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Culture The House in the Island of Elliðaey

If there ever is an ultimate holiday getaway location, it has to be the island of Elliðaey near Vestmannaeyjar, a small archipelago off the south coast of Iceland, and the enchanting little house on i……

Culture Wave Rock at Hyden, Australia

Wave Rock is an interesting natural rock formation located east of the small town of Hyden in Western Australia. It derives its name from the fact that it is shaped like a tall breaking ocean wave. Th……

Culture Hoba Meteorite is the Largest Meteorite on Earth

The Hoba Meteorite lies on the farm "Hoba West", not far from Grootfontein, in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia. It was uncovered by farmer Jacobus Hermanus Brits while tilling one of his fields beh……

Culture Tottori Sand Dunes: A Mini Desert in Japan

Who would have thought there is a desert in Japan? Well, not quite a desert but a huge sand dune that looks nearly a desert to me. Its the Tottori Sand Dunes located near Tottori City in Honshū, Japan……

Culture The Ice Road to Tuktoyaktuk

The Tuktoyaktuk Winter Road is an ice road that connects the Northwest Territories communities of Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk in Canada. It is open to traffic only during the winter (December to March) whe……

Culture Devils Tower at Wyoming, USA

One of the most spectacular natural creation, the Devils Tower (also called Mato Tipila, which means Bear Lodge), is a monolithic igneous intrusion of volcanic rock located in the Black Hillsin Crook……

Culture Son Doong, The World’s Largest Cave

Hang Son Doong cave, sometimes called simply Son Doong, is a cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam, that is believed to be the largest discovered till now. The cave was found by a local ma……

Culture Japanese Snow Monkeys relaxing in a hot spring

In northern Japan, in the province of Nagano, snow stays up to four months at a stretch. The average winter temperature here is -5 C, sometimes dropping to -15 C. Living at such extreme temperatures……