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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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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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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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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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

An island in the Maldives. Credit Maldives 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

An island in the Maldives. Credit Maldives Tourism.

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

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays Islands, Australia. Credit Tourism Australia

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

Kondoi Beach, Taketomi island, Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Credit [©Okinawa Convention&Visitors Bureau] or [©OCVB]

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

Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Credit Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia by EDO ANG

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

Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Credit Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia by KIAT

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

Anse Lazio, Praslin, Seychelles. Credit Torsten Dickmann. Seychelles Tourism Board Media Hub

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

Baie Cipailles , Silhouette, Seychelles. Credit Torsten Dickmann. Seychelles Tourism Board Media Hub

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

A hot air balloon in Wadi Rum, Jordan. Credit Jordan Tourism Board

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

A beach in Mauritius. Credit Mauritius Tourism

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

The mountains of Taiwan. Photo courtesy Taiwan Tourism Bureau

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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Bonaire: a diver’s paradise

The coral reef of Bonaire. Photo Credit Bonaire Tourism

The island of Bonaire is located in the southern Caribbean and is the easternmost of the islands called ABC, i.e. the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. The island is located about 90 kilometers north of the coast of Venezuela. ...

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Aruba: The pearl of the southern Caribbean

Eagle Beach, Aruba. Photo Aruba Tourism Authority.

In the southern Caribbean, off the coast of Venezuela, there are three islands linked to the Netherlands. These islands, based on the initial letter of their name, are also called ABC islands. The letter A of this group of islands ...

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Saint Barthélemy: the Caribbean island of luxury

Gouverneur, Saint Barthélemy. © CTTSB – Comité Territorial de Tourisme de Saint Barthélemy

Saint Barthélemy is a popular tourist destination geared towards the high-end luxury tourist market. The island is small, its surface is just 24 sq km. Once you arrive on the island you can choose from a wide range of attractions. ...

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Sint Eustatius: Fortresses and volcanoes

The island of Sint Eustatius. Credit Cees Timmers

An alternative Caribbean island is the small island of Sint Eustatius called Statia for short. Populated by about 3,000 people, the island is out of the tourist flows that invest a large part of the Caribbean islands. The island was ...

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Fakarava atoll: a diver’s paradise

Fakarava Atoll, Tuamotu, French Polynesia. TAHITI TOURISME © Jim Winter

The Tuamotu archipelago is a large group of islands in French Polynesia formed almost exclusively by atolls. The atolls are flat coral islands that include vast lagoons within them. These islands were originally formed from high volcanic peaks, such as ...

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Luengoni beach on the island of Lifou

Luengoni, Lifou, New Caledonia. © P. Dancel NCTPS

Lifou Island is located in the center of the Loyalty Islands archipelago. The island is the largest and most populated of this New Caledonian archipelago. The most important inhabited center of the island is the town of Wé which overlooks ...

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The Terraces of Shabadran on the island of Maré

The Terraces of Shabadran in the island of Maré, New Caledonia. © Pauline Massé NCTPS.

Among the most beautiful places to visit on the island of Maré in New Caledonia there are certainly the so-called Terraces of Shabadran (Terrasses de Shabadran). Located in the southern part of this island of the Loyalty Islands archipelago, the ...

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Pitcairn declared International Dark Sky Sanctuary

Pitcairn flag

The Pitcairn Islands have become the eighth sanctuary on earth and the only group of islands in the world to be designated International Dark Sky Sanctuary by the International Dark Sky Association. In 2018 the four islands that make up ...

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Bouvet: A Norwegian island between Africa and Antarctica

In the South Atlantic Ocean there is a small volcanic island, almost entirely covered by ice: The island of Bouvet. This island is located approximately 2,500 km southwest of Southern Africa. At 4,200 east of Cape Horn, the extreme strip ...

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The Puna: a plateau between Argentina and Chile

Salar de Pocitos, Argentina. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Puna is a plateau that largely belongs to Argentina and to a lesser extent to Chile. This plateau which extends for 75,000 sq km is located at an average height of around 4,500 meters. From a geographical point of ...

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