Okinawa, Japan

The Little Empire of the Sun

Ryukyu bastion
Shuri Castle, rebuilt after World War II to recapture Okinawa's Ryukyu history.
mythological superstition
Painting of a shisa dragon amulet in a corner of a country house.
Sam's Sailor Girls
Waitresses at Sam's Sailor restaurant in Naha.
Ryukyu Castle Wall
Zakimi castle wall built in the XNUMXth century in limestone.
traditional dance
Ryukyu Dancer performs at Shuri Castle of Naha.
Okinawan Sanan
Giant statue of an endangered endemic bird of this island stands out in Cabo Hedo.
Ryukyu Guardian
Shuri castle guard in traditional ryukyu costumes.
Private Meals
Customers of a traditional restaurant-bar in Naha.
Japanese vacationers
Couple perched on a cliff, with the crystal clear sea of ​​Okinawa in the background.
marine snack
Cup of seaweed, one of Okinawa's food assets, allegedly responsible for the island's longest-lived population in the world.
American-Japanese Fast Food
Outdoor promotes an A&W American fast food restaurant on the outskirts of Naha.
pretending sea
Hostess narrates scientific information to visitors to Shuraumi aquarium, the 2nd; biggest in the world.
walk in time
Couple about to walk through a gate of Zakimi's old castle, north of Naha.
Friends walk around a fishing village in Okinawa.
Poisonous Decoration
Preserved snakes, displayed in a store in Naha.
Okinawa Vacationing Life
Street scene in a colorful corner of Okinawa's capital, Naha
925 Silver Style
Maid poses behind the wheel of a Porsche Carrera parked inside the jewelry in which she works.
Naha corner
Taxi passes on a colorful street in Naha, the capital of Okinawa.
flagship photo
Friends are photographed next to a monument that commemorates Okinawa's return to Japan, at Cape Hedo, in the far north of the island.
Elderly fruit seller at the Naha market
Risen from the devastation caused by World War II, Okinawa has regained the heritage of its secular Ryukyu civilization. Today, this archipelago south of Kyushu is home to a Japan on the shore, anchored by a turquoise Pacific ocean and bathed in a peculiar Japanese tropicalism.

The plane took off minutes ago from Haneda airport.

Gains altitude over the bay of Tokyo. Gradually, it unravels the soggy rice paddies and rugged terrain that fill the southeast of Honshu including, in the distance, the imposing Mount Fuji.

Until, already close to 11000 m of altitude, it starts to fly over the immensity of the Pacific Ocean and surrenders to the blue of the sky and the sea. Onward stretches the long Nansei-shoto, a sequence of islands that line up to the south of the edge of Kyushu.

Like gigantic stepping stones, these islands lead to Okinawa, miss the approach to Miyako but, from there, continue, point after point on the map, to Hateruma-jima, the last Japanese territorial death rattle in the south.

An hour after departure, we land in Naha, the capital and main city of Okinawa Province and the vast surrounding island region.

Street life of Naha, Okinawa the Empire of the Sun, Japan

Street scene in a colorful corner of Okinawa's capital, Naha.

Um Japan No Japanese Roots

Forget for a moment everything you know about the country of emperors. forget the geishas and Sumo, forget the futuristic neon environments and giant outdoor screens, forget about bullet trains, cherry blossoms, reddish-yellow autumn landscapes and mountains almost sunk in snow.

O Japan that we are going to reveal to you is more than 700 km from what you know and has little or nothing to do with your imagination.

Devastated by the US bombings of the end of WWII, Naha was quickly recovered. It welcomed a profusion of modern buildings that responded to an unexpected population explosion. Built as a royal palace, the castle of Suri remains his heart and soul.

Shuri Castle in Naha, Okinawa the Empire of the Sun, Japan

Shuri Castle, rebuilt after World War II to recapture Okinawa's Ryukyu history.

Grand and elegant, it stands out from the lush landscape as an imposing architectural and historical testimony to the Ryukyu kingdom which, between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, unified Okinawa and several other islands to the north and south and played a prominent role in maritime trade between the southeast and East Asia.

For centuries, this strange diplomatic symbiosis was beneficial to all parties and especially to the Ryukyu kingdom and the Japanese.

