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Ushuaia, world’s most southern town

March 14, 2015

Ushuaia, pronounced [Ushuaia’s population of more than 60,000. As Ushuaia is commonly regarded as the “southernmost town,” it leaves Puerto Williams with the title of “southernmost village.” To the northwest of Ushuaia is the town of Punta Arenas, Chile, which is a third contender for the title. Punta Arenas has a population of over 120,000 which qualifies it as the “southernmost city” in the world.  How about the southernmost settlement in the world? In other … <a href="" [MORE...]

Greenland’s Inuit settlement at Kulusuk

February 14, 2015

Greenland should be every intrepid traveller’s dreamland. This rugged island of ice and rocks has almost no boundaries to the true adventurer.  Located between the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Greenland was ceded from Norway to Denmark in 1814 and is currently an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. While it is the world’s biggest island, over three-quarters of its surface is covered by the only contemporary ice sheet … Read [MORE...]

Kazakhstan – larger than all of Western Europe!

November 8, 2014

Almaty Kazakhstan is big. Very big!  In fact, it is the world’s largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world. It is even larger than all of Western Europe. A country this big should be approached one step at a time. Start off with Kazakhstan’s former capital, and largest city, Almaty.  Before the nation’s capital was moved in 1997 from Almaty in the south to Astana in the north, … Read [MORE...]

Trekking Mount Everest Basecamp in Nepal’s Himalayas

October 11, 2014

Ascent to the base of the world’s highest mountain. Everest (8,848 m) and the many surrounding peaks are surreal. A 16-day hike passes by several Sherpa villages and glaciers. Hikers in the Nepalese Himalayas have two serious choices: The Khumbu (Everest) western region or the Annapurna eastern region. Globerovers Magazine has done both but spent more time in the Everest region. Both areas are great and if you can only do one, then it certainly will … Read [MORE...]

Remote Galapagos Islands of Ecuador

September 13, 2014

Islas Galápagos, named after the shells of saddlebacked Galápagos tortoises, is an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed around the equator, almost 1,000 kilometers west of continental Ecuador. These islands are famed for their endemic species studied by Charles Darwin which supported his theory of evolution by natural selection back in the 1830’s. The most amazing experience at the Galapagos Islands is that the animals have little fear for humans. [MORE...]
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