Perth to Albany, Australia

Across the Far West of Australia


surfspotting
A group of friends follow the surf in the Indian Ocean below, near the Cape Naturaliste.
big decision
A verdant crossroads in the southern reaches of Australia.
blue seas, cold seas
The Little Beach of PN Two Peoples, one of the frigid and, for that reason, almost perfect beaches in the Albany region.
on the way to the swell
Surfer descends to Smiths Beach, a wild and sacred coastline to Australian surfers.
kite surfing gale
Two kite surfers almost tangle over the shallow turquoise sea of ​​a Gnarabup beach.
kangaroo colony
Kangaroos observe newly arrived humans in the vicinity of a large golden meadow.
Valley of the Giants
One of the elevated walkways in the Valley of the Giants, an ancient southern Australian giant eucalyptus forest located in the Nornalup area.
From Outback to Indian Ocean
Dirt road of the usual Australian outback tone leads to a large blue cove.
Bedtime Stories
Drive in drive in the vicinity of Busselton.
standing back
Herd of apprehensive cows in a meadow beside one of Margaret River's many vineyards.
elephant rocks
Rounded, elephant-toned rocks, a predominant geological attribute of William Bay National Park.
bathing games
Owner and dog on a beach near Yallingup.
saline forest
Dry vegetation on the banks of a river branch near Albany.
First impressions
Surfer contemplates Smiths Beach from a wooden gazebo.
golden ozzie
The sun sets and sets the silhouettes formed by towering eucalyptus, the dominant trees in the great south-west of Australia.
Few people worship evasion like the aussies. With southern summer in full swing and the weekend just around the corner, Perthians are taking refuge from the urban routine in the nation's southwest corner. For our part, without compromise, we explore endless Western Australia to its southern limit.

The heat gets tight but, come Friday, Perth he abstracts from the force and becomes free.

The escape space around is vast. It appears filled with a raw and resplendent nature, practically all that an Australian true blue you need to be happy, if we add to it, of course, the camaraderie, the company of the surfboard during the day and the favorite beer from the end of the afternoon.

Some residents make their way to the sand line that endows the Indian coast to the north and south of the mouth of the Swan River. Others flock to nearby Freemantle and its insular soul mate, Rottnest Island, Rotto, as intimate visitors prefer to abbreviate.

Still others venture into the depths of the endless province eager to breathe the pure combined airs of the Indian Ocean and the farthest Antarctic Ocean. After almost a month of delightful stay in the capital of Western Australia, we joined the evasion.

The first tens of kilometers of the route are divided between the surrounding streets and the motorways exiting the metropolis. With distance, the first summer refuges began to follow.

At the speed allowed, with no stops worth noting, at the end of the same afternoon we are in Bunbury. The village does not fill us with measures, so we just sleep there.

big decision

A verdant crossroads in the southern reaches of Australia.

Yallingup's Wild Coast and Surfer

We take the Bussel Highway towards Bunker Bay and Cape Naturaliste.

In the middle of the southern summer, forest fires are raging there and access remains blocked by the authorities. With no valid alternatives, we cut to Yallingup.

Owner and dog on a beach near Yallingup.

In the local Aboriginal Noongar dialect, Yallingup means “Place of Love”.

It doesn't hurt to see why the wealthiest Australians – including, we are told, several professional cricketers – have fallen in love with the place and have holiday homes there.

surfspotting

A group of friends follow the surf in the Indian Ocean below, near the Cape Naturaliste.

The road ends in a minimal car park.

When we got out of the rental car, we found Smiths Beach, a huge wild bay, lined with verdant coastal vegetation and an open sand that the blue-green Indian invades.

Taj Burrow: A Near-Myth of World Surfing

The setting is grand. It inspires an army of determined surfers as does the legendary figure and resident of Taj Burrow. Taj is the son of American parents.

In 1988, at age 17, he became the youngest competitor to qualify for the ASP World Tour, but he postponed his participation until the following year – when he re-qualified – because he felt too young to spend so much time on around the world.

Since then, he has triumphed in several renowned competitions and defeated much more highly rated competitors, such as the now eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater.

his disciples arrive in campervans and aged vans. We see them putting on their suits and preparing their boards to then walk along the long path that leads to the sea, in a hurry, as if they feared that it might disappear from one moment to the next.

