Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Nazca Lines | Peru

The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, and lizards. These ‘drawings’ date back 1,500 to 2,500 years.

Lines and Geoglyphs of Nazca and Pampas de Jumana is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The label reads 'Serpost', the national Peruvian postal service. The sender dated the postcard 15 september 2015. So it took long to reach its destination. Maybe it has something to do with the strike in Peru that ended in December. But Im not sure as it only started in November. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Baobab trees in Malawi

The baobab tree is an integral part of the African landscape. It can grow up to 30 meters tall and can live for several thousand(!) years. 

The tree looks like it has been picked out of the ground and stuffed back in upside-down. 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Garamba National Park | DR Congo

Garamba National Park is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa.

The park is home to the four largest land mammals in the world, the elephant, the rhinoceros, the giraffe and the hippopotamus. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Jungfrau Railway | Switzerland

With 4,158 metres Jungfrau is one of the highest mountain peaks in Switzerland. The Jungfrau Railway went into service in 1912. The railway travels to the highest railway station in Europe, located 3,454 meters above sea level.

The Jungfrau is part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch area, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2001.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Komodo Dragons | Indonesia

The Komodo dragon is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian Komodo islands. The Komodo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park is home to about 5,700 of these giants. 


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