand trip was Lake Tekapo: it's one of the most magical mountain lakes in the New Zealand Alps. The place is also well known for its nice little chapel called the Church of the Good Shepherd.

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  • The "Baou" of St Jeannet

    written by vicuna on 2009-05-09 #places
    The "Baou" of St Jeannet

    What is a "Baou"?? In the provincial dialect (that means spoken mostly in the south-east part of France) it means "mountain peak" and there are 2 beautiful ones not so far from Nice, called "Baou of St Jeannet" and his twin the "Baou of La Gaude". Let's discover the first one! :)

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  • Hiking to the Zenith of Seoul: Bukhansan Mountain in Seoul

    written by joyceyjoyce on 2011-10-04 #places
    Hiking to the Zenith of Seoul: Bukhansan Mountain in Seoul

    In the northern reaches of Seoul, Bukhansan National Park - 북한산국립공원- spreads its rocky wings over 78.45 km and 6 districts of Seoul. I spent a day hiking to the highest peak Baegundae -백운대, which at 837m gives you the most spectacular view of Seoul below.

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  • Mt. St. Paul Retreat House

    written by renenob on 2011-08-07 #places
    Mt. St. Paul Retreat House

    Tired? Find a place in the mountains and go on a retreat!

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  • Santa Cruz - The top of Oran

    written by wil6ka on 2009-01-05 #places
    Santa Cruz - The top of Oran

    Algeria has always been a pinball between the empires of Europe and Africa. The powers changed every once in a while and left traces of their rule in form of bricks. The Spanish also had their share of the Algerian Soil.

  • Bouldering on Surak Mountain in Northern Seoul

    written by joyceyjoyce on 2012-02-28 #places
    Bouldering on Surak Mountain in Northern Seoul

    Suraksan Mountain (수락산) rising 637meters above Seoul, is the third of Seoul’s three big mountains and a perfect location for hiking, mountain climbing, and bouldering. Add the element of winter – snow and ice – to this equation and you have the perfect combination for a mountain winter wonderland and a thrilling day outside.

  • Seven Star Lake (Qixingtan) in Hualien, Taiwan

    written by duringmyheyday on 2011-12-28 #places
    Seven Star Lake (Qixingtan) in Hualien, Taiwan

    A beautiful stretch of coastline that lies at the tip of a crescent bay overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Back in August, my friends and I decided to take a much needed beach vacation in the eastern part of Taiwan. Like all dramatic holiday stories, Super Typhoon Nanmadol hit our island the day before we were set for the beach.

  • Millefont Lake

    written by vicuna on 2008-05-09 #places
    Millefont Lake

    The Lake of Millefont is a beautiful place to take a walk, see nature, relax and take pictures. It's in the pre-alps, about 70 km from the coast of the Cote d'Azur and the city of Nice. You must leave Nice following the river Var, along the N202 road (west side of the city, near the airport). This road is the direct way to the mountains and you can quickly be in mountainous landscape and still see the Mediterranean Sea :).