Surfer descends to Smiths Beach, a wild and sacred coastline to Australian surfers.

We also see them from a distance, overcoming the first white break to reach the ideal waves that, fearless and sometimes unconscious, they share with sharks, including great whites.

Gnarabup, the beach that follows, has a sea too shallow for these portentous predators to approach but is despised by the surfing community.

Its waters run faster than conventional bathers, eager to relax in the idyllic setting before getting lost in the thousand and one flavors and aromas of Margaret River.

Margaret River: The Wine Capital of Western Australia

Mags – the affectionate nickname – is the quintessential wine and food town of southwestern Western Australia. In no other area is the large island so Mediterranean as there.

From the coast to the interior, along the eponymous river, the vegetation evolves from the cliffs on the cliffs on the beaches to pockets of cork oaks and eucalyptus trees that refer to the Portuguese south, even more when they make room for the famous vineyards of the region, for the pastures of Australian cattle and to your aussie cowboys.

Herd of apprehensive cows in a meadow beside one of Margaret River's many vineyards.

One hundred and forty wineries, most of them tiny, occupy about 5500 hectares and produce increasingly huge wines worldwide. Margaret River only guarantees about 3% of the Australian grape.

Even so, 20% of the country's Premium production comes from there, with emphasis on the Sauvignon Blanc which every year helps to attract one million visitors.

We leave Mags to its oenological and tourist maturation.

South from Cape Leeuwin. The Domain of the Great Australian Eucalyptus Forests

We continue down the long Bussel Highway passing through Karridale and Augusta. On these sides is the gateway to Cape Leeuwin, the western threshold of the Southwest, where the aussies they believe the Indian and Antarctic oceans collide.

We proceed to the region of the great Australian forests, a mystical and powerful realm that makes the ozzies more patriotic and sentimentalists, moved by the warm smell of the earth, surrendered to the imposingness of the gigantic trunks of the jar, husband e karri trees, the eucalyptus species that proliferate there.

For hundreds of kilometers, this majestic forest robs us of the open view of the sky and leaves us apprehensive. Australian distances are endless. We cannot go through them slowly.

Only, on those sides, the wallabies and larger kangaroos cross the road frequently.

The sun sets and sets the silhouettes formed by towering eucalyptus, the dominant trees in the great south-west of Australia.

Any collision could cause irreparable damage from both sides, even more serious in a domain that inveterate environmentalists hold as sacred.

“We Love Music” repeats, over and over, with an accent ozzy, the female voice in the ether. To make up for the monotony of the landscape and endless straights, we keep the radio tuned to Triple J, one of Australia's youngest and most irreverent stations.

At one point, we were treated to an interview with two members of Buraka Som Sistema who, at the time, animated one of the main Australian summer festivals to the sound of the contagious “wegue wegue” and other topics of your progressive kuduro.

As the miles and marsupials pass us by, we can't help but laugh at Lil John, Kalaf and DJ Riot's discussion of the musical virtues and perverseness of the ever-prepotent American Kanye West.

Almost an hour later, we remain subsumed in the forest and the unexpected sight of several canvases and protest posters confirms the latent presence of environmentalists.

Until recently, the region's trees – many of them secular – have fueled a thriving logging industry based in Nannup, Bridgetown, Pemberton and Northcliffe.

Pressure from environmentalists has never stopped increasing. As a result, the government limited slaughter to an essential minimum.

Discovering the Majestic Valley of the Giants

Today, these small villages seek to compensate for the cut in their old and easy livelihood with profits from newly twinned ecological activities.

Finally, we come to the Great Australian South. Still surrounded by trees and trees, we plan to stop at the Valley of the Giants, eager to trade in the car for the most impressive of these environmental tweaks.

Dirt road of the usual Australian outback tone leads to a large blue cove.

We pass through Walpole. After Nornalup, we flex inland until we reach the protected area that gives it its name.

Unique to this small region of Greater South Western Australia, the trees tingle tingle (eucalyptus jacksonii) that abound there can live for over 400 years and grow 60 meters while their trunks reach 16 meters in diameter at the bases.