Ryukyuna Traditional Dances: Secular and Unhurried

It is with an atmosphere from that time that we come across as we enter the huge courtyard of the palace where traditional Ryukyuan dances are reenacted. The stage has a white canvas embroidered with floral motifs as a background.

There, the musicians line up armed with sanshins (instruments comparable to the lute, but lined with snake skin) and flutes.

The rhythm of the first and the samba (wooden strips with light percussion functions) defines the peculiarity of Ryukyu's music, but it is the flutes that announce the dancers' entry into the scene.

In the initial act, they appear one at a time. They wear bright kimonos and hats hanagasa (flower-shaped) as the background, decorated with a strong inspiration from nature.

Dancer Ryukyu Okinawa the Empire of the Sun, Japan

Ryukyu Dancer Performs at Shuri Castle of Naha

Their movements, almost always synchronized and as slow as they are graceful, were perfected according to the function of each dance.

We are honored to attend an exhibition of each style and appreciate its peculiarities, as do all visitors to Shuri Castle who present them over and over again.

Forced Incorporation in the Nippon Empire

In 1879, the Meiji government took advantage of the internal weaknesses of the China (the precursor power of the Japanese empire) and announced the taking of the Ryukyu Islands. The measure had only diplomatic opposition from the Chinese who demanded the mediation of the then president of the United States Ulysses S. Grant.

The latter ignored the Indians' pretensions and supported the position of the Japanese government which, legitimized by the West, murdered a substantial part of the politicians and civilians who continued to oppose the annexation.

From then on, Japanese culture came to be imposed as a way of diluting the Ryukyuan civilization, which, in ethnic terms, was always absolutely different and more intimate. China than the Japanese sphere.

But, despite the indigenous people having lost their already compromised freedom, destiny, once again traced by the influential USA it held the worst trials for them.

Statue of Sanan-of-Okinawa, Japan

Giant statue of an endangered endemic bird of this island stands out in Cabo Hedo

From Incorporation in Japan to Generalized Destruction of World War II

It was April 1945. Several of the islands in the azure sea to the south had already been taken by the Americans, but because of its strategic importance, the conquest of Okinawa was essential for the final invasion of the Japan.

Accordingly, one hundred and eighty thousand allies were mobilized for the attack and around 115.000 Japanese tried to avoid an outcome that the furious unfolding of the battle – known as Typhoon of Steel by Westerners and Rain of Steel by the Japanese – was slow to announce.

Four months later, when hostilities ended, Okinawa was devastated and more than a quarter of its population (about 100.000 people, the same number as the Japanese military killed) had perished.

The island's resistance was fierce and destructive to the Allies as well. In such a way that several military historians believe they led to the decision of the United States to drop atomic bombs on the Japan to hasten your surrender.

As or more devastated than Okinawa, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and almost all of the Japan they were freed from the Americans in 1953, the year in which their sovereignty was returned to the country.

The Semi-Repellent Presence of the Military Forces of the USA

Okinawa, on the other hand, remained in the possession of the occupants until 1972. It represents 1% of the Japanese territory, nowadays, hosting more than 75% of the presence of the occupants. United States.

Most natives find it difficult to accept, especially when there are social upheavals such as last June when a base worker murdered a 20-year-old local woman, two decades after the abduction and rape of a 12-year-old child by three soldiers North Americans.

At the same time, many indigenous people reject the integration of the Ryukyu islands into the Japan. Others – those most concerned about the island's economic weakness – resign themselves. North American permanence is, in fact, a key issue that determines the outcome of both regional and national elections.

As we explore, the signs of this occupation are ubiquitous. Fighters and helicopters fly all the time in the skies over Okinawa.

As we travel along its perfect roads, the only tune that the radio is faithful to is the American Forces Network-Okinawa and we often come across vehicles with Y license plates, in which the Japanese avoid crashing at all costs because they know they belong to all. mighty Yankees.

Shuraumi Aquarium, Japanese vacationers, Okinawa the Empire of the Sun, Japan

Hostess narrates scientific information to visitors to Shuraumi aquarium, the 2nd; biggest in the world

Especially in Okinawa City and in the land corridor that stretches west to Kadena Air Force Base, there is more and more evidence that is uniquely concentrated in the Mihama American Village of Chatan.

