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27 Breathtaking places to visit in your lifetime...

27 Breathtaking places to visit in your lifetime...
Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China The rainbow formation is the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits being laid down for over 24 million years. The swing at the “End of the World” in Baños, Ecuador At the edge of Ecuador sits a rickety tree house (casa del árbol) overlooking an active volcano in the near distance. With it comes a swing with no harnesses, inviting only the bravest of risk-takers to experience a killer view. The Great Blue Hole in Belize The Great Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. Tulip fields in the Netherlands Many people often mistake Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, as the designated space of the tulip fields. The Hang Son Doong cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam Son Doong is the world’s largest cave, created 2–5 million years ago. Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan The park is in full bloom during spring and tourists often visit to see 4.5 million “baby blue-eyes” flowers blossom. Source: Buzzfeed

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Nature Knows: Amazing macro-photography of individual snowflakes [10 Pictures] Photographer Alexey Kljatov takes incredible close-up photos of snowflakes in his backyard in Moscow. "I capture snowflakes on the open balcony of my house, mostly on glass surface, lighted by an LED flashlight from the opposite side of the glass, and sometimes in natural light, using dark woolen fabrics as background." Source: Cartagena, Colombia: make Hay where the sun shines Cartagena would be, in other words, a beautiful place to walk around even if you had nowhere to go. But ever since the Hay Festival set up an outpost there in 2006, inaugurated with a historic appearance by Gabriel García Márquez, local author and guiding spirit, world-class literary events have been staged there every year. Indeed, the events themselves are exceptional in tone: it’s hard to describe the peculiar combination of glamour and democracy that Cartagena engenders, but it seems to transform its visiting speakers.

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