For decades, nature-enthusiastic locals and visitors traveled the route that crosses the valley to see the vegetal “Old Empire” that had settled in that place long before the Europeans anchored in the great southern island.

Today, thanks to the ecological thinking of the population and the authorities, more than just admiring from the ground, we can walk along the top of the forest along a structure of about 600 meters.

The wind makes the crosswalks sway and aggravates a controlled vertigo, but the surrounding sea of ​​chlorophyll leaves us dazzled.

One of the elevated walkways in the Valley of the Giants, an ancient southern Australian giant eucalyptus forest located in the Nornalup area.

A Lost Denmark in Western Australia

Denmark is known as the village where that same seemingly endless forest meets the sea and the hippies meet each other.

Like so many villages across Western Australia, it proves to be a distinctly residential country retreat but filled with galleries and art shops fueled by the alternative lifestyles of many residents.

Contrary to what everyone and we might think, its name has little to do with the Nordic country. It was awarded to him in 1829 by the naval doctor Thomas Braidwood Wilson, the first white man to explore the area and who named the river that ran there with the nickname of one of his best friends, Dr. Alexander Denmark.

More than the town, it's the surroundings that attract us.

The eccentric coastline of PN William Bay appeals to us, in particular, full of perfect coves where the tides cover and discover curious rounded rocks – the Elephant Rocks – and natural pools with such icy water that only true masochists bathe in them.

Rounded, elephant-toned rocks, a predominant geological attribute of William Bay National Park.

We are already on the southern coast of Australia.

To the south on the map, only the Antarctica and, to match, there are furious winds that, in addition to lowering the temperature of the air and the ocean, seem to want to uproot the large granite boulders scattered along the beach.

South Coast Highway Away to Albany Final Destination

To the east, along the South Coast Highway, two types of extreme and pristine waterfront succeed each other, sometimes rocky and dramatic, sometimes dominated by verdant coastal vegetation and embellished by sands that look more like snow.

blue seas

The Little Beach of PN Two Peoples, one of the frigid and, for that reason, almost perfect beaches in the Albany region.

Even though it's only the sixth city in the state, with 34.000 inhabitants, Albany is the biggest we've visited since we left. Busselton, where we accompanied a sea swimming competition.

It is also Western Australia's oldest permanent colony, founded in 1826, three years before Perth. These days, it exhibits contrasting looks.

The one in the old historic center with its relatively well-preserved colonial buildings next to the waterfront and the one in the new zone that is clearly developing inland and increasing an Americanized extension of shopping centers and fast-food restaurants.

The charm of the old one pleases us. We stay between the streets and cafes of the center, the long promenade of Princess Royal Harbor and the renowned Middleton beach.

The sun sets and sets the silhouettes formed by towering eucalyptus, the dominant trees in the great south-west of Australia.

Nine days and 543 km after departing Perth, we had reached the final point of the itinerary.

Shortly thereafter, we took the Albany Highway and returned to the capital through the interior of the great south-west of Australia.

Busselton, Australia

2000 meters in Aussie Style

In 1853, Busselton was equipped with one of the longest pontoons in the world. World. When the structure collapsed, the residents decided to turn the problem around. Since 1996 they have been doing it every year. Swimming.
Great Ocean Road, Australia

Ocean Out, along the Great Australian South

One of the favorite escapes of the Australian state of Victoria, via B100 unveils a sublime coastline that the ocean has shaped. We only needed a few kilometers to understand why it was named The Great Ocean Road.
Discovering tassie, Part 1 - Hobart, Australia

Australia's Backdoor

Hobart, the capital of Tasmania and the southernmost of Australia, was colonized by thousands of convicts from England. Unsurprisingly, its population maintains a strong admiration for marginal ways of life.
Perth, Australia

the lonely city

More 2000km away from a worthy counterpart, Perth is considered the most remote city on the face of the Earth. Despite being isolated between the Indian Ocean and the vast Outback, few people complain.
Perth, Australia

The Oceania Cowboys

Texas is on the other side of the world, but there is no shortage of cowboys in the country of koalas and kangaroos. Outback rodeos recreate the original version and 8 seconds lasts no less in the Australian Western.
Perth, Australia

