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Bada Valley: a fascinating megalithic wilderness

The Bada Valley, sometimes referred to as Napu Valley, is situated in the Lore Lindou National Park on the Indonesian…

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Where is Treasure Island from Stephenson’s novel located on the map

Treasure Island, set in the 1880s by Robert Stevenson, is believed to be real. It is believed that the prototype…

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Joal-Fadiouth: An island of seashells

Senegal’s Joal-Fadiout is a fishing community. This location is well-known for its uniqueness since the whole island is covered with…

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Valley of the Butterflies on the island of Rhodes

The Valley of the Butterflies is a unique nature reserve located in Rhodes, about 27 km from the capital. This…

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An unusual underwater “museum” with huge stone heads in Cannes

Any unsuspecting swimmer diving off the coast of Cannes in France might think they have stumbled upon some ancient civilization…

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Why Egyptian Alexandria is considered the world’s first cosmopolitan metropolis

The legendary conqueror Alexander the Great founded many cities that bear his name. However, only one of them achieved fame…

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The beautiful story of an abandoned lighthouse at the end of the Earth inspired Jules Verne and beckoned explorer

There’s a lonely abandoned lighthouse on a remote island at the very edge of the world, in a place called…

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Secret of the unearthly landscapes of the colorful island of Hormuz

On the Iranian coast in the Persian Gulf, not far from the mainland, there is a small island called Hormuz.…

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What happens on the islands of Sun and Moon, where Incas performed sacrificial rites today

The territorial border between Peru and Bolivia is Lake Titicaca. Its area is 8 thousand 300 sq. m. Each of…

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Earthly paradise in the middle of Indian Ocean: How Socotra Island looks like

Socotra is a Yemen-owned island located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia. It is one of the…

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Sinking Islands: why is Kiribati sinking

Kiribati is an archipelago of 33 atolls in the Pacific. Every year, its area shrinks owing to global warming and…

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Health

The secrets and longevity of the Ikaria island

Time doesn’t really matter to the Ikaria islanders at all: Almost no one wears a watch on Ikaria. Therefore, guests…

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