Machu Picchu - the ancient city of the Inca Empire I don't remember the beginning of our journey to Machu Picchu that well... Dima and I flew to Cusco (3600 m above the sea level), and after continuous bargaining hired a cab for local sightseeing. I felt sort of alright in the beginning, but when we arrived to Pisac, the ancient Inca Fortress (about 4000m altitude), my un-acclimatized body inevitably gave up to the altitude sickness. We planned to spend a night on the way to Machu Picchu in Ollantaytambo at 2600-2700m altitude. Next morning we took a train to Machu Picchu. The train arrives to a little town located at the bottom of the canyon. Being aware of the transportation challenges around Machu Picchu, Dima (sighing and grinding his teeth) booked us a room in the only hotel located by the very entrance to the museum: Sanctuary Lodge. And so we have arrived. Prepared for the first flight, we headed to the museum entrance. So that night we withdrew after our first attempt. Sad and disappointed we walked towards the exit.
21 Most Beautiful Nature Photos On Stumbleupon These are the 21 most beautiful nature photos on Stumbleupon. Stumbleupon is big society where you can spend all your day and all you life with smile on your face. On that site you can find lots of things, like photos, animals, home stuff and many more, nature photos like these one below. These nature photos are really beautiful and very amazing and that is the proof just how much our Earth is beautiful place. As piscinas mais desejadas do mundo... exceto a #20 que é assustadora! 1: Piscina infinita do resort Marina Bay Sands (Singapura) 2: Piscina do resort Belmond Jimbaran Puri (Indonésia) 3: Piscina do hotel Hanging Gardens Ubud (Indonésia) 4: Piscina dourada do hotel St. Regis (Tibete) 5: Piscina do Chongwe River House (Zâmbia) 6: Piscina do resort Velassaru (Maldivas) 7: Piscina San Alfonso del Mar (Algarrobo, Chile) 8: Piscina Golden Nugget (Las Vegas) 9: Piscina de Netuno do hotel Hearst Castle (Califórnia) 10: Piscina estrelada do resort Jumeirah Dhevanafushi (Maldivas) 11: Piscina do hotel Cambrian (Suíça) 12: Piscina do resort Nandana Villas (Bahamas) 13: Piscina no terraço do hotel Standard (Los Angeles) 14: Piscina do Santuário Swala (Tanzânia) 15: Piscina no terraço do hotel Skye (São Paulo) 16: Piscina do resort Alila Uluwatu (Indonésia) 17: Piscina no SPA do resort Reethi Rah One and Only (Maldivas) 18: Piscina Oberoi Udaivilas na margem do Lago Pichola (Udaipur, Índia) 19: Piscina do Hotel Caruso na bela Costa Amalfitana (Itália)
Beautiful Blue Lake Cave in Brazil Blue lake cave in Brasil is one of the most beautiful and most famous lakes in world. Amazing fact is that no human set foot inside the magnificent cave lake.This lake was founded in 1924 when an Indian discovered it. This cave is really deep, and inside it divers discovered lots of mammals fossils and bones, which one belongs to Saber-tooth tiger. Water in this lake is really clear and human eye can see bottom of the lake down to 295 feet. This is something amazing. 24 piscinas increibles Es hora de salir viaje, y tenemos que pensar en lo que vamos a hacer. Todas esas magníficas piscinas son algo único. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.