This is the shopping-entertainment paradise of northern Okinawa, a mega-complex recognized from afar for its panoramic Ferris wheel. The attraction employs more than three thousand locations.

It attracts about a million visitors a year, including the US military, always fascinated by the inexhaustible suggestions for consumption of Western culture and by the festive atmosphere that takes over the place at night, when street artists give an air of their grace.

AW Restaurant, Japanese Vacationers, Okinawa the Empire of the Sun, Japan

Outdoor promotes an A&W American fast food restaurant on the outskirts of Naha

When the American Lifestyle Contrasts with the Ryukyuan and the Nippon

Located in the middle of the capital, with a Japanese appearance but a lot of Ryukyuan content, Kokusai Avenue is Naha's main artery and counterbalances the American Village's shopping and entertainment to the south.

From it branch the long Heiwa Dori arcade, and the shotengai makishi, a public indoor market full of fresh fish, meats and an inexhaustible array of other products that both enchant, surprise or frighten outsiders.

Naha Fruit Bowl, Okinawa the Empire of the Sun, Japan

Old fruit seller at the Naha market.

We wander among the stalls fascinated with the exoticism of both the merchandise and the shy sellers but, in their own way, in a good mood.

Here and there, we find representatives of Okinawa's famous longevity, effortlessly achieved – despite the island's past tribulations – based on a simple lifestyle and a light and balanced diet based on the vegetable-fish-soy combination that, against any logic, It says little about Ryukyu's rich cuisine.

Customers at a restaurant-bar in Naha, Okinawa the Empire of the Sun, Japan

Customers of a traditional restaurant-bar in Naha.

A Dining Ensuring the Longevity of Okinawa Elders

The food of Okinawa and the Southwest Islands has little or nothing in common with that of the great Japanese islands. It reflects its historical and geographical isolation.

It is descended from both the splendor of the Ryukyuana court and the impoverished lives of its people, a preoccupation with healthy eating that dates back to ancient times when medicine and food were seen as one and food was divided into kusui-mun (the medicinal ones) and the ujinimum (nutritious ones).

Today, despite the contagion of the fast food brought by American chains, these principles survive. Two delicacies became more representative than all the others: pork and konbu site (a type of algae).

Seaweed bowl, Japanese vacationers, Okinawa the Empire of the Sun, Japan

Cup of seaweed, one of Okinawa's food assets, allegedly responsible for the island's longest-lived population in the world

All parts of the animal seem to be cooked locally, according to a myriad of recipes that involve the most unexpected ingredients and flavors. These algae make up for the nutritious and acidic richness of the pig. They have zero calories, are alkaline and give soups and other foods a distinct taste.

During tight lunch breaks, however, workers opt for more digestible and easier-to-eat dishes.

As we climb to the top floor of Makishi Market, which is all about catering, we soon find ourselves surrounded by executives and store employees gorging on Okinawa and Yaeyama soba, hearty pasta served in pork broth.

And from other diners who can't resist the succulent Ishigaki steak, from the homonymous island of Yaeyama archipelago, by coincidence, our next stop.

Tokyo, Japan

The Endless Night of the Rising Sun Capital

Say that Tokyo do not sleep is an understatement. In one of the largest and most sophisticated cities on the face of the Earth, twilight marks only the renewal of the frenetic daily life. And there are millions of souls that either find no place in the sun, or make more sense in the “dark” and obscure turns that follow.
Kyoto, Japan

The Kyoto Temple Reborn from the Ashes

The Golden Pavilion has been spared destruction several times throughout history, including that of US-dropped bombs, but it did not withstand the mental disturbance of Hayashi Yoken. When we admired him, he looked like never before.
Okinawa, Japan

Ryukyu Dances: Centuries old. In No Hurry.

