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Lanzarote, Canary Islands – Spain

Sorry for being absent on my blog but I was living an unforgettable experience in Lanzarote, the northernmost island of the seven Canary Islands (El Hierro, Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura) and surely the most transformed by a series of eruptions whose traces are violently visible on the island’s surface.

Its incredible and unique geological and natural landscapes are a treasure to discover, together with its dramatic cliffs, wonderful beaches, caves and grottos and thousands fat plants that grow in the most unusual places, showing that life is stronger than the most disruptive event.

I advise you to rent a car/motorbike and drive on the island’s roads enjoying its landscape changing in a couple of miles and stopping wherever you feel like.

Apart from the main touristic centers (the capital Arrecife and the main touristic destination Puerto del Carmen) are the little towns and villages whose white, flat buildings with blue or green shutters create a nice and romantic contrast to the black/reddish shade of the volcanoes. In these little fishermen’s towns, one can eat delicious fresh fish in one of the tiny restaurants.

El Golfo and this incredible black beach with the Green Lake. 

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Los Hervideros

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The large sand beach of Puerto del Carmen

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The infernal beauty of the Timanfaya National Park

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The delicious little village of Haria

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The stunning view from the Mirador del Rio 

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The volcanic grottos – La Cueva de los Verdes

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Los Jameos del Agua – The white pool is by the most famous artist of the island, César Manrique. 

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White sand and perfect volcanic lagoons 

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The little village of Orzola, the northernmost village of the island, where one can eat delicious food and take a ferry to the near Isla la Graciosa 

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Monumento al Campesino by César Manrique

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The beautiful beach of Famara is a paradise for the surfers. 

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Giant cactus – Jardin de Cactus by César Manrique

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Fondacion César Manrique – Tahiche 

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Meroë Pyramids, مرواه, Sudan

200km North-East of Khartoum, on the east bank of the Nile, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Kush awaits the visitors with its necropolis and more than 200 stone pyramids, divided in three groups. It takes your breath away.

This archeological site is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Official Sudan’s Ministry of Tourism’s website:

http://www.sudan-tourism.gov.sd/En/index.html

More info about the country if you’re planning to visit:

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sudan

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The Baobabs Alley, Menabe, Madagascar

Whilst the world (at least our “Western World”) dwells in a chaotic high-speed life where every second matters and should not be wasted, there are some places on Earth where the heart feels it can naturally wind down.

Baobabs trees usually stand alone, but here they gather together forming a corridor, an alley around the dirty road.

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More infos about Madagascar, the Baobabs Alley, tours and accommodations can be found here:

http://www.travelmadagascar.org/index.html

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Marina Bay Sands Skypark – Singapore

Ok I was stunned when I first saw those pictures. And the second thought was: there is a new place on my Wish List.

The three incredible buildings have on top (191m) an incredible flat structure that links them all. On this platform is situated the world-famous Infinity Pool, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view over Singapore’s Marina Bay.

The property includes an hotel, a convention and exhibition centre, theaters, parks, retailers, restaurants and the pool on top, and has surely redefined Singapore’s skyline.

Final comment: I WANT TO GO THERE.

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