Month: July 2011

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Curious New Zealand: 16 kiwi peculiarities

New Zealand is a land of contrasts, variety and diversity. Lush rainforests meet glaciers and magnificent fjords, there’s world-class surfing, heaps of gorgeous sandy beaches, deserted bays, the Southern Alps and active volcanos. The country has a strong arts scene and a vibrant film industry, being the setting of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films; New Zealand has given the… Read more →

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Travel photo: Mitre Peak, Fjordland

Mitre Peak is probably the number one star attraction of Milford Sound. The mountain was named after bishops’ headwear due to its shape resembling that of a mitre. At 1692 metres it towers high over the fjord on the South Island of New Zealand. Milford Sound is a UNESCO World Heritage site and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors per… Read more →

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Photo essay: three reasons to visit Verzasca Valley, Switzerland

As if chocolate, the beautiful mountains and the amazing skiing weren’t enough already… nobody needs any particular reason to visit Switzerland, you just know it’s going to be great. But today I’d like to shine the light on a Swiss canton that is perhaps less known to travellers from outside of Europe – Ticino. And Verzasca Valley, in particular. Read more →

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