Australia Day: In Honor of the Foundation, Mourning for Invasion

26/1 is a controversial date in Australia. While British settlers celebrate it with barbecues and lots of beer, Aborigines celebrate the fact that they haven't been completely wiped out.
Discovering tassie, Part 4 - Devonport to Strahan, Australia

Through the Tasmanian Wild West

If the almost antipode tazzie is already a australian world apart, what about its inhospitable western region. Between Devonport and Strahan, dense forests, elusive rivers and a rugged coastline beaten by an almost Antarctic Indian ocean generate enigma and respect.
Discovering tassie, Part 3, Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania from Top to Bottom

The favorite victim of Australian anecdotes has long been the Tasmania never lost the pride in the way aussie ruder to be. Tassie remains shrouded in mystery and mysticism in a kind of hindquarters of the antipodes. In this article, we narrate the peculiar route from Hobart, the capital located in the unlikely south of the island to the north coast, the turn to the Australian continent.
Sydney, Australia

From the Exile of Criminals to an Exemplary City

The first of the Australian colonies was built by exiled inmates. Today, Sydney's Aussies boast former convicts of their family tree and pride themselves on the cosmopolitan prosperity of the megalopolis they inhabit.
Michaelmas Cay, Australia

Miles from Christmas (Part XNUMX)

In Australia, we live the most uncharacteristic of the 24th of December. We set sail for the Coral Sea and disembark on an idyllic islet that we share with orange-billed terns and other birds.
Atherton Tableland, Australia

Miles Away from Christmas (part XNUMX)

On December 25th, we explored the high, bucolic yet tropical interior of North Queensland. We ignore the whereabouts of most of the inhabitants and find the absolute absence of the Christmas season strange.
Melbourne, Australia

An "Asienated" Australia

Cultural capital aussie, Melbourne is also frequently voted the best quality of life city in the world. Nearly a million eastern emigrants took advantage of this immaculate welcome.
Alice Springs to Darwin, Australia

Stuart Road, on its way to Australia's Top End

Do Red Center to the tropical Top End, the Stuart Highway road travels more than 1.500km lonely through Australia. Along this route, the Northern Territory radically changes its look but remains faithful to its rugged soul.
Cairns to Cape Tribulation, Australia

Tropical Queensland: An Australia Too Wild

Cyclones and floods are just the meteorological expression of Queensland's tropical harshness. When it's not the weather, it's the deadly fauna of the region that keeps its inhabitants on their toes.
Red Center, Australia

Australia's Broken Heart

The Red Center is home to some of Australia's must-see natural landmarks. We are impressed by the grandeur of the scenarios but also by the renewed incompatibility of its two civilizations.
Wycliffe Wells, Australia

Wycliffe Wells' Unsecret Files

Locals, UFO experts and visitors have been witnessing sightings around Wycliffe Wells for decades. Here, Roswell has never been an example and every new phenomenon is communicated to the world.
Cairns-Kuranda, Australia

Train to the Middle of the Jungle

Built out of Cairns to save miners isolated in the rainforest from starvation by flooding, the Kuranda Railway eventually became the livelihood of hundreds of alternative Aussies.
Melbourne, Australia

The Football the Australians Rule

Although played since 1841, Australian Football has only conquered part of the big island. Internationalization has never gone beyond paper, held back by competition from rugby and classical football.
Discovering Tassie, Part 2 - Hobart to Port Arthur, Australia

An Island Doomed to Crime

The prison complex at Port Arthur has always frightened the British outcasts. 90 years after its closure, a heinous crime committed there forced Tasmania to return to its darkest times.
Wadjemup, Rottnest Island, Australia

Among Quokkas and other Aboriginal Spirits

In the XNUMXth century, a Dutch captain nicknamed this island surrounded by a turquoise Indian Ocean, “Rottnest, a rat's nest”. The quokkas that eluded him were, however, marsupials, considered sacred by the Whadjuk Noongar aborigines of Western Australia. Like the Edenic island on which the British colonists martyred them.
Rhinoceros, PN Kaziranga, Assam, India
Safari
PN Kaziranga, India