10 Enchanting Tree Tunnels Unless you're dendrophobic - in which case it would possibly be the worst sight on Earth seeing as Ents luckily don't exist - there's something eerily romantic and comforting about streets and paths lined with trees, especially when their branches grow to the point where they arch over the road itself and meet in the middle to form a natural tunnel. Of course there a thousands of these green passageways around the planet so this is obviously a small selection, but I thought I'd share a few examples of one of nature's many visual treats. Above: Aberglasney, Wales - Image Credit: Kev Bailey Above: Taiwan - Image Credit: Matthew Fang Above: Kanagawa, Japan - Image Credit: wilmack Above: California, USA - Image Credit: travisimo Above: Burgos, Spain - Image Credit: sanguedolces Above: Hawaii - Image Credit: Hapuu Above: Florida, USA - Image Credit: taurusami Above: Adelaide, Australia - Image Credit: Gr8 Cashman Above: Missouri, USA - Image Credit: Little Laddie
12 of the Most Scenic Train Rides in the World Train travel has seen a resurgence in popularity over recent years, and for good reason. Not only is it eco-friendly and often cheaper than flying, but train travel provides a perfect way to traverse a country at a relaxed pace, with ample time to soak up the atmosphere, admire the views and chat up the locals along the way. Whether you prefer to travel in deluxe, 5-star cabins or crammed into a rickety carriage with every man and his goat, there’s a railway journey to suit everyone. From trundling through canyons to an opulent safari-on-wheels or winding down snow-drenched mountains, these are 12 of the world’s most scenic train journeys to fuel your wanderlust. The Flåm Railway, Norway Winding through the wild mountains of Myrdal in Western Norway, the Flåm railway is a tourist spectacle unlike any other. The 20km descent is amongst the steepest in the world, twisting through yawning ravines, cascading waterfalls, remote Nordic farmhouses and snow-dusted mountain peaks.
Green lake in Austria Grüner See ( Green Lake ) is a lake in Styria, Austria near the town of Tragöß. The lake is surrounded by the Hochschwab mountains and forests. The name “Green Lake” originated because of its emerald green water. During the winter, the lake is only 1–2 m deep and the surrounding area is used as a county park. The lake reaches its maximum depth of around 12 m from mid-May to June and is claimed to look the most beautiful at this time. Photo : link Text : link 12 of the Most Beautiful Natural Pools on Earth There is a lot of fun that comes with swimming. Many people have their own ways of doing it in swimming rivers and even oceans. However, you will have an unforgettable experience when you choose to swim in a beautiful natural pool. The following 12 natural pools will give you somewhere to start in selecting the ideal pool. Roca Vecchia, Italy This is an incredible natural pool in Italy and consists of limestone pools where you can take a bath. Blue Lagoon Resort in Grindavík, Iceland This is a geothermal spa and has for many years been a top attraction for tourists visiting Iceland. Bondi Iceberg Public Pool, Australia This one is in Australia and is located at the meeting point of the Tasman Sea and southern coast. Giola, Greece This is a rocky pool with the rocks rising up for a height of 8 meters. Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls, Zambia If you are looking for the ultimate perpetuity pool then Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls is the right choice for you. Havasu Falls Arizona, USA
Camping Destinations: Top 15 Must Visit US Campgrounds What sort of a traveler are you? When you visit new places, do you usually look for luxurious accommodations like a five-star hotel? Are you more of the bed-and-breakfast type? Or are you willing to rough it, be one with nature and stay at a local camping site? Even if you’re the type of person to stay at a luxury hotel or a charming guest inn while paying a particular city a visit, you are definitely missing out on a lot if you will not try out camping – at least once. On the other hand, if you’re a true-blue camping enthusiast, you will be glad to know that there are a good number of excellent camping destinations across the US where you will have truckloads of fun! The 15 Best Camping Destinations In The US Rather than visiting one theme park after another, you will definitely have a better taste of what a city or a state in the US has to offer by going camping. 1. Nearby nature destination: Grand Canyon National Park Location: Arizona 2. Nearby nature destination: Yosemite National Park
36 epic beach hotels to visit before you die 1. InterContinental Bora Bora The incredibly beautiful InterContinental Bora Bora is notable for its overwater bungalows on the Pacific and a world-class spa. (via, via) 2. Qualia Resort, Hamilton, Australia Hamilton Island in the Whitsunday Archipelago in Australia is perhaps best known for its yachting regattas, but it also happens to sit near incredible diving on the Great Barrier Reef. 3. The One & Only Palmilla serves “welcome tequila” when you walk through the door. 4. Reachable by seaplane, the Conrad Maldives is the perfect hotel for ocean wildlife fanatics. 5. The Seychelles are located in the Indian Ocean, around 1,000 miles due east of Tanzania, and they’re absolutely beautiful. 6. Perched on a mountain a thousand feet above the beach, the Ladera Resort might be the most scenic place on our list. 7. The Centara Resort in the Maldives is literally on the water. 8. 9. 10. 11. Jade Mountain’s incredible architecture is matched only by its staggering scenery. 12. The St. 13. 14.