The Ryukyu kingdom prospered until the XNUMXth century as a trading post for the China and Japan. From the cultural aesthetics developed by its courtly aristocracy, several styles of slow dance were counted.
Iriomote, Japan

The Small Tropical Japanese Amazon of Iriomote

Impenetrable rainforests and mangroves fill Iriomote under a pressure cooker climate. Here, foreign visitors are as rare as the yamaneko, an elusive endemic lynx.
Kyoto, Japan

An Almost Lost Millennial Japan

Kyoto was on the US atomic bomb target list and it was more than a whim of fate that preserved it. Saved by an American Secretary of War in love with its historical and cultural richness and oriental sumptuousness, the city was replaced at the last minute by Nagasaki in the atrocious sacrifice of the second nuclear cataclysm.
Magome-Tsumago, Japan

Magome to Tsumago: The Overcrowded Path to the Medieval Japan

In 1603, the Tokugawa shogun dictated the renovation of an ancient road system. Today, the most famous stretch of the road that linked Edo to Kyoto is covered by a mob eager to escape.

The Beverage Machines Empire

There are more than 5 million ultra-tech light boxes spread across the country and many more exuberant cans and bottles of appealing drinks. The Japanese have long since stopped resisting them.
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima: a City Yielded to Peace

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Tokyo, Japan

The Emperor Without Empire

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Miyajima, Japan

Shintoism and Buddhism with the Tide

Visitors to the Tori of Itsukushima admire one of the three most revered scenery in Japan. On the island of Miyajima, Japanese religiosity blends with Nature and is renewed with the flow of the Seto Inland Sea.
Nikko, Japan

The Tokugawa Shogun Final Procession

In 1600, Ieyasu Tokugawa inaugurated a shogunate that united Japan for 250 years. In her honor, Nikko re-enacts the general's medieval relocation to Toshogu's grandiose mausoleum every year.
Nara, Japan

The Colossal Cradle of the Japanese Buddhism

Nara has long since ceased to be the capital and its Todai-ji temple has been demoted. But the Great Hall remains the largest ancient wooden building in the world. And it houses the greatest bronze Vairocana Buddha.
Takayama, Japan

From the Ancient Japan to the Medieval Hida

In three of its streets, Takayama retains traditional wooden architecture and concentrates old shops and sake producers. Around it, it approaches 100.000 inhabitants and surrenders to modernity.
Ogimashi, Japan

A Village Faithful to the A

Ogimashi reveals a fascinating heritage of Japanese adaptability. Located in one of the most snowy places on Earth, this village has perfected houses with real anti-collapse structures.
Tokyo, Japan

Pachinko: The Video - Addiction That Depresses Japan

It started as a toy, but the Japanese appetite for profit quickly turned pachinko into a national obsession. Today, there are 30 million Japanese surrendered to these alienating gaming machines.
Tokyo, Japan

Disposable Purrs

Tokyo is the largest of the metropolises but, in its tiny apartments, there is no place for pets. Japanese entrepreneurs detected the gap and launched "catteries" in which the feline affections are paid by the hour.
Tokyo, Japan

The Fish Market That Lost its Freshness

In a year, each Japanese eats more than their weight in fish and shellfish. Since 1935, a considerable part was processed and sold in the largest fish market in the world. Tsukiji was terminated in October 2018, and replaced by Toyosu's.
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo's fashion

In ultra-populous and hyper-coded Japan, there is always room for more sophistication and creativity. Whether national or imported, it is in the capital that they begin to parade the new Japanese looks.
Kyoto, Japan

A Combustible Faith

During the Shinto celebration of Ohitaki, prayers inscribed on tablets by the Japanese faithful are gathered at the Fushimi temple. There, while being consumed by huge bonfires, her belief is renewed.
Ogimashi, Japan

An Historical-Virtual Japan

"Higurashi no Naku Koro never” was a highly successful Japanese animation and computer game series. In Ogimashi, Shirakawa-Go village, we live with a group of kigurumi of their characters.
Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Wildlife, lions
NP Gorongosa, Mozambique

The Wild Heart of Mozambique shows Signs of Life

Gorongosa was home to one of the most exuberant ecosystems in Africa, but from 1980 to 1992 it succumbed to the Civil War waged between FRELIMO and RENAMO. Greg Carr, Voice Mail's millionaire inventor received a message from the Mozambican ambassador to the UN challenging him to support Mozambique. For the good of the country and humanity, Carr pledged to resurrect the stunning national park that the Portuguese colonial government had created there.
Young people walk the main street in Chame, Nepal
Annapurna (circuit)
Annapurna Circuit: 1th - Pokhara a ChameNepal