The Indian Monoceros Stronghold

Situated in the state of Assam, south of the great Brahmaputra river, PN Kaziranga occupies a vast area of ​​alluvial swamp. Two-thirds of the rhinocerus unicornis around the world, there are around 100 tigers, 1200 elephants and many other animals. Pressured by human proximity and the inevitable poaching, this precious park has not been able to protect itself from the hyperbolic floods of the monsoons and from some controversies.
Thorong Pedi to High Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Nepal, Lone Walker
Annapurna (circuit)
Annapurna Circuit: 12th - Thorong Phedi a High camp

The Prelude to the Supreme Crossing

This section of the Annapurna Circuit is only 1km away, but in less than two hours it takes you from 4450m to 4850m and to the entrance to the great canyon. Sleeping in High Camp is a test of resistance to Mountain Evil that not everyone passes.
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.
Salto Angel, Rio that falls from the sky, Angel Falls, PN Canaima, Venezuela
Adventure
PN Canaima, Venezuela

Kerepakupai, Salto Angel: The River that Falls from Heaven

In 1937, Jimmy Angel landed a light aircraft on a plateau lost in the Venezuelan jungle. The American adventurer did not find gold but he conquered the baptism of the longest waterfall on the face of the Earth
Conflicted Way
Ceremonies and Festivities
Jerusalem, Israel

Through the Belicious Streets of Via Dolorosa

In Jerusalem, while traveling the Via Dolorosa, the most sensitive believers realize how difficult the peace of the Lord is to achieve in the most disputed streets on the face of the earth.
patpong, go go bar, bangkok, one thousand and one nights, thailand
Cities
Bangkok, Thailand

One Thousand and One Lost Nights

In 1984, Murray Head sang the nighttime magic and bipolarity of the Thai capital in "One night in bangkok". Several years, coups d'etat, and demonstrations later, Bangkok remains sleepless.
young saleswoman, nation, bread, uzbekistan
Meal
Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan, The Nation That Does Not Lack Bread

Few countries employ cereals like Uzbekistan. In this republic of Central Asia, bread plays a vital and social role. The Uzbeks produce it and consume it with devotion and in abundance.
coast, fjord, Seydisfjordur, Iceland
Culture
Seydisfjordur, Iceland

From the Art of Fishing to the Fishing of Art

When shipowners from Reykjavik bought the Seydisfjordur fishing fleet, the village had to adapt. Today, it captures Dieter Roth's art disciples and other bohemian and creative souls.
4th of July Fireworks-Seward, Alaska, United States
Sport
Seward, Alaska

The Longest 4th of July

The independence of the United States is celebrated, in Seward, Alaska, in a modest way. Even so, the 4th of July and its celebration seem to have no end.
very coarse salt
Traveling
Salta and Jujuy, Argentina

Through the Highlands of Deep Argentina

A tour through the provinces of Salta and Jujuy takes us to discover a country with no sign of the pampas. Vanished in the Andean vastness, these ends of the Northwest of Argentina have also been lost in time.
Bathers in the middle of the End of the World-Cenote de Cuzamá, Mérida, Mexico
Ethnic
Yucatan, Mexico

The End of the End of the World

The announced day passed but the End of the World insisted on not arriving. In Central America, today's Mayans watched and put up with incredulity all the hysteria surrounding their calendar.
Rainbow in the Grand Canyon, an example of prodigious photographic light
Got2Globe Photo Portfolio
Natural Light (Part 1)

And Light was made on Earth. Know how to use it.

The theme of light in photography is inexhaustible. In this article, we give you some basic notions about your behavior, to start with, just and only in terms of geolocation, the time of day and the time of year.
Casario, uptown, Fianarantsoa, ​​Madagascar
History
Fianarantsoa, Madagascar

The Malagasy City of Good Education

Fianarantsoa was founded in 1831 by Ranavalona Iª, a queen of the then predominant Merina ethnic group. Ranavalona Iª was seen by European contemporaries as isolationist, tyrant and cruel. The monarch's reputation aside, when we enter it, its old southern capital remains as the academic, intellectual and religious center of Madagascar.
Martinique island, French Antilles, Caribbean Monument Cap 110
Islands
Martinique, French Antilles

