Iceland in the Summer is not what you might expect.There is much green, copious animal life, and it's not as cold as you might think The natural beauty is incredible, but needs to be sought out with local tour guides. If you are interested in prints please contact me directly at email@example.com.
We travelled first to The largest city of Chile, Santiago, then toured the central portion. Its a lovely large clean and relatively safe city which is very reminiscent of North American cities. We then flew south to Puerto Montt in the Patagonian region of Chile. We were met by 3 days of constant rain, resulting in a mudslide avalanche taking out our return road. Luckily our bus and driver were waiting for us on the other side. We still had to cross the mud on foot. Excitement. Along the way, we visualized breathtaking mountains, a glacial lake with its aquamarine color and the inactive Volcano Osorno.
Buenos Aires is known as the "Paris of South America". At the turn of the last century it was the world's 7th largest economy. The leaders then wanted to emulate European architecture, architects from abroad were enlisted to achieve this goal. In the 20 years since I have been to Argentina, there has been an interesting growth of contemporary architecture in addition mostly in the Puerto Madero section. Such a diverse and eclectic city!
A recent trip to India was amazing. Our trip was with National Geographic Expeditions and lead by Nevada Weir. We confined our visit to Ragasthan State, Delhi, and of course Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. The culture, food, lifestyle, even driving are so very different from what we are accustomed to. We went to several different venues from big city life (New Delhi) to the tiniest of villages where things that we take for granted don't yet exist, such as electricity and running water. Some of it felt that we were back in biblical times. Enjoy!
It seems logical to divide Costa Rica into two categories: natural beauty, and adventure. In some ways the country can be an amusement park for adults with varied activities. Here we show some of these: white water rafting, kayaking, and zip-lining. Taking a small plane flight in the country was quite an adventure in addition.