Nanga Parbat: the ninth highest mountain on the planet

Travel in the mountains of Central Asia. The first light of dawn on Nanga Parbat, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Our planet has 14 peaks that exceed eight thousand meters above sea level, one of these is Nanga Parbat. This spectacular Himalayan mountain at 8,126 meters is the ninth highest peak on the planet. Nanga Parbat is located southeast of ...

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The caravanserais of Iran included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site

Persian caravanserai, Iran. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini.

In 2023, UNESCO included the Persian caravanserais in its prestigious World Heritage list. These structures were places along important trade routes that provided shelter, food, and water for caravans, pilgrims, and other travelers. The caravanserai is a place where travelers ...

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Lemaire Channel and Cape Renard, Antarctic Peninsula

Cape Renard and Una Peaks, Lemaire Channel, Antarctica. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Lemaire Channel is considered one of the most scenic places of the Antarctic Peninsula. For the beauty of its landscape which consists of snow-capped peaks, glaciers, icebergs and rocky cliffs has become one of the main tourist destinations of ...

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Karakoram Highway: the highest paved frontier pass in the world

Passu Cones, Hunza Valley, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

The Karakoram Highway (Karakoram Highway) is an international road linking the city of Kashgar in China, in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, with Pakistan. Terminal city in Pakistan is considered to be the town of Havelian in the environs of Abbottabad. ...

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Martinique included in the UNESCO World Heritage list

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In 2023, the Caribbean island of Martinique, a French overseas department, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. “The volcanoes and forests of Mount Pelée and the Pitons of northern Martinique” have been included in this unique and privileged ...

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Villages of Tusheti in Georgia: Omalo, Dartlo and Shenako

Omalo, Tusheti, Georgia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The beauty of Tusheti, one of the most pristine regions of the Greater Caucasus on the border with Russia, is also due to its isolation which makes it difficult to reach. The only road that reaches this region is passable ...

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Yunnan photos: Faces and customs of the population

Women at the market in Zhoucheng, Yunnan, China. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

On this page other photos of my trip in Yunnan. Here I focus on the population. This peripheral province of China is known for high ethnic diversity. Indeed, Yunnan has the highest number of recognized ethnic groups among the provinces ...

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The Danco Coast along the Antarctic Peninsula

Danco Coast, Antarctica. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Danco Coast is the northwestern section of the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula located between 64 ° and 65 ° South. This stretch of Antarctica coast which is part of Graham Land is bordered to the north by Cape ...

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The icebergs of Disko Bay in Greenland

Disko Bay is a large bay located along the coast of Greenland looking towards Canada and the large Baffin Island. Here is the small town of Ilulissat and the beautiful Ilulissat Icefjord, one of the natural wonders of Greenland. In ...

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Trekking trails along the Icefjord, Ilulissat, Greenland

Hiking trails along the Icefjord, Ilulissat, Greenland. Author and Copyright Almo

One of the most beautiful experiences to do in Ilulissat is certainly the trekking along one of the paths that run along the Icefjord. There are two main marked trails: the yellow and the blue hike. Both paths can be ...

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Davit Gareja: a large monastic complex in Georgia

Davit Gareja monastery, Georgia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

Located in southeastern Georgia on the border between Georgia and Azerbaijan. The orthodox monastery of Davit Gareja is a fascinating historical site made up of a monastery built partly in stone (Lavra Monastery) and partly from caves carved into the ...

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Flowering desert: a spectacle of nature

Namaqualand, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Deserts are inhospitable areas of the earth characterized by great aridity. In these regions there is very little rainfall and life forms, both animal and vegetable, have to face some of the most hostile conditions on the planet. In deserts, ...

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The Eqi Glacier: The collapsing glacier

Eqi Glacier, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Located two hours by boat north of Ilulissat (about 80 km) the Eqi Glacier is another point where the Greenland ice sheet reaches the sea. The boat route to get there is very beautiful, on one side you go along ...

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Ilulissat: a lost city in an enchanted place in a hostile land

The port of Ilulissat, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Ilulissat is the third largest city in Greenland by number of inhabitants, but make no mistake, the “city” has fewer than five thousand inhabitants. If you look closely you will realize that there are more sled dogs than inhabitants in ...