The Armpit Baguette Caribbean

We move around Martinique as freely as the Euro and the tricolor flags fly supreme. But this piece of France is volcanic and lush. Lies in the insular heart of the Americas and has a delicious taste of Africa.
ala juumajarvi lake, oulanka national park, finland
Winter White
Kuusamo ao PN Oulanka, Finland

Under the Arctic's Icy Spell

We are at 66º North and at the gates of Lapland. In these parts, the white landscape belongs to everyone and to no one like the snow-covered trees, the atrocious cold and the endless night.
View from the top of Mount Vaea and the tomb, Vailima village, Robert Louis Stevenson, Upolu, Samoa
Literature
Upolu, Samoa

Stevenson's Treasure Island

At age 30, the Scottish writer began looking for a place to save him from his cursed body. In Upolu and the Samoans, he found a welcoming refuge to which he gave his heart and soul.
Drums and Tattoos
Nature
Tahiti, French Polynesia

Tahiti Beyond the Cliché

Neighbors Bora Bora and Maupiti have superior scenery but Tahiti has long been known as paradise and there is more life on the largest and most populous island of French Polynesia, its ancient cultural heart.
Mother Armenia Statue, Yerevan, Armenia
Autumn
Yerevan, Armenia

A Capital between East and West

Heiress of the Soviet civilization, aligned with the great Russia, Armenia allows itself to be seduced by the most democratic and sophisticated ways of Western Europe. In recent times, the two worlds have collided in the streets of your capital. From popular and political dispute, Yerevan will dictate the new course of the nation.
Manatee Creek, Florida, United States of America
Natural Parks
Florida Keys, USA

The Caribbean Stepping Stone of the USA

Os United States continental islands seem to close to the south in its capricious peninsula of Florida. Don't stop there. More than a hundred islands of coral, sand and mangroves form an eccentric tropical expanse that has long seduced American vacationers.
Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, Travel Korea, Color Maneuvers
UNESCO World Heritage
Alone, South Korea

A Glimpse of Medieval Korea

Gyeongbokgung Palace stands guarded by guardians in silken robes. Together they form a symbol of South Korean identity. Without waiting for it, we ended up finding ourselves in the imperial era of these Asian places.
Ooty, Tamil Nadu, Bollywood Scenery, Heartthrob's Eye
Characters
Ooty, India

In Bollywood's Nearly Ideal Setting

The conflict with Pakistan and the threat of terrorism made filming in Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh a drama. In Ooty, we see how this former British colonial station took the lead.
Magnificent Atlantic Days
Beaches
Morro de São Paulo, Brazil

A Divine Seaside of Bahia

Three decades ago, it was just a remote and humble fishing village. Until some post-hippie communities revealed the Morro's retreat to the world and promoted it to a kind of bathing sanctuary.
Braga or Braka or Brakra in Nepal
Religion
Annapurna Circuit: 6th – Braga, Nepal

The Ancient Nepal of Braga

Four days of walking later, we slept at 3.519 meters from Braga (Braka). Upon arrival, only the name is familiar to us. Faced with the mystical charm of the town, arranged around one of the oldest and most revered Buddhist monasteries on the Annapurna circuit, we continued our journey there. acclimatization with ascent to Ice Lake (4620m).
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.
Society
Margilan, Uzbekistan

An Uzbekistan's Breadwinner

In one of the many bakeries in Margilan, worn out by the intense heat of the tandyr oven, the baker Maruf'Jon works half-baked like the distinctive traditional breads sold throughout Uzbekistan
Busy intersection of Tokyo, Japan
Daily life
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.
Jeep crosses Damaraland, Namibia
Wildlife
Damaraland, Namíbia

Namibia On the Rocks

Hundreds of kilometers north of Swakopmund, many more of Swakopmund's iconic dunes Sossuvlei, Damaraland is home to deserts interspersed with hills of reddish rock, the highest mountain and ancient rock art of the young nation. the settlers South Africans they named this region after the Damara, one of the Namibian ethnic groups. Only these and other inhabitants prove that it remains on Earth.
Bungee jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand
Scenic Flights
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.