Finally, on the way

After several days of preparation in Pokhara, we left towards the Himalayas. The walking route only starts in Chame, at 2670 meters of altitude, with the snowy peaks of the Annapurna mountain range already in sight. Until then, we complete a painful but necessary road preamble to its subtropical base.
holy plain, Bagan, Myanmar
Architecture & Design
Bagan, Myanmar

The Plain of Pagodas, Temples and other Heavenly Redemptions

Burmese religiosity has always been based on a commitment to redemption. In Bagan, wealthy and fearful believers continue to erect pagodas in hopes of winning the benevolence of the gods.
lagoons and fumaroles, volcanoes, PN tongariro, new zealand
Tongariro, New Zealand

The Volcanoes of All Discords

In the late XNUMXth century, an indigenous chief ceded the PN Tongariro volcanoes to the British crown. Today, a significant part of the Maori people claim their mountains of fire from European settlers.
Saida Ksar Ouled Soltane, festival of the ksour, tataouine, tunisia
Ceremonies and Festivities
Tataouine, Tunisia

Festival of the Ksour: Sand Castles That Don't Collapse

The ksour were built as fortifications by the Berbers of North Africa. They resisted Arab invasions and centuries of erosion. Every year, the Festival of the Ksour pays them the due homage.
Fort São Filipe, Cidade Velha, Santiago Island, Cape Verde
Cidade Velha, Cape Verde

Cidade Velha: the Ancient of the Tropico-Colonial Cities

It was the first settlement founded by Europeans below the Tropic of Cancer. In crucial times for Portuguese expansion to Africa and South America and for the slave trade that accompanied it, Cidade Velha became a poignant but unavoidable legacy of Cape Verdean origins.

Fogón de Lola, great food, Costa Rica, Guápiles
Fogón de Lola Costa Rica

The Flavor of Costa Rica of El Fogón de Lola

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Make-believe stars

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Bungee jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, the Queen of Extreme Sports

In the century. XVIII, the Kiwi government proclaimed a mining village on the South Island "fit for a queen".Today's extreme scenery and activities reinforce the majestic status of ever-challenging Queenstown.
Cambodia, Angkor, Ta Phrom
Ho Chi Minh a of Angkor, Cambodia

The Crooked Path to Angkor

From Vietnam onwards, Cambodia's crumbling roads and minefields take us back to the years of Khmer Rouge terror. We survive and are rewarded with the vision of the greatest religious temple
Gizo, Solomon Islands

A Saeraghi Young Singers Gala

In Gizo, the damage caused by the tsunami that hit the Solomon Islands is still very visible. On the coast of Saeraghi, children's bathing happiness contrasts with their heritage of desolation.
ice tunnel, black gold route, Valdez, Alaska, USA
Got2Globe Photo Portfolio
Got2Globe Portfolio

Sensations vs Impressions

Vila Velha Paraná, Paraná Tropeirismo Route
Vila Velha Park a Castro, Paraná

On the Paraná Tropeirismo Route

Between Ponta Grossa and Castro, we travel in Campos Gerais do Paraná and throughout its history. For the past of the settlers and drovers who put the region on the map. Even that of Dutch immigrants who, in more recent times and, among many others, enriched the ethnic assortment of this Brazilian state.
Montserrat island, Plymouth, Soufriere volcano, path to volcano
Montserrat, Lesser Antilles

The Island of the Volcano that Refuses to Sleep

In the Antilles, volcanoes called Soufrière abound. That of Montserrat, re-awakened in 1995, and remains one of the most active. Upon discovery of the island, we re-enter the exclusion area and explore the areas still untouched by the eruptions.  
Maksim, Sami people, Inari, Finland-2
Winter White
Inari, Finland

The Guardians of Boreal Europe

Long discriminated against by Scandinavian, Finnish and Russian settlers, the Sami people regain their autonomy and pride themselves on their nationality.
Cove, Big Sur, California, United States
Big Sur, USA

The Coast of All Refuges

Over 150km, the Californian coast is subjected to a vastness of mountains, ocean and fog. In this epic setting, hundreds of tormented souls follow in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac and Henri Miller.
Capelinhos volcano, Misterios, Faial, Azores
Capelinhos Volcano, Faial, Azores

