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Caroline, the Island Where the Days Begin

 

It is called Caroline Island and is part of the Line Islands, an archipelago in the time zone corresponding to the Hawaiian Islands (UTC +14), but with the peculiarity that the date in which they live is 24 hours ahead. Or, what is more practical, it is the first portion of the planet to greet the new day.

Wouldn’t this be a great destination to feel the first rays of the sun every single day? Sweet.

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The Angel Falls in Venezuela

 

 

The tepuis scattered largely in Canaima, is an ideal environment for the development of unique evolutionary forms. Elevations are often qualified as “the Galapagos of the mainland,” a very special place that makes the most of living beings present in special adaptations to survive.

Canaima, is the setting of waterfalls such as the Angel Falls, the highest in the world from the Auyantepuy, with a peak reaching 3,000 meters above sea level almost. The jump is of no less than 979 meters high, 807 meters in free fall.

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The Detiifos Waterfall in Iceland

 

 

Iceland is known as the “Land of Ice”, but could also be considered as the “Land of Waterfalls”. When temperatures begin to rise in Iceland, the landscape becomes a rugged terrain, ideal for rivers crossing all kinds of obstacles.

The Detiifos waterfalls is located in the Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland. This is said to be the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe, based on its magnitude.

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The Milford Sound in New Zealand

 

In one of the wettest regions of the world fjords, waterfalls falling into the sea between hardwood and abrupt elevations are common. The landscape becomes dreamlike in Milford Sound, located in the South Island of New Zealand. In this area, there are hundreds of waterfalls, which is something understandable in a place where there is rainfall of up to 7,000 millimeters a year.

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The Huanlong Terraces

 

Huanlong is located in Songpan County in northwestern Sichuan, China. In this beautiful area of mountains and wooded slopes, the terraces of calcite deposits in Huanglong forms an area of scenic and historic interest recognized as a World Heritage Site. The water falls gently from one pond to another, in one of the soft and gentle waterfalls.

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The Turquoise Waterfalls in Arizona

 

 

A tour of the best cascades and waterfalls of the world should have an obligatory stop in Havasu Creek Canyon in Arizona, USA . The incredible thing about the falls of Havasu is not the size nor volume of water, but the magical desert environment, the red earth and blue-green water, in a contrast as idyllic as it is difficult to imagine.

 

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The La Chorrera in Peru

 

They say it’s one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. And just seeing the pictures would prove it. What is known as La Chorrera, is located in northwestern Peru, and is a wonderful newly released destination to the world in 2006.

La Chorrera has 771 meters of fall, and is also considered the fourth highest waterfall in the world.

 

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The Waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

 

In this landscape of karst rock, a system of interconnected lakes, springs and dozens of waterfalls shaped a natural paradise to scale. Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia’s most visited and famous. And why wouldn’t it be? Its beauty is just amazingly spectacular. The bubbling, turquoise crystalline pools of Plitvice Lakes National Park comprise one of Croatia’s most popular tourist destinations.

The Plitvice Lakes National Park was founded in 1949 and is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia.

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The Barrel of Turquoise Pools in Guatemala

 

The Little River Canyon in Guatemala, provides an incredible natural spectacle that looks like a hidden paradise.

On a rock formation known as Semuc Champey, turquoise blue water pools are formed, and gentle waterfalls are separated by means of a dense subtropical forest.

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The Dong Tradition in China

 

According to a tradition of Dong ethnic group in China, the birth of a child is celebrated for the arrival of a new member to the family. Thus, they plant a fir tree. When this child becomes an adult, he proceeds to cut the tree to build the timber into a new home for his young. The relationship between the Dong community and the use of wood has reached levels that could even classify as an art, including a bridge that is almost one hundred years. It is supported on piles of rock without using any nails or rivets.

Renowned for their ability to build with wood, dong bridges are examples of admirable architectural style. Almost as in a lost world or stories, some of the dong masterpieces are protected as by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

One of the best spots to see the traditional dong people is in the area of Chengyang in Guangxi, which is four hours from Guilin. In the area, remain several villages (the most visited are Ma’an Pingzhai, Yanzhai, Chengyang Dazhai, Pingpu, Pingtan, Jichang and Guangdong) which seem to have not been too aware of the changing modern world.

The majority settled in the province of Guangxi. The Dong people are not very numerous. There are only about 30 homes on average, always built in wood and with no more than two floors. Dong traditions have deployed over thousands of years a completely sustainable way of life, hand in hand with agriculture.

 

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The Lost World of the Faroe IslandsThe Lost World of the Faroe Islands

 

Cities and towns in the Faroe Islands seem like what we’ve heard on tales. The houses have pitched roofs covered with grass to keep out the weather, wind and moisture. Thus, the roofs vary in hue depending on time of year, from brown in autumn, white in winter, and bright green in spring and summer. In addition, the landscape of rugged coastlines and cliffs eroded along with a temperate climate, making it comparable to a lost world :

The Faroe Islands are located in the North Atlantic between Scotland and Iceland, and constitute an autonomous region within the Kingdom of Denmark . The archipelago, with numerous islands, is a rocky land with steep slopes, which is usually wrapped in thick fog.

Sadly, the Faroe Islands at times tend to be more on the news on the tradition of slaughtering whales and pilot whales, than the unquestionable attraction of the landscapes and places.