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Greenland is an isolated but beautiful land

Boat in the ice, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Greenland is an isolated place from everything and one of the places on our planet where you can meet a hard, but spectacular nature. It is not easy to reach this land mass which is the largest island on the ...

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The fauna and flora of Greenland

Flying in the ice, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Greenland is a land, largely frozen and inhospitable, but teeming with life (flora and fauna) along the coast and in its cold waters. This is the ideal place to admire whales, but also to observe arctic birds or simply to ...

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Greenland: The land of the midnight sun

Midnight sun, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The land of the midnight sun, Greenland, is located in the far north of the planet and is one of the places where the natural phenomenon of the midnight sun occurs during the northern hemisphere summer. In this period in ...

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The Icefjord and Disko Bay, Ilulissat, Greenland

Icebergs in the Icefjord, Ilulissat, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Greenland, the largest island in the world currently has three sites that UNESCO has declared part of the World Heritage. Of these two sites are cultural heritage: the Aasivissuit – Nipisat: site linked to the Inuit hunting ground between ice ...

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Lake Rama at the foot of Nanga Parbat

Lake Rama and the slopes of Nanga Parbat, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Located about 3,500 meters high, Lake Rama is only 20 kilometers as the crow flies from the majestic Nanga Parbat, 8,126 meters high, the ninth highest mountain on planet Earth. This beautiful lake, from which you can admire part of ...

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Maldives: A low-priced and alternative tourism

The Maldives is known as an elite destination where tourists go to an island resort and spend almost all their time in this resort, even taking day trips to admire the beautiful backdrops of the islands. Sometimes excursions also include ...

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Ari Atoll: swimming with whale sharks and manta rays

The Maldives are made up of 26 coral atolls. One of these atolls is the Ari atoll also known as Alifu. This atoll is located between 80 and 120 km southwest of the archipelago capital, the city of Male. The ...

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Whitehaven Beach: Australia’s most photographed beach

The archipelago of the Whitsundays is located in the Australian state of Queensland, along the Australian Great Barrier Reef. These islands are an archipelago of 74 tropical islands which represent one of Australia’s main attractions. Here is also one of ...

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When is the best time to go to Okinawa? The climate of Okinawa

The islands of the Okinawa archipelago are the main islands of the Ryukyu archipelago. These Japanese islands are located in southern Japan and develop along an arc that, from the south of the island of Kyushu reaches the island of ...

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Raja Ampat: The best diving place in the world

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This relatively new tourist destination of Indonesia is located on the Doberai Peninsula, also known as the Bird’s Head Peninsula, which is the western end of the large island of New Guinea. Raja Ampat in West Papua is considered to ...

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When is the best time to go to Raja Ampat? The climate of Raja Ampat

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The Raja Ampat archipelago straddles the line of the Equator, so its climate is hot and humid. Temperatures are stable throughout the year. The seasons differ mainly according to the rains. The humidity is always very high and always above ...

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Anse Lazio: The most beautiful beach on Praslin

The island of Praslin is one of the most beautiful in the Seychelles archipelago, in addition to being the second largest island it is also a quiet island full of natural wonders. Among these, of course, the beaches. One of ...

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Silhouette: An island almost entirely national park

Silhouette is a small mountainous island in the Seychelles which is located about 20 km northwest of the largest island in the archipelago, Mahé. Its surface is just over 20 square kilometers, but in such a small space the island ...

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Wadi Rum: landscapes from another planet

In the extreme south of Jordan on the border with Saudi Arabia, less than an hour’s drive from the town of Aqaba on the Red Sea and less than one hundred kilometers from Petra, is the country’s most beautiful landscape, ...

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Why visit Mauritius? The most beautiful attractions

LE MORNE BRABANT This is one of the most beautiful areas of the island for the seascape which is surrounded by a splendid mountain as a backdrop. A peninsula that extends along the southwestern coast of Mauritius, dominated by a ...

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Taiwan: an island with very high mountains

There is an island in the far east which, in the mid-sixteenth century, the Portuguese navigators called “Ilha Formosa” which means “beautiful island” for its beauty. Even today this island is sometimes called Formosa, but the most used name today ...

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