On the trail of the Capelinhos Mistery

From one coast of the island to the opposite one, through the mists, patches of pasture and forests typical of the Azores, we discover Faial and the Mystery of its most unpredictable volcano.
Sheki, Autumn in the Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Autumn Homes
Sheki, Azerbaijan

autumn in the caucasus

Lost among the snowy mountains that separate Europe from Asia, Sheki is one of Azerbaijan's most iconic towns. Its largely silky history includes periods of great harshness. When we visited it, autumn pastels added color to a peculiar post-Soviet and Muslim life.
Mount Lamjung Kailas Himal, Nepal, altitude sickness, mountain prevent treat, travel
Natural Parks
Annapurna Circuit: 2th - Chame a Upper BananaNepal

(I) Eminent Annapurnas

We woke up in Chame, still below 3000m. There we saw, for the first time, the snowy and highest peaks of the Himalayas. From there, we set off for another walk along the Annapurna Circuit through the foothills and slopes of the great mountain range. towards Upper Banana.
One against all, Sera Monastery, Sacred Debate, Tibet
UNESCO World Heritage
Lhasa, Tibet

Sera, the Monastery of the Sacred Debate

In few places in the world a dialect is used as vehemently as in the monastery of Sera. There, hundreds of monks, in Tibetan, engage in intense and raucous debates about the teachings of the Buddha.
Zorro's mask on display at a dinner at the Pousada Hacienda del Hidalgo, El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico
El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico

Zorro's Cradle

El Fuerte is a colonial city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. In its history, the birth of Don Diego de La Vega will be recorded, it is said that in a mansion in the town. In his fight against the injustices of the Spanish yoke, Don Diego transformed himself into an elusive masked man. In El Fuerte, the legendary “El Zorro” will always take place.
Cargo Cabo Santa Maria, Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde, Sal, Evoking the Sahara
Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde

Boa Vista Island: Atlantic waves, Dunas do Sara

Boa Vista is not only the Cape Verdean island closest to the African coast and its vast desert. After a few hours of discovery, it convinces us that it is a piece of the Sahara adrift in the North Atlantic.
Balinese Hinduism, Lombok, Indonesia, Batu Bolong temple, Agung volcano in background
Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok: Balinese Hinduism on an Island of Islam

The foundation of Indonesia was based on the belief in one God. This ambiguous principle has always generated controversy between nationalists and Islamists, but in Lombok, the Balinese take freedom of worship to heart
Train Fianarantsoa to Manakara, Malagasy TGV, locomotive
On Rails
Fianarantsoa-Manakara, Madagascar

On board the Malagasy TGV

We depart Fianarantsoa at 7a.m. It wasn't until 3am the following morning that we completed the 170km to Manakara. The natives call this almost secular train Train Great Vibrations. During the long journey, we felt, very strongly, those of the heart of Madagascar.
Women with long hair from Huang Luo, Guangxi, China
Longsheng, China

Huang Luo: the Chinese Village of the Longest Hairs

In a multi-ethnic region covered with terraced rice paddies, the women of Huang Luo have surrendered to the same hairy obsession. They let the longest hair in the world grow, years on end, to an average length of 170 to 200 cm. Oddly enough, to keep them beautiful and shiny, they only use water and rice.
Fruit sellers, Swarm, Mozambique
Daily life
Enxame Mozambique

Mozambican Fashion Service Area

It is repeated at almost all stops in towns of Mozambique worthy of appearing on maps. The machimbombo (bus) stops and is surrounded by a crowd of eager "businessmen". The products offered can be universal such as water or biscuits or typical of the area. In this region, a few kilometers from Nampula, fruit sales suceeded, in each and every case, quite intense.
Esteros del Iberá, Pantanal Argentina, Alligator
Iberá Wetlands, Argentina

The Pantanal of the Pampas

On the world map, south of the famous brazilian wetland, a little-known flooded region appears, but almost as vast and rich in biodiversity. the Guarani expression Y bera defines it as “shining waters”. The adjective fits more than its strong luminance.
Full Dog Mushing
Scenic Flights
Seward, Alaska

The Alaskan Dog Mushing Summer

It's almost 30 degrees and the glaciers are melting. In Alaska, entrepreneurs have little time to get rich. Until the end of August, dog mushing cannot stop.