THE COTTON CASTLE

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Pamukkale (which means “cotton castle” in Turkish) is a place where hot springs abound and over the millennia, mineral-rich waters have deposited white calcium on the travertine terraces making the hill glisten brilliantly like newly-fallen snow. It’s quite a surreal … Continued

BALLOON RIDE IN GOREME

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One of the must-do things in Cappadocia, Turkey is to go on a hot air balloon ride in order to appreciate the fantastic landscape from above. Dotted with multicolored valleys and strange rock formations, the place is stunningly beautiful and … Continued

LAKE MISURINA

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This small picturesque lake is a few kilometers from Cortina d’Ampezzo, right in the heart of the Italian Dolomites. Since it has a few hotels here it makes the place a good base to explore the surrounding mountains which abound in many … Continued

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO

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High up in the Italian Dolomites lies this verdant valley surrounded by jagged peaks all around. This is the picturesque town of Cortina d’Ampezzo where we drove through a winding, oftentimes zigzagging road on our way to Lake Misurina where … Continued

GAZING AT THE HIMALAYAS

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After zigging and zagging on the winding, narrow road that could barely fit two cars going in opposite directions, the taxi driver stopped and said, “This is the place, Sir!”. I got down, camera in hand and peered hard through … Continued

THE MATTERHORN

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This 4,478-meter high rocky pyramid found in Zermatt has become the emblem of the Swiss Alps and straddles the border between Italy and Switzerland. We took the cogwheel train to Gornergrat to have a good view of this pinnacle and … Continued

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